The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone (1959)

1 factual error in Third From the Sun

(4 votes)

Third From the Sun - S1-E14

Factual error: 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
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Suggested correction: The whole point is that a planet used to be 11 million miles away. They blew themselves up, planet and all.

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