DrLoomis1978

14th Jan 2020

The Twilight Zone (1959)

Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up - S2-E28

Plot hole: At the end of the episode, the trooper answers the phone declaring the bridge is safe to cross but the driver is still worried. The trooper says "We'll go on ahead, cross the bridge first." When Mr. Ross returns to the diner, he tells Haley the bridge wasn't safe. It collapsed. The state police car, the bus, everything went into the river with no survivors, except him of course. Here's the problem. The troopers were going to cross the bridge first to check its safety, then let the bus cross (1 vehicle at a time). That means only one vehicle could have made the bridge collapse, not both at the same time. If the police car made it across safely, then the bus caused it to collapse. If the police car caused it to fall, the bus would not have gone anywhere near the bridge. Therefore, the story Ross gives Haley throws off the whole point of the police going across first.

DrLoomis1978

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Suggested correction: It's simply a story he made up walking back to the diner. It's clear he caused the bridge to collapse and made sure all the vehicles went in.

Doubtful. He was very clear and precise about everything that happened on that bridge. Besides, he explained exactly how he survived, and the plans of his friends landing soon. There were no more secrets at this point. Why make up the bridge story?

DrLoomis1978

18th Dec 2018

The Twilight Zone (1959)

Where is Everybody? - S1-E1

Corrected entry: Mike Ferris is supposed to have been locked in the chamber for 484 hours, equivalent to 20.1666 days with no human contact. However, after all this time locked away his beard only grew about 2 - 3 days' worth. (00:20:20)

DrLoomis1978

Correction: He also was consuming food supplements, using the bathroom, and had various entertainment. It's possible he was also shaving.

Bishop73

Corrected entry: When Ben sets fire to the first zombie he has killed, notice how quickly and easily it burns without any accelerant having been used, also notice that whatever it is that Ben sets fire to, it looks nothing like a dead body.

Will

Correction: As for the first zombie Ben sets on fire, later in the movie we hear Chief McClellan tell the reporter, "Beat 'em or burn 'em. They go up pretty easy." Therefore the first zombie would not be an exception and flare up easily.

DrLoomis1978

Other mistake: Once Dr. Trent enters the bedroom where Mrs. Loren is lying down "dead", they begin talking. Trent says "At first I couldn't get Nora to protect herself with a gun." There is no scene in the movie where he tries to convince her to use the gun, Lance is responsible for that. (01:02:25)

DrLoomis1978

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Just before he leaves for the meeting, Lance tells Nora, "If you have to, you use it." Nora was not at the meeting to hear what was said, so ultimately, it was Lance who got Nora to protect herself with the gun.

DrLoomis1978

There's an important mistake in your version of Dr. Trent's quote. What Trent actually says is, "At first I couldn't get Nora to want to protect herself with a gun." He's not saying that he personally advised her to protect herself; he's saying that he, through his various scary tricks, had failed to scare Nora into arming herself. Trent's immediate next lines are: "But after you appeared at the window, everything began to work just as we planned. You were wonderful, just the touch that finally drove her into complete hysteria." We know that David Trent and Annabelle Loren were behind a number of staged scares (such as the witch in the basement, the attack on Lance, Annabelle's hanging, etc) intended to push Nora toward hysteria, setting her up, of course, to kill Mr. Loren "by accident," thereby committing the perfect crime.

Charles Austin Miller

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