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- Nov 28, 2011
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(On a tangent).I love this show. My grandkids... not so much. They'll sometimes watch an episode with me but more often than not go somewhere else if this is what I'm watching. I truly believe this one is a borderline "You had to be there" type show. It speaks to us 60s kids in a way that's hard to describe from the iconic open all the way to the end credits. I prefer this one over The Twilight Zone and not just for the "monster" episodes. Frankly, some of those "great" episodes just don't work for me and never have, Soldier in particular but there are others.
I think you make a very good point here.
This is the primary reason why I have fond memories and nostalgia for the original Battlestar Galactica. It was the first non-cartoon show I latched onto when I was a kid/preteen.
In contrast if I had never seen Battlstar Galactica back then in its first-run, most likely I wouldn't think much of it. Without the rose tinted glasses of nostalgia, it's basically another cheesy space opera.
In the case of the original Outer Limits, I only ever saw a few random episodes when I was a kid/teenager. In those days I sometimes mistaken Outer Limits episodes as Twilight Zone episodes, from not knowing any better. It was only many years later when I realized Outer Limits and Twilight Zone were actually two different shows. So I never really had much nostalgia for either show. They were just two black and white shows/movies out of the hundreds which I saw on reruns during weekend afternoons or late at night when I was a kid.
Frankly I have more precise memories of the 1990s revived Outer Limits, than I do of the original. This was from watching reruns on a "scifi fridays" block on a basic cable channel. Another show which they had on the fridays block was Total Recall 2070, which I also had precise memories until I picked up the complete series dvd set and came to the realization it was a rather mediocre detective show in the future.