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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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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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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(154 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Eric Schneider and Alex Diakun each appeared in eight episodes of the series, more than anyone else. Schneider is the only actor to appear in all seven seasons while Diakun appeared in all but the third. Schneider played Detective Barclay in The Outer Limits: I, Robot (1995), Dr. Golden in The Outer Limits: Vanishing Act (1996), a Triune in The Outer Limits: Feasibility Study (1997), Dr. Miles Osgoode in The Outer Limits: Fear Itself (1998), the Voice in The Outer Limits: Nightmare (1998), High Commander Reese in The Outer Limits: Summit (1999), Dr. Stanley Miller in The Outer Limits: The Gun (2000) and the Alien Interrogator in The Outer Limits: Abduction (2001). Diakun played a Minister in The Outer Limits: The Second Soul (1995), Quasga in The Outer Limits: Beyond the Veil (1996), Mr. Wilkes / Father Claridge in The Outer Limits: Fear Itself (1998), Moses Saxon in The Outer Limits: Alien Radio (1999), Nicholas Prentice in The Outer Limits: Tribunal (1999), The Outer Limits: Gettysburg (2000) and The Outer Limits: Time to Time (2001) and a shopkeeper in The Outer Limits: Alien Shop (2001). 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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In the episode "Valerie 23" Sofia Shinas appears naked before her creator when trying to seduce him. In the syndicated version this shot was cut. See more »

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Wildly Varying in Quality
12 December 2004 | by stevewest-1See all my reviews

I haven't seen all the Outer limits episodes, but when I have tuned in I've seen some quite good episodes almost like a one-hour movie with good (if lesser known) guest stars. Others have been embarrassing to watch or just plain average, it seems the way they did things was to have mostly low budget "filler" episodes and save up for a great, blockbuster episode every now and then.

The Outer Limits seems to offer both the best and worst of TV, I say overall it's not a bad effort but viewers like me may lose patience when it starts to seem like a long time between good episodes. I'm surprised the show ran as long as it did, with every science fiction-themed show outside of Star Trek and Stargate being cancelled at the first opportunity.


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