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Recap / The Outer Limits 1995 S 2 E 20 Out Of Body

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The Control Voice: We exist in this time and in this space. But where are we when we dream, before we are born, or after we die? What if we exist in many times and many spaces...now...and forever?

An experiment causes a woman to be trapped outside her body.

The Control Voice: Perhaps at the end of life's journey, another begins. Two hearts, two minds, two souls... one destiny.

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  • Cute Ghost Girl: A woman's experiment leave her disembodied and her body in a coma. This being Outer Limits, she totally dies for real by the end, as does her husband who is trying to get the machine to restore her. It's made as un-depressing as such an ending can be - unusual for The Outer Limits, which almost always went for dark twists - by having them appear in spirit form and reunite, before vanishing for parts unknown but seeming optimistic about it.
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  • Near-Death Clairvoyance: The entire premise of this episode.
  • Visible Invisibility: Rebecca Warfield is conducting research into out-of-body experiences using electric impulses. When she decides to run the experiment on herself, her soul becomes trapped in another dimension. Although the other characters cannot see or hear her, she is perfectly visible to the audience.
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