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The Outer Limits 

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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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Leslie Stevens
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 17 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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Kevin Conway ...  The Control Voice 146 episodes, 1995-2002
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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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Kim Coates is the only actor to appear in both the pilot and the series finale. He played Dave Stockley in The Outer Limits: Sandkings (1995) and Colonel Sage in The Outer Limits: Human Trials (2002). See more »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

In episode "The Origin of Species" there's a scene where everybody is unconscious and nude with four women shown topless. That scene was re-shot for syndication with the four actresses arms crossed over their breasts. See more »

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Referenced in The 18th Annual CableACE Awards (1996) 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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Official Sites:

Sci-Fi Channel

Country:

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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