The Camp (The Outer Limits)

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"The Camp"
The Outer Limits episode
Episode no. Season 3
Episode 7
Directed by Jonathan Glassner
Written by Brad Wright
Production code 51
Original air date 21 February 1997
Guest appearance(s)

Harley Jane Kozak as Prisoner 98843
David Hemblen as Commandant
Bill Cobbs as Second Elder
John Tench as Scarred Slace
Robert K. Weiss as Overseer #1
Mark Gibbon as Overseer #2

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"The Camp" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 21 February 1997, during the third season.


For the last twelve generations, mankind has been enslaved by an alien race and imprisoned in concentration camps overseen by androids. It is a prequel to a later episode, Promised Land.

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One woman, Prisoner 98843, dares to challenge the authority of the Commandant. Her desire to be free is pitted against the seemingly invincible alien New Masters. All the prisoners believe the world outside the Camp is uninhabitable by humans. Prisoner 98843 (played by Harley Jane Kozak) discovers that the Commandant and the guards are androids who have received no maintenance for decades and are in desperate need of repair. She mends them from spare parts gleaned from other guards that have ceased to function, and finally forces the Commandant to reveal that the rocket fuel made in the camp is no longer in use by the alien fleet, which has moved beyond Earth.

He has received no communication from his superiors for decades, and has maintained the camp regimen simply because those were his orders. She leads a revolt that overpowers the guards and beheads the commandant. The episode ends with the inmates looking through the open gates at a virgin Earth.

Closing narration[edit]

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