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The Outer Limits 

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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

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Leslie Stevens
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2   1  
1965   1964   1963  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Bob Johnson Bob Johnson ...  Anthean / ... 11 episodes, 1963-1964
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Anthology type science fiction program with a different cast each week. Tending toward the hard science, space travel, time travel, and human evolution it tries to examine in each show some form of the question, "What is the nature of man?" Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

16 September 1963 (USA) See more »

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Beyond Control See more »

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Mono

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4:3
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The Outer Limits: The Duplicate Man (1964) features the famous Chemosphere House. Designed by architect John Lautner, the house is seen in a few exterior shots, but the inside shots were on a set designed to resemble the house's interior. See more »

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The Control Voice: We now return control of your television set to you. Until next week, at the same time, when the control voice will take you to... The Outer Limits.
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Referenced in The Banishing of the Evil Spirit of Snix (1998) See more »

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I guess I am a weirdo, but I prefer this series to "The Twilight Zone"...but they both were exceptional.
28 June 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Although "The Outer Limits" was hampered by excruciatingly low budgets (creating, in some cases, some ridiculous special effects), it was a terrific show that died an unnatural death. As IMDb pointed out, the network effectively killed it--even though it has been a popular show. Why? I have no idea, but it's a shame the series only ran two years--two very, very good years.

In my summary, I mentioned the rival series "The Twilight Zone". This is because they clearly dealt with a lot of the same material, though "The Outer Limits" more often had themes involving sci-fi and monsters--more the paranormal. This isn't the only reason I prefer watching re-runs of "The Outer Limits". The big one is that there were very few really bad episodes--only a few flat ones (such as two involving South/Central American dictators that simply didn't fit in and only seemed to be there to attack these folks). It was consistently creepy, entertaining and thought-provoking. And, because they only made a few, it's not a lot of effort to see all of them for yourself--you'd be doing yourself a favor.


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