The Outer Limits : The Inheritors (1999)

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 1990s Outer Limits episodes based on stories from the series' original run in the 1960s, "The Inheritors" was adapted from a program that first aired as a two-parter in November 1964. Stricken in the head by a bullet-shaped meteorite particle, musician Jacob Hardy (Nicholas Lea) is rushed to the hospital, where he is pronounced dead -- only to suddenly return to life as if nothing happened. But of course, something has happened: Jacob has emerged from his ordeal with a super-advanced intellect, as have two other "victims" of the same meteorite. But for what purpose have Jacob and his fellow "geniuses" been chosen for this honor -- and by whom? This remake of "The Inheritors" was telecast on July 16, 1999.



genius, intelligence [knowledge], meteor, near-death-experience, super-power, musician