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The Outer Limits
SEASON 1
EPISODE 120: BIRTHRIGHT

Original Airdate: August 20, 1995
Directed by: William Fruet
Written by: Michael Berlin and Eric Estrin


Senator Richard Adams (PERRY KING) is at the top of his game. But after a press conference extolling the virtues of a new fuel additive BE-85, which is supposed to clean up the atmosphere, he and his aide, Evan Branch are in a serious auto accident. Branch is dead, and Adams has a head injury, but his attending physician, Dr. Leslie KcKenna (MIMI KUSYK), is baffled by his unusual x-rays — four frontal brain lobes and only three major organs. Before Adams can figure out what happened, a large security detail whisks him and his files away to the Sendrax Corporation, the home of BE-85.

It turns out that Adams is an alien, and his "kind" are trying to keep their presence a secret. And because their body make up is different, BE-85, with long term use, will reconfigure the earth's atmosphere so it is poisonous to humans, and compatible for the aliens.

Adams realizes he is in danger, and escapes to see McKenna, the only person he can trust. Together they unlock the secret of Adam's identity and the horror of the alien masterplan, and divulge the secret of BE-85 to Kyle Haller, an aggressive young reporter. Before Haller can expose the aliens he is killed and McKenna is framed for the murder. In the end, Adams thinks he has escaped the aliens, but in reality his nightmare has only begun.


STARRING:
PERRY KING as Richard Adams
MIMI KUSYK as Dr. McKenna
CATHERINE LOUGH as Reporter
DAVID NEALE as Evan Branch
JOHN NOVAK
GARVIN CROSS
SCOTT SWANSON as Kyle Haller


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