Episode Detail: The Discarded - Stephen Hawking's Sci Fi Masters
The season ends with Harlan Ellison's “The Discarded.” An emissary from Earth (James Denton) arrives on a spacecraft loaded with disfigured outcasts and offers their leader (Brian Dennehy) an opportunity for the group to return home. But there's a catch: They'll have to donate their blood first, because it's needed as an inoculation against a new outbreak of the disease that caused their disfigurement. Jonathan Frakes directed; Ellison has a cameo as Nate. Samswope: John Hurt.