The Internet is buzzing with a television pundit’s description of Donald Trump’s Friday inauguration as the return of “The Twilight Zone.”
The swearing-in of the former reality star, scheduled to be broadcast live from Washington, D.C., will be seen by television viewers around the world. Scotland’s Sunday Herald listed the following description by TV commentator Damien Love:
“After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history.
— Lori Lewis (@lorihlewis54) January 15, 2017
"Sci-fi writers have dabbled often with alternative history stories – among the most common is the “What If The Nazis Had Won The Second World War” setting – but this huge interactive virtual reality project, which will unfold on TV, in the press, and on Twitter over the next four years, sets out to build an ongoing alternative present.”
The listing has been shared, posted and tweeted thousands of times.
“The story begins in a nightmarish version of 2017 in which huge sections of the U.S. electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president. It sounds far-fetched, and it is, but as it goes on it becomes more and more chillingly plausible,” the reviewer notes.
“Today’s feature-length opener concentrates on the gaudy inauguration of President Trump, and the stirrings of protest and despair surrounding the ceremony, while pundits speculate gravely on what lies ahead.”