The Outer Limits

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  1. rodger

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    Zanti Misfits!! That episode kept little 9 year old Rodger awake for days.

    My wife and I watched it on Prime a couple Sundays ago. Bruce Dern! She wasn't so impressed. When I was 9, I saw giant ants with beards everywhere.

    Another one is the David McCallum episode where he evolves a million years into the future and his head grows huge. Watched it again last Sunday without my wife.

    Lastly, Don't Open Till Doomsday!
     
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    I loved watching all of those shows: Outer Limits, Twilight Zone, and One Step Beyond, but the one that most scared the bejeezus out of me as a kid was Boris Karloff's Thriller. A couple of those episodes (The Grim Reaper and Pigeons From Hell) still resonate with me even as an adult.

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    TZ and Outer Limits were good, Alfred Hitchcock was the best though.
     
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    I was 11 and it was scary & entertaining. The Twilight Zone was great but different
     
  5. Charlie Bernstein

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    Friendly amendment: It was a gremlin. And yup, it was William Shatner, playing a shell-shocked Korean war Sabre jet fighter pilot.

    (Korean war pilots often hallucinated gremlins, for some reason. Which inspired the episode.)
     
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  6. Charlie Bernstein

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    Yup. I wasn't allowed to watch the Three Stooges (too stupid), Peter Gunn (too sexy), or Hogan's Heroes (too unfunny — see related Hogan thread).

    But Twilight Zone and Outer Limits were fine by them.

    I actually think they had it right.
     
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    Night Gallery! Forgot about that one.

    I’ve never seen either of those (One Step Beyond or Thriller). Have to track some down. Thanks.

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    Yeah that was pointed out about 20 posts ago but thanks anyway....both shows are very similar.
     
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    Was that the one with the ear wick worm. The guy was so relieved that he miraculously survived it boring through his head until the doctor told him that it laid eggs in there.
     
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    My favorite Twilight Zone was To Serve Man. Aliens come to earth with promises of humanitarian aid and descriptions of their home planet as a paradise. They leave a book that someone partially decodes the title, To Serve Man. People are flocking to volunteer to go visit their planet. Finally this guy deciphers more of the book and runs towards the ship screaming “don’t get on the ship; the rest of the book, To Serve Man....it’s a cookbook!” Great stuff.
     
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    The Kanamit! A comfortable 76 degrees on their home world.
     
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    That McCallum episode was great! How did he walk around without tipping over?

    That one and the Zantis are the two I remember best. (Or at all?)

    I'll have to Google Don't Open Till Doomsday, see if I recognize it. Thanks for the lead!
     
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    I liked the one with Alyssa Milano as a girl who's body was taken over by a sex starved alien, and she looked good in a clotheless state.
     
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    On of my favorite T-Zones. It was adapted from a short story by SF great Damon Knight. Serling made changes. It's worth finding a copy to compare and contrast.

    More recently, remember this from Madagascar?:

     
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    I thought that Outer Limits was a documentary .
     
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    Don't forget Tales From the Darkside
     
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    That show was on during my high school years, a must watch. That one along with One Step Beyond, The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
     
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    Hitchcock was fun. Censors didn't allow bad guys to win, so if the story called for it, then he'd explain in his outro monologue how the bad guys were finally foiled.

    And hey - how about Science Fiction Theater's microwave machine that blew a hole in the wall during the opening? The marvels!

    Let's see if I can find it . . . . Yup - and omigosh - I forgot! The company my dad worked for - Ziv Television - produced it! So proud!:

     
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    Totally different songs.
     
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    I think OL was on Channel 7, and I couldn't get my antenna to pick it up. The next day at school the kids would be talking about the episode I could not see.:(
     
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