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. (00:35:13)
Gen. Edmunds: When an armed and threatening power lands uninvited in our capitol, we don't meet him with tea and cookies.
Carol Marvin: My father! What have you done to him?
Alien: You're addressing General Hanley's mind, not General Hanley.
Dr. Russell Marvin: Both Carol and I are subject to the same atmospheric disturbances that may have affected other observers, but there is a qualitative difference, when you're a scientist.
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