Area single woman Tricia McMillian, a self-acknowledged science fiction fan, recently spent 165 minutes viewing the 2014 blockbuster film Interstellar
. The local woman chose a Thursday night to spend 2.75 hours viewing the galactic tale so as to not feel even more pathetic about watching an almost three hour movie at home, alone, on a weekend night.
She explains, "I knew how long the movie is, but I didn't want to watch it on a weekend because, well, I'm already depressed about spending my weekend evenings alone. I don't need to amplify my obvious loser nerd facet anymore than is already abundantly apparent. So I waited for an work night when I was able to leave week before 6:00 and then raced home, put on my comfiest pajamas, laid out snacks and beverages and let 'er rip. Doing that alone on a Thursday night seemed far less depressing than it would have felt on a weekend evening."
When asked if Interstellar lived up to the hype and if she enjoyed it, the area woman shrugged and offered this review, "Meh, I dunno, I guess it was a good way to spend an evening alone. I mean, what else was I going to do with those two hours and 45 minutes? But it's been done before and more efficiently. It only took Rod Serling 25 minutes to poignantly and effectively cover the same topic in the Twilight Episode
titled The Long Morrow
As of press time the local science fiction fan was creating a spreadsheet of blockbuster movies and the Twilight Zone
episodes that covered the same topics in more concise and less-is-more-poignant storytelling style of Rod Serling.