Re: Transhumanism in The Outer Limits?

den Otter (
Sat, 28 Feb 1998 18:26:53 +0100

Harvey Newstrom <> wrote:

> With all this talk about "Virtual Obsession" spreading memes, it makes me
> wonder if people on this list have watched episodes of "The Outer Limits"?
> I have been taping them weekly for a couple of months. They have had
> episodes about the following subjects:
> My favorite part about the series is that each episode is written by a
> different author and has a different point of view and different
> characters. Unlike Babylon 5, Star Trek(s) and X-Files, which are all
> locked into the same characters and the same tired points of view, these
> are different points of view every time.
The only problem with The Outer Limits is (IMHO) that the series lacks style.
It's just one of those X-Files ripoffs (or so it seems), with wooden acting, bad
lighting, weak storylines etc. They just annoy the hell out of me, so I hardly
ever watch (and never on purpose). Something about that series screams
"fake", but it's hard to pinpoint what *exactly* the difference is with the X-Files
(that I watch every week -- yes, shame on me). Ambiance I guess...

> It may be more effective to spread memes via a TV series rather than
> individual movies. Then we could have a different author and story idea
> every week.
A good idea. But be sure to hire the X-files team for the rest.

P.s: Millenium isn't total crap, but it certainly hasn't the X-Files brand
of quality. Maybe it's just too hard to care about the depressing ex-cop
and his "perfect loving family". Yech! [vomiting noises]