Originally Posted by Church AV Guy
Statements like this confuse me. Are you saying that, in your opinion, The Outer Limits was usually very good, or very bad? I really liked the original series, and purchased the DVD set of it. Someone really screwed that up though.
At the risk of seeming a troll (I guess I am as far as The Outer Limits
is concerned), I would say not necessarily very
bad, but I am hard pressed to think of any episodes that are much better than a hair over mediocre. Even the makers of the show admitted they had no budget to begin with and by the second season they had even less (I think some of the last shows are among the best, or, at any rate, least worst).
I bought the set when I found it cheap some years back, figuring surely there were some shows that were good-ish other than The Galaxy Being, The Sixth Finger, The Man Who Was Never Born
and The Zanti Misfits
, but for the most they were what I sized them up to be when they were first broadcast: simple-minded science fiction with monsters (some, admittedly, pretty creepy-looking) and lots and lots of talk. And Robert Towne wrote for the show!
Originally Posted by dougotte
How did they screw it up? It looked fairly good (for DVD).
I agree that the transfer looked good. Lots of Conrad Hall photography with high contrast and super-duper wide-angle lenses. Very grainy, and about all high-def would get you would be sharper film grain.