The Outer Limits Companion
David J. Schow
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David Schow's terrific overview of this classic television series is stuffed with illustrations many of them never published before. His critical assessment of the various episodes is always well informed. The most important thing is that this groundbreaking gothic science fiction/horror series is finally being appreciated.
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"dream part . " Ethan is gifted with the abi lity to dream-the loss of which, Aabel claims , is responsible for the barrenness on Eros. Aabel leaves emptyhanded (the other four fatherless geniuses also stay behind) , and it is clear that the Space Agency plans to intercede on Ethan's behalf in the murder charge. The wealth of a nation , of a world, consists i n the n umber of superior men that it harbors , and often it seems that these men are too different, too dreaming. And often , because they
get others who weren't as well known. I'd rule out scripts with speci al effects we couldn't afford. I could rewrite a three- set scene onto a single set and still get the writer' s ideas across. We were getting about $ 1 20,000 per show, and my primary concern became bringing our budgets as close to that figure as I could, because anything over that was deficit financed. That $ 1 20,000 mark was where UA was waiting for us, with money they wouldn't get back until reruns. Leslie and ' Ralph
got a good piece of material, why not use it? You use the piece of music that best fits the scene, and sometimes , one you've heard before is better-and Dominic did some beautiful theme s . " Prime among these i s " S oames' Theme, " recorded for the Stoney Burke episode "Point of Honor, " yet more recognizable as the aggressive martial-style music heard throughout most of "The Zanti Misfits "-j azzed up for The Outer Limits with the Onaphets . Frontiere's distinctive Outer Limits opening title "
decided I wanted to be an actor. " He j oined Charles Laughton's speech workshop along with such fellow students as Shelley Winters and Jane Wyatt. " Laughton was a great master; he got our minds and bodies involved in the words we were saying. You have to submit to being beaten to a pulp; your ego suffers so, and your ego i s what you rely upon when you're performing. To have it ripped to shreds leaves you open to new ways of doing things . " He moved into regular parts o n the radio dramas