Unnatural Selection (The Outer Limits)

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"Unnatural Selection"
The Outer Limits episode
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 3
Directed by Joseph Scanlan
Written by Eric A. Morris
Production code 25
Original air date 19 January 1996
Guest appearance(s)

Alan Ruck as Howard Sharp,
Catherine Mary Stewart as Joanne Sharp,
Ryan Slater as Mr. Arkelian,
Roger Barnes as Tyler,
Pat Bermal as Dr. Reid

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"Unnatural Selection" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 19 January 1996.


Howard and Joanne Sharp are having a baby. They must decide whether to give their child all the advantages of black market genetic enhancements, which run the risk of Genetic Rejection Syndrome (GRS).

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After seeing that their neighbor's son didn't die years ago, but has GRS and is slowly turning into a monstrous creature whose parents have been forced to imprison him in the basement, Howard and Joanne decide to reverse the genetic enhancement process of their unborn child. Unfortunately, the son was fond of his neighbors and breaks out of the basement, tracking them down and killing the doctor before he can initiate the reversal. Left with no choice but to have the baby, Howard and Joanne brood on their apparently normal son and what could possibly happen in the future...

Closing narration[edit]


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