Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Outer Limits

On this day in 1963, the science-fiction anthology series, The Outer Limits, debuted on ABC.

Who could forget the eerie opening of each episode that featured the image of an oscilloscope? "There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission...We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure.. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to... The Outer Limits."

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