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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14 January 2010 | Syl
| More Character and Story Driven than Star Driven!
No, I have not seen the original series and I won't compare the two if I had. This series is filmed in Canada in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. The series is well-written in a different story each week. Some are little out there but most of the time it is the quality of the story telling. I loved the Afterlife episode with Clancy Brown and Barbara Gerrick and the Deprogrammers episode with the irresistible Brent Spiner as a Deprogrammer in a world where humans have become slaves to a lizard reptilian species. It's funny how the lizards and reptiles are our favorite evil aliens like V but anyway he has three days to program a man who is totally brainwashed in serving the alien species on earth. The stories are usually a little out there but very entertaining to watch.

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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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Some episodes are available on video with scenes of nudity included which are not shown in syndication.


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