posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 06:16 PM
While watching "The Odyssey of Flight 33" on The 'Twilight Zone' marathon, I realized once again how cool Rod Serling was\is. He's the Edgar
Allen Poe of the 1960s. A bold claim, but I'll submit Serling's stuff is just as good. 'The Odyssey' deals with a jet airliner, flying from
London to New York, that travels through a time portal. After some weird turbulence while approaching New York, the crew looks out the windows to see
dinosaurs. They increase air speed, and somehow make it back to 1939, which brings them close to where they need to be, time-wise, but they're
still 20 years off. 'A strange tail-wind perhaps?'
"So if some moment, any moment, you hear the sound of jet engines flying atop the overcast skies, engines that sound searching and lost; engines that
sound hungry for fuel, shoot up a flare or do something. That would be Global 33 trying to get home, from the Twilight Zone."
From 'The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street'
The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes,
prejudices - to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill. And suspicion can destroy. And a thoughtless, frightened
search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own - for the children...and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is...that these things cannot be
confined...to the Twilight Zone.
From 'Time Enough At Last'
Witness Mr. Henry Bemis, a charter member in the fraternity of dreamers. A bookish little man whose passion is the printed page, but who is
conspired against by a bank president and a wife and a world full of tongue-cluckers and the unrelenting hands of a clock. But in just a moment, Mr.
Bemis will enter a world without bank presidents or wives or clocks or anything else. He'll have a world all to himself...without anyone.