Category Archives: The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits: The Brain of Colonel Barham

Here’s all you need to know about The Brain of Colonel Barham.  Col Barham is a really smart dude, but he’s dying of an incurable disease.  As part of an experiment to colonize Mars, the powers-that-be decide they could remove … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Counterweight

There are a number of things I don’t understand about the episode Counterweight.  I always let the Control Voice finish his monologue at the end before stopping the episode, but noticed this one had extra time, because there was a … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Duplicate Man

Remember that scene in Doctor Who’s The Visitation when the Doctor was like, “we’re going to search for the Terileptil”, and Adric was like, “you know where it is?”  and the Doctor sarcastically said, “Yes, that’s why we’re searching!”  Well, … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Keeper of the Purple Twilight

A weird thing happened to me today.  I worked on my write up for a Twilight Zone episode, then finished prepping a pre-written post for a Doctor Who audio story called The Twilight Kingdom.  Finally done with writing for the … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Inheritors

The only two-part story in the entire run of The Outer Limits and it feels like an actual movie.  The Inheritors was the one episode I wasn’t really looking forward to because I was a bit put off by sitting … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: I, Robot

I, Robot is a unique episode for me because the first draft of my writeup was done as a story; a sort of continuation of the events depicted in the actual episode.  After careful consideration, however, I realized that it … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Wolf 359

I’m betting most of you know the story of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.  At least, you’ve either read the Illustrated Classic as a kid, or you’ve seen the Disney movie, or you just know the story … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Invisible Enemy

Holy Rosetta Stone, Batman! One of my oldest friends often questions me on where it all began.  He tries to figure out if my love of science fiction influenced who I became or if I was on this path and … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Cry of Silence

The first time I’d watched The Outer Limits, I was not yet familiar with the works of H.P. Lovecraft.  Anyone who’s read The Color out of Space has experienced the terror and the dread of that remote farmhouse and the … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Demon with a Glass Hand

In 2018, before Roger and I decided to dive into The Outer Limits as a weekly review, I’d flagged one episode for special notice.  Today, it still stands out as one of the very best the series had to offer.  … Continue reading

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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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