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Recap / The Outer Limits 1995 S 7 E 10 Worlds Within

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The Control Voice: Tragedy touches many lives, seemingly without reason. But is there a hidden purpose that lies beneath our apparently random fates?

A scientist tries to save a mutant child with the ability to reach between dimensions from the government.

The Control Voice: Despite our ever more sophisticated technology, sometimes an open mind and a caring heart are more important tools to fathom our reality — all the way from its deepest inner reaches to its most distinct outer limits.
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  • Alternate Universe: The physicist Dr. Anya Kenway is recruited by the Burkmeer Research Facility to conduct experiments on a test subject named Sasha Vadimsky but commonly referred to as URS-28. He was born in Belarus in 1987. His mother was a technician at Chernobyl who was critically injured in the disaster and ended up in a coma. She did not even realize that she was pregnant. The severely mutated Sasha was delivered via Caesarean section and was not expected to survive. He was brought to Burkmeer at some point after the Soviet Union collapsed. The scientists at Burkmeer discovered that Sasha's body was producing tachyons, the previously only hypothetical particle that travels faster than the speed of light. They incorrectly believe that he does not have a mind. Anya, who is dying of multiple sclerosis and has only a year to live, is able to make telepathic contact with him and she learns that Sasha is connected to his counterpart from a parallel universe. His mother tells Anya that Sasha's mind is trapped in her universe and the experiments to which he is going to be subjected will kill him. With the assistance of her co-worker and former fiancé Dr. David LaSalle, she bombards Sasha with protons in order to create a tear in the space-time continuum. As a result, his mind is reunited with his body in the other universe.
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  • Teen Genius: Dr. Anya Kenway and Dr. Roy Evereznak both received their bachelor's degrees when they were 15 years old.
  • Title Drop: The Control Voice's closing narration is "Despite our ever more sophisticated technology, sometimes an open mind and a caring heart are more important tools to fathom our reality all the way from its deepest inner reaches to its most distant outer limits." This is the only episode of either this series or The Outer Limits (1963) in which the phrase "outer limits" is featured in the Control Voice's narration for an episode outside of the opening credits.
  • Working with the Ex: Dr. Anya Kenway works with her ex-fiancé Dr. David LaSalle at the Burkmeer Research Facility.
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