Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 18

The Last Flight (5 Feb. 1960)
"The Twilight Zone" The Last Flight (original title)

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A World War I British fighter pilot lands at an American air force base in France 42 years in the future.

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A World War I British fighter pilot lands at an American air force base in France 42 years in the future. Written by Skeeter700

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Filmed at Norton AFB, San Bernardino, CA--playing the roll of Lafayette Air Base, Reims, France. There was a Reims Air Base in France in 1959 (the year this episode was set), now known as Aerodrome de Reims-Champagne. See more »

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Decker speaks of Georges Guynemer's disappearance. For Decker the date is March 5, 1917, but Guynemer disappeared on September 11, 1917. See more »

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Narrator: [Closing Narration] Dialog from a play, Hamlet to Horatio: There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Dialog from a play written long before men took to the sky: There are more things in heaven and earth and in the sky than perhaps can be dreamt of. And somewhere in between heaven, the sky, and the earth, lies The Twilight Zone.
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Great episode!
19 March 2006 | by (British Columbia) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful episode! A British fighter pilot passes through a white cloud. When he comes out the other side he has time traveled 42 years into the future. There he discovers that the choices he made in the past have effected hundreds of lives. The fighter pilot must also deal with the culture shock of modern jet fighters and helicopters while trying to prove he is who he says he is. In the end, "The Last Flight" relates a strong message of how one's actions can have unintended effects on lives of people you might never meet. The one lapse in this episode is the action sequences which are somewhat far fetched. Overall a great episode I'll award a mark of 9.3. Certainly one of the best of the season.


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