|The New Twilight Zone episode|
|Episode no.||Season 2
|Directed by||Peter Medak|
|Written by||Edward Redlich|
|Original air date||May 21, 1987|
|List of The Twilight Zone (1985 TV series) episodes|
|“||Modern technology has staged a revolution in the art of isolation. Turn up the volume on your headphones, and the world outside drops away. Sixteen-year-old Keith Barnes has lived in this public seclusion for some time now. But tonight, the tiny radio on which he depends to keep people out is about to start pulling them in, thanks to a very special frequency that can only be picked up...in the Twilight Zone.||”|
Keith Barnes is an obnoxious teenager aboard an airplane, whose love of his radio annoys those around him. A lightning storm, however, transforms his Walkman into a telepathic tuning device. He begins to hear the voices of all the people around him in the plane. And then he finds out that the man sitting next to him, a Mr. Williams, may be carrying a bomb.
It turns out that Mr. Williams is distraught over the death of his wife and child in a similar airplane, due to the negligence of an indifferent airline. As revenge, and a way of teaching the airline how to be more careful, he intends to destroy the plane with a bomb. Keith, knowing his plan after reading his mind, tries to talk him out of it. Mr. Williams cannot understand how Keith knows his plot, but is still determined to go through with it.
Mr. Williams tries to put his plan into effect, frightening the passengers. Keith manages to sneak up behind him and put the headphones over his ears. Hearing the pleading thoughts of the other passengers, especially one that a young man has a daughter about his daughter's age when she died, Mr. Williams is filled with remorse and he relents. As Mr. Williams is taken away, however, he accidentally steps on Keith's radio and crushes it.