Mr. Wilson believes he sees a gremlin on the wing of the commercial aircraft he is taking back home ... from the sanitarium, where he has been committed for six months after a mental breakdown during a similar flight.
The "Twilight Zone" episode was based on a 1961 short story by Richard Matheson.
* Watch the episode (from imdb.com): @
* Interviews with actor William Shatner, writer Richard Matheson, director Richard Donner (from Archive of American Television): @
* Excerpt from "Up Till Now: The Autobiography" (Shatner, 2009): @
* "Ride the Nightmare: Richard Matheson's 'Nightmare at 20,000 Feet' " (from tor.com): @
* "Nightmare at 20,000 feet: Horror Stories by Richard Matheson": @
* "Spaceships and Politics: The Political Theory of Rod Serling" (Leslie Dale Felman, 2010): @
* Earlier post on "To Serve Man" (March 2, 1962; includes "Twilight Zone" links): @