Synopsis by Hal Erickson
For three decades, the fate of the earth has been held in the balance due to a fragile truce between the Free Alliance and the Coalition of Middle-Eastern and Pacific States. The same delicate balance exists on the planet Mars, which the earth has colonized. A sudden series of explosions on earth suggests that the truce has come to a violent end -- and the soldiers camped on Mars prepare for the worst. Originally telecast in Canada on October 26, 1998, "Phobos Rising" was seen in the U.S. on December 4, 1998 -- the first Outer Limits episode to be shown in syndication before its scheduled Showtime cablecast.