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16th Jul 2019

Stranger Things (2016)

Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt - S3-E8

New this week Factual error: The value of Planck's constant used in the show, 6.62607004 is the value that was measured in 2014. The value that was in use in 1985 was 6.626176. The value was updated again in 2018, to 6.62607015.

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New this month Trivia: The car driven by Nick Fury and Maria Hill has license plate MTU83779. This is a reference to Marvel Team Up #83 from July, 1979 titled "Spider-Man and Nick Fury."

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New this month Trivia: Backstage at the charity fundraiser, a poster can be seen featuring Crusher Hogan. Crusher Hogan was the wrestler faced by a masked Peter Parker faced in Spider-Man's first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15.

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Trivia: The number on Scott Lang's storage unit is 616. This is the same number used to refer to Earth Prime (the primary Earth 'continuity') in Marvel comics.

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Trivia: The show is based on a comic books series written by Gerard Way, who was the lead singer for the band My Chemical Romance.

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The Last Of The Starks - S8-E4

Continuity mistake: In this episode, Kings Landing is shown as sitting on flat, plain-like terrain. In previous seasons, it was shown surrounded by water and mountains covered lush greenery.

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Trivia: During the Steve Rogers support group scene, the bald man with glasses and goatee is none other than Jim Starlin, the comics writer and artist who created Thanos.

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25th Apr 2019

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Continuity mistake: When Russell and Wade are shown into their cell, Wade makes a wisecrack, gets tased and falls to the floor writhing in pain. Russell is looking down at him and then turns to look out of the cell. When the camera cuts to the wide shot, Wade is instantly on his cot, lying quietly on his back with his arms folded. (00:34:50)

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Continuity mistake: In "Wreck It Ralph", Mr. Litwak's name is Stan, but in this film, his name tag says Del Litwak.

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Factual error: Near the beginning of the film there is a warning sign that the "Tron" game has a virus. How does an arcade game get a virus?

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Suggested correction: I don't believe it was actually a virus in the game. It was more of a bug in the coding that arose, probably in just that particular cabinet after wear and tear. However, the characters in the arcades would not really have a full understanding of a virus and would conceivably use the terms of virus, bug, and possibly even glitch interchangeably. I don't think it was an actual virus or a mistake in the movie, but just the miss-information that the characters were going off. Especially seeing as how we see the physical/cyber manifestation of a virus later in the film.

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Respectfully, that's just speculation. What you "believe" to be the case doesn't make it so.

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The intent of the movie however, is.

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Trivia: Cambridge refused to allow filming rights on campus because they feared depictions of anti-Semitism. All of the Cambridge scenes were actually filmed at Hugh Hudson's alma mater Eton College.

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28th Feb 2019

Alien (1979)

Trivia: During the opening sequence, as the camera moves through the corridors of the Nostromo, a Krups coffee grinder can be seen mounted to one of the walls. It happens to be the same model as the "Mr. Fusion" in Back to the Future.

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Trivia: Michelle Rodriguez has a cameo as Gelda, who is fighting along with Alita in her flashbacks, and Edward Norton has a cameo as Nova, Alita's main enemy on Zalem.

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Trivia: Singer Chris Isaak has a small cameo as the S.W.A.T. team commander.

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Trivia: Roger Corman has a cameo as FBI Director Hayden Burke, and his portrait can be seen in one of the shots of Clarice and Ardelia.

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1st Feb 2019

Twister (1996)

Stupidity: Jo's dad builds a tornado shelter but uses a simple bathroom stall type lock for the door. How did he expect that to be strong enough?

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25th Jan 2019

Winds of War (1983)

Trivia: Herman Wouk, the author of the source novel, has a cameo as the Archbishop of Siena.

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25th Jan 2019

Winds of War (1983)

Trivia: The script for the entire series tops out at 962 pages, and contains 1785 scenes and 285 speaking parts. The total production involved more than 4,000 camera setups, and more than a million feet of exposed film were shot. The complete series was shot at over 404 different locations in Europe, California and Washington State over a 14 month shooting schedule.

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15th Jan 2019

Bumblebee (2018)

Factual error: In the shots of the Golden Gate Bridge with downtown San Francisco in the background, the Salesforce Tower is visible, but this building didn't even break ground until 2013.

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Question: This always kind of bugged me. Why would David think that Kirk murdered everyone left behind on Regula One? Even though they did not have a father/son relationship, surely the heroic exploits of James T. Kirk are well known? At one point, David even refers to him as an "overgrown Boy Scout." I've seen this movie a hundred times, but could there be something I'm missing?

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Answer: Because David is working under the assumption that Kirk ordered Reliant to take Genesis by force. Khan had Chekov send a message that Kirk was ordering Regula 1 to turn over the Genesis project. When Carol Marcus attempted to contact Kirk to confirm the order, he had the communications at Regula 1 jammed so the message couldn't go through. This lead David to believe that Kirk was attempting to steal Genesis. The fact that the group that stayed behind never made it to the cave suggested that they were killed. Since David has no reason to believe otherwise, he assumes Kirk is responsible. He has no idea who Khan is and that he is a mortal enemy of his father. Khan's goal was simply to acquire Genesis and bring his enemy to him, having David distrust Kirk was not part of his plan. It just happened that way.

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