Monday, May 6, 2013

Top 25 Sci-Fi TV Shows Countdown: # 12 The Outer Limits

Number 12  The Outer Limits  1963-1965

Following on the foot steps of The Twilight Zone came this black and white anthology sci-fi show.  The Outer Limits was very much like The Twilight Zone dealing mainly in Sci-Fi realm. It brought great hour long stories that dove into the mysterious.     In its 49 episode run it had many great episodes, but was less consistent than the Twilight Zone was.   Still a must watch for Sci-Fi fans.

Like the Twilight Zone it had a great opening.  You knew you were in for a good watch when the opening came on.

"There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to — The Outer Limits."


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