Scott215

Camp Redwood - S9-E1

Stupidity: Brooke uses a flashlight to enter the cabins rather than turning on the cabin light switches. The camp has electricity powering the lights, TV, etc.

Scott215

Camp Redwood - S9-E1

Stupidity: Brooke leaves her apartment window open as she sleeps, even after telling her friends that serial killers (like The Night Stalker) strike during the summer when everybody leaves their windows open.

Scott215

30th Jul 2019

Time Tunnel (1966)

Chase Through Time - S1-E24

Stupidity: Aside from Nimon starting the gun battle, Sgt. Jiggs and his men have no concern letting bullets fly about in a room full of expensive and important equipment used for the Time Tunnel project.

Scott215

22nd May 2019

Time Tunnel (1966)

Show generally

Stupidity: Apparently Doug, Tony, and the Time Tunnel technicians have no qualms about changing/interfering with the timeline of history by either badly injuring or killing people whose descendants could have affected and altered the future of the Time Tunnel crew and history itself.

Scott215

22nd May 2019

Time Tunnel (1966)

The Revenge of Robin Hood - S1-E16

Stupidity: The guard outside the dungeon door hears the sword fight between Tony and the two guards inside, and tries to open it, running away to get help and returning with men and a battering ram. Why did he not have a key to open the door in case something went sideways, i.e., a sword fight in the dungeon?

Scott215

22nd May 2019

Time Tunnel (1966)

The Revenge of Robin Hood - S1-E16

Stupidity: The Time Tunnel technicians send a homing beacon to the dungeon to help Tony and Doug, but through the episode nobody notices the well-lit, futuristic-looking object propped against the dungeon wall next to the door.

Scott215

6th Jan 2019

Common mistakes

Stupidity: Characters entering dark rooms, hallways, etc., without flipping on the light switch, even when there's no reason to expect a lack of power, like a storm, sabotage, etc.

Scott215

Stupidity: The Engineer and Fireman of the Polar Express train crew should have known better than to not bend back the the metallic prongs of the cotter pin, which would have prevented the cotter pin from coming loose and causing all those problems in the driving of the train.

Scott215
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Suggested correction: As you yourself stated, the whole thing is likely a dream, where "normal" reality doesn't apply. In the "real world", the train would never be able to do any of the things that it does in the film.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Dream or not, it is still a stupidity of the train crew to not secure a pin that could work itself free of the controls of the locomotive.

Scott215

Dreams are often unrealistic. There is no mistake.

Stupidity: Major Franklin is struggling up the side of the cliff while the rest of the group are on top of the cliff checking their equipment, then he slips and slides down the cliff side, breaking his leg. After seeing this, the group members reach for a long length of rope that was used to bring up the other members and the supplies. The commandos could have used the rope to help Major Franklin climb up and prevent him from falling and injuring himself.

Scott215

Bedlam in the Big Top - S1-E10

Stupidity: The gang drives away from the circus in the Mystery Machine, and none of them notice that Scooby-Doo, a large, talking, eating-machine dog, is not with them until after they had been on the road for at least several minutes.

Scott215

Bedlam in the Big Top - S1-E10

Stupidity: The clown does not notice the mirrors Shaggy and Scooby hold as he tries to hypnotize them.

Scott215

21st Jan 2018

Silver Streak (1976)

Stupidity: In Devereau's cabin, Hilly, George, and Grover are surrounding Devereau, with Grover and George training their pistols on him, but nobody notices Devereau slowly reaching for the "Call" button on the window sill which is in plain sight of Grover and Hilly.

Scott215

Show generally

Stupidity: Being a U.S. government-owned Secret Service vehicle, West and Gordon's train, "The Wanderer" is woefully lacking in security, as everyone from uninvited strange women to villains are allowed to just walk through the door of West and Gordon's private train car.

Scott215

The Night of the Human Trigger - S1-E12

Stupidity: West and Gordon are in the coal cart and rock it until it tips over so they can escape. Neither West nor Gordon had their feet tied up, only their wrists, meaning both could have merely stood up in the cart and jumped out of it, rather than rocking it side to side.

Scott215

29th Sep 2016

Star Trek (1966)

Space Seed - S1-E23

Stupidity: In sick bay, Khan wants to read the Enterprise's technical manuals, explaining to Kirk he was once an engineer. Kirk acquiesces, saying they are available to ANY patient on the viewing screen. Apparently Captain Kirk does not seem to mind total strangers (this time with Napoleonic complexes) reading detailed documents outlining the strengths and weaknesses of a Federation starship.

Scott215

The Night of the Firebrand - S3-E2

Stupidity: West is introduced to, then knocked unconscious by Vixen as she hides a club behind her back. A trained Secret Service agent like West would not have let his guard down in this situation, as the entire fort was awash in bad guys.

Scott215

23rd Aug 2016

Star Trek (1966)

A Piece of the Action - S2-E17

Stupidity: After Krako is beamed up, his guards check the spot where he was standing, only to be tackled by Spock and Kirk. They both had phasers that could have stunned the guards rather than risk further physical injury to themselves.

Scott215

14th Jul 2016

Jonny Quest (1964)

Double Danger - S1-E9

Stupidity: Hadji and Jonny do not notice that when Race disappears, he is wearing a different style of shirt than when Race reappears.

Scott215

14th Jun 2016

Risen (2016)

Stupidity: Clavius has the disciples crawl through ditches to avoid the Roman soldiers. They cannot be seen by the soldiers, but they are kicking and stirring up so much dust as they move that it should have given them away.

Scott215

Stupidity: Staff Sergeant Duquesne is tossing and flipping rifle grenades before affixing them to his rifle to launch against the German tanks. A battle-hardened no-nonsense sergeant like Duquesne would never waste valuable time showing off, and would definitely not flip or toss around explosive ordnance like rifle grenades.

Scott215

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