The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
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Valerie 23 

A disabled man is offered a prototype android companion in the form of the beautiful Valerie. But when he begins a romance with his physical therapist, his robot develops feelings of jealousy.


Timothy Bond




Episode complete credited cast:
William Sadler ... Frank Hellner
Sofia Shinas ... Valerie
Tom Butler ... Charlie Rogers
Nancy Allen ... Rachel Rose
Paula Shaw ... Executive
Bruce Harwood ... Technician


Frank Hellner, an engineer with Innobotics Corporation, has been working on components for a secret project for some time. His boss, Charlie Rogers, finally lets him in in the big secret and introduces him to their newest creation: a very attractive and sexy robot companion they call Valerie 23. Frank fits the profile for their target market - single men who require assistance like Frank, who is bound to a wheelchair. Frank has has some considerable difficulty relating to her as anything other than a machine even though she has been programmed to feel the full range of human emotion. As their situation develops, Valerie grows jealous of Frank's relationship with his physical therapist, Rachel Rose and is prepared to do whatever it takes to get what she wants. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

31 March 1995 (USA) See more »

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Atlantis Films See more »
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Did You Know?


When offering sex to Frank, Valerie says, "I am fully functional." In Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Naked Now (1987), Tasha Yar (Denise Crosby) asked Data (Brent Spiner) whether he was fully functional as she wanted to have sex with him. Spiner later played Professor Trent Davis in The Outer Limits: The Deprogrammers (1996). See more »


References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Great premise, although disability to developing a best offer !!!!
18 October 2019 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

I'm very disappointed until now on Outer Limits new series, the pilot episode was a bad introducing, the Valerie 23 also is an average attempt to bring to life the fabulous original concept, perhaps l've been nostalgic or something, however the new series wasn't a match the forerunner, the plot is quite promising, the science create a new kind of Android with emotional feelings, soft skin, fed like humans that provides everything that it needs and most important, will be available every time to make sex without complaints, no headaches, unwillingness, whatever a perfect companion that the man can buy, sadly it wasn't so easy, it will be collateral effects, should be better as expected, an alternative ending with Karen Allen being an Android neither, it will be unpredictable ending, just a suggestion!!


First watch: 2019 / How many: 1 / Source: DVD / Rating: 6.5

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