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1999-11-02 00:00:00 - about season 6 - (Trancser <jbergman@ixc.ixc.net>)


I was just curious for those who have assured that there will be a 6th season of the outer limits, where exactly did you read or hear about this?

1999-11-03 00:00:00 - Re: about season 6 - (stoodin101@aol.com)


>I was just curious for those who have assured that there will be a 6th >season of the outer limits, where exactly did you read or hear about >this? Go to www.fandom.com They're running three big articles on OL. An overview of Season 5 (and a little info on Season 6), then a lengthy article on JOY RIDE, then an interview with Harlan Ellison about THE HUMAN OPERATORS. All three articles are by Frank Garcia, who is to the new show what D. Schow is to the old, evidently. " The one test of the really weird is just this -- whether or not there be excited in the reader a profound sense of dread, and of contact with unknown spheres and powers...." --- H.P. Lovecraft

1999-11-03 00:00:00 - Re: about season 6 - (Trancser <jbergman@ixc.ixc.net>)


StoOdin101 wrote: > >I was just curious for those who have assured that there will be a 6th > >season of the outer limits, where exactly did you read or hear about > >this? > > Go to www.fandom.com > > They're running three big articles on OL. An overview of Season 5 (and a little > info on Season 6), then a lengthy article on JOY RIDE, then an interview with > Harlan Ellison about THE HUMAN OPERATORS. All three articles are by Frank > Garcia, who is to the new show what D. Schow is to the old, evidently. > > " The one test of the really weird is just this -- whether or not there be > excited in the reader a profound sense of dread, and of contact with unknown > spheres and powers...." --- H.P. Lovecraft Ah, yes. Thanks! Interesting reading. Although, somehow I've doubted the possibility of an outer limits feature film (as in on the big screen), to see an "all mighty" story ....or maybe a series of short stories packed inside 2hrs or so might work (as with regards to a possible movie mentioned on that page). I wonder how the audience would react to something like the control voice, or like having a story with a strong point for a change, rather than a slasher flick, or some meteorite picture, or another "I know what did suck last summer" movies.

1999-11-04 00:00:00 - Re: about season 6 - (stoodin101@aol.com)


>I wonder >how the audience would react to something like the control voice, or like >having a >story with a strong point for a change, rather than a slasher flick, or some >meteorite picture, or another "I know what did suck last summer" movies. > Joseph Stefano once pitched an OL film concerning a man who "tinkered with time" similar to Tone Hobart of the Original OL episode "Forms of Things Unknown"...this film was to have started off with a slasher film, which suddenly breaks and then, in the darkness, the Control Voice says "There is nothing wrong with the picture. We are controlling transmission." etc. I don't know how the plot of the picture was to have gone, but I think the opening would have been memorable! " The one test of the really weird is just this -- whether or not there be excited in the reader a profound sense of dread, and of contact with unknown spheres and powers...." --- H.P. Lovecraft

1999-11-09 00:00:00 - Re: about season 6 - (Trancser <jbergman@ixc.ixc.net>)


> > Joseph Stefano once pitched an OL film concerning a man who "tinkered with > time" similar to Tone Hobart of the Original OL episode "Forms of Things > Unknown"...this film was to have started off with a slasher film, which > suddenly breaks and then, in the darkness, the Control Voice says "There is > nothing wrong with the picture. We are controlling transmission." etc. I don't > know how the plot of the picture was to have gone, but I think the opening > would have been memorable! > I wouldnt doubt that would be very memorable. In such a day and age, what we're in now, a movie would have virtually no limitations, as far as effects go ....NOT that substance isnt more important, naturally, but it should come in hand, to enhance whatever incredible story they'd come up with ... I'd sure look forward to such a movie!

1999-11-10 00:00:00 - Re: about season 6 - (stoodin101@aol.com)


>....NOT >that >substance isnt more important, naturally, but it should come in hand, to >enhance >whatever >incredible story they'd come up with ... I'd sure look forward to such a >movie! I know that MGM is big on making movies of their TV properties (I think DISTURBING BEHAVIOR grew out of the Outer Limits ep STRAIGHT AND NARROW, in fact), but Outer Limits IS a little movie-making machine. I can't see how the OL Experience could be easily adapted to the big screen. There are no continuing characters, no continuing plot lines to be expanded on. I guess the only benefit would be that more money could be put into the production, so that they could finally do one of those $50,000 Philip K Dick or Ray Bradbury stories they've talked about from Day One. " The one test of the really weird is just this -- whether or not there be excited in the reader a profound sense of dread, and of contact with unknown spheres and powers...." --- H.P. Lovecraft

1999-11-11 00:00:00 - Re: about season 6 - (Trancser <jbergman@ixc.ixc.net>)


> > I know that MGM is big on making movies of their TV properties (I think > DISTURBING BEHAVIOR grew out of the Outer Limits ep STRAIGHT AND NARROW, in > fact), Somehow, that doesnt suprise me one bit. I dont doubt that theres been more than one movie come out through out the years, that might be slightly altered story adaptations from the OL. And as I really didnt realize that, I'm sure theres a lot of other people who dont either. Thing is though, the writters behind these movies are probably given all the credit, when in fact, they found most of the concept for the movie from OL .... > but Outer Limits IS a little movie-making machine. I can't see how the > OL Experience could be easily adapted to the big screen. There are no > continuing characters, no continuing plot lines to be expanded on. I guess the > only benefit would be that more money could be put into the production, so that > they could finally do one of those $50,000 Philip K Dick or Ray Bradbury > stories they've talked about from Day One. > I KNOW. That is exactly what I was thinking myself. How could you possibly express the outer limits on the big screen, especially like....maybe with just one story line. The Outer Limits has covered so many many different stories in its years (along with the new growing revival series on showtime). Maybe come up with some really out standing story I guess....however that'd go around.