Today was a combination of being busy trying to write up a couple of memorial tributes for Georgia Engel and being at a loss for a topic for a Wednesday post. But, thanks to this special guest appearance by my British blogging buddy, Rob Buckley, we’re taking a look at the new ‘Twilight Zone’ and its attempt to recreate the Valenzetti Equation sensation from ‘Lost’, albeit with a different combination of numbers.
We’re talking about “1015”, which can trace its parentage to the original series of ‘The Twilight Zone’.
So let’s give the spotlight to Rob:
In the third one [“Replay”], it’s repeatedly highlighted as the license plate on the cop’s car
I think it’s in “The Comedian” as well, judging by a quick Google, and was the flight number in the original “Nightmare At 20,000 Feet”.”
There have been plenty of call-backs to the original series in these first handful of episodes. I’ve only seen the first one, thanks to YouTube. (I’ve reached my self-imposed limit of three premium platforms and even with that I’m getting four.)
So in that first one, I noticed the use of names for other T-Zone characters, plus the appearance of the ventriloquist dummy Willie. And including the use of the number “1015”, I think they may all be serving as lucky tokens outside the box.
Within the box? Who knows? This is a TV show which deals with multiple dimensions – at least it did in the original series. So as far as the power of this particular combination of numbers (and I wish at least one numeral from the Valenzetti Equation – “23” – would show up in an episode), I don’t know what effect it has on the TV characters who come into contact with it.
But maybe one day “1015” will play an integral part in an episode.
Thanks again, Rob!!!