I know this episode has been parodied by many shows in recent years, such as The Simpsons, South Park and Futurama, but it really isn’t a terrific episode in itself, just one that lends itself to being used in other formats. The character of Craig is just a little bit too cartoonish in his manic behaviour, initially showing us in the early scenes that he’s a subordinate who wants the power of being in charge, before stumbling across a race of tiny beings on the rock they’ve landed on for repairs, and then terrorising them incessantly for the remainder of the episode.
Don’t get me wrong - the writing of the episode and the character, showing why people who crave power and authority are often completely inappropriate for it, is excellent. It’s just that perhaps it was over-acted to a degree in presentation. The conclusion of the episode brings about its own justice in a way that only the Twilight Zone can.
Rating: Size can be misleading. 3/5