Declare the Upcoming Twilight Zone Reboot “Obsolete”? Not So Fast

Shadow & Substance

We’ve been hearing about the upcoming Twilight Zone reboot for quite a while, and now we have a premiere date: April 1, 2019.

If you’re like most TZ fans, your reaction falls into one of two camps: enthusiasm or dread. I see it almost every time the reboot comes up:  Someone either can’t wait, or is sure it’ll be a complete mess — a stain on Rod Serling’s legacy.

I have to admit, I fall somewhere in between. Basically, I’m cautiously optimistic.

I get the enthusiasm of the “pro” crowd. They’re TZ fans, so it’s only natural that the prospect of new episodes excites them. Who wouldn’t want a return trip to the fifth dimension? I like these kinds of stories myself, obviously, and I enjoy other anthologies, so the thought of having new episodes sounds like fun.

But I also sympathize with the “anti” crowd. Look at the first two…

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3 thoughts on “Declare the Upcoming Twilight Zone Reboot “Obsolete”? Not So Fast”

  1. I am optimistic but I’ve seen it fail like in the mid-80s and early 2000s. I did like some of those but they didn’t hold up against the originals. I just hope they make them with stories that mean something more than just being strange…for the sake of being strange.

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