THE TWILIGHT ZONE / Nightmare At 20,000 Feet - 1963
It's Xmas Eve 2012 Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We've done so many posts (over 1500 now!) that it's hard to come up with something special for any occassion, but, we should all agree that you can't go wrong with Rod Serling and the Shat! And, Richard (THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN) Matheson is the writer.
This is one guy you enjoy being lectured by! Rod was a boxer and all around angry guy, his ultimate problem was peaking too early in his career.
Eegah!! sent over a spooky lil' soundclip for our cabin pressure, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there in the atomic mirror, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our eariffic earclip for... Nightmare At 20,000 Feet!
This is Bob Wilson and his wife, Julia. He has just been discharged from a sanitarium where he spent the last six months recovering from a nervous breakdown, on an evening not dissimilar to this one, on an airliner like the one in which he's now flying home in! Half a year ago, his flight was terminated by the onslaught of his mental breakdown, and, tonight, Mr. Wilson happens to be in the darkest corner of the Twilight Zone...
As Bob gazes out his window on the rainy night, he sees something walking around on the wing of the airplane!.. A freakin' gremlin!! In a panic, he pages the stewardess!
The stewardess ends up bringing him a cup of water to take his medication with!
Later, he has the curtain closed to help him relax, but, he cannot help himself, he has to open the curtain to satisfy his nagging curiousity!
This time the plane's Flight Engineer, Ed (EARTH vs THE SPIDER) Kemmer, gets involved but sees nothing on the wing. Bob's starting to feel all alone in Weirdsville!
His angst mounts, so, he carefully grabs the revolver out of the napping Air Marshall's holster and goes back to his seat...
As the mischievous gremlin comes closer, Bob opens the emergency exit and is nearly sucked out while he empties all six rounds into the thing! Wounded, it falls off the wing. Nick ( the Devil's desciple in THE STORY OF MANKIND) Cravat plays the gremlin.
... 'Nuf said?!
Bob's taken out on a stretcher again, but, this time... He's not crazy!