In the Truman Show, we see Truman's father parachute into the set, presumably against Christof's wishes.

Considering the set is an enclosed dome, is it ever explained how he got there?

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    That wasn't Truman's father.
    – Valorum
    Dec 23, 2019 at 21:40
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    Presumably the dome has service entrances which perhaps weren't as carefully guarded as they should have been. Dec 23, 2019 at 21:48

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That wasn't Truman's father, it was an anti-Truman Show activist called William Griffin. He later joined Lauren's Free Truman Alliance.

Apparently he was able gain access to a lighting gantry and BASE-jumped onto the Seahaven set.

There have been dozens of documented attempts to "liberate" Truman. One of the most spectacular was the parachute jump from a lighting gantry in the twenty-eighth season by William Griffin, better known as "Billie Blackbird." Unfortunately for Billie, Truman turned his head at the critical moment and missed seeing the sign Billie was wearing — "TRUMAN, YOU'RE ON TV."

The sky diver was quickly bundled out of sight. Billie later sued, claiming studio security guards tried to strangle him with his own rip cord, but a judge threw out the case stating, "If you try to jeopardize a major television show, there are consequences."

Truman Show: The Shooting Script

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