Other mistake: When Prot visits the doctor's house, he thanks the wife and the camera is zoomed into his sunglasses. The reflection of his glasses shows the doctor looking at him, but the doctor is standing behind him. (00:53:40)
Continuity mistake: In one of the first family scenes, the youngest daughter shows she has lost a tooth. The next shot, the tooth is back in her mouth. (00:15:10)
Continuity mistake: The taxi ride to the planetarium begins in a Ford Crown Victoria but ends in a Chevy Caprice. (00:36:02)
Ernie: Dying is something you have no control over. Why waste your life being afraid of it?
Prot: Do I smell apple pie?
Prot: Doctor... patient... curious distinction.
Question: Despite Dr. Mark Powell's certainty that "Prot" is a delusional man named Robert Porter who lost his mind and attempted suicide years earlier, no explanation is ever given for Prot's extraordinary resistance to powerful psychiatric drugs, his superhuman vision (into the Ultraviolet range), and his knowledge of deep-space astrophysics, which not only rivals but exceeds the knowledge of Earthly astrophysicists. Prot's enigmatic abilities are tested by experts, and the experts are left scratching their heads. The probability that Prot actually is an alien entity occupying a deeply-damaged and "discarded" human body seems confirmed on many levels, above and beyond the rantings of a mere mental patient. So, why does Dr. Powell consistently reject the hard evidence before his eyes?
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