The Outer Limits - The New Series (Aliens Among Us/Death & Beyond/Fantastic Androids & Robots/Mutation and Transformation/Sex & Science Fiction/Time Travel & Infinity Collections)
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We are truly between a rock and a hard place. If these episodes sell well, then we are endorsing this method of releasing episodes by theme. If they do not sell well, then the danger is no more Outer Limits releases.
I can only submit this with the slight and vague hope that someone with some influence may read this and reconsider.
Not everyone is a fan of the new Outer Limits series, but I believe it was generally well done, at least when it was on Showtime. In a perverse way, the move to the Sci-Fi channel parallels the original series season two, where a new production team compromised the show, yet still produced some episodes of quality.
May someone please take "Control" of MGM DVD production and give us full seasons. I'll be glad to stand by.
Aliens Among Us Collection
"Quality of Mercy," "Afterlife," "The Grell," "Relativity Theory," "Alien Shop," "Beyond the Veil"
Fantastic Androids & Robots Collection
"I, Robot," "The Hunt," "Resurrection," "The Camp," "Glitch," "Small Friends"
Mutation & Transformation Collection
"The New Breed," "Descent," "The Joining," "Double Helix," "The Gun," "The Inheritors"
Death & Beyond Collection
"The Second Soul," "The Other Side," "New Lease," "Essence of Life," "Human Trials," "Black Box"
I give it a 3 stars mostly because I glad they're releasing some, but not a big fan of this "piecemeal" thing. There's a huge number of great episodes they're skipping over entirely.
MGM decision makers, however, cannot seem to get up to the intellect of my plumber. What they are pumping our way is a diluted version of what we want. It makes as much sense - to put it in terms studio executives understand - as paying for 24 produced episodes a year and only broadcasting ten.
I'm not buying these. Though I love the series and have gone to great pains just to watch every episode and, in general, am a television DVD enthusiast having even purchased the "Land of the Lost" offerings, I'm not spending money to condone lobotomized thinking.
The only thing more disturbing would be if they were offering the censored versions.
Just in case MGM is reading this, you're screwing up. These will sell, but you've lost a huge chunk of marketing potential. Trust me, I know of what I speak. DVD packages of serialized television are a vein just beginning to be tapped. But loyal fans will not be toyed with. Doing so will dissolve your base like Alka-Seltzer in water. But, hey, why listen to me. I'm just a fan. With money. And once you lose your job, I can put you in touch with my plumber. I'm sure he could use an assistant with your ideas of how to pump out waste.
"The Outer Limits" was a remarkable anthology series, but what will happen to the many episodes that aren't thematically related to others? Or (unlikely as it seems), will all 100 episodes somehow be pigeonholed into thematic units? It makes no sense.
Until this outstanding and unique series is released in the chronological order of their original airing and we can see this series as it was meant to be seen, I'd avoid these DVD releases.
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I received the box set in shrink wrap and upon inspection of the box, DVD cases, and the DVD's I found everything to be in mint condition as for the DVD'S and their cases and as... Read morePublished 10 months ago by michael sisko
Awesome series of specific outer limit shows unedited, get this and season one outer limits currently for sale!Published 11 months ago by Kindle Customer
I'm going to leave it to others to review the shows and how they have chose to release them (or not release them, but I did base my star rating on liking the shows). Read morePublished on July 28, 2014 by Mark Ruesch
I wish MGM would release the complete New Outer Limits, unless this happens the first season and these compilations are as good as we are ever going to get.Published on June 23, 2014 by Mills Robert Coleman Jr.
Though the original black-and-white series is more famous and more fondly remembered, the nineties re-boot of "The Outer Limits" was superior to the original. Read morePublished on January 25, 2014 by Rainchild
Good stories but the absence of subtitles (even english for the inpaired) and the quality of sound (voices) doesn't allow fully understanding.Published on January 13, 2014 by Fernando De Figueiredo
This was a bargain. If you love the new series Outer Limits. It's worth the price. Most people like O.L. by the season. That's not an issue to me. Read morePublished on February 8, 2013 by Rexer
Like everyone else I can't imagine why the rights-owner of this series won't release full seasons or even a complete series collection. I guess they don't like money. Read morePublished on February 5, 2013 by M. Bell
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