Frightening Ad for the Premiere of the Outer Limits in 1963

The Outer Limits hit the airwaves back in 1963 and if you were to open your TV guide that September this heart stopping ad would have scared you into watching it. I don’t know what it is about this ad, but I find it very unnerving. It must have something to do with the graininess that makes it extra creepy. It’s also very effective because after finding this ad I re-watched episode 1 of the show.

The planet Earth is a speck of dust, remote and alone in the void. There are powers in the universe inscrutable and profound. Fear cannot save us. Rage cannot help us. We must see the stranger in a new light – the light of understanding. And to achieve this, we must begin to understand ourselves, and each other


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