The Outer Limits

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The Outer Limits
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Like the classic 1960s series of the same name, each episode is a celebration of the human imagination in which humanity's exploration of new frontiers in technology, outer space and the human experience reveal our greatest hopes and darkest fears. Stories on The Outer Limits have explored the consequences of such controversial and thought-provoking topics as genetic manipulation, alien visitation and life after death.
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  • This is a remake of the original from the 1960's.

    7.0
    This is a remake of the original from the 1960's. I have never been a huge fan of the outer limits I have always found the twilight zone to be better for the twist endings, morals, plots and overall episodes. The original outer limits was better, the newer series has some some positive things but most of the episodes I have seen I thought they were just good. It seems like the original episodes were better, both the old and new series episodes are an hour long and it seems like most of the newer episodes feel like filler they shouldve just made it half an hour I think then it wouldve had better episodes and would have been more exciting. The original however filled up the hour without getting boring. I like the twilight zone and the 2 revivals more than the outer limits, what can I say I just like the twilight zone more.moreless
  • A remake of a past classic.

    5.0
    I am a fan of "The Outer Limits" - the original series that is. This remake however is more shocking. Many of these newer episodes have sex or violence incorporated into the storyline, many others showcase the evils of the human mind (the killing of others, the detonation of bombs etc.).

    What was once a show about the unknown - or aliens from Outer space - seems to have developed into a bit more of a drama.

    Granted, I was glad that they brought this series back, and a few episodes are decent (mainly the ones that are more "sci-fi" in content, like the original) but I think I still prefer the original series over this.moreless
  • A great episode about a series of clinical killings with very little connection other than a few minor sex crimes like an episode of Columbo we know the connection but why does Miss. Thereas Givens go back in time killing murderers before they can act?moreless

    10
    Amanda Plummer puts in a never better performance in this Outer Limits episode. She portrays the tortured soul of this character quite brilliantly. Little surprise then that she won an Emmy for it. Love the way it's filmed and written too (some insightful, sharp dialogue and good plotting although Agent Pratt's subplot with her partner fancying her doesn't quite work). Some brilliant support from the rest of the cast but in the end this is Plummer's show in one of her greatest ever performances. Bravo Amanda! You deserve all the plaudits that came your way and turned what was a good script into a great episode.moreless
  • Really Interesting....

    8.5
    All the episodes in The Outer Limits are really interesting.. All Of the epidodes have titles and they always connect to what is the show going to be about. Some of the episodes may be really Freaky or suspense, and some can be funny at times. The beggining of the show some guy talks and it goes like "There is nothing wrong with your DVD player. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling your DVD player. We already control the horizontal and the vertical. We now control the digital. We can change the focus from a soft blur to crystal clarity. Sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to... The Outer Limits."moreless
  • Not all but many of the episodes have a negative outlook to technology, why?

    7.4
    For the longest time, I have had a negative opinion of The Outer Limits because many episodes have a negative outlook on man and technology. This show in many ways is the direct opposite of other Sci-Fi shows, such as the various Star Treks and Stargate. These other shows believe man and technology can - in the end - work together towards the betterment of mankind / all life forms.



    The Outer Limits, though, seems to go out of its way to show how man can use technology incorrectly. The writers will even create unrealistic situations to make a negative point or mankind’s struggle is wrong.



    Yes, everything is never peaches and cream and warning us of the misuse of our abilities and technology has value. The pendulum in this viewer’s opinion is too far on the negative side for the show to be enjoyable. Yeah, I like positive views on the future.



    Excluding this negative viewpoint the production, writing, and episodes are good.moreless
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    space travel, back from the dead, apocalyptic, supernatural forces, social commentary