Being that the Twilight Zone is a fifth dimension, there are no doubt time holes all around, just ready for unsuspecting people to fall through and find themselves in a different time. Such is the storyline here, with fluid movement between both the present and the past.
The idea works well. Three soldiers participating in a war game on the site of Custer’s Last Stand, on the anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn, suddenly find they can hear the sound of horses and Indian war cries. Though they can’t see anything, what they are hearing provokes a belief that there is some time distillation going on. Obviously on reporting it they are reprimanded. But when they head back the following day, they find more than they bargained for, and eventually the three of them rush of into battle.
It’s a nice touch at the end of the episode when their commanding officer finds all three names on the Custer Memorial board for having died in that battle 88 years before. His final comment of ‘it’s a pity they couldn’t take their tank with them’ makes for a chuckle at the conclusion.
Rating: Probably not the battle to choose to fight. 3.5/5