Outer Limits Exhibit at Creature Features


Creature Features has moved back to Burbank. John King Tarpinian paid a visit –

This is the shop I just discovered that has been around, in one form or another, for thirty some odd years.  I was only in there for ten minutes but the shop has promise.

Creature Features hosted a signing of Outer Limits at 50 by David J. Schow on March 22 and is attracting attention with an Outer Limits themed gallery exhibit that will be open through April 12.

Tarpinian picked up a copy of the Schow book —

The book is a soft-cover coffee table book and the reason I just HAD to have it, other than the geek factor, is that a neighbor of mine, when growing up in Toluca Lake was on the back cover, Ralph Meeker…actually the episode he was featured.

The exhibit is an art tribute featuring newly commissioned paintings, illustrations and sculptures alongside original props and vintage memorabilia from the show.

bookParticipating artists include Steve Bissette, Tim Bradstreet, Norman Cabrera, Monte Christiansen, Ken Daly, Ricardo Delgado, Frank Dietz, John Fasano, Wolf Forrest, Garrett Immel, Phil Joyce, Bob Lizzaraga, Rebecca Lord, Gregory Manchess, Ken Mitchroney, Kemo (aka Ken Morgan), Rafael Navarro, Greg Nicotero, Mike Parks, Jeff Pittarelli, Eric October, Tim Polecat, Mike Soznowski, William Stout, Woody Welch, and Bernie Wrightson.


Creature Features is located at 2904 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506. Regular store hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the photos.]

We Control the Vertical

Fifty years ago Vic Perrin delivered the Control Voice when The Outer Limits aired for the first time on September 16, 1963.

I was in front of the family’s spare black-and-white TV watching the episode. Because it was an ABC network show, when he talked about controlling the vertical and horizontal, well, of course! Somebody had to do it.

But if it had been an NBC show — that was my father’s job at the network’s Burbank studio. As a video engineer he sat at a board filled with knobs and dials, not only holding the vertical and horizontal where they belonged, but keeping the peacock’s feathers the right colors.

[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the story.]