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'Twilight Zone returns' : Scottish TV listing of Trump’s inauguration goes viral

The review describes the event as a return of The Twilight Zone and one of the most 'ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history.'

A satirical Scottish TV listing for Friday’s inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump is going viral after being shared thousands of times on social media.

“The award for trolliest TV Guide listing ever goes to Scotland's Sunday Herald,” social media user Scott Wryn tweeted. “Unfortunately now Trump will invade Scotland.”

Sunday Herald TV reviewer David Love described the Friday inauguration broadcast as a “huge, interactive virtual reality project.”

“After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with one of the ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history,” he said.

The inauguration ceremony, to be held in Washington D.C. this Friday, is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of supporters, with millions of viewers around the world.

“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,” Mr Love wrote.

“It sounds far-fetched, and it is, but as it goes on it becomes more and more chillingly plausible,” he wrote.

“Today’s feature-length opener concentrates on the gaudy inauguration of President Trump, and the stirrings of protest and despair surrounding the ceremony, while pundits speculate gravely on what lies ahead.”

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

Full Text:

President Trump: The Inauguration

4pm, BBC One/ STV

After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with 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 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. It sounds far-fetched, and it is, but as it goes on it becomes more and more chillingly plausible. Today’s feature-length opener concentrates on the gaudy inauguration of President Trump, and the stirrings of protest and despair surrounding the ceremony, while pundits speculate gravely on what lies ahead. It’s a flawed piece, but a disturbing glimpse of the horrors we could stumble into, if we’re not careful.

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