The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone (1959)

242 mistakes - chronological order

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Where is Everybody? - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Ferris is in the phone booth, he tries to get the operator but then hangs up the phone. He then scans the Town Square. The camera pans counter-clockwise and the receiver is nowhere in sight.

mirtom

Where is Everybody? - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: As Ferris is standing in front of the bakery, you can see the reflection of several crew members in the window. You can also see the reflection of another crew member on the glass inside the phone booth.

scott99

Where is Everybody? - S1-E1

Other mistake: When Ferris first arrives in the town the the church bell chimes seven times indicating it's 7 o'clock. Later the bells chime again but this time only four times indicating 4 o'clock. Surely he didn't walk around the empty town for 9 hours.

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Suggested correction: Since the revelation of the episode is that Ferris is merely in a simulation, it stands to reason that they control how quickly time passes for him.

immortal eskimo

Where is Everybody? - S1-E1

Other mistake: When Mike first walks into the town he sees the ringing church bell then looks to his right. The camera acting as his POV pans from left to right but since he was already looking to his right then the camera would be facing the direction he just came from.

One for the Angels - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Bookman is leaving his apartment to get away from Death, there is a note tacked to the door that is about level with his head. In the next shot, he's out in the hallway locking his door and the note has moved up to about 6 inches above his head. (00:12:35)

Captain Defenestrator

One for the Angels - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: As the hour is striking midnight, Maggie's toy robot turns itself on and walks past the alarm clock on her bureau. After a cut to Lou and Mr. Death, the scene returns to Maggie's room, and the robot walks past the clock again. (00:22:00)

Jean G

Walking Distance - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Martin meets his parents in their house, the door is split and closes in the middle with a screen. In the next shot, it is a full door without a screen.

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Suggested correction: As seen from the exterior, the outer door is a very wide screen door with its handle to the left and hinges at the right. Behind the screen door are two solid doors which swing open inward from the center. Notice the wide screen door is the door Martin bangs on when his father closes the solid double doors (with individual doorknobs), and later in the episode when Martin's mother walks outside we see her push open the screen door.

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Escape Clause - S1-E6

Plot hole: If Walter was indeed immortal from his deal with the devil then there was no reason for him to use the Escape Clause when he was sent to jail. Since he can't be killed by any means and nobody can harm him there would have been nothing to stop him from escaping the prison the moment his cell was opened.

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Suggested correction: He may be immortal and not feel pain, but he isn't super-strong and can't walk through walls or people, so escaping wouldn't be trivial. That isn't to say it'd be impossible or even that hard, but this is a man who got centuries of perfect youth and health, and all he could think of to do were things that would kill a normal human (even though, again, he can't even feel pain.) He also confessed to murder to experience the electric chair, not considering that they wouldn't just let him walk away when he survived execution. He's a short-sighted, unimaginative moron, and that's probably why the devil chose him.

Suggested correction: Walter uses his Escape Clause because he doesn't want to live forever in a prison cell. Even if he could escape at some point, he's not willing to spend any time behind bars waiting.

immortal eskimo

Escape Clause - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Cadwallader puts a seal on the Escape Clause paper, he presses so hard that he manages to lift the whole document with seal. You can see that there is absolutely nothing except for a seal mark on the paper, yet when he drops the paper to the floor some typed text appears on it. Also in the same scene, the seal pattern is square in the first shot, but when the paper drops to the floor the seal mark is round.

mirtom

Escape Clause - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: When the main character proclaims, ".the new Walter Bedeker!" you can see the frames are running back and forth. You can tell by looking at the window curtains behind him.

mirtom

The Lonely - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: Allenby brings Corey a stack of paperback books. He's holding them with the back covers facing out until the shot cuts, and then the stack of books has reversed itself in his hand: the back covers are now facing inward. (00:20:30)

Jean G

The Lonely - S1-E7

Factual error: Corey is in solitary confinement on an asteroid. However, asteroids are neither large enough nor stable enough to hold an atmosphere. In addition, the distance from earth stated in the episode wouldn't be much further than the moon; there are no asteroids in a stable, regular orbit around the the moon or the earth, nor around the sun anywhere that close to earth.

mirtom

The Lonely - S1-E7

Other mistake: The supply crew arrives at the asteroid every 3 months, as established by the dialogue between Corry and the astronauts who bring him the female robot. However, Corry's narration reveals that he has been living with the robot for 11 months when the next supply ship arrives.

A Game of Pool - S3-E5

Trivia: Johnson's script originally featured an ending in which Jesse loses the game and yet finds himself still alive. Seeing this, Fats explains that he will die "as all second raters die: you'll be buried and forgotten without me touching you. If you'd beaten me, you'd have lived forever." This ending was eventually filmed when this episode was remade in 1989, during the first revival of The Twilight Zone.

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Answer: It's explained in the episode. The aliens are experimenting to see how humans react to various scenarios. This just happens to involve them using super strength.

Thanks. It's been a long time since I saw the episode so I forgot.

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