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Such Sweet Sorrow: Part 2 - S2-E14

New today Question: Jumping to the future to preserve the sphere data was meant to be so that Control couldn't get hold of it. But Control is neutralised before the jump, drones all dead in the water, it's utterly destroyed. So what's the threat? Why jump at all?

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Such Sweet Sorrow: Part 2 - S2-E14

New today Stupidity: The Admiral stays behind to manually pully the blast door lever, sealing off the torpedo from the rest of the ship but dooming herself in the process. Thing is, the lever is right next to the door, takes minimal effort to pull down, and the door moves pretty slowly - they could easily have wrapped a shirt or something around it and pulled it down from outside. Or even taken a gamble, yanked it and dived under the door. Instead she just locks herself in and waits.

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Such Sweet Sorrow: Part 2 - S2-E14

New today Character mistake: When Tyler arrives in the Klingon ship, Captain Pike says "calvary arrived just in time." The word is "cavalry." The subtitles show "cavalry."

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25th May 2019

Common mistakes

New this week Character mistake: In many space-based action sequences, all the craft involved act like space isn't 3D. Ships fly at each other head on, surround other vessels in a circle, not a sphere, attack with a pincer movement from the left and right, rather than above/below, etc. Most of the time the action is all broadly on one plane. Makes things easier to understand from an audience perspective, makes zero sense tactically speaking.

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24th May 2019

Hawaii Five-0 (2010)

Hana Mao 'ole ka ua o Waianae - S9-E25

New this week Character mistake: The bad guy escapes on a private jet, narrowly avoiding being run off the runway, and he breathes a sigh of relief, thinking he's got away with it. But anyone with half a brain would know full well that given the cops know the plane he's in and where he started from, it's no challenge at all to track him, and at an extreme scramble a fighter to escort him back / shoot him down.

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Hey, World! - S4-E16

New this week Continuity mistake: After Gary says "it's part of the show" and turns to face the dragon, he lowers the microphone offscreen. Cut to the front, and it's up by his mouth again.

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Window of Opportunity - S6-E2

New this week Other mistake: The module on the alien spacecraft Fitz repairs, most visible when he says "OK we're done, we're done" is just a standard PC motherboard, which also has no connections to anything else - it's just glued to the metal panel he's holding.

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20th May 2019

Game of Thrones (2011)

The Iron Throne - S8-E6

New this week
Tyrion: No-one is very happy, which means it's a good compromise, I suppose.

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20th May 2019

Game of Thrones (2011)

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The Iron Throne - S8-E6

New this week Continuity mistake: When Daenerys dies, in the close up her head is parallel to the ground, looking up at Jon. Cut to a wide shot and her head's hanging much further backwards, plus her eyes are suddenly closed.

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18th May 2019

Supergirl (2015)

Red Dawn - S4-E21

New this month Continuity mistake: During the fight between Supergirl and her clone, the clone blasts Supergirl with her purple lightning power, which causes a small explosion and also somehow turns the sky from bright dusk to nighttime.

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15th May 2019

Speed (1994)

New this month Trivia: Joss Whedon rewrote most of the dialogue, uncredited. He changed Alan Ruck to be more sympathetic. He wasn't a fan of "pop quiz, hotshot", which Keanu Reeves came up with, feeling it didn't fit with the character, but was overruled.

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New this month Factual error: New Asgard is in Tonsberg, Norway, but was filmed in Scotland. The truck Hulk and Rocket use to get there has a UK licence plate (SW61 5PN), whereas Norwegian plates use two letters followed by 4 or 5 numbers. Plus the pizza boxes in Thor's house have a phone number in UK format (01632 960776) not Norwegian. In fact, the 01632 area code is specifically designated for fictional use in the UK. Norwegian telephone numbers use fewer digits.

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15th May 2019

Veep (2012)

Veep - S7-E7

New this month Trivia: In the very first episode, Mike wonders about a major story pushing their latest gaffe out of the news cycle: "What if Tom Hanks dies? I'm not wishing that. I'm saying anything could happen: Tom Hanks could die." In this episode, as part of the flash forward to Selina's funeral, Mike, now a news presenter, cuts away from coverage of the event to announce Tom Hanks' death, pushing Selina's story off the air.

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13th May 2019

Downton Abbey (2010)

Episode #1.4 - S1-E4

New this month Factual error: William plays a bit of music on the piano - the tune is called "After You've Gone", and it was written in 1918. This episode is set in 1913.

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New this month Trivia: When Endgame beat Titanic's box office record, James Cameron sent a congratulatory message to Kevin Feige and Marvel on dethroning his film.

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New this month Trivia: Quentin Beck says our earth is "dimension 616." In the comics, Earth-616 is the "main" dimension the majority of Marvel comics are set in. He says he's from "Earth 833", which isn't of huge significance in the comics.

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A Golden Crown - S1-E6

New this month Trivia: The horse heart that Daenerys eats was actually made of gelatin, and genuinely tasted dreadful - her physical revulsion at eating it is real. It had dyed pasta to simulate veins, and was injected with fake sugary blood, which attracted flies. The blood was so sticky and ended up covering Emilia Clarke to such an extent that after filming it glued her to the toilet seat.

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6th May 2019

Veep (2012)

Oslo - S7-E6

New this month Audio problem: As the governor walks into the office, he says "you think you're hot shit?" and in a shot from slightly behind him we can see a clear profile of him, and his mouth isn't moving.

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The Last Of The Starks - S8-E4

New this month Other mistake: The dragon is shot down by three giant arrows, and everyone looks shocked, with no idea where the attack came from, even Daenerys, who's flying high alongside it. Then the enemy fleet rounds a small outcrop, revealing themselves as the attackers, but given her height she would have seen them a mile off and steered well clear.

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New this month Character mistake: At the start, when the bank robbers pile into the car, Frank flips a switch and the licence plate changes...out in full view of the public. Given how well-prepared Frank is demonstrated to be, that's absolutely something he would have done in private, before arriving at the bank.

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New this month Suggested correction: The plate is changed after the robbery for a reason. By allowing plate A to be seen during the robbery the information will be relayed to the police that a car with registration plate A is involved. Swapping to plate B after the robbery ensures that police will see plate B and know that the car is not involved.

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