Twilight Zone: Season 2, Episode 18

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

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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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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Navigator Hatch
Wayne Heffley ...
2nd Officer Wyatt
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Flight Engineer Purcell
Betty Garde ...
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Beverly Brown ...
Janie
Nancy Rennick ...
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Jay Overholts ...
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Lester Fletcher ...
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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 authentically realistic cockpit dialog written by Robert J. Serling, brother of author Rod Serling. Robert was an airline pilot and aviation writer for United Press International. He is listed in the credits as consultant. See more »

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The tower controller in 1939 identifies the airport the flight is headed to as LaGuardia. Though this airport was founded in that year, it was called North Beach until the New York City mayor Fiorello LaGuardia left office in 1945. See more »

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[opening narration]
Narrator: You're riding on a jet airliner en route from London to New York. You're at 35,000 feet atop an overcast and roughly fifty-five minutes from Idlewild Airport. But what you've seen occur inside the cockpit of this plane is no reflection on the aircraft or the crew. It's a safe, well-engineered, perfectly designed machine. And the men you've just met are a trained, cool, highly efficient team. The problem is simply that the plane is going too fast, and there is nothing within ...
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References Dinosaurus! (1960) See more »

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Amazing!
15 July 2006 | by (Middle TN) – See all my reviews

I was watching an episode of Bonaza tonight and knew I'd seen character actor John Anderson before...but where? I went to IMDb and looked up his screen credits and then it hit me...the Twilight Zone episode on a plane! You know a great performance when one episode makes such a deep impression...and this was the episode.

As said before, the ending was chilling. What makes this so great is the B&W film, the pace and music score. There was just an amazing feel about this series, and especially this episode. You don't really appreciate it until you see others attempt to duplicate.

This is a classic Zone!


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