Saturday, January 13, 2007


"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 can reduce the focus to a soft blur, or sharpen it to crystal clarity. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to... The Outer Limits." — Opening narration (The Outer Limits)
I picked up The Outer Limits, season 2 today. Sat down to watch the first episode, Soldier, and found it starred the very person I had been talking about in an earlier post. Michael Ansara, aka: Mister Freeze, who plays Qarlo Kobregny, a soldier from the future. The episode is also of marked importance, being Harlan Ellison's first teleplay. Ellison would go on to be creative consultant for The New Twilight Zone some years later.

It's a small yet wonderful world.

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