Category Archives: The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits: The Bellero Shield

With each episode of The Outer Limits, I find myself asking: will this start with a prequel or a preview.  Disappointingly, it’s another preview – a quality that started as a lure to get viewers interested.  I prefer a prequel; … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Invisibles

Does it bother me that I feel like I already covered this with the Babylon 5 episode Exogenesis?  Obviously, I feel this is a weak episode.  Now that I think of it, I even made the comment back when we … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: ZZZZZ

Well, if nothing more, I have to credit the writers of the Outer Limits for creativity; maybe not in their titles, but in their ideas.  It’s not that ZZZZZ is that great an episode, but the idea is certainly unique.  … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Don’t Open Till Doomsday

I think the most impressive thing about this strange episode is that it tells a story in a somewhat out of order fashion, in a way that was fairly uncommon for the time.  Barring that, it doesn’t have much going … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Controlled Experiment

A show like The Outer Limits typically stays in the realm of science fiction, horror, or periodically fantasy.  Rarely does one expect a genre show to take on comedy.  Yet that is exactly what we see here.  Controlled Experiment isn’t … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Mice

I found The Mice interesting for the wrong reasons: I felt like we were prepped for this one over the last two stories.  Tourist Attractions also features Henry Silva, and The Zanti Misfits posits what to do with the criminals … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Zanti Misfits

I think The Zanti Misfits is one of the stronger Outer Limits episodes and doesn’t even spoil the big punch like so many other episodes by giving us a glimpse of the alien in the pre-credit sequence.  In fact, what … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Tourist Attraction

Weirdly, right after giving us The Borderland, a strangely Lovecraftian glimpse into a land of “non-Euclidean geometry”, The Outer Limits surprises us with what might have been one of Cthulhu’s cousins with Tourist Attraction.   The thing is, there is a … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Borderland

What does Star Trek’s Hikaru Sulu have in common with Torchwood’s Ianto Jones?  The both love a good countdown and my guess is The Outer Limit’s might have inspired them both.  “Oh my!”  Does this episode have a litany of … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: It Crawled Out of the Woodwork

The Outer Limits is a series that really runs the gamut from very strong episodes to very mediocre ones.  Ironically, this one follows in the path of the other weak one, The Man with the Power.  The two stories shares … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Nightmare

Years before Star Trek gained popularity with its international crew, The Outer Limits gave us Nightmare; a story about an international crew going to war with the planet Ebon.  There, the group is tortured for information about what they know … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Corpus Earthling

Tijuana News, November 18th 1963.  Paul Cameron, 33, wanted for double homicide and arson.  Seen leaving rental home with dead wife in his arms.  Former colleague left murdered on the floor and the building was set on fire.  Residents should … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Human Factor

Stardate 1312.4, Gary Mitchell, long term friend to Captain James “R” Kirk, and Dr. Elizabeth Dahner have an incident at the edge of galactic space.  Dahner and Mitchell both develop heightened ESP and telekinetic powers.  What we didn’t know is … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: O.B.I.T.

One of my favorite things to see in science fiction is a good allegory.  It gives us a chance to look at ourselves through a critical lens.  If we don’t like doing that, we can just enjoy a story for … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Man Who Was Never Born

The horribly named “Starship 1” is traveling through space with a lone astronaut when it encounters a space warp.  Captain Gullible might have a ship with a desperately lame name, but it does have a feature that I was super … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Sixth Finger

Though I had seen many episodes of The Outer Limits as a kid, it wasn’t until adulthood that I saw it and realized I needed to see them all.  It took one episode to sell me on that fact: Ellis … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Man with the Power

My memories of The Outer Limits have always been very positive with maybe one exception: The Hundred Days of the Dragon, but rewatching The Man with the Power, it makes me question what was going on in my head.  Sure, … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Architects of Fear

It’s impossible to watch The Architects of Fear without seeing real life flash before my eyes.  Ironically I just wrote another article about that in a far more positive light.  But as I watched this right as the Corona Virus … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Hundred Days of the Dragon

I’ve been a fan of The Outer Limits for a long time.  I am also a fan of The Twilight Zone, but my preference is usually The Outer Limits because I feel that percentage-wise, it has a greater number of … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Galaxy Being

“There are powers in the universe beyond anything you know!”  Quite right too!  That’s the awe and mystery of the universe and it’s rather aptly spoken by the titular Galaxy Being.  The first episode of The Outer Limits is a … Continue reading

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