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1998-05-08 00:00:00 - HI ALL - (n3vdu <n3vdu@erols.com>)


THE NEW OUTER LIMITS SUCKS BIG TIME!!! HOPE THE OLD ONE COMES BACK ON LOCAL TV IN THE MARYLAND AREA.

1998-05-09 00:00:00 - Re: HI ALL - (stoodin101@aol.com)


>THE NEW OUTER LIMITS SUCKS BIG TIME!!!< First season, true, but since then the show has evolved a lot. For my $, the best thing ever done by anything called THE OUTER LIMITS was the 3rd season ep DARK RAIN. Pure SF of a sort we dont often get on TeeVee. Other excellent eps include THE VACCINE, VANISHING ACT, JOSH, THE LIGHT BRIGADE, THE DEPROGRAMMERS....too many to list! >HOPE THE OLD ONE COMES BACK ON LOCAL TV <IN THE MARYLAND AREA I believe TNT owns it now, but they arent going to run it any time soon, since it got perilously low ratings in last year's marathon. Too bad, because it remains a classic and a brilliant work for its time. NECRONOMICON, all-instrumental electronic music inspired by H.P.Lovecraft, now available on c-60 cassette. E-mail StoOdin101@aol.com for details.

1998-05-09 00:00:00 - Re: HI ALL - ("Guy Haines,II" <bellero@erols.com>)


> > First season, true, but since then the show has evolved a lot. For my $, the > best thing ever done by anything called THE OUTER LIMITS was the 3rd season ep > DARK RAIN. Pure SF of a sort we dont often get on TeeVee. Other excellent eps > include THE VACCINE, VANISHING ACT, JOSH, THE LIGHT BRIGADE, THE > DEPROGRAMMERS....too many to list! I only made it thru the first season of the new series before I gave up on it. It just didn't have the feel of the original. Plus, I missed the music of Dominic Frontiere. I really think they shouldn't have called it Outer Limits. Or at least they should've called it the "New" Outer Limits like they did with Twilite Zone in the 1980s. In fact, this Outer Limits reminds me more of TZ than OL. Even the opening credits with the eyeball and other items floating around like one of the openings of the original TZ! Even the theme of the new OL sounds a bit like the original TZ if you listen carefully.(da da da da! da da da da!) I did watch the remake of "A Feasibility Study" and was disappointed. Believe me, I didn't want to be disappointed! David McCallum's two original OL episodes are two of my favorites and I was looking forward to his new episode! I was really excited about Joseph Stefano's involvement also, but overall, I was disappointed. I was greatly disappointed in the sickly aleins' appearance....expected more from the SPFX department. And the end just didn't move me the way the original did. I will take your advice and try to catch the current episodes. (After all, someone shouldn't judge the original OL only from episodes of its second season.) > >

1998-05-09 00:00:00 - Re: HI ALL - (stoodin101@aol.com)


> Plus, I missed the music >of Dominic Frontiere. I am a composer and complained CONSTANTLY to MGM in the first season about the miserable synth music they were foisting on OL. They have moved on; still electronic, but going for a much more orchestral sound, often (as in DARK RAIN) using the stacked fifths that Frontiere often used in the strings. > It just didn't have the feel of the original. It isn't Gothic at all, if that's what you were hoping for. The original OL was doing the same sort of things that Lovecraft, Hamilton and Brennan did in the 30s and 40s; the new OL is doing things that Heinlein, Bester and Matheson scoped out in the 50s and 60s. But it has evolved its own style, no longer looking like a sitcom, as did the early episodes. Directors like Scanlan, Azzopardi and Eastman have brought quite a bizarre look to the thing, aided and abetted by the lighting of Linzey and, now, Wincenty (check out SECOND THOUGHTS for Azzopardi/Wincenty's Oswald/Hall tribute, so to speak.) NECRONOMICON, all-instrumental electronic music inspired by H.P.Lovecraft, now available on c-60 cassette. E-mail StoOdin101@aol.com for details.

1998-05-10 00:00:00 - Re: HI ALL - ("Guy Haines,II" <bellero@erols.com>)


> > I am a composer and complained CONSTANTLY to MGM in the first season about the > miserable synth music they were foisting on OL. They have moved on; still > electronic, but going for a much more orchestral sound, often (as in DARK RAIN) > using the stacked fifths that Frontiere often used in the strings. Yet another reason for me to give the new OL a Second Chance...er... look! :) > It isn't Gothic at all, if that's what you were hoping for. The original OL was > doing the same sort of things that Lovecraft, Hamilton and Brennan did in the > 30s and 40s; the new OL is doing things that Heinlein, Bester and Matheson > scoped out in the 50s and 60s. > But it has evolved its own style, no longer looking like a sitcom, as did the > early episodes. Directors like Scanlan, Azzopardi and Eastman have brought > quite a bizarre look to the thing, aided and abetted by the lighting of Linzey > and, now, Wincenty (check out SECOND THOUGHTS for Azzopardi/Wincenty's > Oswald/Hall tribute, so to speak.) Thanks again for the suggestions!