Episode Detail: The Awakening - Stephen Hawking's Sci Fi Masters
“The Awakening” features Terry O'Quinn as a retired U.S. military UFO investigator called back when troops in Iraq are unable to identify “corpses” that don't seem human...or dead. Eye contact with them causes instant catatonia, but their victims aren't traumatized. “It's like they're in a state of bliss,” says a stumped military doctor. Based on the 1970 short story “The General Zapped an Angel” by Howard Fast (“Spartacus”). Lt. Granger: Elisabeth Rohm. The President: William B. Davis.