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"The Twilight Zone" The Rip Van Winkle Caper (TV Episode 1961) Poster

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Jump to: Continuity (1)  | Crew or equipment visible (1)  | Factual errors (2)  | Miscellaneous (1)  | Plot holes (1)  | Spoilers (1)

Continuity 

The men are fully dressed when they are gassed and fall asleep within their glass cases. However, one hundred years later, when Erbie is discovered dead by the others, his body has become a skeleton but his clothing has vanished.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When the gang pushes the rock that was in front of the cave, a track can be seen that it moves on.
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Factual errors 

The truck's battery would have gone flat within months, due to degradation, yet it clearly turns over the vehicle's engine, after a century.
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The gasoline in the truck would have evaporated, or broken down to the point that the truck would not drive out of the cave after 100 years. The oil would probably dry up and be hardened also.
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Miscellaneous 

There's no reason for the sleep chambers to be made out of glass panels except for the plot to prove their initial skepticism wrong. Good engineering would have foreseen the unnecessary risk from using brittle materials and opted for metal and perhaps even additional shielding to protect from 100 years worth of geological events.
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Plot holes 

Farwell's suspended animation machine should itself be so valuable and marketable that it would be unnecessary to steal $1M gold in the first place.
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Spoilers

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Revealing mistakes 

At the end you can clearly see Farwell breathing when he is dead.
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