Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Outer Limits




Hey there! I've been out of loop. MIA. And all I can say is, I've been way out there, in the outer limits. The periphery so to speak. Go ahead, tell me you haven't been there, but I won't believe you.

But, here I am, back! Good or bad, this blog is like a garden, I may not weed it all the time, I may not plant new seeds (or bulbs), and I may not water as much as I should, but doesn't that make it less of a garden. I think not!

It is winter, so cut me some slack. Spring's on it's way and I know the garden will benefit. All I can say is, I'm glad you're with me now, it means so much. And I plan to drop by and visit you soon. The truth be known, the outer limits are kinda scary, and lonely.

FOR ALL OF YOU TOO YOUNG TO REMEMBER, THE OUTER LIMITS WAS A TV PROGRAM WHEN I WAS A KID, WHICH EXPLORED THE UNKNOWN, THE MYSTERIOUS, AND THE CREEPY FRIGHTENING REALMS OUR PARENTS DIDN'T WANT US TO KNOW ABOUT. BELOW IS THE OPENING OF THE SHOW...

There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. 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.
— Opening narration – The Control Voice – 1960s



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24 comments:

She Writes said...

I remember :). Love that show.

L.T. Elliot said...

I love visiting your garden. =] Come back from the O.L. soon?

Fireblossom said...

Your absemce was noticed! Let me put on my best schoolmistress frown, lol.

While I adored the Twilight Zone, and loved the opening that you quoted from TOL, I never liked the actual show very much. But then they brought it back in the 90s, and sci-fi channel shows the reruns. Those, I love!

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

I'm glad you're returning 'cuz I missed you!

Meanwhile I'm still floating and crashing in the outer limits of my life and hoping to return soon too!

The Outer Limits show always gave me food for thought and scared me too! I sometimes use it's ideas to help me write a far out short story.

Jemi Fraser said...

Glad you're back. I understand though - some days it feels like my entire life is lived in the Outer Limits :)

Stacy Post said...

No worries, Lizzy! I'll brew us a new pot of coffee and catch up!

Woman in a Window said...

Ohmygod! I never saw it but I'm all sweaty and itchy after that introduction. Bring it on!
xo
erin

Jan Morrison said...

Ah yes, The Outer Limits, The Twighlight Zone - I'm a child of the fifties and I remember that voice. I lived in Ottawa in those days and there was a running ad for a car company that was Beyond the Fringe! In Stittsville! Ha ha!
Glad you're circling the planet and look forward to hearing about what you've brought back from OUT THERE...

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I watched it in reruns...scary stuff!

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder
Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen

Joanne said...

Glad you're returning to our orbit!

Galen Kindley--Author said...

OL came on just before my bed time. Yep, I had to have the light on to get into bed, then covered my head. Great old show. Wonder if it could be creditably done now?

Best Wishes Galen.
Imagineering Fiction Blog

Marguerite said...

That show scared the wits out of me! Looking forward to your return, cher!

Alix said...

I'm positively ancient, so I remember the Outer Limits very well. Loved it. Right along with Twilight Zone.

You're forgiven for being a wee MIA. Winter is supposed to be about hibernating, right?

Good to see you back though. I miss you when you're not here.

ellen abbott said...

The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone both my favs.

Welcome back to earth.

Elspeth Antonelli said...

That show always gave me the shivers. Here's hoping you have a safe voyage back. Bring souvenirs.

Elspeth

Crystal Posey said...

The all caps portion of this post was for me. *sigh* Always the baby...

staceyjwarner said...

funny, i've felt that way too...i need to be tethered these days...

much love

Jenn said...

I don;t remember the show but I can definitely relate, I've been there myself recently. Weeds or not your garden is still lovely & will be even more beautiful because of all the rain I hear you folks are getting these days! See you soon :-)

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

I remember!!!

Also wanted you to know I linked back to you yesterday - the Happy101. I had to change it just a tad. I knew you wouldn't mind. We can all use more happy thoughts, eh?

Hope you're having a good week. Thank you again for the award. ♥

Cloudia said...

I remember you, LOL



Aloha, Friend!


Comfort Spiral

Kim said...

Just a wee bit before my time but I can still appreciate it. I love the garden analogy...I think about posts I want to write all the time but don't manage to sit down and write them.

Mr. Shife said...

Definitely been there before. I think winter is always a little rough. Definitely looking forward to warmer weather. I never watched The Outer Limits but I am old enough to know the show. Hope all is well and glad you are back with us. Take care.

The Victorian Parlor said...

I love the Outer Limits (and the Twilight Zone)! Of course, I generally feel like my mind is in the outer limits and that I reside in the twilight zone:)!

Blessings (as I blog during lunch at work because of the computer mess at home-lol),

Kim

Jeanie said...

Ooh, I do remember Outer Limits. Glad you came back and looking forward to what you learned while you were out there. Let's all hope Spring is not far away.