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
Rain water can be seen trickling strait down Bob's window. In flight the rain water would be blown strait back. At the speed these old planes flew you would only see tiny trickles of water, even in very heavy rainstorms. See more »
The flight of Mr. Robert Wilson has ended now, a flight not only from point A to point B, but also from the fear of recurring mental breakdown. Mr. Wilson has that fear no longer... though, for the moment, he is, as he has said, alone in this assurance. Happily, his conviction will not remain isolated too much longer, for happily, tangible manifestation is very often left as evidence of trespass, even from so intangible a quarter as the Twilight Zone.
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Pity poor William Shatner. He's just been released from the laughing academy, so now he's on his way home, a little shaky but apparently cured. Except, of course, he's boarded a flight on Twilight Zone Airlines. Trouble is there's a non-paying passenger on board, who looks like the abominable snowman and prefers riding on the wing instead of sampling the delights of the airline's dinner tray. Even worse, he's heck-bent on tearing the wing apart so he can get a look at what makes this 10-ton tin coffin tick. And, naturally, only the recovering looney Shatner sees him. You can imagine the strain.
Rather amusing exercise in personal paranoia as Shatner delivers convincing performance-- still and all, it's hard to take the drama seriously since the snowman appears to have wandered away from a Disneyland parade of warm and fuzzies. And then there's the cop-out ending. For some reason this is one of series' most celebrated entries. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because some of us have had a similar experience after romancing our favorite 12-pack.
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