I have seen 1983’s Twilight Zone: The Movie. I don’t remember when I saw it, but it was a very long time ago, and I was very young and I don’t remember much of anything about it, except for the terror that John Lithgow felt while flying and looking out the window and seeing a gremlin on the wing. I didn’t remember the movie at all until I watched the trailer for that episode of Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone remake featuring Adam Scott, and all of those buried memories came flooding back. I am 70 percent sure that my fear of flying is rooted in this episode of the Twilight Zone called “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet,” so it’s just terrific that Jordan Peele has decided to reawaken my repressed nightmare.
I really hate flying.
The other trailer is for the episode entitled “The Comedian” starring Kumail Nanjiani. It’s apparently about a stand-up comedian who strikes a deal with a character played by Tracy Morgan to become a successful stand-up act … but it comes at a cost. I’m not sure why, but it recalls Stephen King’s “Quitters, Inc.” to me.
The series kicks off April 1st on CBS All Access. Is Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone a big enough incentive to get you to subscribe? Because if you do, you also get one of the best shows on television in The Good Fight, as well as CBS’s Star Trek series, which hasn’t done a lot for me. I’m not sure it’s worth $10 a month, but it’s definitely worth subscribing in May for one month, watching all of Twilight Zone, The Good Fight and the latest season of Survivor commercial-free before canceling.
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