The Twilight Zone: The Odyssey of Flight 33

The Twilight Zone: The Odyssey of Flight 33

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by Mark Kneece, Rod Serling, Robert Grabe

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Transocean Flight 33 departs London bound for New York as scheduled. But a mysterious tailwind sends them far off course, hurtling back and forth through time. Can the crew hitch a ride in hyperspace and get the passengers back to their own time?


Transocean Flight 33 departs London bound for New York as scheduled. But a mysterious tailwind sends them far off course, hurtling back and forth through time. Can the crew hitch a ride in hyperspace and get the passengers back to their own time?

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In 1973, Trans-Ocean Flight 33 destined for New York departs from London. The pilot initiates what seems to be a routine flight when a sudden shift in acceleration is noticed by crew members. Breaking barriers of time, the flight travels to the projected destination, but approaches New York in the year 1939. When the pilot attempts to correct this error, the flight is sent back in time to a prehistoric era of dinosaurs. The passenger list includes a parachute performance artist, an older woman who prattles incessantly, and a tightly wound young man recently discharged from the Air Force who is instantly branded by the flight attendants as a troublemaker. The story follows these travelers during this unexpected and startling odyssey, hurtling back and forth through countless millennia as they search for New York in 1973. The opening narration from the original television series and flight-attendant references to Valhalla add to the futuristic feel of impending doom. Text in boxes announces a voice-over of Rod Serling informing readers that they have entered the Twilight Zone. His original TV story has been re-created from an original uncut script for this full-color graphic adaptation. For those who are familiar with the old series, the sound effects as well as Serling's signature voice-over are sadly missing. For those who have not experienced the bizarre and unexpected world of the original, this volume provides an introduction to a "fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man."-Barbara M. Moon, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY

Product Details

Walker & Company
Publication date:
Twilight Zone Series
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years


Meet the Author

ROD SERLING (creator) has won the most Emmy awards for dramatic writing in the history of television. He wrote over seventy-five episodes of the Twilight Zone series. He was also the show's host and narrator.

MARK KNEECE (adaptor) has written stories for numerous comics, including Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight. He helped found the sequential art department at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and teaches comics writing. He lives in Savannah, Georgia.

ROBERT GRABE (illustrator, The Odyssey of Flight 33) earned a B.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has worked for Image Comics, Devil's Due, and Arcana Studios. Robert lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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The Twilight Zone: The Odyssey of Flight 33 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
A jet liner, en route from London to New York, is fifty-five minutes away from JFK International Airport. There is nothing special about this plane, the pilots, or the passengers; they are all simply attempting to reach their destination. At 35,000 feet, something happens. The plane begins to accelerate at an alarming rate. Most of the passengers fail to notice, but the crew has checked their instruments carefully, and there is no doubt that the plane is going over 3,000 knots. The pilots, fearing the passengers will become panicked, do everything they can to keep the plane level and structurally together. Miraculously, the plane begins to decelerate; everyone is safe. But why can't the crew raise air traffic control from JFK? Why is the land mass that is supposed to be New York covered in water? These are questions that can only be answered in The Twilight Zone. Once again, Mark Kneece has done a great job of adapting a Twilight Zone script into graphic novel format. The lines are clean, and the images are drawn well. The story is easy to follow and can be read quite quickly. This would make a great addition to a graphic novel collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book with high expectations. I am a big fan of the original TV series The Twilight Zone and hoped this book would be a graphic adaptation of one of my favorite episodes. I was wrong. This book updates the episode not only to slow the passage of time (the episode took place in 1962, the graphic novel takes place in 1971) but to expand the episode and make it longer. While Rod Serling himself appears in graphic form, the novel itself does not capture the true feel of the series. The novelty of the series is lost in an updated version. This graphic novel would be perfect for a modern Twilight Zone, but not for the real series.