The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits (1963)

25 mistakes in season 1

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Moonstone - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: The cloth pillows stabilizing the moonstone on the lab counter change positions several times between takes.

00:40:15

Jean G

Moonstone - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: Dr. Brice's name tag is partially tucked under her collar when she's inside the lab. When she walks into the corridor, the tag has shifted position and is outside the collar. Later, back in the lab, the tag keeps changing from over to under her collar repeatedly.

00:32:50 - 00:36:50

Jean G

The Human Factor - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When the lab equipment shorts out after the earthquake, the unconscious Major Brothers is lying with his head propped up against the wall. But when Hamilton reaches him in the next shot, he's suddenly lying flat and is nowhere near the wall.

00:21:45

Jean G

The Bellero Shield - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: In the lab, the alien's arms change positions instantaneously between shots.

00:13:50

Jean G

It Crawled Out of the Woodwork - S1-E11

Factual error: When the energy monster kills his entire research staff by stopping their hearts, Dr. Block brings them all back to life (with their minds and personalities intact) by installing pacemakers. But when the heart stops functioning, brain death occurs within minutes. For this to work, he'd not only have to operate on several people simultaneously, he'd also have to be the fastest heart surgeon on Earth.

00:40:00

Jean G

It Crawled Out of the Woodwork - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Joey turns off the bathtub tap, we can see that the water is no longer flowing. But the sound of running water continues. And a few shots later, the water is flowing once more, even though Joey hasn't gone near the tub again.

00:24:30

Jean G

Don't Open Till Doomsday - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: Harvey peeks into the small hole in the box using his right eye. On the first view from inside the box, a right eye is indeed looking in. But when the monster appears, a left eye is peering through the hole. The shot cuts immediately back to Harvey, who still has his right eye pressed to the opening.

00:06:10

Jean G

The Sixth Finger - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: In the bakery, Will plays a lively tune on the concertina - without touching any of the button-keys necessary to play the notes.

00:26:15

Jean G

The Man Who Was Never Born - S1-E6

Visible crew/equipment: As the ship lands in the beginning, the wire supporting the model is visible at the top of the screen.

00:04:15

Jean G

The Galaxy Being - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: As the energy being moves down the city sidewalk, we see its shadow on the concrete. Right beside that, however, we can also see the distinctly-shaped shadow of the camera.

00:35:00

Jean G

The Architects of Fear - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Stanley levitates the meteor with his brain power, the wires that actually lift the rock are very easy to spot at the top of the screen.

00:09:30

Jean G

Second Chance - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: The alien's torn spacesuit sleeve somehow mends itself, but then is torn again a few shots later.

00:46:00 - 00:47:50

Jean G

The Sixth Finger - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: The window in the chamber door changes its size between shots. At first, we can see just Gwyllm's head. But then the window somehow grows so that his head and shoulders are visible. When the window gets smaller again, only part of his head is visible.

00:46:00

Jean G

Moonstone - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: General Stocker falls into a lunar quicksand pit and starts to sink. One arm disappears beneath the sand, but in the next shot, both his arms are outstretched and waving for help.

00:04:25

Jean G

The Architects of Fear - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: In this episode's present-day 1963, the scientists view film footage said to have been taken "yesterday." But the rather obvious crowd scene stock footage is ten years old, featuring cars and clothing no newer than 1953.

00:02:00

Jean G

The Invisibles - S1-E19

Factual error: The General brandishes a six-shooter pistol with an enormous silencer attached to it. He's a career military guy who should definitely know better, so he gets a failing grade in Basic Weaponry 101. Silencers don't work on revolvers.

00:34:50

Jean G

Controlled Experiment - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: When Phobos sets up the time converter, the grid on his large round scope has a diamond-shaped pattern. But when we see it from his point of view, the grid comprises perfect squares instead, and contains numbers that weren't there before.

00:15:00

Jean G

O.B.I.T. - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: When the alien posing as a human is exposed, the OBIT screen shows his "true" alien form while he continues to appear human to the naked eye. The actor in alien costume on the screen copies Jeff Corey's movements, but at one point rather badly shatters the illusion by forgetting to raise his arms when Corey does.

00:47:00

Jean G

The Invisibles - S1-E19

Revealing mistake: The injured Spain falls and tries to crawl away from the alien, leaving handprints in the dust on the floor. Just to his left, you can see several handprints already on the floor from previous takes.

00:47:30

Jean G

The Man Who Was Never Born - S1-E6

Plot hole: Andro has memorized "every detail" of Cabot Jr.'s life, including his mother's name, Noel. Yet when he travels to the past, meets Noel and learns her name, he still mistakes Cabot Sr. for Cabot Jr., who isn't born yet. Having memorized all those details, he would have known the moment he met her that Noel was Jr.'s mother. Andro's confusion makes no sense.

00:28:00

Jean G

Second Chance - S1-E23

Visible crew/equipment: While alien reports to home planet, the shadow of the boom mic passes overhead.

00:12:20

The Forms of Things Unknown - S1-E32

Continuity mistake: After running through the woods getting soaked by pouring rain, Casha arrives on Kollos' doorstep with her hair neatly coiffed and perfectly dry. In fact, within minutes of coming in out of the downpour, Casha, Leonora and Tone all have completely dry hair and clothes.

00:15:00

Jean G

The Chameleon - S1-E31

Other mistake: Mace's chest camera sends images from impossible angles - including several that include Mace himself. At the end, his superiors watch him from a camera that's obviously mounted in a tree and not on his person. Yet when Mace smashes his chest camera, the transmission goes dead anyway.

00:48:00

Jean G

The Guests - S1-E26

Revealing mistake: The actress is playing chord progressions on the piano. As the camera starts to pan away, she takes her hands off the keys entirely - but the piano chords continue to play.

00:18:55

Jean G

Moonstone - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: In the lab, Anderson collapses with his arms crossed above his head. When the shot cuts, his arms are suddenly uncrossed.

00:21:30

Jean G

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