"After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive, and controversial productions in broadcast history," it opens. And it only gets crueler (and funnier) from there.
"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." Yikes. We are officially living in an alternate reality fit for a sci-fi show.
The tune-in blurb goes on to explain the reboot of the classic TV show The Twilight Zone by describing the setting as 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." Crazy to think that this is real life!
Sadly, the inauguration and the next four years, while they might feel like a fever dream, are real life. And already the inauguration is shaping up to be a sad affair, full of dredged up C-list acts who have all been scorned for agreeing to perform, from early aughts alt-rock band 3 Doors Down, to the few Rockettes who needed the cash, apparently. But of course, Trump will continue to be as delusional as possible about his reception, so help him God: