Factual error: The astronauts land on an asteroid said to orbit a binary star 655 million miles from Earth. This is impossible, as that distance would place them well within our solar system. In fact, they'd be inside the orbit of Saturn, where of course there aren't (nor could there be) any extraneous suns. The nearest star to our system is, in fact, trillions (not millions) of miles away. (00:02:15 - 00:04:00)
Continuity mistake: When he introduces himself to Millicent inside the train station, Paul is wearing a dripping wet raincoat. It stays wet in the close-ups, but in the next several inter-cut two-shots, it's completely dry. (00:11:15)
Continuity mistake: In the final scene, the position of the silver dollar lying next to Franklin's hand changes several times between shots. (00:23:45)
Continuity mistake: Renard gets his bottom wet from sitting down and tying his laces on his new shoes. But after he is hit by the car, his trousers are dry.
Revealing mistake: Throughout the episode, the "frozen" people can be seen breathing and moving slightly. This is particularly apparent in the beauty contest tableau.
Continuity mistake: When Nan first swerves to avoid The Hitch-Hiker, her 1959 Mercury briefly turns into a 1957 Ford. It also changes from a light to a dark color. (00:17:15)
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)
Continuity mistake: Henry closes the door of the rabbit hutch, but it bounces back open. When he turns back to the hutch a minute later, though, the door has closed itself. (00:16:30)
Continuity mistake: No one drinks much lemonade, so there's neither time nor need for Eve to refill the pitcher during the brief cut to a scene on the porch. Yet after she has emptied its contents into the glasses on the tray, the lemonade pitcher refills itself. (00:15:15 - 00:19:10)
Revealing mistake: When Hall races toward the window to jump, the stunt man is just a little too apparent as he leaps, primarily due to a very bad wig. (00:22:40)
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)
Continuity mistake: After Franklin falls through the window at the end, he lands on the pavement below - on top of the broken window frame. Next shot, when the police are examining the body, the window frame has moved out from under Franklin and is lying about a foot away. One shot later, though, it's back in its original position underneath him. (00:20:00)
Revealing mistake: When Franklin leaves the check cashing window and walks to the right, a man with a pompadour haircut walks off screen left. In the next shot, with no time lapse, Franklin returns to his slot machine, and the same extra passes behind him from the right, once again exiting left. No way he could have moved that fast in the time allotted. (00:13:05)
Continuity mistake: Hall leaps through the plate glass window. In the interior shot, he breaks the glass and is 3/4 of the way through the opening (up to his knees) - until we cut to a view from outside the window. Then he's just crashing through at shoulder level. (00:22:45)
Continuity mistake: Walter crumples the prescription slip and tosses it onto the bed - but in the next shot, it has disappeared. (00:05:15)
A Passage for Trumpet - S1-E32
Revealing mistake: Joey cannot see himself reflected in The Mirror. However when he walks past the booth, he has a clear reflection.
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)
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.
Factual error: The baseball field is said to be in Hoboken, New Jersey, but palm trees are visible outside the ballpark at the beginning of the episode.
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.