Outer Limits

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  • TV-PG
  • 1995
  • 7 Seasons
  • 7.7  (11,628)

The Outer Limits was considered a ground breaking show in it's day. Stories of the strange and bizarre were featured and they generally had a moral or a statement of the condition society was in. The original series was in black and white and an hour long. The stories came from a variety of writers and directors, many of whom went on to become famous in their own right. Often alien life forms and inter-dimensional travelers would be featured, or travel to other planets by astronauts. Things were never what they seemed to be on the surface in any of the many episodes, and they generally began right at the heart of the situation. The narrator would begin the show by informing viewers they were in control of the airways and the television set. Some would consider the show terribly outdated now with our technology, but for it's time they had a pretty good grasp of what the future could potentially hold. End of the world scenarios were explored along with what would happen if we were invaded by aliens from other worlds. Scientific marvels were explored, both for the good and bad things that they were capable of. The series was revived briefly, holding true to the concept and format but never seemed to enjoy the following the original had then and still has today. The special effects were far more advanced than that of the original series yet it didn't quite seem to have the same spirit of adventure and wonder that made the original so popular.

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Seasons
Human Trials
22. Human Trials
January 18, 2002
A test to find the right soldier for a secret mission pushes the limits of loyalty of each of the candidates.
The Human Factor
21. The Human Factor
January 11, 2002
A rogue computer on an outpost on Ganymede threatens to destroy Earth's last hope of survival.
Dark Child
20. Dark Child
January 4, 2002
A woman's past alien abduction comes back to haunt her.
The Tipping Point
19. The Tipping Point
September 15, 2001
A computer whiz must destroy a deadly artificial intelligence.
Lion's Den
18. Lion's Den
September 8, 2001
A pressured wrestling coach gives his team an experimental new drug.
Rule of Law
17. Rule of Law
August 25, 2001
A judge must determine the truth behind an attack on settlers on a remote planet where aliens and humans live...
Abduction
16. Abduction
August 18, 2001
An alien forces five high school students to decide which one of them should die after they are abducted and...
Time to Time
15. Time to Time
August 11, 2001
A young woman travels back in time to try and change her father's destiny.
Mindreacher
14. Mindreacher
August 4, 2001
A psychiatrist creates a device that allows her to enter the thoughts of her patients.
Free Spirit
13. Free Spirit
July 28, 2001
An experiment is terminated resulting in the deaths of six subjects spawning a murderous entity that seeks...
Flower Child
12. Flower Child
July 21, 2001
A beautiful woman is really an alien flower that seduces men in order to feed and reproduce.
In the Blood
11. In the Blood
July 6, 2001
On a outer space mission through a wormhole, an American Indian woman scientist discovers that the entire...
Worlds Within
10. Worlds Within
June 29, 2001
A mutant child is a link to another dimension and a scientist tries to save him from secret government...
Alien Shop
9. Alien Shop
June 22, 2001
In a strange shop, an unemployed man is given a wallet that becomes filled with the belongings of anyone he...
Think Like a Dinosaur
8. Think Like a Dinosaur
June 15, 2001
A man has second thoughts about a process that transmits a copy of a person light years away but requires...
Replica
7. Replica
April 27, 2001
A man clones his near-dead wife only to discover that she has awoken from her coma and he now has two wives.
Mona Lisa
6. Mona Lisa
April 20, 2001
A blue-collar repo woman discovers and befriends an escaped android.
The Vessel
5. The Vessel
April 13, 2001
The lone survivor of a space shuttle disaster discovers he's indestructible and has become spiritually linked...
The Surrogate
4. The Surrogate
April 6, 2001
A surrogate mother finds that her pregnancy is actually changing her into an alien.
A New Life
3. A New Life
March 30, 2001
A religious cult goes to live in the woods and finds they are really abductees on an alien ship destined for...
Patient Zero
2. Patient Zero
March 23, 2001
A man travels to the past to kill a girl who is about to infect the world with a deadly virus that will...
Family Values
1. Family Values
March 16, 2001
A man gets a robot so that he can spend more time at work, but loses his place as head of the household.
Description

The Outer Limits was considered a ground breaking show in it's day. Stories of the strange and bizarre were featured and they generally had a moral or a statement of the condition society was in. The original series was in black and white and an hour long. The stories came from a variety of writers and directors, many of whom went on to become famous in their own right.

Often alien life forms and inter-dimensional travelers would be featured, or travel to other planets by astronauts. Things were never what they seemed to be on the surface in any of the many episodes, and they generally began right at the heart of the situation. The narrator would begin the show by informing viewers they were in control of the airways and the television set.

Some would consider the show terribly outdated now with our technology, but for it's time they had a pretty good grasp of what the future could potentially hold. End of the world scenarios were explored along with what would happen if we were invaded by aliens from other worlds. Scientific marvels were explored, both for the good and bad things that they were capable of.

The series was revived briefly, holding true to the concept and format but never seemed to enjoy the following the original had then and still has today. The special effects were far more advanced than that of the original series yet it didn't quite seem to have the same spirit of adventure and wonder that made the original so popular.

  • Premiere Date
    March 26, 1995
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (11,628)