The Outer Limits : Feasibility Study (1997)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Anthology Series [TV], Prime-Time Drama [TV], Psychological Sci-Fi  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

One of a handful of the '90s Outer Limits episodes inspired by stories from the series' first incarnation in the 1960s, "Feasibility Study" was based on a program that originally aired on April 13, 1964. The residents of a suburban neighborhood blocks awaken one morning to discover that they, and their surroundings, have been transported to another planet. It is all part of a test conducted by an alien species to see if humans can be bred into a race of slaves. This places the abductees in a Hobson's Choice: If they pass the test, mankind will be enslaved; if they fail, they themselves will be destroyed. Written by Joseph Stefano, one of the prime movers of the original series, this remake episode was broadcast on July 11, 1997.