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"The Vessel" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show directed by Jimmy Kaufman, starring Jere Burns, Bruce Gray, and Tom Butler while featuring Jay Brazeau, Zachary Ansley, Marie Stillin, and Chilton Crane. The episode's executive producer is Michael Sloan, co-executive producer Brent Karl Clackson. It first aired during the seventh season.


  • 1 Synopsis
  • 2 Opening narration
  • 3 Plot
  • 4 Closing narration


The lone survivor of a space shuttle disaster discovers he is indestructible and has become spiritually linked to an alien living within himself.

Opening narration

“ It is said that those who survive a brush with death see the world anew, but what if that second chance became a second life? ”


Jake Worthy is a cynical writer sent along as the civilian member of a space expedition. Upon re-entry into Earth, the shuttle malfunctions, and crashes. Jake is the only survivor, suddenly incapable of being harmed physically, as well as being endowed with flashes of brilliant insight.

Closing narration

“ Few of us have the opportunity to truly begin again, to redress the flaws that tarnish our souls, but only when we remake ourselves can we remake the world. ”