The second series of The Twilight Zone kicks off with an average tale of a man who finds himself alone in the desert beside the wreckage of his crashed plane, and with no sign of life anywhere else around him. Despite his best efforts, he cannot locate any other members of his crew, nor can he remember much of anything else. When jet planes fly over the top of him, he can’t understand why he knows what they are, even though they are far more advanced than anything from his time is.
When it comes to the crux of the episode, where we then see our protagonist in hospital suffering from the effects of delayed hallucinations, which his doctors claim have been triggered by the newspaper which claims to have found his plane some 17 years after it crashed without trace, you then have to decide whether it is his mind playing tricks on him, or his claims playing tricks on the doctors.
Despite the reasonable assumption of mind games, this is a fairly lacklustre start to the new series.
Rating: Flying in a blue dream. 3/5