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 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

September 16th will mark the 50th anniversary of the broadcast of "The Galaxy Being", which was transmitted Sept 16 1963:




Calling all OL fans here @ FSM to celebrate our favorite TV program! smile




http://wearecontrollingtransmission.blogspot.com/2011/01/galaxy-being.html




Also in September:

THE HUNDRED DAYS OF THE DRAGON (Sept 23rd) ...



and

THE ARCHITECTS OF FEAR (Sept 30th).

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Explain: "the big Five-O for THE OUTER LIMITS"

End of Transmission

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Alien: "Big Five-O. What is Big Five-O?

ToneRow: "Oh, don't worry about that. It's no reference to the cult TV series Hawaii Five-O. It's an expression we use to talk about the number fifty. You see? Fifty. 5 and O. And The Outer Limits will be fifty years old very soon. It's a great show. A lot of us humans love it:"

Alien: "Love it? Love. What is love?"

ToneRow: "It's a brilliant and moving film from Hungary. One of my favourites from 1971."

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Best guest character: coal miner Gwyllm Griffith in "The Sixth Finger".
Best guest foe: Dr. Block in "It Crawled Out of the Woodwork".
Best tragic character: Dr. Paul Cameron in "Corpus Earthling".

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

I'm administrator for Facebook OL group.....come check it out. (tons of photos and fun).

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 7:02 PM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

"Galaxy being" and "Hundred days of the dragon" were good episodes in an often extremely disappointing series. Some episodes were extremely irritating to the point of nearly having me scream at the screen "what the hell are you trying to tell!!!!". Case in point "Don't open til doomsday"; AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!!!
Some had a very good message, and one was down right prophetic.
A mixed bag that hasn't earned much view time on my DVD-player.

D.S.

 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Here's Disco Stu's eye attempting to penetrate whatever might be within the inner mind ...



... & ... THE OUTER LIMITS!

 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

"Galaxy being" and "Hundred days of the dragon" were good episodes in an often extremely disappointing series.

These were also, D.S., both straightfoward narratives. I'm not very fond of "The Hundred Days Of The Dragon"; I expect indivduals from other countries may not think that Chinese/Asians are automatically threats.

I prefer the Stefano/Oswald/Hall episodes much more. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

"Galaxy being" and "Hundred days of the dragon" were good episodes in an often extremely disappointing series.

These were also, D.S., both straightfoward narratives. I'm not very fond of "The Hundred Days Of The Dragon"; I expect indivduals from other countries may not think that Chinese/Asians are automatically threats.




We understand, grasshopper. Please snatch the pebble from my hand.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Transmission point Chromo, ready to receive transmission.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 1:05 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I recall that the series received a big promotional buildup during the summer of 1963, and I eagerly awaited that first episode. I wasn't disappointed, and I was a regular viewer during that first season. Not so much during the second. My favorite episode (and I'm definitely not alone on this) was "The Zanti Misfits." The series is certainly well remembered for a show that lasted only a season and a half.

"There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to – The Outer Limits."

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 6:46 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

The series is certainly well remembered for a show that lasted only a season and a half.

Yeah, but it then ran for years in syndication. I was too young to see it when it was on the network (ABC, I believe), but it seems that for a time I used to watch it every evening or afternoon for much of the rest of the sixties.

I wonder why for its 50th there isn't a Blu-ray release?

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2013 - 6:09 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

The "Bears".

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

50 years ago, on today's date, "The Galaxy Being" was transmitted!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 4:27 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

And it was a Monday, too, like today!

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 4:53 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

I have the series in my collection and do enjoy the better episodes very much. In recent weeks I've been watching some of the "lesser" episodes like THE GUESTS and THE SPECIAL ONE and, boy, do they suck. Out of 49(?) episodes, I'd say only 15 or so are good or better. The other two thirds are a chore to watch. But I am grateful for the ones that ARE good. They are great fun.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 6:30 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I was just reading the episode list. The Human Factor is right above Corpus Earthling, and I thought it said The Hummus Factor.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 3:43 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

I have the series in my collection and do enjoy the better episodes very much. In recent weeks I've been watching some of the "lesser" episodes like THE GUESTS and THE SPECIAL ONE and, boy, do they suck. Out of 49(?) episodes, I'd say only 15 or so are good or better. The other two thirds are a chore to watch. But I am grateful for the ones that ARE good. They are great fun.

Hi, Adam B.

Yes there's 49 episodes if one considers "The Inheritors" as 2 segments.

However, I couldn't disagree more with your assessment as a whole.
THE OUTER LIMITS is my favorite TV series and I consider at least 2/3rds of the episodes to be above average.
Even with its so-called 'lesser' episodes, OL is never a 'chore' to watch as far I'm concerned.

I do agree that "The Special One" is one of the least engaging stories, but "The Guests" is actually my 2nd favorite episode.

Here's my top 3:

1. The Bellero Shield
2. The Guests
3. Wolf 359

I'm curious to learn what is it about "The Guests" which you find so disagreeable?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

I vividly remember watching "The Galaxy Being" when it was first broadcast. Scared me to death as a little kid, especially when the being crashed through the TV monitor! I never missed an episode after that.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 5:33 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Hi, Adam

I'm curious to learn what is it about "The Guests" which you find so disagreeable?


Hi Tonerow,

OL is one of my favorite shows as well, even though I find 60% of it unwatchable. Heck, Space: 1999 is also a favorite and I discarded the whole second season! But, to answer your question....

Sometimes the shoestring episode budgets make any attempt at quality futile for me, whether it be the glowing blob "monster" or the nonsensical dialogue. The giant brain morphs into a house and back again by story end. When watching these episodes, all I can do is wish the episode hadn't been made at all. If you have no decent teleplay and no workable budget then just don't do it. I know they had to deliver something on a regular basis but in my view they failed more often than not. The conclusion of The Special One was just filler. The scene drags on and on and on and it's clear the writers had no ending for it.

That said, I did enjoy Behold, Eck! quite a bit. smile


Best episodes -

The Galaxy Being
The Man Who Was Never Born
The Zanti Misfits (even with the Zanti puppets-on-a-string ending)
Soldier
Demon With a Glass Hand
Hundred Days of the Dragon
Nightmare
Controlled Experiment
The Bellero Shield
The Chameleon
I, Robot
The Premonition
Fun and Games

 
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