Questions tagged [the-outer-limits]

An anthology science fiction television show, along the lines of The Twilight Zone, but with a stronger emphasis on science fiction and action. It originally aired two seasons from 1963-1965, and then the relaunched series ran from 1995-2002.

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TV show episode or movie where world's existence depends on a man's life

I think it was an episode from The Outer Limits, or maybe The Twilight Zone. I think I watched it in the 90s, very likely in color. I had a look at the episode descriptions for The Outer Limits of the ...
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Twilight Zone or Outer Limits episode about a robot servant

Don't remember which was it from, but I recall seeing an episode about a scientist who was the last survivor on Earth and designed a robot to serve him, he's a like a butler. All is good, but the ...
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"Outer Limits" episode where a person in a bunker had to keep re-entering a code or pushing a button to avoid world destruction

There was an episode of The Outer Limits that I remember, where there was at least one alien ship landing on Earth, and there were several bunkers with a single person inside who had to keep entering ...
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Outer Limits or Twilight Zone episode about a little girl who sneaks onto a spaceship

All I know is that it's basically about a little girl who sneaks onto a spaceship. The ship can't land because its too heavy, all automated or something. But she is found and they try to shoot a ...
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Episode of possibly The Outer Limits w/ mind-controlled alien spaceship found in a cave?

I remember an episode of what I think to have been The Outer Limits, but I can't seem to be able to identify it. The plot is as follows: Some children/teens play outside and at one point they find a ...
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Which 80s/90s "Outer Limits" or "Twilight Zone" featured two people escaping alien simulator pods?

I've been searching for two hours for the answer but can't find it. I saw many years ago, late 1990's, an episode of possibly The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits, in colour, looked late 1980's - ...
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How many different universes do the episodes of the 1995 Outer Limits occur in?

As far as I remembered episodes of The Outer Limits (the 1995 relaunch) had no continuity, but I was just reading the Wikipedia page for The Sandkings and noticed this section mentioning later ...
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90's TV; alien ships appear, tell humans to "do better"; turns out they wanted weapons

This story may be from Outer Limits or Twilight Zone. A ship appears and overpowers all of Earth's defenses. The aliens say they have seeded life on Earth, and have come back and are disappointed in ...
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50/60s Twilight Zone/Outer Limits episode: long lost son comes back to his elderly parents, everyone else sees the "son" as an other being

An old woman is washing dishes. She looks out the window and across the field to see her long lost son coming home. She and her old husband are thrilled to tears. The family goes to the county fair ...
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Episode name of what I believe was The Outer Limits new series

Episode name of what I believe was The Outer Limits new series, where an android squad is ambushed and killed, except the medic, who is captured by the "Creeter" who turns out to be a human, the ...
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"Twilight Zone"/"Outer Limits" episode: disfigured bullied boy gets enrolled in an interplanetary exchange program where everyone looks like him

It was back in the sixties or seventies. The story was of a boy with what appears to be a bad head/facial disfigurement. He's picked on and called a freak by all the kids in the neighborhood. He ...
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Desperate to find the name of 1980's "twilight zone" type show with " Time People"

In this episode there are " Time People" who move in a slightly different dimension. We see them as a slow moving blur....they hide your keys, move stuff so you can't find it, and love to cause ...
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Who is the woman in the intro of Outer Limits?

The question is the following: who is the woman in the intro of The Outer Limits? I found this FAQ on an Outer Limits fansite, but no answer: Who is the woman in some versions of the NOL opening ...
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Episode of "Outer Limits" or "Twilight Zone" where a robot takes blood from a little girl?

When I was younger I watched all the old reruns on TV Land. There was a black and white episode about a robot/alien that was friends with a little girl. He was taking lots of blood from her every time ...
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"The Outer Limits" episode: aliens intercepting an Earth spaceship, turns out to be a simulation, but an engineer activated self-destruct protocols

I remember watching an episode from "The Outer Limits" (the new series) in the late 1990s. It was about a spaceship from Earth, heading towards an alien planet. The spaceship carried a powerful ...
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Which Twilight Zone/Outer Limits episode featured a Manchurian Candidate-like terrorist cell?

I remember seeing either a Twilight Zone or Outer Limits (I think) with a plot line around a group of brainwashed/Manchurian Candidate-like mercenaries soldier types who were drawn together not ...