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Things We Saw Today: Adam Scott Steps Into William Shatner’s Shoes And I’m Yelling About It

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I love Ben Wyatt. I love sci-fi. I love making fun of William Shatner. So imagine my Friday delight when it was announced that Adam Scott would be playing a role in the rebooted Twilight Zone episode “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet,” no doubt a reference to the oft-parodied Shatner led episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” I was ecstatic. Namely because now Ben Wyatt is one step closer to filling Captain Kirk’s boots.

Scott is one of my favorite comedic actors, and outside of Friends With Kids, I haven’t seen him do anything particularly dramatic. However, a standalone episode of the new Twilight Zone would be a perfect way to showcase his dramatic chops while still leaning into his comedic talents. It’s no doubt that they’ll play up some of the more meme-worthy elements of the original while still giving it a spooky spin.

So what will Scott see on the wing of the plane? Li’l Sebastian? Eleanor Shellstrop? A life-sized replica of the Iron Throne? Will he deliver an even more meme-worthy performance than the Shat? We can only hope, but if you weren’t hyped for the show already, you definitely should be now.

(via io9; Image; NBC)

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Kate (they/them) says sorry a lot for someone who is not sorry about the amount of strongly held opinions they have. Raised on a steady diet of The West Wing and classic film, they are now a cosplayer who will fight you over issues of inclusion in media while also writing coffee shop AU fanfic for their favorite rare pairs.