The Best Episodes Directed by Mario Azzopardi
#1 - Meet My Maker
Total Recall 2070 Season 1 - Episode 22
After Hume nearly dies trying to interface with Farve's backup memory banks, Farve finally takes Hume to meet the alpha-android's creator.
#2 - Final Exam
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 4 - Episode 16
Dr. John Martin (Brett Cullen), a negotiator for the Department of Energy Nuclear Response Team, is called in when a disgruntled grad student takes hostages at a university. The student, Seth Todtman (Peter Stebbings) claims to have invented a cold-fusion bomb and is threatening to detonate it, killing millions, unless the government brings him five people on a list and kills them for him. Martin's colleagues dismiss Todtman as a crank, until a sample device he provides goes off with megaton force, wiping out a DOE team and the top-secret facility where they work. Faced with an impossible choice, Martin meets with Todtman face to face and tries to understand the logic behind his rage at the people he wants killed: cruel foster parents, corrupt professors, a heartless librarian. As the clock ticks, Martin tries to reason with Todtman while the military tries to find a way to disarm the device.
#4 - The Question
Jeremiah Season 2 - Episode 10
God tells Smith that he, Kurdy, Jeremiah, and Marcus will each be granted one miracle if they turn up at the appointed place at the appointed time. Smith is confident of a miracle but the others are more concerned with the growing threat of Daniel, and the army Kurdy is building.
#7 - Tribunal
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 5 - Episode 12
In 1944, young Leon Zgierski (Roman Danylo), an inmate in the Birkenau concentration camp watches as First Lieutenant Karl Rademacher shoots his wife and sends his daughter to the gas chambers. The murder is witnessed by a mysterious figure, time-traveler Nicholas Prentice (Alex Daikun), who grabs Radermacher's SS jacket and, after eluding guards, pulls out an antique watch and vanishes into a glowing orange circle. We then flash forward to the present where Leon is an old man (Peter Boretski) and his son by a second marriage, Aaron (Saul Rubinek), is a lawyer who has made it his life's work to track down Rademacher. Aaron believes he has found the war criminal living in Philadelphia as Robert Greene (Jan Rubes) but he can't muster enough evidence to convince his ex-wife, U.S. Attorney Gwen Sawyer (Lindsay Crouse), to bring charges against the old man. That is, until he gets help from the time-traveler, who offers the jacket and presumably enough documentation
#8 - Double Helix
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 3 - Episode 12
Since Dr. Martin Nodel is the most brilliant geneticist in the world, the students and staff at the university are willing to put up with a few eccentricities -- unlike his son Paul, who gets impatient with his father's behavior. However, Dr. Nodel's behavior goes beyond eccentric after he unveils his research into introns, mysterious genetic material which he believes hold the code for future evolution. After a successful animal test, Nodel secretly tries the formula on himself, with amazing and disturbing results. As his intelligence begins to grow, so do scales on his hands, strange markings on his body, and a mysterious hole in his back. And he seems to be getting instinctive messages telling him to bring 'subjects' to a remote wilderness location. When he arrives there, accompanied by six students including Paul and his girlfriend, he finds a group of heavily armed soldiers and the key to unlocking a mystery that goes far beyond human science.
#9 - Tempests
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 3 - Episode 9
The Tempest, a rickety old spaceship piloted by space colonists John Virgil and Captain Parker, is on a mission of mercy. It is ferrying two bigwigs from Earth, Dr. Vasquez and Governor Mudry, along with a lifesaving vial of serum to the Tabloss Colony, where an epidemic of Ellysia C is devastating the population. But things go horribly wrong when the ship shifts down from lightspeed and crashes somewhere in space. As he attempts to repair the ship, Virgil is bitten by a strange spider-like creature and passes out. When he awakes, he finds himself sliding between two equally convincing realities. Is he battling for his life against the deadly Ellysia C having already delivered the serum and saved the colony, including his beloved wife and his young son, from certain death? Or is he alive, trapped in a spaceship in the middle of nowhere, with no way out? Or are both realities merely hallucinations, one man's desperate attempt to find hope and heroism in a situation too bleak to face?.
#10 - Children of the Gods (1)
Stargate SG-1 Season 1 - Episode 1
When powerful aliens come through Earth's Stargate, Colonel Jack O'Neill returns to Abydos to retrieve Daniel Jackson, who has discovered that the alien transit system includes much more than the two planets.
#11 - The New Breed
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 1 - Episode 17
The discovery of a gifted scientist falls into the wrong hands, bringing what at first appears to be a lifesaving miracle, but ultimately the untimely death of his closest friend.
#12 - Machine Dreams (2)
Total Recall 2070 Season 1 - Episode 2
The Detectives hunt for the androids take them to Mars.
#14 - Patient Zero
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 7 - Episode 2
A desperate man from the future travels back to the present to find and kill the carrier of a deadly plague that threatens to annihilate humankind. The time portal is disengaged, and Beckett (MICHAEL ROOKER) steps out of the machine only to discover that his visit to the past has not changed the present. Many millions of people are still dying of a mysterious plague and his mission to kill the carrier and stop the epidemic before it ever gets started has failed. With the very survival of the human race at stake, Beckett agrees to travel back into the past again, this time one week earlier than before, to remove the person whom scientists now believe to be Patient Zero, a woman named Amy Berrett (TANYA ALLEN). But a twist of fate will alter Beckett's resolve. Instead of eliminating Amy to arrest the plague, he believes he knows a way to save the humanity of the future without harming Amy in the present. Can the fate of humankind hinge on a single act? Or are we helpless to change our de
#15 - The Hunt
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 4 - Episode 2
After environmentalists successfully ban the hunting of animals, a black market emerges, with humans paying big money to hunt androids who have outlived their usefulness in the mines. The androids are the perfect prey -- strong and intelligent yet unable to turn on their pursuers, thanks to an inhibitor chip that prevents them from harming humans. A group of bow-hunters, George Nichols (Rob White), his son Eric (Tobias Mehler), his older brother Clute (Bob Gunton) and their guide Pete (David McNally), count on that chip as a safety net while they track down a quartet of androids led by Kel (Doug Savant). Eager to provide his brother and his reluctant nephew with a real challenge, Clute has secretly planted information that allows the androids to disable the inhibitor chip thus allowing them to fight back. The machines, angry at being turned into game, contemptuous of human bloodthirstiness, are only too happy to oblige.
#16 - Burning Desire
Total Recall 2070 Season 1 - Episode 13
The CPB investigates the death of a man who was fried in his sublimator, and Hume becomes worried that the same might happen to Olivia.
#17 - Dark Rain
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 3 - Episode 6
The value of the greatest of joys -- a healthy baby -- becomes evident after chemical warfare leaves humanity unable to produce normal offspring. Those rare couples like Sherry and Tim who do conceive a normal child become the focus of intense government attention as desperate officials seek a cure. Held captive in a secret maternity hospital run by Dr. Royce, Tim and Sherry realize the panic-stricken government plans to make their beautiful new-born daughter a permanent ward of the state.
#18 - Out of Body
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 2 - Episode 20
What really happens during an out-of body experience? Husband and wife scientists Rebecca Warfield and Ben McCormick are trying to find out by subjecting monkeys to electric impulses. They see it as pure science, but to religious groups like Family Foremost, it is sacrilege. Desperate for funding, Rebecca decides to run the experiment with a human subject -- herself. She asks her assistant, Amy, to help. Amy, a secret religious fanatic, alters the experiment. Rebecca escapes from her body, but, unless she finds a way to communicate, she will remain trapped in an other dimension.
#19 - Mind Over Matter
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 2 - Episode 5
Dr. Sam Stein has always lived for his work. His dedication has paid off with the development of the Computer Aided Visual Environment system of CAVE, which allows doctors to jack-in directly to the brain of patients. When an accident puts his colleague Rachael Carter in a coma, Stein decides to use CAVE for his own purposes, reaching into Rachael's brain to tell her what he couldn't while she was conscious: that he loves her. Stein discovers, however, that love takes strange turns when it enters CAVE's virtual world and that the complexities of the human heart are not easily translated into bits and bytes.
#21 - Shattered
Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future Season 1 - Episode 1
A cryptic transmission from ruins of San Francisco sends Power out looking for a close friend he lost track of during the war.
#23 - Lost and Found
Dinotopia Season 1 - Episode 10
Karl finds a lost civilization within Dinotopia, who have never even heard of Dinotopia.
#24 - Thirty-Eight Minutes
Stargate Atlantis Season 1 - Episode 4
The team finds themselves in mortal danger when their Puddle Jumper ship becomes lodged in the Stargate.
#25 - A Stitch in Time
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 2 - Episode 1
FBI agent Jamie Perrin has investigated some pretty strange cases in her time but this one may be the strangest of all. During the last fifty years, seventeen men throughout the country were all murdered with the same gun. This gun is traced to Dr. Theresa Givens, a scientist who recently left a top-secret government agency. This discovery deepens the mystery because Givens was only five years old at the time of the first murder. The gun itself hadn't even been made. While investigating further, Perrin discovers a secret that lies behind the locked door in Dr. Givens' office and learns first-hand of the temptations and dangers of undoing the evils of the past.
#26 - Afterlife
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 2 - Episode 15
Linden Stiles struggles to retain his humanity after heis convicted of a murder he didn't commit. When asked to make a frightful choice: accept execution or become the subject of a secret military experiment -- he chooses to live. As the experiment progresses, Stiles fights the dehumanizing influence of injected DNA from an alien lifeform. The attending doctor is troubled by a growing awareness of the inhumanity of the experiment itself, of the men in charge and of her own role. Using his super-human strength, Stiles escapes. Then, hunted by his former compatriots, he faces a decision even more difficult than the one that set him on such a tragic course.
#28 - Firehawk
Viper Season 1 - Episode 5
As part of a plan to destroy the Viper, the Outfit kidnaps Julian and forces him to upgrade its own urban assault vehicle.
#33 - Suspicion
Stargate Atlantis Season 1 - Episode 5
After a series of run-ins with the Wraith, the team begins to suspect their Athosian allies of having a spy in their midst.
#34 - Gettysburg
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 6 - Episode 17
Andy and Vince are Civil War buffs who spend their weekends re-enacting battles from the historic conflict with others of similar persuasion. On this weekend, they're in Gettysburg for a giant recreation of the war's bloodiest battle when a photographer, Prentice asks to take their picture with his ancient tin-type camera. But when the shutter clicks, Andy and Vince find themselves transported back to the Confederate camp of Col. Angus Devine on the eve of the infamous 1863 battle. Prentice, who joins them in the past, explains that he has sent them back as a grand experiment, to see if history can in fact be changed, proving destiny is not final.
#35 - Mortal Sins
Highlander Season 3 - Episode 19
Father Bernard has a secret he thought he'd buried 50 years ago at the bottom of the Seine. When Ernest Daimler, the Nazi Major who Bernard killed as a young boy and threw in the river, appears at his church looking not a day older than the day he died, Father Bernard realizes he's like MacLeod. As a child, Bernard watched MacLeod die and revive during a mission for the French Resistance and MacLeod swore him to secrecy. Bernard goes to MacLeod for help. Meanwhile, Anne tells MacLeod that she is pregnant -- by an old friend she sought for comfort after MacLeod's ""death."" MacLeod tries to adjust to the concept of being a father. When Daimler kills Father Bernard and comes after Anne, MacLeod kills Daimler and Anne witnesses what being part of MacLeod's life really means. Unable to deal with the part of herself that wanted to see Daimler die, Anne leaves MacLeod.
#36 - Finalé (1)
Highlander Season 3 - Episode 21
Amanda accidentally helps Kalas escape from prison by trying to do MacLeod a favor and kill Kalas for him. After an attempt on Maurice's life thwarted by MacLeod, Kalas kidnaps Amanda to use as bait against MacLeod, but Amanda manages to escape. Meanwhile, Christine Salzer, the widow of a Watcher killed by Kalas (in ""Methos"") decides to get her revenge on Immortals and Watchers alike by exposing their secret to the media. Dawson and Methos team up to try and talk Christine out of it, but she's determined to take a computer disk with the identities of all known Immortals and Watchers on it to a newspaper publisher. Dawson, desperate, tries to kill her outside the newspaper building, but is stopped by MacLeod and Methos. Christine enters the building and the Immortals and the Watcher know their lives are about to change forever.
#37 - Machine Dreams (1)
Total Recall 2070 Season 1 - Episode 1
David Hume and his new partner Ian Farve must track down a gang of androids with abnormally high intelligence gained from experimental use of memory implant technology from the big corporation Rekall.
#39 - Fever
Sliders Season 1 - Episode 3
On a world where penicillin was never invented, Quinn is mistaken for his double, who is believed to be the cause of a massive epidemic. While he is imprisoned by a health agency, Wade shows signs of being infected and only Arturo can find the cure.
#40 - Second Thoughts
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 3 - Episode 2
Karl Durand (Howie Mandel) is in his 30's, but he has the mind of a child. That is, until he receives a unique gift from Dr. Jacob Valerian, a dying scientist who has been working on a secret project. As his last living act, Valerian uses his new invention to transfer his memories and experiences into Karl's brain. But Karl isn't content with just being a genius. In an effort to win the love of his social worker, Rose, he uses the doctor's invention to capture other minds. Leaving a trail of bodies in his wake and his own brain ever more crowded and confused, Karl soon discovers that sometimes the mind can be a minefield.
#41 - Man in the Mist
Poltergeist: The Legacy Season 1 - Episode 7
The episode begins with a sea ship in trouble. A telescope smashes which releases a man. At the San Fransisco dock, a man appears out of the mist and heads into a bar, he stands in a puddle if water and it freezes, the bar then freezes, he shouts the name ""Carolyn"" and then collapses. He has been taken to the local hospital. There, the machines freeze and the hospital beds also freeze. There is a sort of mini-earthquake. Rachel arrives at the hospital to examine him. The Doc shows Rachel a book that he had on him, a 19th Century book in perfect condition. Rachel briefly meets him, but he escapes. He runs out the hospital and notices a toy boat in a shop window, he begins to have visions of the trouble ship from the start of the ep. Rachel and Alex, go to the dock/bar where this man collapsed. There is another mini-earthquake, Rachel knows that he is near-by. They meet up with him, and Rachel tells him that she will help him remember his past. They call him John Doe. At the Legacy House
#42 - Summer of Love
Sliders Season 1 - Episode 6
The Sliders are separated on a world where the Hippie movement of the sixties is still alive and the US is at war with Australia. Wade and Rembrandt are mistaken for extraterrestrial prophets at a commune, while Quinn and Arturo race to fix a broken timer and rejoin the others.
#43 - Infiltration
Total Recall 2070 Season 1 - Episode 6
Hume and Farve's investigation of the murder of an Uber-Braun employee is severly hampered by the company itself and Rekall's new head of security Vincent Nagle.
#45 - Double Eagle
Highlander Season 4 - Episode 5
MacLeod's old friend, Kit O'Brady, comes into town in search of a good race horse and a change of luck. MacLeod knew Kit back in Gold Rush San Francisco, when Kit ran the Double Eagle Saloon. Kit lost the Double Eagle to Amanda in a poker game and has blamed her ever since for his string of bad luck -- and he's vowed to kill her. When Amanda chooses to breeze back into MacLeod's life while Kit is there, MacLeod is hard pressed to keep them apart and to keep them from killing each other.
#46 - Leader of the Pack
Highlander Season 4 - Episode 4
The past comes back to haunt Richie when he spies Mark Roszca, the street punk who killed Tessa. Richie is determined to go after Roszca and revenge Tessa's death. Meanwhile, MacLeod is distracted by the return of an old Immortal enemy, Kanis -- a master of hounds who uses his pack of dogs to track and exhaust his prey. This time his prey is Duncan MacLeod.
#47 - Rite of Passage
Highlander Season 3 - Episode 5
Michelle Webster, the rebellious teenage daughter of a friend of MacLeod's, drives away from her parents' house in a rage and right over a cliff. Trauma surgeon Anne Lindsey tries her best to save Michelle, but it's too late. MacLeod rushes to the hospital to comfort his grieving friends -- and sneak their newly Immortal daughter out of the morgue. He tries to train her in the arts of Immortality, but Michelle just wants to have fun. She meets Immortal Axel Whittaker who promises her all the fun and adventure she could imagine if she stays with him. In flashback, we see that Axel uses beautiful new Immortal women as bait to trap other Immortals and take their heads -- MacLeod barely escaped with his in 1896 Boston. Axel uses Michelle to lure MacLeod to his yacht, where they continue the battle they started a hundred years before. MacLeod defeats Axel. Michelle, witnessing the fearsome power of the Quickening, agrees to be trained as an Immortal under the protection of Amanda.
#48 - I Hear You Calling
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 2 - Episode 4
Reporter Carter Jones is on her way to work when her cellular phone picks up a suspicious conversation about the ""removal"" of a controversial author. Her journalistic curiosity piqued, Carter investigates, despite the objections of her boss and the police. As a result, she finds herself in a deadly game of cat and mouse, involving a strange man with violet eyes, an ill-fated cruise and people who disappear leaving behind only a pile of purple ash. Can Carter get to the bottom of these mysterious disappearances? Or will she be the next to vanish?
#49 - Contact
Dinotopia Season 1 - Episode 4
Karl discovers a radio in a wrecked ship and manages to get it to work, dreaming of using it as a way to leave Dinotopia. However, no one else agrees with him. Then the radio picks up a distress call from an outside world.
#50 - Heart's Desire
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 3 - Episode 8
A mysterious alien descends upon the town of Heart's Desire and offers to share his extraordinary powers with four outlaws - Jake Miller, his brother Ben and their partners in crime, Frank and J.D. Kelton. Taking on the human form of his first victim, a mild-mannered preacher, the alien follows the quartet to the Miller's hometown and gives both sets of brothers strange new powers that make them virtually invincible. As the Keltons kick off a crime spree by destroying all opposition with blasts of pure energy, Jake struggles with his divided loyalties, between love for his family and his childhood sweetheart Miriam -- and the terrible question: who is this mysterious stranger and why has he given the outlaws such deadly powers?
#51 - Resurrection
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 2 - Episode 2
Life on planet Earth has been wiped out by biological warfare, leaving behind only androids. Two of those androids, Martin and Alicia, have a secret project: Cain, a human being grown from the DNA of a single human hair. Martin and Alicia must keep Cain's existence hidden from the military androids, led by Moloch, a power-mad machine who is determined to stamp out any trace of the human race before it rises again.
#52 - The Matriarch
Dinotopia Season 1 - Episode 5
The theft of a dinosaur egg during a special celebration sparks an incident with the Outsiders and Le Sage when it's discovered a dinosaur egg has been switched with that of a T-Rex, which hatches and wreaks havoc at the dinosaur nursery.
#53 - Paradise
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 2 - Episode 17
Dr. Christina Markham and Sheriff Grady Markham live in small town America. Alzheimer's disease is slowly robbing Christina of her mother Helen, who lives in a nursing home along with her long time friend Gerry. When three apparently healthy young women age and die within hours, the Markhams are baffled and frightened. Grady interviews stunned witnesses and Christina seeks medical explanations, hoping to prevent another tragedy. Only after Helen and Gerry vanish is the astonishing answer to the puzzle finally revealed.
#54 - A Special Edition
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 3 - Episode 18
Muckraking TV journalist Donald Rivers, host of 'The Whole Truth,' has the show of a lifetime: rock solid proof that the government and private defense contractors have been engaging in secret genetic cloning. But powerful forces are working to stop him, forces that will stop at nothing to keep their secrets. He goes on-air live, in a locked studio, accompanied only by a skeleton crew and Dr. Avery Strong, River's eyewitness to the history of deception and dark science. As he presents his evidence -- all gleaned from earlier episodes of The Outer Limits -- the powerful begin to interfere. First, they try to shut down his transmitter. Then, the network's parent company disavows the show. When thugs with guns knock down the studio door, Rivers continues the show on the fly, transmitting live from the back of a broadcast news van. But a van can only drive for so long. When it stops, will the truth, even The Whole Truth, be enough to protect Rivers, Strong and the crew?
#55 - The Rip-Off Stick
Wiseguy Season 2 - Episode 15
Vinnie bails artist Monroe Blue out of jail, then tells him to help Diana work on some songs. Vinnie begins to wonder about Isaac's honesty when he gets a $57,000 bill for bogus record returns. Winston crashes Diana's party to show off Eddie Tempest. Diana succumbs to Winston's charms, then tells Vinnie she has to get out of the country to get away from him. When Vinnie gives Diana money to leave, Winston demands to know where she is, getting furious when Vinnie refuses to tell him. (source http://www.plasticcow.com/wiseguy)
#56 - The Abyss
Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future Season 1 - Episode 2
A brief transmission reveals the location of secret military base, still manned and functioning. But when Power and Hawk go to investigate, they're attacked and captured, ending up scheduled to be executed as spies and traitors as Dread's forces close in on the location...
#57 - Mind Games
Viper Season 1 - Episode 6
After Frankie is injured in a suspicious car crash, the Viper team uncovers a plot to hijack a transport loaded with highly contagious diseases.
#58 - Ripper
The Outer Limits (1995) Season 5 - Episode 11
In Victorian London, someone is killing prostitutes, someone the police have dubbed ""Jack the Ripper."" On the face of it, John C.V. York (Cary Elwes) is a likely suspect. A once-respected doctor who sunk to absinthe and laudanum addiction after his misdiagnosis killed the young daughter of a Duke. He retains a connection to polite society thanks to the devotion of Lady Ellen Chamberlain (Clare Sims), who loves him and hopes to marry him. But, he is also a habitue of the seedy district where the killings have taken place and has the medical knowledge to make the precise, surgical cuts that are the Ripper's modus operandi. But, this Jack is not the killer. Instead, he is a witness to the strange alien force that inhabits the prostitute's bodies, leaving them drooling a strange green bile, and then kills them when it jumps to another host. After seeing the alien force kill one woman, he does battle with a prostitute named Lizzie Stride, whose body has been taken