The episode "The Invaders" features the final, fatal voyage of United Planets Cruiser C-57DIt's the same model; I just thought this sounded good. After the adventure on Altair IV, the ship is destroyed by a giant raging old woman in a barn.
Rod Serling is the boy from 'It's a Good Life'.As an adult, he decided to use his abilities to travel time/ space/ reality/ whatever, and torture and madden those he happens upon for his own amusement. He then narrates as he watches his awful work.
Henry Corwin was always the real Santa Claus.Until the end of 'Night Of The Meek' he had lost his way in the modern world and forgot his true identity.
"Queen of the Nile" is one of T'Pau's nightmares.Her refusal to warn Kirk what the Kal-i-fee actually entailed wore on her more than she demonstrated. Then, one day, during a fever or in another situation that might induce hallucinations, she began to dream the scenario all over again — herself as an old woman, watching a young man walk into a deathtrap completely unaware. After a while, her conscience manifested with her dream avatar trying to warn the victim, but because of her guilt, the dream would never let her succeed.
Global 33 didn't really travel through time.The plane traveled into alternate universes: one where the large dinosaurs never died out, and another where history progressed identically to our own, but everything happened a few years later chronologically. That's why Manhattan Island and the Hudson River were recognizable to the pilots when they caught sight of the sauropod, even though the geography would have been completely different in our own Mesozoic Era.
Rod Serling is the Wandering JewHe is cursed to wander through space and time until the return of Christ, observing the missteps of others and rendering judgement on them—sometimes favorably, sometimes not so much. The fact that Serling himself was Jewish is incidental to this.
The Twilight Zone is very real.