The Outer Limits (1963) 2 Seasons 1964

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Season 2
(70) IMDb 7.3/10

12. Keeper Of The Purple Twilight TV-NR CC

Scientist Eric Plummer comes under the sinister influence of a creature from outer space. It's capable of materializing in human form but lacks human emotions. Plummer agrees to exchange his emotions for scientific data known only to the creature.

Starring:
Robert Webber, Warren Stevens
Runtime:
52 minutes
Original air date:
December 5, 1964

Keeper Of The Purple Twilight

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Season 2

Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Horror
Director Charles F. Haas
Starring Robert Webber, Warren Stevens
Supporting actors Gail Kobe, Curt Conway, Edward Platt
Season year 1965
Network MGM
Producers Ben Brady, Leslie Stevens, Sam White
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16 episodes--half the first season of the series.
Wayne Klein
They are both tragedies with grand conceptions behind them, truly unique.
Robert J. Crawford
If you are an Outer Limits fan, this is a very good deal, indeed!
William J. Irvin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
The first season of "The Outer Limits" was the best. Sure the second season had some classic episodes (among them "Solider" and "Demon with a Glass Hand" which inspired James Cameron to come up with "The Terminator". I'd give the shows here 5 stars but 0 stars to MGM for this reissue. Why? Because these are the exact same digital transfers as last time. They haven't been enhanced with any thing AND there are no extras. I'd average that out to 2 stars for this set.

Don't get me wrong--the first season was terrific for the most part. This set (like the first season set) features the moving "The Man Who Was Never Born" with Martin Landau as a scarred victim of a viral holocaust who is given the chance to go back in time and prevent the birth of the man who created his sterile world. Featuring a rich score by the late Domninic Frontiere (among his best), this was "The Outer Limits" as its best. Also we get "The Galaxy Being" with Cliff Roberson who unwittingly brings an alien creature he has been communicating with from a world made of anti-matter into ours causing destruction and death. David McCallum in "The Sixth Finger" about the results of an experiment to push humanity to evolve to the next level but how, in the process, we lose the essence of what makes us human.

"The Zanti Misfits" like much of Stefano's work provides a neat allegory about human nature. We also get "The Borderlands" and many other classic episodes mixed with claptrap like "Human Factor" but almost everything here is terrific even if we're only getting half a season at a higher price than before.

Why not include a commentary track from surviving actors or David J. Suchow the author on the definitive book on "The Outer Limits"?
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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful By John Gentile on May 14, 2007
Format: DVD
MGM splits the first season in half. You get 2 double sided discs, same format as the first release. No extras. I can only assume the episodes are NOT remastered. What is the point? True fans bought the first set. Casual fans will probably seek out their favorite episodes. What are the odds their favorites fall within the first 16 episodes?

This set makes no sense whatsoever. Without ANY additional attractions, I don't see why anyone would buy this.
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66 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Rucki on May 8, 2007
Format: DVD
This "redundant" DVD re-release is absurd and unfair and doesn't do justice to the show. It's a disgrace and a real swindle that a major and "wealthy" Studio release a vintage show in two volumes. With today's technology, you could, at least, obtain a complete restoration from the original 35 mm prints. The first DVD release was cheaply cleaned up and featured no extras and worst: no language options. I advise all "Outer Limits" diehard fans to read a full account of the lowdown first DVD edition by getting this publication serving as an evidence for the future: "Video Watchdog", n° 89 and n° 102, November 2002 and December 2003, articles by "Outer Limits" expert David J. Schow. I reject this vulgar 2007 DVD edition that deserves to be dumped into the "Pit" (Cf. "It Crawled out of the Woodwork")! I believe that the right action from the Studio would be to re-release the entire season in one single set including:

- 32 restored copies

- the two "restored" alternate pilots ("Please Stand By" and "The Unknown")

- restored trailers and promos

- audio commentaries by expert David J. Schow

- interviews with "Outer Limits" cast and crew

- isolated scores

- languages options (dubbings and subtitles: English, Spanish, French)

"When this passion called aspiration becomes lust, then aspiration degenerates, becomes vulgar ambition, by which sin the angels fell."

--End Narration from "The Bellero Shield".
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By William Smith on March 29, 2007
Format: DVD
Hilarious. You get less content for roughly the same price as the entire "first" first set. Yea, ok, sure. If the Outer Limits were a comedy I could at least say this is ironic, but for now I'll stick with MORONIC.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By GABRIELE GILBERT on August 14, 2007
Format: DVD
this review is towards the re release and in no way shape or form about the legedary original 1963 outer limits television show.in 2002 mgm released the outer limits complete first season and later presented the complete second season.now on the re release of 2007 the seasons are broken up in parts.not only that they are using the same double sided discs as well.at least the packaging on the 2002 sets were in plastic cases,the re release of 2007 are in card board cases.the outer limits is truly worth the money and time but as far as buying the sets you are better off with the 2002 sets complete seasons,this re release is nothing more than a money making scheme.this 2007 re release is without a doubt a waste of money.....
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Scott Barusek on August 16, 2007
Format: DVD
I'm only giving this two stars because it is a great show. Other than that, there is no reason to buy this collection. You're getting half of season one, with no extra features. Instead, spend another ten- twenty dollars or so, and buy the 2002 release of the entire first season, still available on Amazon. The folks at MGM are pulling a scam in my opinion by releasing this new set...it's called "spend as little money as possible in the hopes that new fans of the seies will buy this not realizing it was already released in 2002" Shame on MGM
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