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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Season One Blu-ray now available for pre-order!

There's no cover art posted yet, but Amazon now has an official listing....

The Outer Limits: Season One Blu-ray

From the listing:

Newly Re-Mastered in HD! There Is Nothing Wrong With Your Television Set... Do Not Attempt To Adjust The Picture... We Are Controlling Transmission... The entire first season 32 Episodes You hold in your hands an artifact from a time now vanished forever; a compendium of portals into worlds unknown. A seven-disc set that controls over 27 hours of transmission from the 1963-1964 series, this vessel has sought you out for one specific purpose: to expand your mind to The Outer Limits! Guest stars include Ed Asner, Macdonald Carey, Dabney Coleman, Robert Culp, Bruce Dern, Robert Duvall, Mimsy Farmer, Don Gordon, Harry Guardino, Gloria Grahame, Signe Hasso, Miriam Hopkins, Richard Jaeckel, Sally Kellerman, Shirley Knight, Martin Landau, George Macready, John Marley, David McCallum, Ralph Meeker, Gary Merrill, Vera Miles, Leonard Nimoy, Simon Oakland, Warren Oates, Carroll O Connor, Donald Pleasence, Cliff Robertson, Ruth Roman, Barbara Rush, Martin Sheen, Henry Silva and many more

'The best program of its type ever to run on network TV!' - Stephen King

Special Features:

Audio commentaries by David J. Schow (author of The Outer Limits Companion) and film historians Tim Lucas, Reba Wissner, Craig Beam, Gary Gerani, Michael Hyatt and Steve Mitchell 


It appears that the cat is officially out of the bag, so I'm free to talk about it. Yours truly contributed three commentary tracks: "O.B.I.T.," "Corpus Earthling," and "Specimen: Unknown." Not gonna lie--- I'm still having a hard time believing this is all really happening.

March 27th, folks. 


  1. thanks for the blog. it's great to read it after an episode.

  2. Does anyone know if this is going to be a Blu-ray only release? For some reason, I thought I read that it was going to come out on HD DVD also. The latest info I've seen reports that the first season 32 shows will be put on seven (7) discs, which presumably would mean that the first 30 shows would be on discs 1through 6, with the final two episodes on disc seven, leaving plenty of room on that disc for bonus material. Five episodes on a disc would not work for DVD, the practical limit seems to be four; after that, picture and sound quality deteriorate drastically. And if you want really good quality on DVD, no more than three one hour episodes will work. As far as bonus material, what I'd like to see are all the original ABC promos, including the one minute promo at the end of The Galaxy Being (which I saw once in syndication and "Disabled 55" posted on You Tube),all the original ABC individual episode commercials, the "Please Stand By" pilot, and maybe "The Unknown" unsold pilot. It would also be nice if Kino Lorber would include the syndication version of The Man With The Power, which featured the original, full length opening control voice speech, which otherwise appeared only in The Galaxy Being, The Hundred Days Of The Dragon and The Architects Of Fear. Purists would no doubt prefer the broadcast version, with the teaser and shortened speech, but the syndication print is the version that most viewers are more familiar with, having run on local stations around the country from 1965-1988.

  3. Congratulations Craig.
    I am looking forward to your expert commentary on these three OL episodes.
    March 27 can't come soon enough.
    As always, thank you so much for all you do.


  4. Thanks Craig. Congrats on being part of the new project! Love your blog. I refer to it often!