At 3:08 on the DVD, the actress is wearing
the same sexy, red leather dress worn by Anne Stone in
"The Sound of Silence"
and Linda Simmonds in "The
At 3:55 on the DVD, Straker runs past a Harlington-Straker studio set
storefront called R. Lothran Wine Merchant. This appears to
be a fictional establishment. He also runs past other false
fronts called Cole & Welcome, P. Davies, and Rigson, Higgins
& Payne. The false street on which he's running is Baker
Street, a street in the greater London city of Westminster,
best known as the home of the fictional character Sherlock
The hypodermic needle Foster pulls from Straker's pocket at
6:51 on the DVD is labeled "Influenza Virus Vaccine".
When Straker seems to have lost his mind, with dead and
injured bodies left in his wake, Colonel Lake remarks,
"He couldn't have done it...Ed's not a killer." Ironically,
in the very next shot, the delirious Straker is mumbling,
There is the hint of an attraction between Virginia Lake and
Ed Straker in this episode, but it's never followed up on
(though the attraction seems present again in
"The Man Who Came Back").
Recall there was also the hint of an attraction between
Straker and Nina Barry in
At 16:07 on the DVD, Straker's car scrapes the curb as he
pulls into the driveway of Harlington-Straker studios!
At 17:20 on the DVD, the "time-frozen" studio carpenter
The giant hand prop being held by stagehands at 17:36 on the
DVD appears again in "Mindbender".
At 18:01 on the DVD, the boom microphone can be seen poking
into the top-right corner of the screen.
At 21:57 on the DVD, Straker picks up a box of Scotch
magnetic tape. Scotch is a brand name
used by the 3M
Company for various products manufactured by them; this
once included Scotch audio and data tape, but these lines
were discontinued in the 1990s.
Straker injects himself and Lake with a drug called X-50,
used during the high-g (high gravity?) test flights but
later banned as being too dangerous. This is, of course, a
Turner claims that most of the action of this episode takes
place in a millionth of a second compared to the individuals
"frozen" in the moment.
At 37:41 on the DVD, there appears to be a flag of the
People's Republic of China draped over another flag in
the Property Department at
At 38:48 on the DVD, Straker refers to the
portable rocket launcher as the MOLLY. The term is never
explained. There is a military acronym, MOLLE, Modular
Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment, but this does not fit
the description of a rocket launcher and, from what I've
been able to find about it, the MOLLE acronym was not coined
At 39:45 on the DVD, there
luckily just happens to be a
mount for the portable rocket launcher on the roof of the
Harlington-Straker building above the underground SHADO
headquarters. I guess SHADO anticipated needing to blow away
a UFO threatening the site at some point.
At 41:43 on the DVD, the shadow of the camera truck can be
seen ahead of Turner as Straker chases him in the mini-cars.
At 41:44 on the DVD, a man can be seen observing the
mini-car chase through the open window of a nearby building
alongside the racing vehicles. And at 41:51, a man can be
seen crossing the roadway on the studio lot even though everyone
else is supposed to be frozen in time.
At 44:15 on the DVD, Straker hops out of his mini-car and
takes a couple steps forward to confront Turner. But seconds
later, he is suddenly standing right next to the driver's
seat again where he is quickly able to grab up his rifle.
At 45:29 on the DVD, the shadow of a member of the filming
crew can be seen moving from the bottom left of the screen.
At 46:16 on the DVD, the roof of the studio building has
much more water pooled on it than it did just minutes earlier.
Probably the famous English rain made continuity of outdoor
Why did Turner and the aliens play the cat-and-mouse game
with Straker in the first place? Why not just destroy SHADO
headquarters while it was frozen in time? And why don't the
aliens ever use their time-freezing tactic again in any
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