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"The Outer Limits" (1963) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1963-1965

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The Outer Limits: Season 2: Episode 17 -- The inhabitants of an airplane that crashed in the eye of a hurricane find a floating alien laboratory.
The Outer Limits: Season 2: Episode 16 -- A test pilot (Dewey Martin) and his wife are trapped in limbo after his plane exceeds previously known speeds.
The Outer Limits: Season 2: Episode 15 -- A brilliant, dying space explorer (Anthony Eisley) agrees to have his brain put into a robot body.
The Outer Limits: Season 2: Episode 14 -- Six future astronauts are put through a simulation of a long space flight.
The Outer Limits: Season 2: Episode 13 -- A 21st-century scientist duplicates himself so the double can search for an escaped alien.

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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
16 September 1963 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
There is nothing wrong with your television. Do not attempt to adjust the picture.
Plot:
An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(81 articles)
Star Trek’s Arlene Martel: 1936- 2014
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Ed Nelson, ‘Peyton Place’ Star, Character Actor, Dies at 85
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In memoriam: James Shigeta
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An outstanding' intelligent 60's Sci-Fi anthology See more (61 total) »

Cast

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Vic Perrin ... Control Voice / ... (28 episodes, 1963-1965)
Bob Johnson ... Anthean / ... (11 episodes, 1963-1964)
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Series Directed by
Gerd Oswald (14 episodes, 1963-1965)
Byron Haskin (6 episodes, 1963-1964)
Leslie Stevens (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
Charles F. Haas (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Laslo Benedek (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
James Goldstone (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Leonard Horn (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Paul Stanley (3 episodes, 1964)
John Brahm (2 episodes, 1964)
Alan Crosland Jr. (2 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Writing credits
Joseph Stefano (12 episodes, 1963-1964)
Lou Morheim (5 episodes, 1964)
Leslie Stevens (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
Robert C. Dennis (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Seeleg Lester (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Meyer Dolinsky (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Sam Neuman (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Allan Balter (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Louis Charbonneau (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Anthony Lawrence (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Robert Mintz (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ed Adamson (2 episodes, 1964)
Harlan Ellison (2 episodes, 1964)
Milton Krims (2 episodes, 1964)
Stephen Lord (2 episodes, 1964)
Jerry Sohl (2 episodes, 1964)

Series Produced by
Leslie Stevens .... executive producer (49 episodes, 1963-1965)
Joseph Stefano .... producer (32 episodes, 1963-1964)
Leon Chooluck .... associate producer (19 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ben Brady .... producer (17 episodes, 1964-1965)
Sam White .... associate producer (17 episodes, 1964-1965)
Lou Morheim .... associate producer (12 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Original Music by
Dominic Frontiere (31 episodes, 1963-1964)
Harry Lubin (17 episodes, 1964-1965)
Robert Van Eps (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Cinematography by
Kenneth Peach (25 episodes, 1964-1965)
Conrad L. Hall (15 episodes, 1963-1964)
John M. Nickolaus Jr. (9 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Film Editing by
Anthony DiMarco (18 episodes, 1963-1965)
Fred Baratta (12 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Casting by
Meryl O'Loughlin (11 episodes, 1964)
Harvey Clermont (3 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jack Poplin (49 episodes, 1963-1965)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Chester Bayhi (49 episodes, 1963-1965)
 
Series Makeup Department
Fred B. Phillips .... makeup supervision (49 episodes, 1963-1965)
 
Series Production Management
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... production manager (22 episodes, 1963-1964)
Claude Binyon Jr. .... production manager (17 episodes, 1964-1965)
Robert H. Justman .... production manager (9 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert H. Justman .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1963-1965)
Lee H. Katzin .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1963-1964)
Claude Binyon Jr. .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1963-1964)
William P. Owens .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1964)
Phil Rawlins .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1964)
Gregg Peters .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
 
Series Art Department
Richard M. Rubin .... properties (48 episodes, 1963-1965)
 
Series Sound Department
Arthur Cornell .... sound effects editor (49 episodes, 1963-1965)
Jay Ashworth .... sound mixer (45 episodes, 1963-1965)
Ralph Butler .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Special Effects by
Thol Simonson .... special effects (16 episodes, 1963-1964)
Harry Redmond Jr. .... special effects (15 episodes, 1963-1964)
Pat Dinga .... special effects (11 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Jim Danforth .... special photographic effects: Project Unlimited, Inc. (24 episodes, 1963-1964)
Paul LeBaron .... special photographic effects: Project Unlimited, Inc. (24 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ralph Rodine .... special photographic effects: Project Unlimited, Inc. (24 episodes, 1963-1964)
M.B. Paul .... optical effects unit (16 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Stunts
George Robotham .... stunt double: Paul Lukather / stunt double: Sean McClory (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Henry Maak .... key grip (45 episodes, 1963-1965)
Norman C. McClay .... chief set electrician (27 episodes, 1963-1965)
Lloyd Garnell .... chief set electrician (21 episodes, 1963-1964)
Jack Boyd .... key grip (3 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Casting Department
Meryl O'Loughlin .... casting consultant (12 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Forrest T. Butler .... costumer (48 episodes, 1963-1965)
Sabine Manela .... costumer (48 episodes, 1963-1965)
 
Series Editorial Department
Richard K. Brockway .... supervising film editor / supervising editor (49 episodes, 1963-1965)
 
Series Music Department
John Elizalde .... music supervisor (32 episodes, 1963-1964)
Roger A. Farris .... music coordinator (32 episodes, 1963-1964)
John Caper Jr. .... music supervisor (17 episodes, 1964-1965)
Dominic Frontiere .... composer: "Outer Limits" theme / composer: theme (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Other crew
Elaine Michea .... production coordinator (49 episodes, 1963-1965)
Hope McLachlin .... script supervisor (40 episodes, 1963-1964)
Dominic Frontiere .... production executive (31 episodes, 1963-1964)
Lou Morheim .... story consultant (31 episodes, 1963-1964)
John Erman .... production associate / assistant to producer (19 episodes, 1963-1964)
Seeleg Lester .... associate / story consultant (17 episodes, 1964-1965)
B. Ritchie Payne .... assistant to producer (17 episodes, 1964-1965)
Calvin Ward .... coordinator (13 episodes, 1964-1965)
Tom Selden .... assistant to producer (12 episodes, 1964)
George Rutter .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Helen Gailey .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1963)
Robert Gary .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1964)
 

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Numerous guest stars on the show had been victims of the blacklist a decade earlier; for many of them, this was their first work before a camera in years. Among them were Jeff Corey, Marsha Hunt, Curt Conway, Lloyd Gough, Howard Da Silva and Sam Wanamaker.See more »
Quotes:
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...See more »
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Referenced in Fanalysis (2002)See more »

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Are any of the original eps linked to the 1995 series?
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43 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
An outstanding' intelligent 60's Sci-Fi anthology, 29 May 2003
Author: mike robson from cramlington u.k.

From reading the comments many people love this series,and I am another "Outer Limits " fan.The 60's show is far superior to its 90's namesake and the cliched special effects driven SF programs being made today."The Outer Limits" had none of the technological wizardry available to t.v.now, nor even the recources Irwin Allen's productions at Twentieth Century Fox and"Star Trek" at Desilu/Paramount could draw upon in the 1960's.The series was made by Leslie Steven's "Daystar" productions(a small independent),in black and white and on very tight budgets using the Hollywood soundstages of KTTV(and later Paramount Sunset), with some external scenes shot at the MGM backlot at Culver city.The special effects and makeup vary in quality ,some are very good indeed bearing in mind the limitations in budget (examples-the "Sixth finger", "Nightmare","The chameleon", "A feasability study","The galaxy being" "The Bellero shield" and "The keeper of the purple twilight"--what a title!). The show comes from a period when an unusual amount of high quality writing was evident on American t.v.drama (despite what the F.CC. were saying about t.v. being a "vast wasteland").In my view the first season produced by Joseph Stefano is generally superior to the second when Ben Brady of "Perry Mason" took over.Stefano, who had in 1960 scripted "Psycho" for Hitchcock, wrote quite a number of episodes and extensively re-wrote many of the scripts provided by others during the first season. Not just the writing, but the cinematography (often by Conrad Hall),direction and music gives the show a brooding, moody "otherworldly" quality.Gerd Oswald, a minor film director, was used extensively on the show and his episodes are often the most striking. Even the best series will have it's quota of poorer episodes.In my opinion, among "The Outer Limits" worst are "The Probe"(the final episode,with a notably pathetic monster), "The duplicate man"(an interesting idea poorly executed,with another rotten monster), "Behold Eck", "Cold hands, warm heart", "Tourist attraction","The mutant" and "Specimen unknown"(fiendish extra terrestrial plants which sure aint Triffids!--oddly the highest rated episode of the series).Among my favorite shows are "The sixth finger", "A feasability study" ,"Nightmare", "The chameleon"( with Robert Duvall), "Fun and games"(with a great performance by Nick Adams),and "The Inheritors"( a two parter with Duvall again, and featuring a terrific speech at the end, beautifully delivered by Steve Ihnat). A special mention for four outstanding episodes.In "Obit","The Outer Limits" , back in 1963,was warning about that unpleasant instinct in people which leads them to want to spy into the personal lives of others,and which t.v. has sunk to pandering to today with the likes of "Big brother" and "Survivor"."The forms of things unknown",is a stunning piece, an object lesson in what can be achieved by talented people with a limited budget.The car recklessly driven down the road, Andre's poisoning in the lake, and Tone's weird clock machine are all images that you don't easily forget."The man who was never born", a sci -fi variant on "Beauty and the beast", is full of poetic writing and dreamlike scenes.Martin Landau is superb as the soulful mutant from the future, and the poignant final shot where the camera pulls back from a bereft Shirley Knight who is left in a tiny box of light with the dark all around, is the kind of ingenious moment which starkly sets "The Outer Limits" apart from most t.v. productions."The Guests" is a show I often return to.Within the framework of a Sci-Fi horror tale, we find an elegy on the passage of time, love and loss, beautifully filmed with an outstanding musical score. The performances, from Gloria Grahame( cast in type), Luana Anders( cast rather against type),Geoffrey Horne(among others), the direction by Paul Stanley and script by Donald S. Sanford reward re-viewing with further insights and appreciations.A landmark series.

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