Corrected entry: In any scene where observers either watch the time machine disappear (miniature demonstration) or find the machine "gone", the observers should actually see the machine still there. Consider that the time traveler (or machine) passes THROUGH every moment of time, rather than "skipping" ahead to any target time (as in "Back To The Future"). This is proven by the fact that the time traveler observes changing day/night, seasons, fashion changes on the mannequin, etc. So, really, his miniature demonstration would have looked lame, because the whirling machine would have just remained there from the observers' viewpoints, not disappeared. In fact, when advanced in time, it would stay in place for 100,000 years or whatever, no matter what happened around it.Walt Glaeser
Corrected entry: In the scene where Rod Taylor gets away from the lava and escapes into the future, he's encased in a mountain for eons. He says that he had to wait centuries for the mountain to wear down around him. Seeing as he can hear sounds, the oxygen must remain a constant inside and outside the machine, so while he's waiting for solid rock to wear away through erosion, what can he possibly be breathing in that time? Any air that may have been carried along within the confines of the machine would have run out and he would die, not just swoon as he did in the movie. He would also need to contend with the poisonous gases given off by lava as well as his own carbon dioxide.
Corrected entry: The Eloi speak perfect English. One would think that after so many thousands of years had passed, gradually over time the Eloi's English would have degenerated somewhat. At the very least, new slang words would have been adopted reflecting their circumstances.
Corrected entry: In the atomic blast (depicted in the 1966 stopover of the time machine) the cars, street, bridge and buildings are completely destroyed only feet away from where H. George Wells (Taylor) had been tossed to the ground; yet miraculously he is uninjured and escapes in the time machine.
Corrected entry: Unlike the 2001 version of "The Time Machine," George does not have a protective bubble over him and his time machine so when the land around him is being destroyed by a volcano, shouldn't he have been killed in the process? He does make it to his machine and quickly flies into the future but without some sort of protection the lava that surrounds him also should have fallen on him and ended his journey through time.
Corrected entry: From the time traveller's point of view, he is just sitting in a time machine while the world goes on around him at very high speeds. If this is how it works, why, when they go back into the study can they not see the original time traveller making is first trip forward?