Describing how he and Mark Frost designed the Twin Peaks scenario, David Lynch recalled: "We knew where everything was, and it helped us decide what mood each place had, and what could happen there. Then the characters just introduced themselves to us and walked into the story. The pilot was written in only nine days and shot in twenty-three."
Amazing to think that the music, characters, and iconic images - like the Laura Palmer wrapped in plastic image reproduced above - were in place in 1989, a year before the show was first broadcast!
This Warner Home Video of the 1989 Twin Peaks feature contained the pilot episode material, with an alternative ending.
From YouTube - see the beginning of the 1989 Twin Peaks feature.
Wake up, smell that damn fine coffee, and read our Twin Peaks tribute here.