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|The Outer Limits - Season One |
The New Series
Actors: Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Shellen, Don S. Davis, Sam Robards, Walter Marsh
Directors: Adam Nimoy, Brad Turner, Graeme Campbell, Joseph L. Scanlan, Mario Azzopardi
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense
There is nothing wrong with your television. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. The complete first season of THE OUTER LIMITS, Sci-Fi's critically-acclaimed and most original series, is finally available on DVD! Like t... more »
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Worth the Wait - Standing by for Season 2
Bruce | Michigan | 11/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thanks MGM for finally releasing The Outer Limits on DVD in seasons - starting with season one, instead of only offering collections by various themes. I was not alone in holding out for DVD by seasons, and refusing to start collecting by the theme collections they are offering.
This is a must have for any serious collector of The Outer Limits! Many of the episodes from season one I had not seen in quite awhile, and a couple I can't remember at all.
Although there is nothing really spectacular in the format of the DVD menus, or in the special features, I did find the special features informative. The episodes themselves are what make the collection a good one.
When I used to watch these on TV, I got used to hearing the words "Please Stand By" at the end of the opening where it says "...You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the deepest inner mind to the Outer Limits - Please Stand By." - Somehow I still expect to hear that "Please Stand By", but it is a small thing, and obviously Standing By is not necessary for very long when watching on DVD :)
It was great to see some of the actors and actresses that played in some of the episodes, such as Leonard Nimoy in I, Robot - And Robert Patrick in Quality of Mercy. Fans of the Dead Zone, will also recognize Nicole DeBor (Sarah Bannerman on the Dead Zone) from the same episode. Fans of La Femme Nikita, will recognize Alberta Watson (Madeline) from the episode, "If these Walls could Talk"
If you are only interested in time travel or in aliens or another single theme, you may be best off getting just that theme, but if you are a fan of The Outer Limits in general, I recommend getting season one of the New Series on DVD."
Please release Season Two!
tomfromboston | 12/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Now that I have season one, plus the box set that is themed (which I got before season one was released, but it filled a void and still does), I'm looking forward to the rest of the seasons (and releasing one a year is NOT acceptable). When the show originally aired on Showtime, only people who received the pay-cable channel could see this great series--uncut and unsanitized. The SciFi Channel took over co-production with MGM in 2001, after the series was cancelled by Showtime in season 7, and the series finally ended in 2002 (for good reason). And if you think the production values and special effects were bad on Showtime, well, the SciFi channel's were even worse (lower quality episodes and more clip shows). They apparently geared their budget to the Stargate franchise.
But compared to most TV shows, pay channel or not, it's somewhat to be expected. The great stories, plots, philosophical questions poised, and vast cadre of stars (who later went on to be even bigger stars), makes you overlook the aluminum dryer ducts on many of the spaceships. Especially when the show was on Showtime.
The great thing about the DVDs is that you get the Showtime version, not the sanitized, syndicated version that most people have seen. Many of the cable-only shows were rated TV-MA for swearing, nudity, violence and stylized gore. A perfect example, "Flower Child", can be seen uncut on the DVD "Sex and Science Fiction" collection.
This is one of the best TV show remakes in history, so if you feel like treating yourself, or someone else, this is the gift to get. You can literally watch a whole day of episodes and not get bored. Might even remind you to go do your laundry. :)"
A worthy successor to the original series!
Michael Gmirkin | Beaverton, Oregon, USA | 12/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, the picture is beautiful, sound is great. As I've said in other reviews, I don't have surround sound or a plasma TV / large screen, but I'm sure the picture quality will be fine there too. I was quite happy with it.
The season is complete, more than complete actually. It has good bonus features.
HOWEVER! PARENTAL WARNING:
NOT MENTIONED READILY IN THE ITEM DESCRIPTION OR ON THE BOX (OR OTHER AMAZON REVIEWS) IS THE FACT THAT THIS WAS ORIGINALLY RELEASED ON SHOWTIME, AND THIS IS THE "FULL VERSION" INCLUDING THE OCCASIONAL (IN SOME CASES FULL-FRONTAL) NUDITY AND LOVE/SEX SCENES AS ORIGINALLY AIRED ON SHOWTIME.
So, if you only saw this one WB, Fox, UPN or other "broadcast" network, be aware that the cable version was slightly more risque. There are several episodes with "Showtime Moments" of semi-gratuitous nudity. Fine for adults, but you may wish to keep a couple of the episodes away from the kids, or else definitely "parentally supervise" viewing. Definitely pre-view all episodes before allowing minors access, if unsure.
Just figured I'd throw that out there. I'm an adult, and not opposed to nudity or sexual situations. It just took me by surprise, since I'd only seen the "broadcast" version, and the unapologetic nudity was a slighty shock (there really wasn't much if any warning on the package aside from an "unrated" stamp in the fine print on the lower corner of the back of the box). Though it was generally tastefully done... There were at least a few scenes that were a bit on the borderline "graphic" side.
That said, it was truly a great series, both for sci-fi enthusiasts and for pushing some social and technical/film-making boundaries, and I look forward to the rest of the "season" compilations being released (as opposed to the thematic compilations).
Truly a must have for anyone who love the series or good sci-fi. With the above parental warning in mind... ;o]"
The Outer Limits Season 1
Richard Schultz | 08/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
""The complete first season of THE OUTER LIMITS, the critically acclaimed and most original science fiction series, is finally available on DVD! like the classic 1960's series of the same name, this modern adaptation is an imaginative exploration of humanity's greatest hopes and darkest fears and includes special guest apperances by Alyssa Milano, Ryan Reynolds, Rue Dawn Chong, Beua Bridges and Robert Patrick. Winner of the cable Ace Award for best Dramatic series, this Emmy-nominated show deals with the consequences of such contraversal and thought provoking topics as genetic manipulation, alien visitation and life after death." (back cover)
01 "SANDKINGS", PART 1 & 2 5 STARS
02 "VALERIE 23" 3 STARS
03 "BLOOD BROTHERS" 5 STARS
04 "THE SECOND SOUL" 4 STARS
05 "WHITE LIGHT FEVER" 4 STARS
06 "THE CHOICE" 4 STARS
07 "VIRTUAL FUTURE" 4 STARS
08 "LIVING HELL" 3 STARS
09 "CORNER OF THE EYE" 5 STARS
10 "UNDER THE BED" 5 STARS
11 "DARK MATTERS" N/A
12 "THE CONVERSION" 4 STARS
13 "QUALITY OF MERCY" 4 STARS
14 "CAUGHT IN THE ACT" 4 STARS
15 "THE VOYAGE HOME" 4 STARS
16 "THE NEW BREED" 5 STARS
17 "THE MESSAGE" N/A
18 "I. ROBOT" 5 STARS
19 "IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK" 5 STARS
20 "BIRTHRIGHT" 4 STARS
21 "THE VOICE OF REASON" 5 STARS