This isn’t the Twilight Zone marathon blog post I thought I’d be writing.
I was sure I’d be continuing my late-June tradition of publishing the schedule for the Syfy channel’s July 4 line-up of TZ episodes. But we recently learned they won’t be airing a marathon that day – unless you’re counting their replacement: an all-day slate of “Nightmare on Elm Street” movies.
YOU ARE KIDDING ME WITH THIS, RIGHT??!! Only the second 4th of July I’ve had off in 14 years. I had a whole day of popcorn and Twilight Zone planned. I may cry. I know I can find it other places, but it’s not the same.
— Joanna Bown (@joannabown101) June 22, 2018
Hey, I enjoy some Elm Street action at times. But I think even Freddy Krueger would admit the real horror here is leaving people without their biannual fifth-dimensional fix.
I am a huge, HUGE Nightmare on Elm Street fan, and yet could not be more disappointed to hear about this.
— Ryan Anderson (@everrpa) June 21, 2018
It’s true that this isn’t unprecedented. In 2011, Syfy ran a Greatest American Hero marathon over the Fourth. Granted, that’s more thematically appropriate, but you mess with TZ fans at your peril. They complained – mightily – and TZ returned in 2012. Read the rest of this entry