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Rate "Chameleon"
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Episode: 2.3 - Chameleon

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Original Air Date: October 4, 1985
Stars: Ben Piazza, Terrence O'Quinn
Writer: James Crocker
Director: Wes Craven

A space shuttle returns to Earth with an unusual passenger picked up in space - a shape changing alien that absorbs people - including their memories.



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A story about an alien brought back to Earth from space. The build up throughout is good. The part in the episode where the shape-shifting alien turns itself into a nuclear bomb makes for an interesting few minutes. The ending is okay and it leaves you wondering what the scientist might have experienced had he chosen differently.

My Rating: 6 - Good

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Another very good, entertaining episode. Terry F'n O'Quinn!! Always makes for good tv. Here's another episode that I would've guessed may have been an episode on The Outer Limits, not TZ. Though original TZ had some cold, calculating sci-fi episodes, this one had a slightly different feel. As whit said, build-up was good, interesting moments with the shape-shifting alien, and the mystery of what Terry, err Terrence, could've learned about the universe all makes for good entertainment.

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Very intense buildup, the ending leaves a little wanting though. :|
A very interesting concept. :sparkle: But the ending did leave me
a little, eh....................... :roll:


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Very good episode in my opinion. I remember i laughed several times also. Which is positive.

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I remember i laughed when the alien was in the interrogation room yelling something all the time


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I give it a 7. Enjoyable

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This begins a bit confusingly, utilizing real footage from NASA of space, astronauts and the doomed Challenger ship, but soon emerges as an interesting, tantalizing tale of alien visitation. The alien is able to totally absorb another living object which touches it.
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The story reminds me of innumerable sci-fi films, everything from The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) to The Thing (82) to Starman (1984). However, the twist here is that the alien may not be hostile, despite what it puts several Earthlings through during the course of the episode. The episode is filled with tense and surprising moments, such as when the alien seems to transform itself into a working nuclear bomb, with a countdown of just over 2 minutes!

In some ways, this alien invader/visitor tale is superior to many of the films with a similar storyline because it tackles a more intriguing aspect of such an encounter. It's not simply about an invasion or a simplistic visit, even if the alien itself makes it sound simple by way of its response when asked as to why it came to Earth. The ending is more poignant than what I was used to. And... Terry O'Quinn! I just obtained the new DVD Edition of The Stepfather (1987), which I first watched way back in the eighties. It's weird to see O'Quinn here in a totally different role. I give it an 8.


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Another very good, entertaining episode. Terry F'n O'Quinn!! Always makes for good tv. Here's another episode that I would've guessed may have been an episode on The Outer Limits, not TZ. Though original TZ had some cold, calculating sci-fi episodes, this one had a slightly different feel. As whit said, build-up was good, interesting moments with the shape-shifting alien, and the mystery of what Terry, err Terrence, could've learned about the universe all makes for good entertainment.

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Definitely more like an Outer Limits episode, but pretty good never the less, and I like Terry O'Quinn in it too. 7/10


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