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The Outer Limits 

A modern revival of the classic science fiction horror anthology show The Outer Limits (1963). Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, a story from one episode continues in a later episode.

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Leslie Stevens
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Kevin Conway ...  The Control Voice 145 episodes, 1995-2001
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A modern revival of the classic science fiction horror anthology show The Outer Limits (1963). Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, a story from one episode continues in a later episode.

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


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Sci-Fi Channel

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Outer Limits See more »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(154 episodes)

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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Four episodes of the series were remakes of episodes of The Outer Limits (1963): The Outer Limits: I, Robot (1995) was a remake of The Outer Limits: I, Robot (1964), The Outer Limits: Feasibility Study (1997) was a remake of The Outer Limits: A Feasibility Study (1964), The Outer Limits: Nightmare (1998) was a remake of The Outer Limits: Nightmare (1963) and The Outer Limits: The Inheritors (1999) was a remake of The Outer Limits: The Inheritors: Part I (1964) and The Outer Limits: The Inheritors: Part II (1964). The Outer Limits: The Human Factor (1963) and The Outer Limits: The Human Factor (2002) have no connection beyond the title. See more »

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The Control Voice: There is nothing wrong with your television. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are now controlling the transmission. We control the horizontal and the vertical. We can deluge you with a thousand channels or expand one single image to crystal clarity and beyond. We can shape your vision to anything our imagination can conceive. For the next hour we will control all that you see and hear. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the deepest inner mind to the outer...
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Some episodes are available on video with scenes of nudity included which are not shown in syndication. See more »

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A Sad Commentary On Our Times
10 October 2004 | by ryon-2See all my reviews

When I was growing up, the two great sources of what for me was "real" science fiction was the Twilight Zone and the Outer Limits. Some of those episodes just creeped me out, and years later, they still do. While the Twilight Zone occasionally had morals to its stories, the Outer Limits stories were more often an exercise in fear and terror, bereft of any moral.

This was because the stories created by the chief writer of the Outer Limits was going through psychological problems of his own, and the stories that he wrote came to him in his car as he drove along. Had his psychologist been more successful, the earlier Outer Limits would probably be like the dribble that is the new Outer Limits today.

Some how all the terror has been leached away and what we see are a series of predictable episodes that have ham-fisted morals that fit right in with the cynical '90s. There are only a few basic themes in the new version, and all the rest is just a predictable variation of "virus destroys all but a few people," "Mankind is bad and must be dealt with" (by alien or androids-- it changes each week), "Don't watch out or what you create may end up controlling you," and a few other limited themes. There was nothing really new here.

And to make the series all the more depressing was that nobody ever on. The good guy/hero thinks he does but no! -- he dies, everybody dies, and then there's the moral. It's '90s cynicism that's just there to hammer down dull, and downbeat episodes where almost nobody ever comes out alive and happy.

While 90 per cent of the episodes are a waste of time, there are a few good ones; you just have to sit and wade through all of the crappy ones to find a good one. For good science fiction, go and buy the videos or DVDs of the original series; those will either terrify you or give you things to think about. Unlike with the new series where you've seen a few, you pretty much have seen them all, with the originals they are all uniquely different from the others.


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