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Re: The Outer Limits
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2012, 06:09:40 PM »

I like Twilight Zone and Outer Limits EQUALLY WELL.

I was there to greet them both as new, fresh shows at their inceptions and got to experience them before their re-run phase. 

But I am unable to compare them side-by-side.  The shows are as basically different as sitcoms and crime shows.  The Outer Limits really is a monster-of-the-week anthology that relied very heavily on science fiction.  The Twilight Zone is a series of morailty tales that very often postulate, "What if you really DID get what you want?'

Sure, there were some cross-over plots but each show had its own, definite outlook on story-telling and what it wanted to convey to the viewer.  While either show could do a credible adaptation of Isaac Asimov's "I Sing the Body Electric", variations on W.W. Jacobs' "The Monkey's Paw" fit more comfortably in the Twilight Zone catalog - while Harlan Ellison's "Demon with a Glass Hand" is more appropriate for the Outer Limits collection.

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Re: The Outer Limits
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2012, 07:11:44 PM »
Has everyone read David Schow's OL Companion?

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Re: The Outer Limits
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2013, 10:28:00 AM »
Has everyone read David Schow's OL Companion?
Yes I have both they are excellent!

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Re: The Outer Limits
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2014, 12:56:02 PM »
Here are some pictures of my Outer Limits board game:


 

 


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Re: The Outer Limits
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2014, 01:30:27 PM »
Love the OL game graphics! Yours looks to be in excellent condition!
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« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2014, 01:34:43 PM »
It does not appear to have ever been used/played.

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« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2014, 02:03:32 PM »
I'd love to see the cards, if they're not sealed up, or something.
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Re: The Outer Limits
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2014, 03:19:32 PM »
I perfer the Twilight Zone, but when watching reruns, I can'tget over how poor the quality of the films appear.  Were they transferred from tape?  OL visual quality always seems top notch.  My guess is OL were all shot on film originally, whereas some TZ episodes must have been shot originally on tape.
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« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2014, 03:24:43 PM »
. . whereas some TZ episodes must have been shot originally on tape.

A handful of TZs from season 2 were shot on tape (cutting costs), but the rest were shot on film.

"The Lateness of the Hour", "The Night of the Meek", "The Whole Truth", "Twenty-Two", "Static", and "Long Distance Call".
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Re: The Outer Limits
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2014, 11:19:33 PM »
I'd love to see the cards, if they're not sealed up, or something.


There are eight white-backed Radar Image cards:



There are 34 Monster Parts cards:



Each of the light blue backed Monster Parts cards has one fourth of a Radar Image which one must evidently assemble, with two of the  Monster Parts cards being wildcards.

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« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2014, 08:50:24 PM »
Those are really incredible! I've never seen them.

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Re: The Outer Limits
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2014, 09:45:05 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2014, 10:07:32 PM »
That's a great board game, especially when you factor in the cards!!

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Re: The Outer Limits
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2014, 11:33:00 AM »
Here then are more Outer Limits cards and wrappers:




 






These are from a bubble gum card set issued in 1964 by Bubbles Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Topps Chewing Gum Company.

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Re: The Outer Limits
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2014, 03:17:45 PM »
Probably my all time favorite card set! Love the color versions of the classic O.L. monsters and the outrageous story lines on the back of the cards (having NOTHING to do with the original episodes).