Entertainment Weekly's online PopWatch has a quick little interview with Shatner. Nothing super amazing, but it's still nice to hear the man reminisce on Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, the Twilight Zone episode I've been obsessing over ever since reading that Fangoria Richard Matheson interview.
"[The episode] touches another universal in the human psyche, and that is the fear of flying. Buried somewhere in all of us when the going gets rough up there is: If God meant us to fly, we’d have wings. Why are we up here? We’re in the wrong part of the world. We should be on terra firma. That’s the only explanation I can come up with that makes that particular episode as popular as it is."
Bonus Gremlin Art:
While hunting the Internet for Twilight Zone related art, I stumbled across these two pieces of oddball Gremlin art.
"Nightmare at 20,000 Peeps"
Sculpted by Allie Berg & Jonathan Herr for 2009s Peeps Show III, an art show celebrating the glory of all things marshmallow. You can read about this annual madness here.
Sculpted by Wade Schin for Galleries One Nine Eight Eight's "Another Dimensions" 2010 Twilight Zone themed group show. Check out other TZ art here.
"Nightmare at 20000 Feet"
Illustrated by Steve Willaredt. Check out the rest of his art at Battle Royale with Cheeze.