The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone (1959)

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Time Enough at Last - S1-E8

Corrected entry: Right after Bemis's glasses break, he leans down to pick them up. Instead, he first opens the book. When he does that, you can see that the pages are completely blank and that there is absolutely nothing printed on them.

mirtom

Correction: There are many words printed on the pages of the book he opens after his glasses break.

Scott215

Where is Everybody? - S1-E1

Corrected entry: Ferris was locked up in the box for 484 hours which, according to the show, was the equivalent of going to the moon and 10 orbits and then back to earth, many times the actual time it would take.

hifijohn

Correction: He says "several orbits", not 10. But we don't know the technology of their orbiters, so we don't know how long a trip to the moon would take them (since in 1959 the US hadn't sent a man into space yet, they were using future, fictional, technology).

Bishop73

Correction: It's stretching to call this an error - people often mouth words to themselves without vocalizing. The fact that this reviewer can tell what Decker is saying, simply by reading his lips, attests to the fact that The Silence was intentional.

A Game of Pool - S3-E5

Corrected entry: A pool game with a dead great player and a live great player has the bet of the game being life or death if he accepts the bet. He already has life if he doesn't take the bet, so has nothing to win.

terry s

Correction: That's not a plot hole, you just explained what the plot was. Of course Jesse could have said no, but if he wins he gets to be able to claim he beat Fats and is the best, that's what he has to win. To Jesse, that's an incredible prize.

Bishop73

Correction: The aliens are deliberately confusing the residents by causing random things to happen. One house has power while the others don't, etc. This is in line with their plan.

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

The Lonely - S1-E7

Corrected entry: 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.

Correction: It is stated by the captain that they have to pick other convicts which means there will be more then four people present. Plus, there are captain and two crew members in the first place.

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).

I Shot an Arrow into the Air - S1-E15

Corrected entry: When Corey takes his last drink of water before he finds the telephone poles over the hill, you can see plants growing out of the rocks right behind him. Since he is supposed to be on an "asteroid" no plant life should exist, but then again since an asteroid contains no atmosphere, meaning no oxygen, they shouldn't be alive in the first place.

jbrbbt

Correction: This is not mistake even by far. Of course they can live and of course there are plants on this asteroid - it is not an asteroid, but a planet we all know very well called Earth. On Earth there are air and plants everywhere.

Mr. Garrity and the Graves - S5-E32

Corrected entry: Garrity is a con artist with an accomplice who pretends to be a resurrected dead man. Yet the accomplice somehow achieves the unachievable by vanishing, via fade-out special effect, in front of several townspeople. Since he's a fraud, he couldn't possibly do this.

Jean G

Correction: At the end of the episode, we learn that Garrity is not a fraud and can really bring back the dead. Therefore, if he can do that, we can safely assume he can also make his partner disappear.

The Lonely - S1-E7

Corrected entry: If the rocket ship has so little room on board for everyone, including the robot and all the supplies, then why not just come back to get Corey and the robot on the next scheduled pickup? Since the ship wouldn't be full of other people and supplies they both could easily have gone back together the next time.

Correction: Earlier in the episode, it is explained that they have to leave the asteroid at a precise time, otherwise they might end up stuck on it for much longer. Therefore, they probably can't come and go whenever they want.

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

Correction: There are no TV antennas to be seen in any shot. While there may be metal structures in some background shots, none resemble TV antennas.

Correction: The cap correctly reads Kapitan with K.

The Purple Testament - S1-E19

Corrected entry: This episode holds the absolute record in TZ for having the most actors who also appeared in other episodes. Barney Philips (Gunther) appeared in "Miniature," "A Thing About Machines" and most notably as a Venusian diner counterman in "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?" and is one of only two actors who appeared in four episodes (the other being Burgess Meredith). Dick York (Riker) had a memorable role in "Penny For Your Thoughts," while Warren Oates (Jeep Driver) appeared in "The 7th is Made Up of Phantoms." Despite being the main star in this episode, William Reynolds (Fitzgerald) never appeared in any other TZ episode.

mirtom

Correction: 1. Regarding the supposed record, "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? " has five actors who appeared in other episodes: John Hoyt, Barney Phillips, Bill Erwin, Morgan Jones, Bill Kendis. Even that might not be the record, but I don't have time to go through the whole series right now. 2. Jack Klugman and John Anderson appeared in four episodes each, one of them together ("A Passage for Trumpet"). Vaughn Taylor appeared in five. These are all prominent appearances; Jay Overholts was credited for six smaller roles.

The Purple Testament - S1-E19

Corrected entry: If you look carefully,when Fitzgerald and Riker are talking in hospital hallway right after their comrade has died, you can see it is the same stage, with some differences, which was used for Barbara Jean Trenton's house in the episode "Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine." Note staircase and garden door.

mirtom

Correction: This trivia, not a mistake. Sets and locations are resused all the time in films - the "Hill Valley" set in the Back To The Future films appears in dozens of other films, notably Gremlins.

Correction: In the first bar scene and several other scenes, we see that Pedott is purposely giving his trinkets away, explicitly saying that there's "no charge tonight". It's easily understood that he's not charging for the goods he provides as they're "what they need".

The Hitch-Hiker - S1-E16

Corrected entry: Throughout whole episode, Nan's car doesn't have rear-view mirror. But in the very last scene, when she needs to see Hitch-Hiker in back seat, she uses rear-view mirror.

mirtom

Correction: Rather than using a rear-view mirror, she pulls down the visor and sees him in a mirror attached to its top side.

Third From the Sun - S1-E14

Corrected entry: 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. (00:12:30)

Jean G

Correction: The whole point is that a planet used to be 11 million miles away. They blew themselves up, planet and all.

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Come Wander with Me - S5-E34

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Jean G

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The Trade-Ins - S3-E31

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