The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

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A feature adaptation of the cult classic 1960s sci-fi TV series.

Director: Scott Derrickson
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Anthology type science fiction program with a different cast each week. Tending toward the hard science, space travel, time travel, and human evolution it tries to examine in each show some form of the question, "What is the nature of man?" Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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There is nothing wrong with your television. Do not attempt to adjust the picture.


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The final episode of the first season, "The Forms of Things Unknown" (starring David McCallum, Vera Miles, Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Barbara Rush), was supposed to be a series pilot that series creator Joseph Stefano presented to network executives. When it was rejected, he used it as an episode of this series. See more »

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The Control Voice: There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We can reduce the focus to a soft blur, or sharpen it to crystal clarity. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. You are about to experience the awe and ...
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An example of what television is capable of
1 March 2004 | by (Riverside, California, USA) – See all my reviews

I was a fan of this show from the premier episode of "The Galaxy Being" which I saw when I was ten years old. I just recently was given the DVD set of both seasons. It's great to be able to see THE UNCUT episodes the way they were originally broadcast. It's true that the special effects of the early 60's are rather crude compared to what can be done with CGI today, however, the original Outer Limits made up for it by two things which often are missing in todays science fiction movies and series:excellent story lines with equally excellent acting. Another thing which always stood out for me was the music score which accompanied each episode. I was surprised when my teenage daughter watched some of the episodes with me and like them. One episode which resonated with her was "Don't Open Til Doomsday" It was weird having her discuss the episode with me and express the same feelings that I had 42 years ago when I saw it for the first time. I have to say that when the technology allowed for more realistic and fantastic special effects it seemed to take the heart out of good story telling. Even though I watched The new Outer Limits on Showtime and enjoyed it I feel that it still was inferior to the original series.


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