The Outer Limits : Stream of Consciousness (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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In the future, everyone on earth has instant information access thanks to neural implants called "The Stream" -- everyone, that is, except for Ryan Unger (George Newbern), who, as the result of a childhood brain injury, cannot be implanted. Dismissed as retarded by his peers, Ryan must resort to the ancient, all-but-forgotten process of reading books to gather information. As it turns out, however, it is the backward Ryan who has the fate of mankind in his hands when a deadly virus gets into The Stream. "Stream of Consciousness" first aired on February 7, 1997.