Corrected entry: The scientists, having carefully charted their course to Earth, state that it is an 11 million mile trip from their planet. Not likely. Mars is our nearest planetary neighbor, and it's over 34 million miles away at its closest orbital approach. There are no planets any nearer to Earth than Mars. This is one of the very few cases where Rod Serling simply failed to do his astronomy homework. (00:12:30)Jean G
Corrected entry: In the beginning, we see the rocket that came to bring the main character supplies carried 3 men and the crate containing the robot woman, meaning it can hold at least 4 people and perhaps more. However, at the end of the episode, the main character is told that the rocket only has enough room for him and the pilot, so he must leave his robot wife behind. Why wouldn't they return in the same rocket from before, and if this is a smaller rocket, why would they have chosen to bring this one when the main character possibly could have had a lot of stuff he wanted to bring home. We see he could have car parts shipped to him and was able to build a car, so these rockets must be able to carry a significant amount of weight. It's almost as if the pilot wanted him to have an ultimatum.
Corrected entry: Lincoln refers to himself as "the last casualty of the Civil War." Although he used the phrase "a great civil war" in the Gettysburg Address, that name for the conflict wasn't generally applied to it until much later. In 1865, Lincoln would have called it "The War Between the States." (00:23:30)Jean G
Corrected entry: When Corey takes his last drink of water before he finds the telephone poles over the hill, you can see plants growing out of the rocks right behind him. Since he is supposed to be on an "asteroid" no plant life should exist, but then again since an asteroid contains no atmosphere, meaning no oxygen, they shouldn't be alive in the first place.jbrbbt
Corrected entry: Garrity is a con artist with an accomplice who pretends to be a resurrected dead man. Yet the accomplice somehow achieves the unachievable by vanishing, via fade-out special effect, in front of several townspeople. Since he's a fraud, he couldn't possibly do this.Jean G
Corrected entry: If the rocket ship has so little room on board for everyone, including the robot and all the supplies, then why not just come back to get Corey and the robot on the next scheduled pickup? Since the ship wouldn't be full of other people and supplies they both could easily have gone back together the next time.
Corrected entry: Sheckly is revealed, at the end, to have hallucinated the plane and the entire investigation. How did his hallucination correctly presage the names and faces of the real airline employees, Malloy and Bengston, neither of whom he'd ever met? The Twilight Zone it may be, but unbelievably, Sheckly doesn't even seem surprised at this impossible occurrence. (00:20:00)Jean G
Corrected entry: Because Earth is moving closer to the sun, Serling says here that there is no longer night anywhere on the planet. For this to occur, Earth would have to stop rotating and/or be close enough to the sun to be engulfed in its corona, both cataclysmic events that would annihilate all life on the planet. (00:21:00)Jean G
Corrected entry: This episode holds the absolute record in TZ for having the most actors who also appeared in other episodes. Barney Philips (Gunther) appeared in "Miniature," "A Thing About Machines" and most notably as a Venusian diner counterman in "Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up?" and is one of only two actors who appeared in four episodes (the other being Burgess Meredith). Dick York (Riker) had a memorable role in "Penny For Your Thoughts," while Warren Oates (Jeep Driver) appeared in "The 7th Is Made Up Of Phantoms." Despite being the main star in this episode, William Reynolds (Fitzgerald) never appeared in any other TZ episode.mirtom
Corrected entry: If you look carefully,when Fitzgerald and Riker are talking in hospital hallway right after their comrade has died, you can see it is the same stage, with some differences, which was used for Barbara Jean Trenton's house in the episode "Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine." Note staircase and garden door.mirtom