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The Outer Limits (Online Survey -- Your Favorite Episodes)


On a Monday night in the autumn of 1963, TV viewers tuning in to ABC were about to experience a shock as never before. A new program called "The Outer Limits" was about to make its debut in the homes of America, and nobody really knew what to make of it. The now familiar "There is nothing wrong with your television set..." narrative really caught everyone off guard. And to the multitudes of 'hungry' science fiction fans, the new series was like 'heaven on earth'. The writing was absolutely brilliant and the stories themselves were extremely thought-provoking. From a visual standpoint, the shows always depicted a genuine atmosphere, and the subtlety of the camera angles used during filming were quite clever. But most of all, a cavalcade of impressive guest stars on a week-to-week basis enhanced the episodes, allowing them to ascend to top notch drama, as well as science fiction.

Editor's reflection from a personal experience: This series was really something special, and over time developed a widespread appeal to a range of viewers. In the early 1990s, The Outer Limits wasn't showing on a network that my cable system offered, but I had a friend who was in his early 60s that was able to video tape the shows from his cable network. I asked him to tape an episode or two for me. He wasn't a sci-fi buff, and had never seen The Outer Limits, but apparently he decided to watch one of the episodes that he was taping for me. When I visited his house to pick up the video tape, he had prepared dinner, and afterward, seemed to take great pleasure in playing the episode "The Man with the Power" for me to watch with him again. (I gather that his home situation paralleled Donald Pleasence's character's home life from the story.) This episode led to others that he would tape for me, and then we'd watch again at his house. I sort of remember "Wolf 359" as being another episode that he was ecstatic about and that we viewed at his house, as well as "The Guests".  


THE OUTER LIMITS EPISODE SURVEY

SUBMIT YOUR OWN PICKS FOR YOUR 5 FAVORITE 'OUTER LIMITS' EPISODES:

(You may hover your mouse over one of the 'linked' episode titles below to view a brief description of the episode.  Also, you need not rate the episodes from 1 to 5--just click on the appropriate check box to include an episode as one of your Top 5 Favorites.)

The Galaxy Being

The One Hundred Days of the Dragon

The Architects of Fear

The Man with the Power

The Sixth Finger

The Man Who Was Never Born

O.B.I.T.

The Human Factor

Corpus Earthling

Nightmare

It Crawled Out of the Woodwork

The Borderland

Tourist Attraction

The Zanti Misfits

The Mice

Controlled Experiment

Dont Open Till Doomsday

Z-Z-Z-Z-Z

The Invisibles

The Bellero Shield

The Children of Spider County

Specimen: Unknown

Second Chance

Moonstone

The Mutant

The Guests

Fun and Games

The Special One

A Feasiblity Study

Production and Decay of Strange Particles

The Chameleon

The Forms of Things Unknown

Soldier

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Behold, Eck!

Expanding Human

Demon with a Glass Hand

Cry of Silence

The Invisible Enemy

Wolf 359

I, Robot

The Inheritors (Part I)

The Inheritors (Part II)

Keeper of the Purple Twilight

The Duplicate Man

Counterweight

The Brain of Colonel Barham

The Premonition

The Probe


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CURRENT PUBLIC EPISODE RANKINGS


The Man with the Power (6)
The Sixth Finger (6)
The Galaxy Being (5)
Corpus Earthling (4)
The Zanti Misfits (4)
A Feasibility Study (4)
The Man Who Was Never Born (3)
Specimen: Unknown (3)
The Special One (3)
The Inheritors (Part I) (3)
The Inheritors (Part II) (3)
The Architects of Fear (2)
The Human Factor (2)
The Borderland (2)
Controlled Experiment (2)
Dont Open Till Doomsday (2)
The Invisibles (2)
The Children of Spider County (2)
Second Chance (2)
Moonstone (2)
The Chameleon (2)
Soldier (2)
Cold Hands, Warm Heart (2)
Demon with a Glass Hand (2)
The Invisible Enemy (2)
I, Robot (2)
The One Hundred Days of the Dragon (1)
O.B.I.T. (1)
The Mice (1)
Z-Z-Z-Z-Z (1)
The Bellero Shield (1)
The Mutant (1)
The Guests (1)
Fun and Games (1)
Production and Decay of Strange Particles (1)
Keeper of the Purple Twilight (1)
The Premonition (1)
Nightmare (0)
It Crawled Out of the Woodwork (0)
Tourist Attraction (0)
The Forms of Things Unknown (0)
Behold Eck! (0)
Expanding Human (0)
Cry of Silence (0)
Wolf 359 (0)
The Duplicate Man (0)
Counterweight (0)
The Brain of Colonel Barham (0)
The Probe (0)