William Shatner famously starred in the "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" episode of The Twilight Zone. But who remembers that he also starred, a decade later, in the 1973 television movie The Horror at 37,000 Feet? Well, he did. The plot goes something like this: "Suspense, thrills and screams take flight in the cult-classic The Horror at 37,000 Feet, starring TV icons William Shatner (Star Trek: The Original Series), Buddy Ebsen (The Beverly Hillbillies) and Chuck Connors (The Rifleman). The supernatural horror film centers on a hapless ensemble of airline passengers who are plagued by a mysterious force from within the cargo hold. It’s up to an ex-priest (Shatner) to confront this mystery, and drive out the demonic forces hell-bent on terrorizing anything in sight."
It's 73 minutes of pure B-movie heaven and, for the Trek fanatics out there, it gets even better. Among the film's co-stars as France Nuyen, who played the title character in the TOS episode "Elaan of Troyius," and Paul Winfield, who portrayed Captain Clark Terrell in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Captain Dathon in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Darmok."
Paramount Home Entertainment will release The Horror at 37,000 Feet on DVD today.
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