Jean G

24th Jun 2013

Dark Shadows (1966)

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Other mistake: 1967: The death of Sam Evans didn't play out according to the script. That's because the cameraman accidentally knocked the teleprompter off (with a loud crash), causing the dying "Sam" to sit up and yell "Where is it?!" "Maggie" ad libbed, "Never mind, Pop. It's going to be OK." Poor Sam then had to expire without delivering any poignant last words to his grieving daughter.

Jean G

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Other mistake: "Night of the Bubbling Death": When West lifts the unconscious bad guy by the shoulders and prepares to drag him out of sight, you can see drag marks already in the dirt from previous takes. (00:21:10)

Jean G

23rd Apr 2011

Combat! (1962)

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Other mistake: Season 5, "The Gun": When Saunders is talking to Reiser, he calls him Rogers - the actor's real name.

Jean G

Other mistake: Though he'd been a fixture in Dan Curtis productions for years, actor John Karlen's name was accidentally misspelled "Karlin" in this TV movie's closing credits. (01:09:00)

Jean G

Welcome to Winfield - S1-E42

Other mistake: Veteran actor Elisha Cook's name is misspelled "Elisa Cook" in the opening credits. (00:01:00)

Jean G

11th Nov 2008

Blake's 7 (1978)

Mission to Destiny - S1-E7

Other mistake: Just after Cally says that the pilot's death was "a misfortune," she stands and her chair scrapes noisily on the floor. The sound apparently startled Paul Darrow, causing the always-unflappable, nerves-of-steel Avon to flinch: the only time in all four seasons that he's ever seen, albeit briefly, to break character.

Jean G

13th Jul 2008

Batman (1966)

The Ring of Wax (1) - S1-E23

Other mistake: Riddler says that his "universal wax solvent" can eat through anything. Which begs the question, just what is that vat he cooks the stuff up in made of? We see the wax burn through solid steel vault doors. So it also ought to be eating through the vat, the floor and the bedrock, and sizzling its way down to the Earth's core. (00:07:00)

Jean G

To Serve Man - S3-E24

Other mistake: Chambers asks what time it is on Earth, a strangely vague question to which the Kanamits grant an equally odd answer: on Earth, it is noon. It can't be noon everywhere on Earth at once. While it can be fancifully explained away ("They somehow knew to answer for the time zone he was taken from"), it still jars the viewer, because neither Chambers nor the aliens, both highly intelligent, should make this sort of imprecise mistake. Both director Richard Bare and Damon Knight, author of the original short story, confirmed this as a scriptwriting error that should have been caught before shooting began. (00:02:15)

Jean G

10th Jul 2007

Babylon 5 (1994)

In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum - S2-E16

Other mistake: In this episode, a simple light frequency modulation enables Sheridan to briefly see the Shadow creatures. But because J. Michael Straczynski decided that this was just "too easy," the technique was "accidentally on purpose" forgotten about for subsequent episodes. If the Shadows had somehow learned to adapt and remain invisible, lines to this effect would have been written in. JMS deliberately chose to "conveniently forget" about it instead. (00:40:00)

Jean G

The Chameleon - S1-E31

Other mistake: Mace's chest camera sends images from impossible angles - including several that include Mace himself. At the end, his superiors watch him from a camera that's obviously mounted in a tree and not on his person. Yet when Mace smashes his chest camera, the transmission goes dead anyway. (00:48:00)

Jean G

The Night of the Raven - S2-E3

Other mistake: Balya, the Turkish representative, is killed by a knife protruding through the back of his chair. But when he falls to the floor, leaving the knife behind, there's no blood on the blade. (00:42:00)

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The Pop Art Affair - S3-E6

Other mistake: Illya orders an espresso from Fred, the coffee house proprietor, but never pays for it. And Fred doesn't take a bill to his table or speak up when he leaves without paying. (00:10:00)

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. mistake picture

The Bridge of Lions Affair (2) - S2-E21

Other mistake: The title of Act II, "Thrush Flaps It's Wings," is misspelled/mispunctuated. The possessive "its" does not take an apostrophe, so it should read, "Thrush Flaps Its Wings." (00:13:10)

Jean G

13th Jul 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Children of Auron - S3-E7

Other mistake: As the Auron pilot's ship is being brought aboard, a bad scratch on the special effects film briefly creates a large black gash on the hull of Servalan's whale-shaped spaceship. (00:03:05)

Jean G

The Minus-X Affair - S2-E29

Other mistake: Waverly asks Illya to move the map on the display screen more to the left. Illya touches a button, and the map moves - to the right. (00:15:50)

Jean G

The See-Paris-and-Die Affair - S1-E22

Other mistake: Solo seems to forget just who called whom when he calls Illya on the communicator. After Illya picks up, Solo answers as though Illya had called him instead. (00:32:40)

Jean G

12th May 2006

Star Trek (1966)

Whom Gods Destroy - S3-E14

Other mistake: At the end, Kirk teases Spock twice specifically about letting himself be hit on the head in order to determine which Kirk was genuine. But the phony Kirk never hit Spock on the head. He merely pushed Spock over and attacked the real Kirk. Clearly, the action sequence wound up differing from the scripted dialogue, and no one noticed. (Also clearly, Kirk is not speaking metaphorically here.) (00:45:30 - 00:49:20)

Jean G

10th Apr 2006

Forever Knight (1992)

If Looks Could Kill - S1-E20

Other mistake: Nick pronounces the plastic surgeon's name as "Yergen" in one scene and as "Jergen" in the next. At the end, she becomes Dr. "Yergen" again. (00:29:40 - 00:31:10)

Jean G

The Foreign Legion Affair - S2-E22

Other mistake: Aboard the plane in the beginning, Illya calls to report in, and forgets his own secret agent number. He tells the communicator, "This is Number 2 Section 1." This is a little like James Bond suddenly calling himself Double-O-Six. Illya worked for Section 2, and was always Number 2 Section 2. Maybe that's just what happens when you're a TV spy and get hit over the head too many times. (00:03:15)

Jean G

5th Mar 2006

Dark Shadows (1966)

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Other mistake: 1840 Parallel Time: Julia Collins suffers from a bad case of tangle-tongue syndrome when she says, "Don't you think that I would like to help Bramwell gill the coast of Brutus Collins?"

Jean G

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