Create-A-Caption: The Outer Limits

“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.”

With those words began each episode of The Outer Limits, ABC’s classic science fiction anthology series that originally ran from 1963-65. Along with The Twilight Zone, it was a television standout that pushed the creative parameters of what the medium could accomplish. Indeed, many episodes of The Outer Limits permanently embedded themselves in the pop culture consciousness due to their engaging storytelling and unexpected nature. One of the greatest examples of this is the first season installment “The Zanti Misfits.” A rumination on prison culture and the cruelty of mankind, it remains a compelling piece of science fiction television. To celebrate the series’ release on Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics, we’ve taken a still from “The Zanti Misfits” and given it the Create-A-Caption treatment. Add your own comedic comment below. And remember, we are controlling transmission…

“I think I liked it better when the apartment had roaches.”