johnrosa

14th Jul 2008

Batman (1966)

Other mistake: When Batman and Robin watch the Polaris missile being launched from Penguin's submarine, they are facing toward dry land, while the ocean is behind them. (00:29:50)

johnrosa

22nd May 2008

The West Wing (1999)

Gaza - S5-E21

Other mistake: As Donna and the photo-journalist are about to leave the checkpoint, they each shake the soldier's hand. Just before the journalist passes in front of the soldier, the soldier goofs and looks directly into the camera, then catches himself and instantly tries for a 'thoughtful gaze' at the ground. (00:31:50)

johnrosa

20th May 2008

The West Wing (1999)

Twenty Five - S4-E23

Other mistake: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral Fitzwallace tells Bartlet that he wants to attack targets in Qumar. The first he mentions is "the Bahji C3I" which he explains is "Communications, Command, Control and Intelligence." The explanation shows the actor John Amos flubbed his line and should have said "the Bahji 3CI", as in "C.C.C.I" or "Triple-C I." This is common governmental and military abbreviation jargon, much as the show often uses "D-triple-C" to mean the D.C.C.C. (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee). (00:16:50)

johnrosa

20th May 2008

The West Wing (1999)

What Kind of Day Has It Been? - S1-E22

Other mistake: I call this one an "Escher Mistake". As Donna and Josh near the end of their chat about the chair that needs repairs, they pass an office door on their left (Nancy McNally's office) just before going through another doorway. The camera that follows them passes "through" a solid wall and emerges in an office, facing a hall and stairwell as Josh and Donna enter from our left as if this has all been a continuous shot. But the camera-through-the-wall moment is actually a cut so that the actors can be on a totally different part of the set. This would be fine, except the staircase they are about to turn left to and climb only rises up about 3 feet, then the user turns left again and heads to our left - but that sends the user into McNally's office, and does so 3 feet off the floor, yet they are seen entering the press room instead. (00:11:50)

johnrosa

9th May 2008

The West Wing (1999)

In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part II - S2-E2

Other mistake: When Toby tells Sam to "Go back to the office", the subtitles add "Let's", suggesting both are going, but only Sam leaves.

johnrosa

Saga of a Star World (1) - S1-E1

Other mistake: When Cassiopeia is on a slab being tended to by the aliens, she yells "Starbuck", but the DVD subtitles say "Stop it". (01:59:00)

johnrosa

Baltar's Escape - S1-E21

Other mistake: When Adama arrives to interrogate the Commandant, the guard reaches up to a control panel on the wall to open the cell door, but before he touches it, the door begins to slide open. (00:03:30)

johnrosa

The Long Patrol - S1-E7

Other mistake: The very first shot of the episode shows the Galactica is coming through a cloud of "asteroid dust". The ship is intermittently obscured by the black dust, yet the stars in the background remain perfectly visible- barely a flicker as the dust passes through the shot. (00:02:40)

johnrosa

The Living Legend (1) - S1-E12

Other mistake: When Apollo confronts Sheba, he says "Well, then we have found a weakness or two, haven't we, Lieutenant?" but the DVD subtitles say "witness or two" which makes no sense in context. (00:32:50)

johnrosa
Battlestar Galactica mistake picture

Saga of a Star World (1) - S1-E1

Other mistake: In the second shot showing the fleet of Battlestars (from the port side and slightly behind), the closest ship has an odd reflection which forms a "pillar of light" radiating down from near the rear of the landing bay. It is an effects error, perhaps created while trying to hide the rod that holds the ship up from below. (00:02:45)

johnrosa
Beverly Hills Cop mistake picture

Other mistake: After the early truck chase, Axel arrives at the police station. He walks through a glass door that reads 'Investigaton Operations Division' which is missing the last 'i' in the first word, exactly as I've typed it here. (00:08:10)

johnrosa

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