Fantastic Voyage

Plot hole: Even if the white blood cells will attack and destroy the sub and the body of Doctor Martin the atoms would still remain and take normal size after the critical 1 hour is up. This would also apply to the laser gun which they forgot or left behind on purpose, as well as several dozen litres of saline solution which were miniaturised and pumped into Benes' body. He's in a lot of trouble.

Other mistake: During the miniaturizing scene the technicians controlling the forklift wore sterile gloves, the nurses assembling the syringe did not.

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Grant: I don't mean to be inquisitive, but this 'cmdf', for all I know it could stand for the consolidated mobilization of delinquent females.
General Carter: Combined miniature deterrent forces.

Capt. Bill Owens: This craft is nuclear powered, all except for your wireless.
Grant: All in all, quite a canoe.
Capt. Bill Owens: Designed for e. Piscatorial research - spawning habits of deep sea fish.
Grant: That reminds me, I better spawn a radio message.

Wireless Operator: A test message from the Proteus, sir. Miss Peterson has smiled.
Col. Donald Reid: Well, that's an auspicious sign.

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Question: Just an observation. There's 5 or 6 minutes of screen time between the initial shrinking of the sub / crew and the start of the 60-minute clock. Shouldn't those minutes have been included in the countdown?

Answer: The sub was shrunk in stages, with the lab personnel performing different tasks at each step. The clock automatically reset after each step was completed and as the next shrink phase commenced. The final sixty-minute countdown began after the last shrinking stage and when the sub is injected into the scientist's body.

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Answer: I think the countdown began after the crew were injected into the patient's body.

Question: They are found and removed from the patient's eye so easily. Why didn't they go in through the eye from the very beginning to begin with?

Answer: The miniaturized sub was injected into the man's carotid artery (neck) because it directly led to the brain and the blood clot. It was an unobstructed pathway taking the least amount of time for the sixty-minute mission. Exiting through the eye was done as an emergency escape route after the mission was sabotaged and the sub was destroyed. It was only easy to remove the crew once they exited the eye and were floating in the tears. Getting to and out the eye was difficult.

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