Bob Wilson is on a flight when he sees a creature of some sort out on the wing of the aircraft. He's only recently recovered from a nervous breakdown and isn't sure that what he is seeing is real. Every time someone else looks out the window, the creature hides from view. When the creature begins to tamper with one of the engines he begs him wife to tell the pilots to keep an eye on the engines. If they see nothing, he agrees to commit himself to an asylum when they arrive at their destination. His paranoia drives him to a desperate act. Written by
In the unlikely event of a gremlin fasten your seat belts.
Very iconic, engrossing, and mostly good episode. Bob Wilson (William Shatner) is the passenger with a fear of flying who comes face to face with tragedy and madness in the form of a gremlin. The big drawback here is the gremlin looks quite ridiculous. Despite that, Shatner is excellent as the man who hopes he's recovered from a mental breakdown. The wife is played by Christine White (from 'The Prime Mover', season two) and her expressions say it all- that he must have finally flipped. Enjoyable, and in some ways memorable as Shatner fearfully looks out of through the rain soaked window. Oddly for the era, the man is seemingly hysterical while the wife and air hostess (Asa Maynor) are calm and protective. Great piece of television.
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