Often compared to The Twilight Zone, but with a greater emphasis on science-fiction themes (often unsettling or horrific), The Outer Limits was an American television series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1965. The Outer Limits was an anthology of self-contained episodes, sometimes with a plot twist at the end.
Its stories focused on unique scientific concepts and theories, ranging from the first exploration of Mars to an invasion by militaristic ants, from robots emerging into their own self-awareness to entrance into another spatial dimension. However, what made this television series exceptional was that each episode focused on some aspect of the human condition and how that mind-set influenced the characters perceptions of reality. In essence, each episode was a morality play expressed in the language of science.
With its “Command Voice” introduction announced over a vacillating oscilloscope, The Outer Limits had a great cult following and, to this day, a profound impact on the science-fiction television series of the mid-1960s and beyond.
Offered here by Dogbotz Boneyard is a two-case set of 72 collectible, premiere base cards distributed during the past decade by Rittenhouse Archives, Ltd. The heavy-stock cards have a glossy black-and-white photo of a specific storyline and/or character of an original 1960s episode of The Outer Limits television series. The back of each card presents an opening or closing narration, facts and figures, or a plot synopsis of the episode depicted on the front of the card. The cards are brand new; thus, they are in excellent condition. Please note that these are collectible cards, not a card game.
For those who are aficionados or collectors of mid-century science-fiction television memorabilia or fans of The Outer Limits, the set of collectible cards is a must-have!