Jean G

14th Aug 2008

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico - S2-E2

Corrected entry: Monk and Sharona drive to San Marcos, a Spring Break resort town in Mexico. At the border, they're pulled over by Mexican authorities for a Customs inspection. Such inspections are performed on the US side of the border, but during the search, it's made clear that not only are they already in Mexico - they're also, conveniently, already in San Marcos. Spring Break resorts like this one, with pools, hotels, etc., aren't located at the border. (00:10:00)

Jean G

Correction: Although they may not always take advantage of it, Mexican authorities absolutely have the right to perform customs inspections at their own border. And San Marcos is a fictional resort. There is no rule about where it must be located.

Third From the Sun - S1-E14

Corrected entry: The scientists, having carefully charted their course to Earth, state that it is an 11 million mile trip from their planet. Not likely. Mars is our nearest planetary neighbor, and it's over 34 million miles away at its closest orbital approach. There are no planets any nearer to Earth than Mars. This is one of the very few cases where Rod Serling simply failed to do his astronomy homework. (00:12:30)

Jean G

Correction: The whole point is that a planet used to be 11 million miles away. They blew themselves up, planet and all.

28th Oct 2006

The Fugitive (1963)

Home Is the Hunted - S1-E15

Corrected entry: Kimble goes home to Stafford, Indiana. But a sign visible when he gets off the bus says he's in Madison, Wisconsin.

Jean G

Correction: The final destination sign on the bus reads Madison, but the road signage reads correctly. The bus reads Madison, but that wouldn't necessarily correspond to the stop he gets off.

Correct. A bus will display the final destination. Not the current stop.

Ssiscool Premium member

11th Aug 2008

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk and the Actor - S5-E1

Corrected entry: Monk tells David about Trudy's murder, saying she told him that day she was going out to run an errand for his brother Ambrose. But this contradicts the facts established in "Mr. Monk & the 3 Pies," where Monk didn't know why Trudy had gone out that day until Ambrose told him. That's definitely not a fact that Monk would get wrong.

Jean G

Correction: Given that Monk "found out" several times that Kelly street was not an address one must assume that his memory is not very reliable when it comes to Trudy's murder and everything surrounding it.

Correction: Absolutely not true. Monk's memory of all things Trudy was impeccable. He'd spent years poring over every aspect of her murder, and would not under any circumstances have forgotten something this important.

Jean G

13th Jul 2007

Babylon 5 (1994)

Knives - S2-E17

Corrected entry: In "Babylon Squared," it took several hours to reach Sector 14 from Babylon 5. Here, Sheridan and Garibaldi get there in a matter of minutes. (00:35:00)

Jean G

Correction: It depends on the ship and the route. Different kinds of ships can use different routes based on their size.

16th Nov 2008

Babylon 5 (1994)

The Fall of Centauri Prime (2) - S5-E18

Corrected entry: Throughout this and the previous episode, Centauri's Regent mispronounces the name of his own planet as "Centuri." Only as he's dying does he finally correctly call his homeworld "Centauri." (00:15:05)

Jean G

Correction: Londo has stated that there are regional accents with the Centauri (north and south). Plus the Regent was somewhat not himself, remember.

17th May 2009

Quantum Leap (1989)

Trilogy (3) - July 28, 1978 - S5-E10

Corrected entry: Sam, and not the man he leaps into, somehow fathers a daughter with Abigail. Al and Ziggy's answer to "How?" is "We just don't know." Since Sam has always leaped into the physical body of his subjects with no trace of his own physical presence (yes, we see Sam, but no one else does), fathering a child with his own DNA should be impossible. And the characters acknowledging the "mystery" does not excuse the breach of previously established series canon: it merely makes this, at the very least, a deliberate mistake.

Jean G

Correction: It is explained several times within the series, particularly in 8 1/2 Months, that Sam himself is physically making the leaps but that he occupies the aura of the leapee - this is why others do not see him as Sam. This is also shown to be the case when he leaps into a blind man but can still see or a man with both legs amputated and yet Sam can walk. This being the case, it doesn't seem impossible for him to have fathered a child during a leap and does not go against canon in suggesting he did.

What You Need - S1-E12

Corrected entry: Though Pedott the street peddler sells his trinkets to several people in the bar, no one ever gives (or even offers) him any money. (00:07:00)

Jean G

Correction: In the first bar scene and several other scenes, we see that Pedott is purposely giving his trinkets away, explicitly saying that there's "no charge tonight". It's easily understood that he's not charging for the goods he provides as they're "what they need".

To Stand for Something More - S3-E6

Corrected entry: When he falls into the water, Blue's hat flies off and floats to the middle of the pond. He never wades out after it, but somehow it reappears beside him just in time for him to put it on and climb ashore. (00:15:00)

Jean G

Correction: The thing in the middle of the pond was already there in previous shot and is not his hat.

14th Jan 2008

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk Bumps His Head - S4-E11

Corrected entry: Debbie's pet bird is called a parakeet, but it's a much larger exotic bird. It's unlike Monk, whose other OCD eccentricities and obscure knowledge are in full force despite his amnesia, not to know the difference. Monk may not know every rare species by name, but parakeets (aka budgerigars) are household pets common enough that anyone would know Debbie's bird isn't one. Monk definitely would have known.

Jean G

Correction: The term parakeet is used to describe any small-medium parrot species, like Debbie's bird, not just the commonly owned household budgerigar. Monk's identification was correct.

Ride the Savage Land - S1-E22

Corrected entry: The dead soldier is still holding the coin with which Manolito paid him for the horse. But when the camera pulls in close, it becomes apparent that the "coin" is actually a blank disc. (00:30:00)

Jean G

Correction: The coin is not blank. It appears to be a Mexican gold coin.

Corrected entry: The song "All of Your Toys" is said in this film to have been released on the "Headquarters" album. It was recorded during the "Headquarters" session, but due to a copyright dispute, was dropped from the album before its release.

Jean G

Correction: Nowhere is it implied that "All of Your Toys" made it onto the "Headquarters" LP. Many songs were recorded, with some featured in the show that were never initially released, or were re-recorded for release later. Most have since seen release as bonus tracks or on rarities collections.

14th Nov 2011

Star Trek (1966)

The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E29

Corrected entry: After extinguishing the fire, Spock pulls a large vacuum tube out of the primitive computer power supply he's constructed on the bed. When the shot changes, the tube is back in place again. (00:30:00)

Jean G

Correction: Before Spock removes the burnt out vacuum tube he picks up a new one which he replaces it with while the camera is on Kirk.

Peter Wallace

5th Jan 2009

I Love Lucy (1951)

The Ballet - S1-E19

Corrected entry: Just after Lucy does her ballet "audition" for Ricky, the microphone dips into the shot above their heads. (00:05:00)

Jean G

Correction: No microphone can be seen dipping into view at the top of the screen in this scene.

Super Grover Premium member

Caught on Tape - S2-E15

Corrected entry: When McGee finds the baseball bat in the woods, he's bare-handed. In the next shot, he's wearing latex gloves on both hands. (00:17:00)

Jean G

Correction: McGee finds the bat then calls for DiNozzo. There is a cut in time before the next shot when DiNozzo is there. Enough time to place some latex gloves on.

Ssiscool Premium member

16th Feb 2006

Star Trek (1966)

The Return of the Archons - S1-E22

Corrected entry: As Kirk and co. carries O'Neil out of the alley, the supposedly unconscious woman in the black dress moves her foot out of the way as they pass. (00:18:05)

Jean G

Correction: The unconscious woman's foot did move, but not on her own - other cast members' feet caught and moved hers as they were exiting the scene.

Scott215

This is incorrect. While the actors DO move her foot, once they've gone, she can be seen repositioning it herself.

11th Apr 2006

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Corrected entry: Everyone in the Village is supposed to have a number instead of a name. Yet, Tom Cobb, the ex-agent Number 6 recognizes in the medical ward, is for some reason an exception. Number 2, the doctor, Number 4 and Number 6 himself all call the man Cobb.

Jean G

Correction: Numbers are used to conceal prisoners' identities. Number 6 recognises Cobb from the outside world, after which there's no point in anybody calling him anything else.

25th Apr 2006

Star Trek (1966)

Bread and Circuses - S2-E25

Corrected entry: The sword Spock is carrying disappears between leaving the cell and the group exiting down the corridor. No one else in the shot appears to have taken possession of it. (00:21:50)

Jean G

Correction: Spock does hand the sword to one of the submachine gun-armed guards before they are escorted down the corridor.

Scott215

13th Apr 2006

Star Trek (1966)

A Piece of the Action - S2-E17

Corrected entry: Not only do the billiard balls on the pool table keep changing positions between shots, but Bela seems to forget what the cue ball is for, and starts hitting the colored balls directly into the pockets instead. (00:08:00)

Jean G

Correction: Bela didn't "forget" the cue ball. He simply tired of playing around during introductions, and used the shooting of the regular balls as a signal that he was turning his attention to the matter at hand, i.e., Kirk and company, and what he could get out of them.

Movie Nut

19th May 2006

Star Trek (1966)

The Lights of Zetar - S3-E18

Corrected entry: Mira is supposedly weightless in the pressure chamber. But her tunic skirt remains perfectly flat and her long hair also "forgets" to float - it's hanging straight down below her head. Selective anti-gravity? (00:44:50)

Jean G

Correction: If she were lying flat on a surface, with her hair hanging down, when the anti gravity was activated, the cloth and hair would remain in this original position due to the absence of any gravity to affect their position. There are many videos of objects in weightlessness where astronauts placing an object in a spot in front of them, and it staying put, unless it were given motion from the touch of the astronaut.

Movie Nut

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