Twilight Zone: Season 2, Episode 18

The Odyssey of Flight 33 (24 Feb. 1961)
"The Twilight Zone" The Odyssey of Flight 33 (original title)

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Passing through the sound barrier a commercial airliner inadvertently travels back in time.

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Paul Comi ...
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Global Flight 33 is en route from London to New York in what appears to be a routine flight in a modern jetliner. Suddenly however, the jet's speed increases to an incredible 3000 knots and they arrive in New York rather quickly. Neither the captain or his well-trained crew can explain what happened - a strange tail-wind perhaps - but they are certainly not prepared for what they find as they survey the land below them. Written by garykmcd

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The "dinosaur sequence" was credited to Jack H. Harris, and used a brontosaurus model taken from Dinosaurus! (1960). The expense of the two brief shots ran $2,500, making it the most expensive footage in the original Twilight Zone (1959). See more »

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An airline pilot experiencing extra velocity on a westbound trip (London to NY) would not attribute this to a strong jet stream, as he would know that the jet stream goes from west to east. See more »

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Capt. 'Skipper' Farver: [speaking to his crew, while in flight] We're in trouble. I don't know what kind of trouble.
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Time travel by plane!
18 October 2007 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This 1961 "Twilight Zone" episode titled "The Odyssey of Flight 33" is well done and written it keeps the viewer on edge with tension and has a little bit of excitement. A plane from London headed to New York all of a sudden is unexpectedly blown off course. Yet the crew tries the best they can to solve and unravel the misdeed and find a new course of direction yet they see a land of dinosaurs! Finally it's the New York City skyline in sight, yet upon arrival the pilots find out it's the world fair of 1933. Now what a funny feeling to land a flight in the past. Really overall a good episode it uses the sci-fi theme so well of time travel and tries to keep it close to space by keeping it in a different time period. And it appears constant air travel!


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