Scotland's Sunday Herald pokes fun at this week's event
A mock TV listing poking fun at Donald Trump‘s upcoming inauguration has gone viral online.
The listing appears in Scottish newspaper The Sunday Herald and describes Trump’s upcoming inauguration, which takes place on Friday (January 20), as the return of The Twilight Zone featuring “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 has since been shared online by the likes of Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and Star Trek actor George Takei. Musician Billy Bragg described it as “brilliant”.
Read the text in full beneath:
“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.”
However, 3 Doors Down recently announced they will play a Trump inauguration celebration concert this week.