New Twilight Zone trailer offers look at new series with a few nods to the original.
Last month we got a suitably bizarre teaser for the upcoming reimagining of The Twilight Zone as the Super Bowl feed seemed to glitch into another dimension where Jordan Peele beckoned us to question our reality by asking “What dimension are you even in?”
And then opened a door in the dimly lit field of the empty stadium, and disappeared into it.
That was enough to get my mind reeling at all the possibilities.
Now CBS has given us a real trailer which includes peeks at a handful of new episodes, and a couple quick glimpses of objects hinting that the new series is connected to the original.
The first is a toy of the creature from one of the most iconic episodes, “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.” In that episode, William Shatner watches through the small window of the plane as a monster only he can see tears apart the wing of the plane. In the new trailer, we see a man sitting on a plane. Later, he’s kneeling on an empty beach, distraught and trying to make a phone call. In another quick shot we see a doll of the creature washing ashore on what seems to be the same beach.
A toy of the creature from Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
The second is a relic from another episode starring William Shatner called “Nick of Time,” in which a Mystic Seer fortune telling machine with a bobbing devil head seems to be making eerily accurate predictions.
Devil fortune telling machine
The Twilight Zone is coming to CBS All Access on April 1st.