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As Harlan Ellison observes in David J. Schow's indispensable book The Outer Limits Companion, weak ratings allowed quality episodes to slip under the radar of ABC executives. Ellison's own classic teleplays--"Soldier" (which would later inspire The Terminator and subsequent legal squabbles) and "Demon with a Glass Hand"--yielded the season's finest stand-alone episodes, while the two-part "The Inheritors" (featuring the young Robert Duvall) fulfilled the series' neglected potential for longer-form plotlines. While these highlights redeem the season, "Wolf 359" (a title that would later factor in Star Trek: The Next Generation) is eerily effective despite low-tech restrictions, and "Behold Eck!" is the "best" (relatively speaking) of the tepid monster-themed shows that ABC demanded. It wasn't enough: After 17 episodes against the Saturday-night dominance of The Jackie Gleason Show, the greatest science-fiction anthology series of the 1960s was mercifully canceled, primed for phenomenal success in syndication and eventual revival as the "new" Outer Limits in 1995. --Jeff Shannon
I can't get it to play in my Pioneer DVD player but it will play in our el cheapo Apex player.
The scratch-free, smudge-free, glistening disc 2/side A refused two play the last two title tracks, although the first two tracks played fine.
The best episodes are worth a 5 star rating while the worst 1 or 2 at best, hence an average of 3 stars.
This has always been a great show growing up as a child. I was GLUED to my chair. "Very Scary". . .Published 2 months ago by Tim O'Connor
Super good sci fi show of the 1960s and I'm glad I got the set.Published 2 months ago by Mark Chocianowski
These are classic sci-fi and fun to watch again after all these years.Published 6 months ago by Robert Wallin
Im a bit upset about this set first the cheap flippers , That's a two sided disc , then on the cover its says the complete volume . Read morePublished 8 months ago by Snake Pisken
This season, Season was the hardest one for me to find. Partly my fault because I was a little slow on finalizing my Outer Limits Collection on DVD. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Steven Smith
It`s exciting and scary and it makes you think. One of the best scifi series ever. Looking out for season 3.Published 17 months ago by Tuomo Tuovinen
I had purchased years ago,a combo pack with volume one of the first season of The Outer Limits with a season of Lost In Space. Never really watched it,but rarely. Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by Nostalgicdad
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New copies of the whole series were released in 2007 and a mega set is coming this June
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