LORELAI: This whole morning has been a little Twilight Zone-y.
LUKE: Or Outer Limits-y … Great show, just as eerie, same era, but no one ever references it.
LORELAI: Oh, I’m sorry, I don’t speak geek.
The Twilight Zone, previously discussed.
The Outer Limits, an anthology television series originally broadcast from 1963 to 1965. It is often compared to The Twilight Zone, but stories were more science-fiction based than fantasy or supernatural, and were more straight action and suspense, often showing the human spirit spirit confronting dark existential forces, either from within or without.
The Outer Limits was very influential on the development of Star Trek – one reason why Luke might be a fan of the show. The Outer Limits was revived in 1995, and its last episode shown in January 2002, so Luke may very well have only recently finished watching the new series (and could be missing the show now it’s gone).
Lorelai is completely full of it for saying she doesn’t “speak geek”. She is a huge fan of Star Trek herself.