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1998-05-24 00:00:00 - What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (skyking@shell1.tiac.net)


Just wonder what people consider to be the best episode of the classic Outer of Limits series. Does anyone know which show received the highest TV rating? Best episode could mean personal favorite or one that received the most critical acclaim or the one talked about most often in this group. bill burks

1998-05-24 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (stoodin101@aol.com)


>Just wonder what people consider to be the best episode of the classic< >Outer of Limits series. Most say DEMON WITH A GLASS HAND. Other favorites are A FEASIBILITY STUDY, ARCHITECTS OF FEAR and THE MAN WHO WAS NEVER BORN. My personal favorite is DON'T OPEN TILL DOOMSDAY. > Does anyone know which show received the highest< >TV rating? SPECIMEN: UNKNOWN, a pretty average "killer plants on the loose" ep. NECRONOMICON, all-instrumental electronic music inspired by H.P.Lovecraft, now available on c-60 cassette. E-mail StoOdin101@aol.com for details.

1998-05-24 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (skyking@shell1.tiac.net)


Specimen Unknown average plants on the loose episode? That was one of my all time favorites. Scared the daylights out of me when I first saw it. Still holds up years later. Bill Burks StoOdin101 <stoodin101@aol.com> wrote: : >Just wonder what people consider to be the best episode of the classic< : >Outer of Limits series. : Most say DEMON WITH A GLASS HAND. Other favorites are A FEASIBILITY STUDY, : ARCHITECTS OF FEAR and THE MAN WHO WAS NEVER BORN. : My personal favorite is DON'T OPEN TILL DOOMSDAY. : > Does anyone know which show received the highest< : >TV rating? : SPECIMEN: UNKNOWN, a pretty average "killer plants on the loose" ep. : NECRONOMICON, all-instrumental electronic music inspired by H.P.Lovecraft, now : available on c-60 cassette. E-mail StoOdin101@aol.com for details.

1998-05-24 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - ("Guy Haines,II" <bellero@erols.com>)


My own personal favorites of the classic OL are: Forms of Things Unknown The Sixth Finger The Bellero Shield Don't Open Til Doomsday Zanti Misfits The Guests skyking@shell1.tiac.net wrote in article <6k7u75$6i1@news-central.tiac.net>... > Just wonder what people consider to be the best episode of the classic > Outer of Limits series. Does anyone know which show received the highest > TV rating? Best episode could mean personal favorite or one that received > the most critical acclaim or the one talked about most often in this > group. > > bill burks >

1998-05-24 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (jstrongbow@aol.com)


like what was mentioned, the spores in Specimen Unknown got the most ratings for some , also unknown reason. One of my personal favorites is The Guests, where an alien keeps people prisoners inside an old house. The Man Who Was Never Born, is pretty good, and is the episode that inspired Cameron's Terminator movie. The Architects of Fear was great. I also really liked The 100 Days of the Dragon, despite the tidy ending. Another one of my personal favorites was Second Chance, where an alien masquerades as an alien in an amusement park and collects humans to take to his planet. Both the episodes by Harlan Ellison are great, especially the Demon with the Glass Hand. The 6th Finger is also one the best, and Forms of Things Unknown, both starring David Mcallum (remember Man from Uncle? Illya Kuryakin) Hmm ,,,perhaps Nightmare , the episode with the Ebonites, demon-like creatures who capture human prisoners of war is a close second for best episode. Damn, let's face it. There are quite a lot of really great classics!

1998-05-27 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (gaspar@frontiernet.net)


>skyking@shell1.tiac.net wrote: > Just wonder what people consider to be the best episode of the classic > Outer of Limits series. Does anyone know which show received the highest > TV rating? Best episode could mean personal favorite or one that received > the most critical acclaim or the one talked about most often in this > group. > > bill burks One of my personal favorites is 'Moonstone', (astronauts on the moon discover sphere with aliens inside trying to escape their home world...). Zanti Misfits is another of my fav's. / / 0 0 ' /

1998-06-02 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (egoistx@aol.com)


Just as an aside - reading through some of the choices for favorite episodes, I am struck by how damned cool the names of these episodes are. I can't remember the name of one of my faves, but I will say that it has a young Martin Sheen in it. It involves a war between Earth and another planet named Ebon (if memory serves). Sheen, a private, and the crew of soldiers are caught by the aliens and put in a camp in which they are tortured for 'information.' The coolest character is Major Wong who manages to cooly smoke a cigarette and recite a poem even after his arm has been pulverized! EgoistX "It is by will alone that I set my mind in motion. . ." - Mentat Piter de Vries

1998-06-03 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (13th Floor <floor13@bayarea.net>)


That episode is called "Nightmare" EgoistX <egoistx@aol.com> wrote in article <1998060204003500.AAA27056@ladder01.news.aol.com>... > Just as an aside - reading through some of the choices for favorite episodes, I > am struck by how damned cool the names of these episodes are. > > I can't remember the name of one of my faves, but I will say that it has a > young Martin Sheen in it. It involves a war between Earth and another planet > named Ebon (if memory serves). Sheen, a private, and the crew of soldiers are > caught by the aliens and put in a camp in which they are tortured for > 'information.' The coolest character is Major Wong who manages to cooly smoke > a cigarette and recite a poem even after his arm has been pulverized! > > > EgoistX > > "It is by will alone that I set my mind in motion. . ." - Mentat Piter de Vries > >

1998-06-15 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (jstrongbow@aol.com)


the name of that great episode is NIGHTMARE

1998-06-17 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (lzmutant@aol.com)


"The Invisibles" is the conspiracy plot of the "X-Files!" I didn't like it either when I was a kid, but when I watched it as an adult, I really thought it was great, especially in light of the popularity of the "X-Files." Do yourself a favor and check it out!

1998-06-17 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (stoodin101@aol.com)


>Quantity is not the same as quality. Just because "Speciman: Unknown" was >the< >highest-rated episode of "The Outer Limits" ever doesn't necessarily mean >that< >it was of the highest quality Leslie Stevens (R.I.P.) always said that the networks couldn't understand their own ratings. He claimed that good reviews/good word of mouth of the PREVIOUS episode boosted the ratings of the NEXT episode, which was of course an unknown factor to the audience. It makes sense, too. NECRONOMICON, all-instrumental electronic music inspired by H.P.Lovecraft, now available on c-60 cassette. E-mail StoOdin101@aol.com for details.

1998-06-17 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (lzmutant@aol.com)


Did Leslie Stevens die?

1998-06-17 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (skyking@shell1.tiac.net)


What does quality mean? Are we talking highest quality or good episode. Speciman Unknown scared the daylights out of me when first shown. It was good and very well done. I definitely wouldnt call it low quality by any means. bill burks StoOdin101 <stoodin101@aol.com> wrote: : >Quantity is not the same as quality. Just because "Speciman: Unknown" was : >the< : >highest-rated episode of "The Outer Limits" ever doesn't necessarily mean : >that< : >it was of the highest quality : Leslie Stevens (R.I.P.) always said that the networks couldn't understand their : own ratings. He claimed that good reviews/good word of mouth of the PREVIOUS : episode boosted the ratings of the NEXT episode, which was of course an unknown : factor to the audience. It makes sense, too. : NECRONOMICON, all-instrumental electronic music inspired by H.P.Lovecraft, now : available on c-60 cassette. E-mail StoOdin101@aol.com for details.

1998-06-17 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (DaveKili@my-dejanews.com)


In article <1998061700005000.UAA28734@ladder01.news.aol.com>, lzmutant@aol.com (LZMutant) wrote: > > "The Invisibles" is the conspiracy plot of the "X-Files!" I didn't like it > either when I was a kid, but when I watched it as an adult, I really thought it > was great, especially in light of the popularity of the "X-Files." > > Do yourself a favor and check it out! > > I watched "The Invisibles" last night and found the whole episode to be very confusing. The plot didn't made any sense to me from start to finish. The only element which saved the episode was actor Don Gordon, who had better material to work with in "Second Chance". Generally I find the Joe Stefano scripts to be the best of the series, but I would have to rate "The Invisibles" as one of worst episode of the first season (next to "Production and Decay of Strange Particles" and "Tourist Attraction"). I checked out a copy of "The Outer Limits: The Official Companion" from my University library. I'll have to read what it has to say about "The Invisibles". --Dave -----== Posted via Deja News, The Leader in Internet Discussion ==----- http://www.dejanews.com/ Now offering spam-free web-based newsreading

1998-06-17 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (lzmutant@aol.com)


>I watched "The Invisibles" last night and found the whole episode to be >very<BR> >confusing. The plot didn't made any sense to me from start to finish Yeah, I admit the plotting of "The Invisibles" is a little unclear, but I seriously think it's a great episode for the following reasons... 1. The story of aliens taking over the Government. (I understand it's a rip of a Heinlen story -- but I never read it.) Also, the secret agent stuff, which at the time wasn't a TV cliche. 2. Don Gordon's performance. I thought he was much better in this than in "Second Chance." 3. The camerawork. Wow. What Conrad Hall did in this episode was incredible. Guess that's why he later won an Oscar. The book you checked out is wonderful, and helped me appreciate this episode even more. It also adds great insight into "OBIT," another on my list.

1998-06-18 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (13th Floor <floor13@bayarea.net>)


Nope. LZMutant <lzmutant@aol.com> wrote in article <1998061707105900.DAA16426@ladder03.news.aol.com>... > Did Leslie Stevens die? >

1998-06-18 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (stoodin101@aol.com)


> Did Leslie Stevens die? >> About a month ago. You would think there would be quite a bit of uproar about something like that, but it was pretty much swept under the rug. NECRONOMICON, all-instrumental electronic music inspired by H.P.Lovecraft, now available on c-60 cassette. E-mail StoOdin101@aol.com for details.

1998-06-19 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (13th Floor <floor13@bayarea.net>)


Ag!! I had no idea. StoOdin101 <stoodin101@aol.com> wrote in article <1998061821452700.RAA14186@ladder01.news.aol.com>... > > Did Leslie Stevens die? > >> > > About a month ago. You would think there would be quite a bit of uproar about > something like that, but it was pretty much swept under the rug. > > > NECRONOMICON, all-instrumental electronic music inspired by H.P.Lovecraft, now > available on c-60 cassette. E-mail StoOdin101@aol.com for details. > > > > > >

1998-06-20 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - ("Guy Haines,II" <bellero@erols.com>)


Neil Hamilton's performance added to this episode greatly for the better, especially his scene in which his character "lets go" and delivers a kind of drunken, ecstatic monolog as he lets the alien have it's way with him. It almost suggests an orgasm! Great stuff! Guy LZMutant <lzmutant@aol.com> wrote in article <1998061722341600.SAA06942@ladder01.news.aol.com>... > >I watched "The Invisibles" last night and found the whole episode to be > >very<BR> > >confusing. The plot didn't made any sense to me from start to finish > > Yeah, I admit the plotting of "The Invisibles" is a little unclear, but I > seriously think it's a great episode for the following reasons... > > 1. The story of aliens taking over the Government. (I understand it's a rip > of a Heinlen story -- but I never read it.) Also, the secret agent stuff, > which at the time wasn't a TV cliche. > > 2. Don Gordon's performance. I thought he was much better in this than in > "Second Chance." > > 3. The camerawork. Wow. What Conrad Hall did in this episode was incredible. > Guess that's why he later won an Oscar. > > The book you checked out is wonderful, and helped me appreciate this episode > even more. It also adds great insight into "OBIT," another on my list. >

1998-06-20 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (skyking@shell1.tiac.net)


Is that Batman's Neil Hamilton? Commissioner Gordon? Wow. Which episode are you referring to? bill burks Guy Haines,II <bellero@erols.com> wrote: : Neil Hamilton's performance added to this episode greatly for the better, : especially his scene in which his character "lets go" and delivers a kind : of drunken, ecstatic monolog as he lets the alien have it's way with him. : It almost suggests an orgasm! Great stuff! : Guy : LZMutant <lzmutant@aol.com> wrote in article : <1998061722341600.SAA06942@ladder01.news.aol.com>... : > >I watched "The Invisibles" last night and found the whole episode to be : > >very<BR> : > >confusing. The plot didn't made any sense to me from start to finish : > : > Yeah, I admit the plotting of "The Invisibles" is a little unclear, but : I : > seriously think it's a great episode for the following reasons... : > : > 1. The story of aliens taking over the Government. (I understand it's a : rip : > of a Heinlen story -- but I never read it.) Also, the secret agent : stuff, : > which at the time wasn't a TV cliche. : > : > 2. Don Gordon's performance. I thought he was much better in this than : in : > "Second Chance." : > : > 3. The camerawork. Wow. What Conrad Hall did in this episode was : incredible. : > Guess that's why he later won an Oscar. : > : > The book you checked out is wonderful, and helped me appreciate this : episode : > even more. It also adds great insight into "OBIT," another on my list. : >

1998-06-20 00:00:00 - Re: What is the best Classic Outer Limits episode? - (stoodin101@aol.com)


>Is that Batman's Neil Hamilton? Commissioner Gordon? Wow. Which episode >are you referring to? He's in two of them. The one they are talking about, where he has that insane soliliquy about the horror on his back, is "The Invisibles". The other is "THe Bellero Shield", where he plays Martin Landau's millionaire father. NECRONOMICON, all-instrumental electronic music inspired by H.P.Lovecraft, now available on c-60 cassette. E-mail StoOdin101@aol.com for details.