Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

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Factual error: "The Price of Doom": Crane clears an Air Force jet to land at the Antarctic ice station. But the station is located on a completely snow-covered sheet of ice with no runways. How and where could it possibly land? (00:27:30)

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Factual error: "The Phantom Strikes": The Seaview's military history computers need an upgrade. The derelict German sub is identified as a WWI ship, the U444, supposedly sunk in 1918. There were only 167 U-boats in WWI. U444 wasn't built until 1942. And the sub's design is definitely WWII, not WWI. (00:02:30)

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Deliberate mistake: "Long Live the King": The Seaview's 8 huge picture windows were a concession to design over practicality. Though they knew that such big windows could never withstand deep sea pressures, the producers wanted the characters - and the audience - to be able to see all the underwater wonders "up close." The "impossible" windows became one of the show's most popular features. (00:25:10)

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Revealing mistake: "The Magnus Beam": Crane overcomes his guard in a fistfight by hitting him in the face three times. But if you watch closely, it's apparent that not one of his blows connects. He "strikes" the air above the man's head all three times. (00:32:00)

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Deliberate mistake: "The X-Factor": Car-wreck stock footage turns the admiral's 1965 sedan into a much shorter, fatter 1950s model when it bursts into flames and rolls down the embankment. (00:26:00)

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Factual error: "Turn Back the Clock": The diving bell descends to 4000 feet, where no light can penetrate and the ocean around them should be pitch black. But some strange, unseen phenomenon is lighting up the bell quite nicely for the camera. (00:21:15)

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Plot hole: "The Phantom Strikes": The Seaview's crew have a wild shootout aboard ship, and their bullets are seen to go all the way through a 6-inch-thick hatch door. Gee, you'd think that somewhere during their military training, somebody would have taught these guys why firing high velocity weapons on a submerged submarine is a really bad idea. (00:38:15)

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Factual error: "The Phantom Strikes": The derelict sub is said to have suddenly moved itself more than 30,000 sea miles from its original position. This makes no sense. The entire circumference of the Earth is only 22,000 sea miles. And if the sub had somehow circled the globe plus an additional 8,000 sea miles, there'd be no way to tell that it hadn't simply moved just 8,000 miles. (00:08:10)

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Continuity mistake: "Escape from Venice": Nelson takes the captured assassin's knife and says that Alicia was killed with one just like it. But he can't possibly know that. He never saw the body or the weapon. Only Crane was with Alicia when she was murdered, and Crane, still missing in action, hasn't been in contact with Nelson. (00:42:15)

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Continuity mistake: "The Cyborg": At the end, Crane shoots The Cyborg Nelson in the forehead. It clutches at its completely intact face and falls down. We cut to crew reactions and then back to the fallen cyborg - and now its head is nothing but a jumble of circuits. Were those delayed-action bullets in Crane's gun? (00:46:40)

Jean G

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