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May 2nd, 2002, 04:39 AM
In Australia this has been shown sporadically over the last 7 or so years. It's airing again in Perth, Australia, so I'm very happy. The show kicks ass with its sc-fi scenarios and profound start and end voiceovers.
May 2nd, 2002, 08:56 AM
I see a commercial for it every now and then but have never seen an episode. Seems too sci-fi for me a la X-Files. How does it compare to the original Twilight Zone, Friday the Thirteenth the Series, or Amazing Stories?
May 2nd, 2002, 10:08 AM
I enjoyed the original b&w version of the Outer Limits more than the series you mentioned, Bond - even the Twilight Zone, which usually gets more positive comments.
Firstly, it was an hour long (most of the Twilight Zone was 25-30 mins) but the stories were great - the Soldier with the Glass Hand, based on Harlan Ellison's story I still remember after first seeing it over 20 years ago. In the Uk they are repeating old Twilight Zones on the SciFi Channel, which are good - Rod Serling was a genius! - but I still think the Outer Limits was better. Mind you, if I see them now, they may not be quite so good. http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif
May 2nd, 2002, 10:25 AM
I remember seeing a show where a woman has a little doll (a sort of African-warrior doll, I think) that comes to life and tries to kill her with a miniature spear. It scared the crap out of me! Does anyone know if this was an old Outer Limits episode? I'm pretty sure that it was black and white...
May 5th, 2002, 04:07 AM
Never seen those shows Bond. Outer Limits is quite different to X-Files. It has cool scenarios, some based in the future, some on Earth etc. They give the viewer something profound to think about too. A lot of new talent was found from Outer Limits (from Kirsten Dunst and Ryan Phillipe to just about everyone fromm Stargate)
May 5th, 2002, 07:42 AM
'The Jungle' was a Twilight Zone episode -
'A contractor who has violated certain African lands must deal with the fury of the African tribal wizard, even back home in the
written by Charles Beaumont, - though it has been redone in a film 'starring' Lysette Anthony - Trilogy of Terror or something.
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May 6th, 2002, 05:51 AM
Thanks Hobbit! It was Trilogy of Terror--I don't remember the rest of the trilogy, however, just that one. The little guy was really fast with that spear! http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif
May 6th, 2002, 06:16 AM
Actually that's the only bit I've seen, turning over one night on TV. I gather that there's two or three movies though.
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