Steve Evil wrote:Slowly ploughing through the rest of the Outer Limits collection. Great stuff. But I do wish they labelled the discs more clearly. . .
Yeah I bought the boxed set and I was disappointed in the packaging too. It was like they wanted to capitalize on the popularity of the show but didn't really want to sink any money in the release. That never happens, right?
The OUTER LIMITS made a big impression on me when I was a kid. I was too young to catch the original run but one of the local Atlanta stations ran it in syndication and I remember watching it on Saturday afternoons. Scared the living shit out of me. It was cool years later to buy the VHS tapes of some of the shows and find out they were actually really good TV. I don't think the best shows of the series have ever really been surpassed.
But Mr Evil, sir, here's the deal. HE is on record, in print, as saying that the second season of the show (it only lasted two) is better than the first. Of course the two shows he wrote for them were in the second season. The general consensus seems to be that DEMON is the best show of the series.
But...the problem is that at the end of the first season Joseph Stefano and his production company had a falling out with the network (ABC?) and while he retained executive producer credits, Stefano and all his folks were forced out and a whole new crew came in and took over the show. The look and feel of the show changed and while it shares the same title and format it might as well be two different shows. The first season was Lovecraftian atmospheric SF/horror and the second (aside from the Ellison shows and a couple others) was pretty much straight up cliche SF.
So since you're watching the show I'm just wondering what you think? (Yeah I know of all the important things in this world to worry about this ain't one of them but I am curious.)