The Outer Limits - Season 7
This species is perhaps related to the reptilians that can be seen in other chapters, for example "Quality of Mercy" and "The Light Brigade," however these aliens are fairly more anthropoid looking and omnivorous as they feed on some insect-like lifeforms. Another reptilian species is also featured in season 2 episode "The Deprogrammers," featuring a species that enslaved the humans.
The Outer Limits - Season 7
Human Tropes: Cruel Twist Ending: A group of soldiers sign up for a top-secret mission. To "weed out the wimps", the soldiers are placed in virtual reality simulations (the kind where you can feel everything) of battles, natural disasters, etc. Those who die, crack, or give up in the simulations are eliminated and sent home. In the end, only one soldier makes it. After the round of congratulations, he eagerly asks what his mission is. He is then informed that there was no mission; they were looking for someone really tough so that they could use him as a guinea pig to test the limits of human endurance and willpower, For Science! He is forcibly plugged back into virtual reality and subjected to nightmarish tortures as the technicians and military officials look on with Lack of Empathy.
Cyberspace: Captains Kelvin Parkhurst, Eric Woodward, Alice Wheeler and William Hinman, members of the Free Alliance military, participate in a test to determine which of them is the best qualified for a secret solo mission. The test involves placing the subjects in a virtual environment via a neural stimulator to gauge their reactions to the scenarios presented. Clips are shown from "Nightmare", "Hearts and Minds", "The Human Operators", "In the Blood", "Monster", "The Voyage Home", "Tempests" and "Worlds Within" to represent the virtual scenarios.
Doom as Test Prize: The soldier who survives all the tests is rewarded by being made a test subject for virtual reality torture.
Middle Eastern Coalition: The Coalition of Middle Eastern and Pacific States is one of the two major power blocs on Earth and Mars, the other being the Free Alliance.
The Outer Limits season 1 is available on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber on March 27, featuring brilliant critical commentary by the likes of David J. Schow, Tim Lucas, Reba Wissner, Craig Beam, Gary Gerani, Michael Hyatt, and Steve Mitchell, and is compulsory for fans of anthology horror and science fiction storytelling.
Like the classic 1960s series of the same name, each episode is a celebration of the human imagination in which humanity's exploration of new frontiers in technology, outer space and the human experience reveal our greatest hopes and darkest fears. Stories on The Outer Limits have explored the consequences of such controversial and thought-provoking topics as genetic manipulation, alien visitation and life after death.
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For those down under all of the new Outer Limits episodes are being released on two DVD box sets in Australia. The first was released on November 1, 2018 and contains seasons 1-4 on 23 discs. The second is scheduled to be released on December 5, 2018 with seasons 5-7 on 18 discs. According to the release information they are NTSC format and region 0 (All Regions).
The new DVD and Blu-ray box sets for season 2 of the original Outer Limits are now scheduled to come out November 20, 2018. The list price for the DVD set is $49.95 and the Blu-ray set is $69.95, but they usually can be purchased for less.
TVShowsOnDVD reports the new DVD and Blu-ray box sets for season 2 of the original Outer Limits will be available on November 13, 2018. Amazon is currently selling the season 1 Blu-ray box set for $58.40 which is about what DVDPlanet.com and DeepDiscount.com are selling it for.
The new DVD and Blu-ray box sets for season 1 of the original Outer Limits are now available. There are reviews by DVD Talk, RockShockPop.com, and Slant Magazine. All the reviews said good things about the video and audio quality. There is also an interview with Craig Beam who is one of the people who did the audio commentaries. Presently Amazon is selling the Blu-ray box set for the list price of $99.95, DVDPlanet.com is selling it for a 47% discount, and DeepDiscount.com is selling it for a 40% discount.
Amazon has added a pre-order link for the upcoming original Outer Limits season 1 DVD and Blu-ray box sets. The price for the Blu-ray set is listed as $99.95 and for the DVDs as $79.95 which is pretty spendy. These box sets will have optional English subtitles, a 40 page Booklet, and 24 commentaries. More details are in the DVDs and Blu-rays page.
Kino Lorber Studio Classics plans to release the original Outer Limits episodes on both DVD and Blu-ray. They say their releases will be from brand new HD masters, be presented in the original 1.37:1 aspect ratio, and will include English subtitles. The first season is expected to be out in late 2017 followed by the second season in early 2018. This information comes from Kino Lorber's facebook page.
In December 2013 TGG Direct released in the U.S. a new Outer Limits DVD box set which has all season 7 episodes that they label as The Final Season. There are no extras, subtitles or closed captions. Since this was produced for the Sci-Fi Channel there are no edits for content.
Alliance Home Entertainment of Canada is releasing several new Outer Limits DVD box sets. On May 4, 2010 separate sets for Season 1 and Season 2 will be released to be followed by Season 3 on June 1, 2010. Release information indicates these are to be complete seasons. However the episodes are reported to be the edited for syndication versions, not the versions shown on Showtime. List price is $25.99 (Canadian).
Revived in 1995, a relaunched version of the "Outer Limits" anthology series has sometimes been overlooked as an imitation of the original series, but it might be one of the most underrated sci-fi classics of the '90s. Relaunched thanks to a new wave of hit sci-fi shows like "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "The X-Files," it ran far longer than the original, with six seasons on Showtime and a final year on the nascent Sci-Fi channel in 2002.
Like any good science fiction anthology, the 1995 "Outer Limits" didn't just employ talented writers, it also adapted the works of genre luminaries like George R.R. Martin, Larry Niven, and Stephen King. The fifth season installment "The Human Operators" is based on a story co-written by author Harlan Ellison, who'd also contributed stories to the original '60s version of the show in the time travel tales "The Demon with a Glass Hand" and "Soldier." Rewritten by "Star Trek" scribe Naren Shankar, this one has no time-jumping, but is instead set in a distant future where mankind has become slaves to artificial intelligence.
The biggest strength of the "Outer Limits" revival might be the roster of past, present, and future stars who appeared across the series. In the second season episode "The Light Brigade," the show recruited "Star Trek: The Next Generation" alum and geek icon Wil Wheaton in a story that served as a sequel to a previous episode. That one starred "Terminator 2" actor Robert Patrick, who returns in this follow-up.
Former student Seth Todtman (Peter Stebbings) is a brilliant but troubled young man, an outcast who had previously been expelled from the local college. Frequently mocked by his peers, the pariah returns to the school claiming he's cracked cold fusion technology, and built a bomb capable of killing millions. When the military responds, he demands the arriving general round up his personal hit list of enemies and have them executed or he'll detonate the bomb, a device that nobody believes is real. Now it's up to Dr. James Martin (Brett Cullen), a seasoned negotiator and physicist, to talk down Todtman and decide whether he really has developed a cold fusion bomb. But if he has, Martin may have no choice but give in to his twisted demands.
Late in its run, "The Outer Limits" was dropped by Showtime (per Variety) and received a grand two-part finale. But a year later, the series was resurrected by the Sci-Fi Channel for one final season, and while that last year of stories wasn't its best, it did produce at least one stellar installment. That episode is "Patient Zero," with future "Guardians of the Galaxy" star Michael Rooker as a man determined to save the world from a deadly virus.
A popular title for science fiction, "A Quality of Mercy" derives from the Shakespeare play "The Merchant of Venice," and was used as a title for episodes of "The Twilight Zone," "Babylon Five," and "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds." But it's also the title of a famous episode of the 1995 "Outer Limits" revival, an episode from the show's first season starring Robert Patrick ("Terminator 2: Judgment Day") and Nicole de Boer ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine").
One of the most touching, tear-jerking stories in the series' seven-season run, "Tribunal" is a triumph of sci-fi storytelling. An episode about the power of grief, guilt, and healing, it has a truly disturbing two-fold ending that's both bone-chilling and tearfully uplifting at the same time.
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The Skinny: The Outer Limits is one of the most iconic sci fi anthology shows, second only to The Twilight Zone which preceded it in 1959. It first hit the small screen in 1963 during the same season when TZ was wrapping up its legendary five-year run. ABC insisted that The Outer Limits follow a monster-of-the-week formula which could have doomed it to routine scare-fest tales with little substance. But the creative team figured out how to use the formula to their advantage and produced a show that delivered some all-time sci fi classics during its all-too-brief run (two seasons totaling 49 episodes). When the show was revived by Showtime in 1995, it did not quite match up to the original series, but it stuck around for seven seasons and 154 episodes producing its fair share of gems during its tenure. 041b061a72