Best sci-fi movie mistakes of 1956

Invasion of the Body Snatchers picture

Continuity mistake: As Miles and Sally drive away from the train station her hand is resting on the passenger side window. In the very next shot her hand is by her side.

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Forbidden Planet picture

Continuity mistake: During the alien's assault on the ship, one crewman is seen near the spaceship's stairs firing a weapon. However, the weapon is pointed at a forty-five to sixty degree angle - at this angle, he would hit the bottom of the ship, not the alien that is much farther out.

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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers picture

Factual error: The aliens request a meeting with Dr. Marvin on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, near Washington DC. However, the shot of him driving along the shore line shows mountains in the background, which don't exist in Eastern Maryland.

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Continuity mistake: There is a "No Riders" sign that keeps appearing and disappearing on the window of the jeep, from one scene to another, fron shot to shot, throughout the entire film.

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The Creature Walks Among Us picture

Visible crew/equipment: At the climax, when the creature escapes and begins throwing furniture around, you can clearly see the wires attached to the pieces of furniture.

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Godzilla, King of The Monsters! picture

Factual error: During the meeting concerning Godzilla, one of the scientists incorrectly states that the Jurassic Period was 2 million years ago. The Jurassic Period lasted from 180 to 135 million years ago.

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Rodan (1956)

Rodan picture

Other mistake: When the title card is shown, the copyright year is shown as 'MCMXXXIV' (1934). It was released in 1956 (MCMLVI).

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Fire Maidens of Outer Space picture

Visible crew/equipment: When the monster supposedly falls into a pit behind the altar at the end of the film, look at the left side. The mat the actor lands on visibly bounces into view.

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Andrew Upton

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