Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Twilight Zone Diaries, episode 18

The Last Flight

originally aired: February 5, 1960
written by: Richard Matheson
starring: Kenneth Haigh, Simon Scott

"Witness Flight Lieutenant William Terrance Decker, flying core, returning from a patrol somewhere over France. The year is 1917. The problem is that the Lieutenant is hopelessly lost. Lieutenant Decker will soon discover that a man can be lost, not only in terms of maps and miles but also in time. And time in this case can be measured in eternities."

classification: war

story: A World War I pilot flies into a cloud and lands in 1959. Not knowing why he's there, he realizes he must go back to find the friend he'd abandoned so he can become the hero he was destined to be.

my summary: One of the better war episodes. Granted, all of these are typically lame. Reference to "lead bottom" amusing.

"Dialogue from a play, Hamlet to Horatio: There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Dialogue from a play written long before man took to the sky. There are more things in heaven and earth and in the sky, that perhaps can be dreamt of. And somewhere between heaven, the sky, and earth lies The Twilight Zone."