World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

The Beholder (The Outer Limits)

Article Id: WHEBN0010505400
Reproduction Date:

Title: The Beholder (The Outer Limits)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Rebecca Jenkins, List of The Outer Limits episodes, Mackenzie Astin, Claire Rankin, List of The Outer Limits (1995 TV series) episodes
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

The Beholder (The Outer Limits)

"The Beholder"
The Outer Limits episode
Episode no. Season 6
Episode 6
Directed by Jeff Woolnough
Written by Sam Egan
Original air date 25 February 2000
Guest actors
Episode chronology
← Previous
"Breaking Point"
Next →
"Seeds of Destruction"
List of The Outer Limits episodes

"The Beholder" is an episode from the sixth season of The Outer Limits. It originally aired on 25 February 2000.

Opening narration


The episode begins as Patrick, a blind humanities professor, volunteers to undergo a medical operation that will allow him to see for the first time since childhood. Soon after the operation he begins to see a ghostly woman in the hospital. After he returns home she reveals herself to be an alien named Kyra who has been stranded on Earth and wishes to go home. Patrick's councilor Louise is told by the doctors that the drug that cured his blindness was manufactured in space and can also enhance his senses. Dwight Borden, a scientist from British Intelligence working for the NSA has been using the drug iridium, used in treating stroke victims in order to trace and lure Kyra. The next day Kyra meets Patrick in the park and gives him a demagnetizing shock which allows him to hear and feel her as well. After a few weeks (wherein they share tactile and empathic moments and make love), Louise is told by Dwight and Patrick's doctor that they wish to investigate Kyra's origins and possibly send her home. Patrick and Kyra know she will be in danger if the doctors are allowed near her.

In a lab Patrick acts as an intermediary between the scientists and Kyra. It is revealed that Kyra is a peaceful alien from a neutron star system out of our reach. The scientists trap her in magnetic field causing her great pain. Despite some of the scientists' and Patrick's pleas to stop, Dwight Borden asks to continue the experiment. Knowing that they will never help her, Patrick fakes that Kyra has complications and unplugs the magnetic field, releasing her. Patrick is given the last iridium on earth and goes to the park to destroy it. Kyra appears and tries to stop him as it would mean she would be all alone and isolated again. Moreover, Patrick would lose his sight if he proceeds. As a selfless act of love for her, he continues to destroy the iridium and is soon caught by Dwight and the police. At the end Patrick is seen giving a lecture, blind again. Because the professor can still slightly sense her (because of his past iridium use), Kyra is still faintly visible and touches his hand and his cheek softly.

Closing narration

External links

  • official website
  • Internet Movie Database
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.