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1963: “The Outer Limits” television show premieres

The American television network ABC premiered the first of 49 episodes.  Episodes had a great emphasis from science fiction stories and themes, were influenced by “The Twilight Zone” and “Science Fiction Theatre”,  yet also proved influential to future shows, producers and actors to include Gene Roddenberrys “Star Trek” series, James Cameron’s “Terminator”s.

James Shigeta and John Anderson (In Ebonite costume) in the episode “Nightmare” (1963)

Using an Orwellian theme of taking over your television, the earliest version of the narration ran as follows:

A similar but shorter monolog caps each episode: We now return control of your television set to you. Until next week at the same time, when the control voice will take you to – The Outer Limits.

The Outer Limits Opening and Closing Theme (1963-1965 & 1995-2002)

 

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Sep 16 2021

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