Scottish Newspaper Previews Trump Inauguration as 'Twilight Zone' Return

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"The story begins in a nightmarish version of 2017, in which huge sections of the U.S. electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president."

It's probably fair to say that whoever is writing the TV page for Scotland's Sunday Herald newspaper isn't a massive Donald Trump fan.

In a preview that went viral Sunday, a listing for Friday's inauguration described Trump's presidential crowning as actually being the long-awaited return of The Twilight Zone in 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 listing, written by Damien Love, elaborated. "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."

The description goes on to describe the "feature-length opener" as focusing on the "gaudy inauguration of President Trump, and the stirrings of protest and despair" surrounding the ceremony. 

"It’s a flawed piece, but a disturbing glimpse of the horrors we could stumble into, if we’re not careful."

Among those to have given the listing their endorsement was George Takei, who tweeted: "The Sunday Herald TV Section wins today."

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