It Came from Outer Space

Revealing mistake: As the spaceship heads back into space, it leaves the same way that it crashed - they reversed the film.

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Larry Koehn

Revealing mistake: Carlson touches a conical drive generator which was shooting rays into the spaceship. The cone swivels a few degrees to the right, but the rays don't move.

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Larry Koehn

Revealing mistake: Richard Carlson almost falls into a hole in a cave. He catches himself and then a rock falls into the hole. The rock must have been some ten feet away, to his left, from where Carlson stumbled.

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Larry Koehn

Revealing mistake: The old telephone repairman is shot at by the posse as he is driving his repair truck. The bullets hitting the windshield leave black marks, but it is hard to tell if it is a special type of glass or paint balls when the "bullets" hit. Why? There are NO holes in the windshield as you can see in the close-up of the actor in the truck face-on.

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Larry Koehn

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Opening credits (also a few minutes in) has a fiery spaceship crashing into the camera for this was a 3D movie. What's interesting is that a mirror can be seen on the left portion of the screen just before the collision. This was apparent at the theatres and on the VHS tape release. For some reason, the DVD release has it cropped out and now the spaceship is off-centered at the beginning (fortunately the bonus material still shows it).

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According to the bonus material on the DVD, the monster was used as an after thought. The director and writer thought the audience's imagination would suffice, but the higher-ups at Universal felt otherwise.

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