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The Outer Limits (1963): Season 1 (1963-1964)
Critic Consensus: Not content to settle for Twilight Zone knockoff status, The Outer Limits set the bar for gruesome monster anthology series and stands the test of time.
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The fact that it only lasted two seasons doesn't negate the importance, influence or enduring popularity of this crackerjack anthology series.
Screenwriting is a strong point of the series, and many of the episodes display a philosophical streak that more than makes up for what they lack in terms of convincing special effects.
After Rod Serling's original The Twilight Zone became a hit on CBS, it didn't take long for other TV sci-fi anthology shows to pop up on television. The Outer Limits was one of the best.
Not all of the Limits episodes have aged well; the best -- and [The Zanti Misfits] is among them -- are those that mix a little moralizing into their sci-fi. Good stuff.
The result is a B-movie-inspired anthology series that looks like a European art film -- one that's aged surprisingly well.
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