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The Outer Limits 

An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

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Leslie Stevens
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1965   1964   1963  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Bob Johnson Bob Johnson ...  Anthean / ... 11 episodes, 1963-1964
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1963 (USA) See more »

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Beyond Control See more »

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Mono

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4:3
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This series provides an example of a television network deliberately killing a popular series by moving it to an inappropriate slot on their schedule. This series was a big hit, especially among younger viewers. For the second season, ABC moved it from Monday nights to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. It was not only an inappropriate timeslot for younger viewers but served as the lead-in for The Lawrence Welk Show (1955), and was scheduled opposite the highly popular Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (1962) on CBS. The series was pulled halfway into the second season due to the resulting low ratings. See more »

Quotes

The Control Voice: We now return control of your television set to you. Until next week, at the same time, when the control voice will take you to... The Outer Limits.
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Referenced in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) See more »

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Do not attempt to adjust the picture
30 September 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

This science fiction anthology series that lasted for 2 seasons and 49 episodes, great acting, superb set design, and wonderful stories made this in some ways better than even "the Twilight Zone". I know that statement could very well be considered close to heresy to some, and don't get me wrong I do love Twilight Zone and hold it among my favorite shows, I merely find the endlessly thought-provoking and wonderous episodes of Outer Limits to edge out the great, but reallying on last-minute twists episodes of Twilight Zone. Followed in the mid '90's by a revival show on Showtime that while good in it's own right, just couldn't hope to hold a candle to the original series.

My Grade: A+


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