Review The Outer Limits (1963)

michaellevenson

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I've just ordered the series on DVD, look forward to getting it soon. Don't know a lot about it.
Any good episodes I should watch first?
I stumbled on this in an unusual way. Heard of it of course but never tried it. However in my cd collection for twenty years has been the Cabaret Voltaire album Plasticity with the track Soulenoid. This track features a Sci Fi scene with a dance/techno track on top of it. It seemed a really interesting Sci Fi scenario.
Aliens conquer the Earth one thousand years in the future, but the 70 billion population is missing. The human race has been converted into digital information on a gold-copper wire and entrusted to Mr Trent. The aliens travel back in time to get Trent
" we want the 70billion future Earthmen Mr Trent and you know where they are"
All this I gathered from just the track. So recently did some research and found it's from an Outer Limits episode " Demon with a Glass Hand" with Robert Culp. So I bought the series!
Here's a clip from the episode.
SPOILER ALERT - I haven't seen it yet but I know this scene from the track. An important scene methinks.

And here's the Cabaret Voltaire track.

Cabaret Voltaire do a lot of pretty weird stuff.
https://www.imdforums.com/threads/cabaret-voltaire.2804/
 
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Season 1

1. 1-1 16 Sep 63 The Galaxy Being
2. 1-2 23 Sep 63 The Hundred Days of the Dragon
3. 1-3 30 Sep 63 The Architects of Fear
4. 1-4 07 Oct 63 The Man with the Power
5. 1-5 14 Oct 63 The Sixth Finger
6. 1-6 28 Oct 63 The Man Who Was Never Born
7. 1-7 04 Nov 63 O.B.I.T.
8. 1-8 11 Nov 63 The Human Factor
9. 1-9 18 Nov 63 Corpus Earthling
10. 1-10 02 Dec 63 Nightmare
11. 1-11 09 Dec 63 It Crawled Out of the Woodwork
12. 1-12 16 Dec 63 The Borderland
13. 1-13 23 Dec 63 Tourist Attraction
14. 1-14 30 Dec 63 The Zanti Misfits
15. 1-15 06 Jan 64 The Mice
16. 1-16 13 Jan 64 Controlled Experiment
17. 1-17 20 Jan 64 Don't Open Till Doomsday
18. 1-18 27 Jan 64 ZZZZZ
19. 1-19 03 Feb 64 The Invisibles
20. 1-20 10 Feb 64 The Bellero Shield
21. 1-21 17 Feb 64 The Children of Spider County
22. 1-22 24 Feb 64 Specimen: Unknown
23. 1-23 02 Mar 64 Second Chance
24. 1-24 09 Mar 64 Moonstone
25. 1-25 16 Mar 64 The Mutant
26. 1-26 23 Mar 64 The Guests
27. 1-27 30 Mar 64 Fun and Games
28. 1-28 06 Apr 64 The Special One
29. 1-29 13 Apr 64 A Feasibility Study
30. 1-30 20 Apr 64 Production and Decay of Strange Particles
31. 1-31 27 Apr 64 The Chameleon
32. 1-32 04 May 64 The Forms of Things Unknown

Soldier
34. 2-2 26 Sep 64 Cold Hands, Warm Heart
35. 2-3 03 Oct 64 Behold, Eck!
36. 2-4 10 Oct 64 Expanding Human
37. 2-5 17 Oct 64 Demon with a Glass Hand
38. 2-6 24 Oct 64 Cry of Silence
39. 2-7 31 Oct 64 The Invisible Enemy
40. 2-8 07 Nov 64 Wolf 359
41. 2-9 14 Nov 64 I, Robot
42. 2-10 21 Nov 64 The Inheritors (1)
43. 2-11 28 Nov 64 The Inheritors (2)
44. 2-12 05 Dec 64 Keeper of the Purple Twilight
45. 2-13 19 Dec 64 The Duplicate Man
46. 2-14 26 Dec 64 Counterweight
47. 2-15 02 Jan 65 The Brain of Colonel Barham
48. 2-16 09 Jan 65 The Premonition
49. 2-17 16 Jan 65 The Probe
 
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Doctor Omega

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They knew how to make good annuals back then.

Having said that I only just found out that the above two ever existed.
 

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Influence on Star Trek

A few of the monsters reappeared in Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek series later in the 1960s.

  • The "ion storm" seen in "The Mutant" (a projector beam shining through a container containing glitter in liquid suspension) became the transporter effect in Star Trek.
  • The Megasoid, from "The Duplicate Man" and the Empyrean from "Second Chance" (1964) were seen briefly near Captain Christopher Pike in other cages in the Star Trek pilot "The Cage".


 
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