Category Archives: The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits: Expanding Human

When The Outer Limits was being released on VHS back in the day, the last one I bought was Expanding Human.  I’d been a fan of the concept of duality for a good portion of my childhood, having watched countless … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Behold Eck!

The Outer Limits was a show that was usually way ahead of its time.  It came up with some really fantastic ideas but often failed on the execution.  Sometimes that’s the result of the time it was made: special effects … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Anyone who has ever had a bad fever knows the discomfort of being cold and the struggle to keep warm.  There’s a big difference between being out in the winter and being cold versus having a bad fever.  When you’re … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Soldier

The opener for season 2 had a direct impact on the future.  No, I don’t mean Qarlo Clobregnny being from the future, but this is the episode that made writer Harlan Ellison go after James Cameron for plagiarism.  He claimed … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Forms of Things Unknown

I came into the final episode of season one of The Outer Limits with fond memories but find these days, that preview scene really works against the episodes.  In this preview, David McCullum takes Barbara Rush down a creepy hallway … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Chameleon

Just at a point where I was feeling The Outer Limits was getting a bit repetitive, The Chameleon comes along.  Weirdly, I had vague memories of this episode and they were not positive ones.  Yet watching it now, as an … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Production and Decay of Strange Particles

When I was collecting The Outer Limits on VHS way back in the early days of mankind, they were being released roughly 6 at a time.  When the batch came out with The Production and Decay of Strange Particles, the … Continue reading

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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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