Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Adrian Pasdar stars as Tanner Brooks, an over-the-hill athlete in a futuristic society where "the Octal" is the most popular -- and most deadly -- contact sport. Desperate to win an upcoming tournament, Tanner is given reflex-enhancing treatments by the enigmatic Dr. Chen (Pat Morita). There is, however, a disturbing side effect: Tanner begins slowly passing into an alternate time continuum, which is destined to end in utter oblivion. Originally filmed for The Outer Limits' third season, "In the Zone" was not telecast until Season Four, on February 20, 1998.