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 - 00:04:00Jean G
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.
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 - 00:19:10Jean G
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.
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.
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.
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.
Factual error: Decker is flying a Nieuport 28, which entered service in early 1918. However, the date is supposed to be March 5, 1917. Furthermore, the Nieuport was a French-built aircraft that was flown by the French and Americans but not the Royal Flying Corps.
Continuity mistake: When Decker first exits the aircraft, there is a jeep immediately behind it, a service truck behind the jeep, and a USAF F-100 Super Sabre jet in the background. However, when Maj Wilson escorts him away from the plane, the service truck is gone and the F-100 has been replaced with a large transport aircraft.
Plot hole: The street sign in the beginning is all wrong: it faces the camera rather than the street where the story takes place. In a typical American city, street signs are almost always placed in the direction of the street they are indicating, so drivers on the other street in the intersection know what they are turning onto or passing. In other words, the story is not set on Maple Street! Maple Street is the intersecting street at the end of the road the story is set on.
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.
Plot hole: 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.
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.
Factual error: At the end of the episode, Major General George Harper looks out the window, puzzled. As he looks out the window, we see a palm tree in front of the building that is facing the window. Reims, France, is in northern France, where it is too cold to support that kind of tree.
Continuity mistake: When Caswell walks toward the phone booth and the woman exits, she passes on his right side and walks down the sidewalk. Later in the scene Caswell gets trapped in the phone booth and breaks the window to get out. When he breaks the window, notice that the phone booth is no longer located on the sidewalk, it is now magically next to a building.
00:14:45 - 00:15:25Omar
Continuity mistake: When the Ground Crewman runs after Lt. Decker, he reaches him just as Decker is climbing onto the plane. You see the Ground Crewman put his hand (or just about to) on Decker's upper left arm. When they cut to a closer shot, the Ground Crewman's hand is in the process of moving up to Decker's arm.
Continuity mistake: When Decker first gets out of his plane, Maj Wilson begins to question him. Decker's hair is neatly combed. When Wilson asks him "Are you French?" the shot changes to a closeup of Decker only. His hair is now disheveled in the front and hanging down on his forehead. The next shot returns to the wider angle and Decker's hair is more neatly combed again, as it originally was, not hanging on his forehead.
Continuity mistake: The jeep driver is standing behind Lt. Decker's aircraft during the initial conversation between Decker and Maj Wilson. His hands are behind the fuselage in the initial shot. When the shot changes to a close up of Decker, the driver's hands are now on top of the fuselage.
Visible crew/equipment: Right after the phone conversation, everybody starts going towards the door. As they do, if you look at the couch on left you can very briefly see a shadow of something moving across it. It couldn't be any of the actors since they were all either outside or on the other side of couch.
Continuity mistake: In the early scene when Bevis tumbles down the stairs of his apartment, a little boy watches and then holds his hands over his eyes. In the next shot, the boy is shown walking outside, but then the camera cuts and he is shown back inside, his hands still over his eyes.
Revealing mistake: When Rocky shoots pool and he gets all the balls into pockets at once,if you look at the top right pocket,you can see ball staying in pocket and showing that this stunt was done by using photographs,because ball would get into pocket and then proceed through the tunnel in table.
Continuity mistake: When Mr. Bevis starts his car, a girl with shoulder-length hair runs over with other children to help push it. In the first shot she's at the rear bumper but in the following shot she's beside the passenger door and there are different kids at the rear bumper.
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.
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.
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