Rod Serling and Model Airplanes: Winging It
One of my favorite anecdotes from Anne Serling’s book:
My dad loved building model airplanes. He would sit at a wooden table and, although not very mechanically minded, assemble these tiny warplanes, gluing and painting them.
His brother remembered: “I was visiting Rod in California and [he] was building a replica of the Red Baron’s Fokker triplane. He couldn’t get the glue to hold on the top wing which kept flopping. Rod finally lost his patience, threw the model on the floor and stamped it into a few hundred pieces. ‘Rod,’ I asked, ‘why the hell do you even build those things if you get so frustrated?’”
“I do it to relax,” my father responded in perfect seriousness.
Maybe Serling had this experience in mind when he sent Flight 33 to the Jurassic era?
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