Category Archives: The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits: A Feasibility Study

Magnificent recovery!  For a few episodes, I had been wondering why I loved this series as a kid.  There were simply too many in a row that we predictable and dated.  A Feasibility Study brings back the awe and mystery … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Special One

I nearly fell off the couch when I realized this episode didn’t have a preview of what’s to come. Just one episode ago, I skipped the spoiling effect without checking. Now I wonder if that was a mistake. (I checked; … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Fun and Games

Visitors to the Junkyard may recall September of 2020 when we reviewed Star Trek’s Arena where I mentioned that it was based on an idea from The Outer Limits.  “You will meet in the Arena!”  Yep, this is that episode.  … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Guests

It’s funny because when I played Westmark Manor, something about it seemed familiar.  I admit, I thought little of it at the time, figuring the horror setting of an old house and twisting hallways was just a trope.  But when … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Mutant

When I watched The Outer Limits as a kid, I loved it.  I think it had the right mix of horror and science fiction in a palatable setting.  Coupled with the philosophy of that brilliant Control Voice, and what more … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Moonstone

Good God, it’s that dude from Buck Rogers!  Tim O’Connor plays Major Flint Anderson but the moment I saw him in that preview scene I was flabbergasted.  Was Buck around too?  Really what blew my mind is that after the … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Second Chance

Now I know where the Daleks get their plans!  Empyria, the planet of bird brains.  Or… bird people.  Whatever.  I thought only Doctor Who’s Daleks would come up with a scheme this nutty!  Nope, I was wrong.  I can see … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Specimen: Unknown

That’s the trouble with rummaging through the Junkyard; sometimes we find things in the wrong order.  For instance, The Outer Limits aired several years before Star Trek even started, but Star Trek’s This Side of Paradise may have been influenced … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Children of Spider County

When I was about halfway through this episode, I thought to myself: this is such a weird show.  I used to love it as a kid, but boy is it “talky”.  But then it hit me.  It was like those … Continue reading

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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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