Friday, March 18, 2011

Special Thetan Ray Blasts!

It's time for the We Are Controlling Transmission honor roll recognizing our own little band of Zanti Misfits.

The following artists put aside their work, deadlines, crossword puzzles, and pottery to help make WACT the definitive statement on The Outer Limits, for which we are extremely grateful.

Larry Blamire
Matthew R. Bradley
Wayne Carter
Matthew J. Dewan
Peter Farris
Christa Faust 
Jeffrey Frentzen
Gary Gerani
David Holcomb
Mark Holcomb
David Horne
William Lenihan III
Steve Mitchell
John Kenneth Muir
Mark Philips
Larry Rapchak
Ted C. Rypel
Tom Weaver
and
The Cult of Flat Zanti

We also have to thank the hundreds of readers who made a point to stop by the site every day. When you take on a project like this, it's a huge inspiration to know that there are people anxiously awaiting that next post you're working on.

Last, and definitely not least, we all bow down before the master of the WACT treehouse, David J. Schow. DJS shepherded this nuttiness from the very beginning. Without his dedication and regular contributions (both in the posts you saw and his tremendous behind the scenes efforts), WACT would not have been anywhere near the success it turned out to be. So thanks again, David.

We hope that our small contribution to the legacy of The Outer Limits will continue to attract new fans and instigate further discussion for years to come.

Your Misfit Hosts,

John Scoleri & Peter Enfantino

9 comments:

  1. Bravo! This blog has been a highlight. Long live THE OUTER LIMITS. Thanks.

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  2. A hefty thanks to ALL who took the time to tune in and listen, even if it turned the focus on their real lives from crystal clarity to a soft blur for a while.

    It's been a blast. Hope we've helped perpetuate the OUTER LIMITS culture.

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  3. It has taken us to The Outer Limits of fun, so thanks so much John and Peter for doing this. Hopefully we'll all keep posting as new things come up.

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  4. A superior show inspired a superior blog! Everyone brought their own special insights and passion to this project. Checking in each day to compare notes/opinions/humorous observations was more than just fun; it became a way of life, something to look forward to.

    Take care, my friends! As Ted says, it's been a blast...

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  5. You're a class act, guys. Thanks for the opportunity and may THE OUTER LIMITS never not exist.

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  6. Let's raise our glasses and drink a toast to one of the greatest accidents since the big bang. Somehow, an oversupply of talent landed in the same place at the same time, and all too briefly, gave us some unforgettable viewing.

    The Outer Limits might be the biggest double cross in Television history too. The ABC brass thought they were getting a simple monster show, but Leslie Stevens and Joseph Stefano had other plans. Instead, the show itself became the ABC execs monster, and like ignorant villagers, they just had to kill it off. After TOL, network heads looked to Irwin Allen to provide them with their monsters.

    Every now and then Warner Brothers drags out their classic cartoon characters for another outing. It never works, because the environment that spawned those characters doesn't exist any more, and the creative talent is long gone.

    It's the same for The Outer Limits. The lunatics don't get to run the asylum these days, and even if they did, they wouldn't have the inspired lunacy of the Daystar originals. In the 1990s, the best anyone could do was a watered down show that should've been called “The Twilight Limits.”

    So, treasure those DVD box sets, and pray for a remastered special edition Blu-Ray release, because there will never be another show like it.

    “the mysteries of the universe don’t mind. They reveal themselves to nobodies…who care.”

    The Outer Limits was the mystery, and we were the nobodies who cared ... and tuned in every week.

    All the best,

    Glenn :)

    P.S. A very special thanks to our hosts, and everyone who contributed to the success of WACT.

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  7. The list above cites those who contributed special spotlights, interviews, etc..and I was glad to be a part of that august crowd. But let's not forget our other daily bloggers, Jim Barwise, Bobby J., etc and especially Mr. "UTW" --- a fixture of this blog who always had something interesting (and occasionally offbeat) to contribute. He was also with us through the bulk of THRILLER experience, so he deserves a bit of a shout-out for endurance.

    It's been fun (and the THRILLER run was a blast also--too bad we didn't do limericks for that one!)

    LR

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  8. This was a totally unexpected and amazing experience. Just like first encountering the show itself.

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