TV Listing Frames Inauguration as Twilight Zone Episode

Tongue-in-cheek Scottish newspaper blurb has gone viral
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2017 10:59 AM CST
TV Listing Hails Return of Twilight Zone —Er, Inauguration
Most chilling "episode" yet?   (Twitter)

Hey, remember that Twilight Zone episode where William Shatner sees a gremlin outside the window of his plane? Or the one where "huge sections of the US electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president," a "far-fetched" yet eventually "chillingly plausible" scenario? Scotland's Sunday Herald detailed that obviously untrue installment of the sci-fi series in its TV listing for the upcoming inauguration on Friday, dubbing the upcoming "show" as a "nightmarish version of 2017," per the Hill. The listing by reviewer Damien Love has since gone viral, with the Herald publishing some of its favorite reactions to the "brilliant" summary.

Love, whose other listings in Sunday's edition are also sprinkled with Trump/political references, hails the return of The Twilight Zone "after a long absence" with this "huge interactive virtual reality project, which will unfold on TV, in the press, and on Twitter over the next four years." There's mention of the "gaudy inauguration" itself, as well as the "stirrings of protest and despair surrounding the ceremony." George Takei expressed the feelings of many who chuckled (or nodded knowingly) at the review, tweeting, "The Sunday Herald TV Section wins today." Read the dystopian listing here. (Maybe on a channel near you: the mystery of the inauguration's "Great Port-a-Potty Cover-Up.")

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