The Outer Limits: Trial by Fire (1996)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Anthology Series [TV], Prime-Time Drama [TV], Psychological Sci-Fi  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Robert Foxworth stars as Charles Halsey, newly inaugurated President of the United States. No sooner has Halsey taken office than he faces his first crisis: a fleet of alien spaceships is rapidly approaching earth. Having been elected on the basis of his pacifist views, will President Halsey rise to the challenge -- if indeed the challenge is truly what it appears to be? Originally telecast on March 1, 1996, "Trial by Fire" has since taken on a disturbing immediacy in the light of the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center.