The Twilight Zone

The Hunters - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: The shot behind shows Dr.Cline swinging her flashlight to her far right to illuminate the cave drawings. The next shot to her front shows the flashlight straight and centered close to her body.


Ye Gods - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: At the cocktail party, Ettinger and Bacchus are sitting with their shoulders touching in close-ups, but they're more than a foot apart in all the full shots. (00:07:05)

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A Game of Pool - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: During their game, Jesse points at Fats Brown and brags about being the best. When the camera angle reverses, however, Jesse is no longer pointing: both of his hands are on his pool cue instead. (00:10:45)

Jean G

Time and Teresa Golowitz - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: As they talk, Prince and the pianist stand beside the apartment wall that's covered with Broadway show posters. There's no break in their conversation, but when the shot cuts, they're across the room in front of the window. (00:03:15)

Jean G

The Trunk - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: Willy pulls one bottle of champagne from the full case and gives it to Mrs. Cooper. In the next shot, as he heads down the stairs with the wine, the case is full again. (00:10:30)

Jean G

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Button, Button - S1-E50

Trivia: The original ending of the episode would have Norma pressing the button and getting the money after Arthur dies in a train accident. When Norma asks the stranger why Arthur had to die, the stranger responded, "Did you really think you knew your husband?"

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Examination Day - S1-E14

Question: At the end of the episode, Dicky's parents are called and informed that the government has killed him? Why did they do this?

Answer: They live in a totalitarian state where people who are deemed too smart (and therefore a threat to the authorities) are done away with. That's the point of the test, to eliminate potential troublemakers.

Brian Katcher

Answer: It's the opposite - not smart but dumb. The voice said he failed to get a perfect score, less than one hundred percent.

Quote: "We regret to inform you that your son's intelligence quotient has EXCEEDED the government standard, according to section blah blah blah of the New Code." As in the original short story, they were eliminating intelligent people.

Brian Katcher

Where can I find the short story?

It's in the compilation "100 Great Science Fiction Short Stories" edited by Isaac Asimov.

Brian Katcher

It's by Henry Slesar and a quick Google search will show you some online copies. It's only two pages.

Brian Katcher

According to Wikipedia, it was first published in the February 1958 issue of Playboy magazine; it may have been reprinted elsewhere since then.


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