Some of the "frozen" scenes shown while McNulty is playing with his stopwatch are obviously stock footage from historical eras.
If Bob had opened a hatch at the altitude described, the cabin would have de-pressurized.
Midway through the episode is a brief (2-3 second) shot of the main characters' cabin that appears to be shot on videotape.
Trivia: The rescue ship comes for them in the year 2021.
Trivia: The emblem of the Galaxy 6 crew, a downward shaped comet in the shape of a six surrounded by an asteroid ring, was worn by the crew of the spaceship E-89 in 1997 in the episode "Death Ship." The ship and uniform designs are similar as well, although the Galaxy 6 ship must have been bigger to pick up a colony, as the E-89 ship was only made for a crew of three.
In the first scene after the opening narration, with Captain Benteen and George in front of the electrical panel, the boom microphone continually moves in and out of frame in the lower right-hand corner.
Although it's supposed to be midnight, when a shot is shown of the bell tower with the ringing bell, you can see a fairly light sky through and against it and the tree in front of it.
If you look carefully (especially using zoom on your DVD player), you can see the outline of the skincap on the primary actor's head.
Jerry Sohl wrote this episode, but, the screen credit is given to Charles Beaumont only. Sohl was serving as a ghost writer to Beaumont who had taken on too many jobs near the end of his life. He had farmed out ideas to other writers to do the actual scripting. On this story, Beaumont plotted it along with Sohl, who wrote the screenplay.
Goof: When Duvall's character smashes the showcase glass in the museum to save the girl from being attacked, the camera focuses in on the dollhouse behind him, and the figures aren't there.
Goof: When Robert Duvall is given the museum doll by the psychiatrist in his office, the camera takes a shot of his hand holding it. Even though Duvall is supposedly holding his hand over the doctor's desk and you'd expect to see that in the background, the viewer sees nothing but gray space behind his hand.
The only episode where Rod Sterling does not say the Twilight Zone in the closing credits.
The young seaman McClure turns out to be a qualified diver, and is therefore given orders to investigate the sunken submarine up close. Therefore he is often seen "uncovered," i.e. not wearing hat or uniform. Yet in one scene, he gives uncovered salutes to Captain Beecham upon arrival and dismissal... a violation of protocol in the Navy, Coast Guard, or Marines. Only the Army and Air Force observe both covered and uncovered salutations.
The hull number of the sunken submarine is revealed to be 714, and we are told that it was built during the war in 1941. Any American sub built from 1941 through 1943 would have had a hull number in the 200s... the number 714 wasn't reached for another 36 years (1979, the USS Norfolk).
In the long shots they show the U.S.S. Mullinnix (DD944) not the U.S.S. Edson (DD946) which is on the jackets and is were the show was filmed.
–former USS Edson crew member
*fyi: The ship is available to be visted at
When Beecham is telling Bell that the sinking of the sub wasn't his fault, you can see on the shots of his face that his hair is combed back, off of his forehead. But on the shots of him from behind you can clearly some hair hanging down.
All the ropes used by the tiny people to pull down Craig's statue vanish instantly in the next shot, when the statue hits the ground.
As the camera pans up on Rod Serling for the opening narration, he can be seen glancing to his left for a second to receive his cue to start talking.
During the opening narration, the wall behind Rod Serling has the "fourth dimension" boundary lines drawn on it already.
When the camera angle changes just before Bill puts his hand through the wall for the second time, Ruth's hand instantly moves from one side of her face to the other.
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