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milamber_reborn
May 2nd, 2002, 05:39 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.

Bond
May 2nd, 2002, 09:56 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?

Hobbit
May 2nd, 2002, 11:08 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

Hobbit

Ladijen
May 2nd, 2002, 11:25 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...

milamber_reborn
May 5th, 2002, 05:07 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)

Hobbit
May 5th, 2002, 08:42 AM
'The Jungle' was a Twilight Zone episode -
From: http://www.scifi.com/twizone/season3.html

'A contractor who has violated certain African lands must deal with the fury of the African tribal wizard, even back home in the
United States.'

written by Charles Beaumont, - though it has been redone in a film 'starring' Lysette Anthony - Trilogy of Terror or something.

Hobbit

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Ladijen
May 6th, 2002, 06:51 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

Hobbit
May 6th, 2002, 07:16 AM
Pleasure! http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif

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.

Hobbit