The Twilight Zone vs. The Outer Limits. History of each. Points of similarity and difference.
Outer Limits heavy on science fiction. Twilight Zone covered full spectrum of unexplained phenomena. Loved Adam Link OL episode with Leonard Nimoy. Still moved by Masks TZ episode. See my hubs for photos from several OL shows. Including my favorite. Peace.
I think "One Step Beyond" should have been in this question. Nevertheless, I vote for the "Twilight Zone'. Reasons: Better stories, better acting, better sets. Also, some of the TZ episodes are very thought provoking. I loved both shows for their music, but the OL has the eerier sounds, especially the opening. I really don't see much similarity between these two. What makes the TZ stand out even more is that TZ has Rod Serling as your host. Outer Limits has a voice, but who is it? The appearance of Rod, much like Alfred Hitchcock, adds more personality to it without distracting from its unusualness.
I believe The Twilight Zone is incomparable. Although other shows, like Outer Limits, were well-done, The Twilight Zone is really a unique piece of television history and as far as what it was as a creative yet popular entertainment, I believe it stands alone.
They both were anthology series that fit into the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genre. They had great stories that were original at the time. The Outer Limits got the reputation for being a "monster show". The Twilight Zone on the other hand used the full spectrum of the genre. Part of the reason could be because The Twilight Zone lasted longer. Yes, I think overall The Twilight Zone was better. It may be interesting to match the "Top 5" from each series and see how they stand up against each other.
by William Thomas 12 years ago
Which is your favorite science fiction series: Twilight Zone or Outer Limits? Why? And by the...way, I'm talking about the original black-and-white era versions of these shows, definitely not the more "modern" stuff.
by William Thomas 12 years ago
Which are your favorite episodes of the old-time Twilight Zone and Outer Limits shows? Why?
by go2green 13 years ago
Best sci-fi show on tv.
by swilliams 7 years ago
The Twilight Zone Marathon was on recently. What is your favorite Twilight Zone episode?One of my favorite episodes is about a beautiful woman who undergoes plastic surgery, to resemble the hideous people around her. (Source Wikipedia) William Bendix and Martin Balsam in "The Time...
by Stevennix2001 11 years ago
As it turns out, Warner Bros. has elected to make a new Twilight Zone movie, with Leonardo DiCaprio's film company, Applan Way, handling the production. No word yet on who will direct this film, nor is there any actors linked to the project at this time. However, it is said that unlike...
by Muldania 10 years ago
As there is little on TV that interests me now, I have turned to Youtube, where I have found many wonderful old supernatural and sci-fi tv shows. The likes of Journey Into the Unknown, The Twilight Zone, Circle of Fear and Armchair Thriller. TV goes in fashions, and there are few good...
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