The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone (1959)

3 corrected entries in season 3

(4 votes)

The Passersby - S3-E4

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

Correction: There is no basis for this statement. Many prominent men used the term "Civil War" in Lincoln's time. And Lincoln used the term himself on many occasions, not just in the Gettysburg Address (for example, when addressing the Senate about the War in '62). Not to mention, the term "civil war" for a war among its citizens has been around since the 15th century (which men like Lincoln would have known).

The Arrival - S3-E2

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

Correction: The final scene of the episode shows all the various investigators in an office. It is revealed that Sheckly has been hallucinating the entire investigation of (and this is very important) a plane that had disappeared 19 years ago! Sheckly was accurately able to recreate the plane, situation, and persons involved because they make it very clear that they had all worked with him on the investigation (of the plane he's hallucinating about) but that that occurred "some 17 or 18 years ago..." He isn't hallucinating the people, but subconsciously remembering them. Since it has been almost 20 years since they'd all been together, Malloy doesn't remember who Sheckly is and is reminded by the other investigator. It is never insinuated that Sheckly is a stranger.

The Midnight Sun - S3-E10

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

Correction: SPOILER ALERT: The events described were merely a fever induced dream of Norma's and thus never actually occurred, therefore, there is no mistake. The Earth was moving away from the sun the whole time.

Bishop73

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