Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

Continuity mistake: The motorcycle cop looks up at the alien's Infinitely Indexed Memory Bank and the front of his hair is combed up into a pompadour. In the previous shot it was combed down. (00:43:00)

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Continuity mistake: The alien spaceship's shadow falls on the sand underneath where Carol, Dr. Marvin and the others are looking at it on the bank of the Chesapeake Bay. In the next shot as they all walk into it they're in sunlight. (00:37:00)

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Continuity mistake: Carol's hair is parted in the middle as they stand and look at the alien spaceship as it sits on the bank of the Chesapeake Bay. When we see her inside the spaceship her hair is parted on the right. (00:37:00)

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Continuity mistake: As the alien's speak to them inside their spaceship, Dr. Marvin stands next to Carol. In the next shot from behind he has his arm around her waist. (00:40:15)

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Continuity mistake: Carol is tending to the barbecue as Gen. Hanley and Dr. Marvin comes out of the house after their discussion. On the table behind her are two coffee pots stacked on top of each other. In the next shot when they all go to sit down the top one is knocked over. (00:12:10)

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Continuity mistake: Carol is tending to the barbecue as Gen. Hanley and Dr. Marvin comes out of the house after their discussion. On the table behind her are two coffee pots stacked on top of each other. In the next shot when they all go to sit down the top one is knocked over. (00:12:10)

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Continuity mistake: At Operation Sky Hook, Gen. Hanley tries to get Dr. Marvin to stop the launch, but he can't. We see the rocket several times on the doctor's video screen and the rocket that actually blasts of is not the same one we first see, as the tail fans are painted differently. (00:10:20)

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Continuity mistake: Gen. Hanley and another soldier on his left are knocked to the ground as the alien blows up a building behind them. One shot later the alien goes out to bring him back to the ship and now the general is on the opposite side of the soldier. (00:21:20)

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Continuity mistake: Carol talks on the remote TV set to Gen. Hanley and Dr. Marvin in the bunker and we see the rocket behind her with the No. 10 on its fin. The next time we see the rocket as it's being prepared for launch it has the No. 12 on its fin. (00:16:15)

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Continuity mistake: Gen. Hanley is up in the control tower as the UFO flies over the base. In the shots from the control tower there's heavy cloud cover but in the shots outside the control tower it's a clear day. (00:18:00)

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Continuity mistake: The UFO lands at "Operation Sky Hook" and three aliens walk out of it. At first the building on the left is in direct sunlight then in the next shot as we see the dead alien lying there, the building is in the shade. (00:19:30)

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Continuity mistake: At the barbecue, Carol serves Gen. Hanley and Dr. Marvin two very thick hamburgers. In the next shot when they go to sit down to eat, the hamburgers have gotten thinner. (00:12:25)

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Continuity mistake: As Gen. Hanley's car pulls up to "Operation Sky Hook" there are two guards at the post, one is standing by the car and one is moving inside the building. In the next shot as the guard walks into the building to call Dr. Marvin, he's alone. (00:08:40)

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Visible crew/equipment: Gen. Hanley drives up to "Operation Sky Hook" and the guard says, "No one allowed in, sir. There's a rocket taking off now". You can see the reflection of the cameraman in the side vent window of the car. (00:08:45)

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Continuity mistake: As the Marvin's listen to the tape recording of the UFO, Dr. Marvin stops the recorder and uses his finger to re-wind it. If you look closely he goes way past the spot where the sound started. (00:08:00)

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Continuity mistake: Carol and Dr. Marvin finally get to "Operation Sky Hook" and they're driving the exact same make and model car as they were in the previous shot. The only thing that has changed is the license number, which was AV-27-X3 and is now AV-35-B7. (00:06:55)

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Continuity mistake: After they pull over to the side of the road to look at the UFO Dr. Marvin gets back into the drivers side of the car and his jacket is draped over the center of the front seat. In the next shot it disappears. (00:06:00)

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Continuity mistake: The UFO flies over the Marvin's car as they approach "Operation Sky Hook" and causes them to pull over to the side of the road. When the doctor gets out of the car they're in a different place than they were in the previous shot. (00:05:35)

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Continuity mistake: The Marvin's pull over to the side of the road to look at the UFO and the upholstery of their car changes from black to white between shots. (00:05:30)

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Continuity mistake: The aerial shot of Carol and Dr. Marvin driving up to "Operation Sky Hook" shows a flat desert. In the next close-up shot of them inside the car we see a hilly terrain through the rear window. (00:02:40)

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Gen. Edmunds: When an armed and threatening power lands uninvited in our capitol, we don't meet him with tea and cookies.

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Trivia: Paul Frees is the apparent "spokesperson" for the aliens. His voice is heard throughout the movie. He's also the voice visitors hear in "The Haunted Mansion" rides at the Disney parks.

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