If you're like most of us, you still can't believe the results of the election.
Donald Trump? Incoming president of the United States?
Scottish newspaper Sunday Herald is right there, too. In fact, the publication printed a hilarious TV preview listing of the inauguration, rewritten as an extended episode from "The Twilight Zone," The Independent reports.
George Takei, of course, was all over it.
The Sunday Herald TV Section wins today. pic.twitter.com/OanCZdznGJ— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 15, 2017
The newspaper's listing reads,
“After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history. 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. The story begins in a nightmarish version of 2017 in which huge sections of the US electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president. It sounds far-fetched, and it is, but as it goes on it becomes more and more chillingly plausible. Today's feature-length opener concentrates on the gaudy inauguration of President Trump, and the stirrings of protest and despair surrounding the ceremony, while pundits speculate gravely on what lies ahead. It's a flawed piece, but a disturbing glimpse of the horrors we could stumble into, if we’re not careful.”
An excellent display of cultural satire. Truly.
The internet also got a major kick out of it.
@GeorgeTakei Whoever wrote that deserves a massive pay rise.— Sam Vimes (@SamVimes6) January 15, 2017
@GeorgeTakei I feel the need to subscribe to this paper just for writing that— Ryan McKenna (@Usedfreek9703) January 15, 2017
While we Americans are grateful for the round of chuckles — thanks for that one, Sunday Herald — we're also
a little completely, unequivocally terrified for the future, which may spiral into dystopian doom come Jan. 20.
Is Rod Serling on to something? Are the darkest days ahead?
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