Saturday, November 13, 2010

The rumors are true. Bring on the Bears.


Following our successful run over at A Thriller A Day, Peter and I knew we couldn't just stop dead in our tracks. This time out, we're going to set our sights on one of the most popular of the fantastic television shows of the 60s, The Outer Limits.

We're already hard at work preparing for the official launch of this blog on 1/1/11, so now's the time to pick up the reasonably priced complete series of the original Outer Limits on DVD if you haven't already. Just think what a great Christmas gift it would make, along with the URL to the blog.

Whether you're a long term aficionado of the show (like our Outer Limits companion, David J. Schow, who just happens to be the author of The Outer Limits Companion), someone who has only seen a handful of episodes, or someone yet to experience any of them at all, we hope you'll join us on this 49-episode journey from the inner mind to The Outer Limits.

14 comments:

  1. Yes I survived all 67 episodes of THRILLER with Peter and John as the witty commentators. I'm ready for OUTER LIMITS, another great show. I'll be there January 1, 2011, unless my wife kills me first.

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  2. No, man -- the BEERS, I said bring on the BEERS!

    At least this blog I can read without fear of spoilers since I have seen most, if not all of these!

    Historical fact: The "we're taking control of your TV" opening did kind of creep me out when I was a little kid. But not as much as most TV creeps me out now... ;-)

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  3. Looking forward to this, guys. I'm a huge fan of OL's 1st season in particular--I think it includes some of the most disturbing (in a good way of course) TV ever unleashed.

    Let the madness begin!

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  4. Along with THRILLER and TZ one of three favorites of all-time. I simply can't wait!

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  5. Thanks for the link, and glad to hear you guys are keeping up the momentum. OL lives!

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  6. Wow! This blog looks awesome! I'm in the "have only seen a handful of episodes," category, having watched only 5.

    Look forward to finally watching them all as you guys will help keep me from skipping around.

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  7. Can't wait? I CAN wait!

    ... because the possibilities are monumental, the subject matter is close to my ancient TV-lovin' heart, and therefore, this increases fourfold my terror of fucking up a great opportunity.

    I have been blathering on about THE OUTER LIMITS for, pretty much, for over thirty years. Now let's see if I've learned anything.

    I've already been at JS & PE about ways to sweeten the pot. Bring it on.

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  8. TOL Redux. Oh yeah - When Schow Speaks - people listen. I'll be cracking open my old TOL Newsletters I published some 30 years ago ...or so.
    Steve Streeter, The Outer Limits Newsletter/Fan Club

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  9. Damn! I was sure Blamire had talked you into A GUNSMOKE A DAY.

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  10. I tried, Richard, I tried...

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  11. We'll tackle Gunsmoke as soon as Scoleri gets Dark Shadows out of his system, so...
    Coming January 1, 2022 The Smell-My-Gunsmoke blog.

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  12. Per my left-over THRILLER notes and Eugene Paul's book, Paul notes that the THRILLER crew used to refer to GUNSMOKE (shooting just over the hill) as "Gun Schmuck."

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