The Outer Limits (1995–2002)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror


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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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11 November 2003 | GeoData
10
| Well done intelligent Sci-Fi Anthology
I viewed the original Outer Limits in real time, when first broadcast and have since viewed the entire original series again and again in re-runs and complete on DVD. I find the New Outer Limits WELL MORE than just a remake of old retread episodes, as some of the more adolescent commentators have suggested.

With seven (7) years of programs versus just the two (2) years of the original series, the producers and writers have certainly added considerable new original stories and philosophical lines to a much longer running and very well produced (cable) TV series. Plots are intelligent, scientifically accurate projections of the unknown possibilities of the sometimes frightening and imminent future.

While most producers and directors in Hollywood ignorantly view Sci-Fi as indistinguishable from Horror and Fantasy, this series returns to the origins of Science Fiction in the logical, moral and philosophical projections of current new technologies into their possibly fearful near term realizations. This series does this very well and remains unique in its avoidance of the "shoot-em-up" video game monster mentally of much of the current generation. It has brains, history, a message and good entertainment. It is an adult series without unbearable teenage know-it-all fantasies. Hurray!

Now, if we can only get MGM to release the entire New Outer Limits series on DVD instead of just the six poor teaser discs and the 1st season now only available.

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Trivia

Only fifteen actors played the same character in more than one episode: Tom Butler (Charlie Rogers, though he was called Charlie Bouton in the latter episode) and Paula Shaw (Mrs. Janus) in The Outer Limits: Valerie 23 (1995) and The Outer Limits: Mary 25 (1998), Robert Patrick (Major John Skokes) in The Outer Limits: Quality of Mercy (1995) and The Outer Limits: The Light Brigade (1996), Amanda Plummer (Dr. Theresa Givens) in The Outer Limits: A Stitch in Time (1996) and The Outer Limits: Final Appeal (2000), Jessica Harmon (Tali) and John Tench (Alex) in The Outer Limits: The Camp (1997) and The Outer Limits: Promised Land (1998), Ron Rifkin (Dr. Martin Nodel, though his first name was given as Eric in the latter episode), Ryan Reynolds (Paul Nodel), Kathleen Duborg (Hope), William deVry (Ben), Tara Spencer-Nairn (Heather), Kirby Morrow (Kirby), Silvio Pollio (Anthony) and Terri Lynn Ibisoglu (Sarah) in The Outer Limits: Double Helix (1997) and The Outer Limits: The Origin of Species (1998) and Alex Diakun (Nicholas Prentice, the only character to appear in more than two episodes) in The Outer Limits: Tribunal (1999), The Outer Limits: Gettysburg (2000) and The Outer Limits: Time to Time (2001).


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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 ...


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.

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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