Whereas a bunch of underwater researches on a near-future sealab is hanging out, a few of them are watching one thing on TV about sharks. Sure, that’s Rod Serling’s voice, however the crew isn’t watching an outdated Twilight Zone, it’s the narration Serling recorded for the 1968-1975 American model of The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau, higher identified to many people as The Life Aquatic, solely actual. Does The Twilight Zone exist in an episode of The Twilight Zone? Fortunately, you don’t have to consider that too lengthy, as a result of fairly quickly the plot from Alien takes over and issues begin to get thrilling.
Why is that this the plot from Alien? Effectively, in idea, a man named Rudd (Joel McHale) is main a group of researchers who're investigating displaced underwater creatures which have typically been screwed-over by local weather change. However it seems that Rudd, together with crewmember Channing (Nadia Hilker) are usually not down right here to assist animals, however as an alternative, to seize a selected sort of octopus and harvest it for a pharmaceutical firm referred to as Troxell. So yeah, identical to the Nostromo was really despatched to pick-up the alien in Alien, these individuals have been really in search of a murderous octopus.
Seems this octopus is able to turning straight-up invisible. In actual life, this trait exits in one thing referred to as the Glass Octopus, however the tentacled monsters on this episode are a lot greater and far meaner.
The stakes of this episode are made exceptionally attention-grabbing when scientist Ling (Michelle Ang) realizes what her cohorts are as much as. Not like everybody else on this mission, Ling appears to legitimately care about learning underwater life. However, if we’re utilizing the Alien analogy, Ling turns into this story’s Ripley, the one particular person we assume goes to outlive, however as an alternative of making an attempt to battle the monster, she’s really making an attempt to assist it.
This makes watching the final ten minutes of the episode great as a result of because the Octopus begins picking-off the surviving members of the crew, you’re thoughts is definitely racing: How is that this going to play out? Is everybody going to simply get killed? Is Ling simply going to change into associates with the murder-puses, and we’ll get a closing narration that that is mainly what people deserve?