Jean G

17th Aug 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Headhunter - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: After its "borrowed" head is blown off and it rampages through the base headless, the android mysteriously gains 10 inches in height and has much longer arms. If they'd just found a shorter actor to wear the headless costume, it might have looked more convincing. (00:44:05)

Jean G

17th Aug 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Headhunter - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: When Avon pushes a button to call Tarrant, the entire control panel tips upward, revealing that it's not anchored to the console at all. (00:12:50)

Jean G

The Adriatic Express Affair - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: Solo & Illya are locked in a cell in the windowless baggage car. But all of the exterior shots of the train show it hauling only window-lined passenger cars, and no baggage car at all. (00:44:30)

Jean G

16th Aug 2006

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk and the Class Reunion - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: Just after the touch football game with Kyle, Monk tells Natalie, "He missed that ball on purpose. He dropped his hands." But Kyle didn't drop them: he kept his hands up and deliberately missed the ball. Monk, who always notices every tiny detail, wouldn't make such a mistake. (00:32:20)

Jean G

The Adriatic Express Affair - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: The bullet hole in the wall over Solo & Illya's heads disappears after Madame Nemirovitch opens the compartment door. (00:39:00)

Jean G

Take the Celestra - S1-E23

Visible crew/equipment: At the end, when Apollo leaps over the console to tackle Chakra, the stunt double's face is visible. (00:41:00)

Jean G

The Hand of God - S1-E24

Audio problem: As Adama says, "After that, it's a toe-to-toe slugging match," the shot reverses angles on the word "match," and his lips aren't moving when the word is spoken. (00:14:40)

Jean G

14th Aug 2006

Star Trek (1966)

All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

Revealing mistake: Zarabeth tells Spock that Zor Khan only left her what was necessary to survive in the ice age. Mascara, eyeliner, lipstick and hairspray were apparently considered survival necessities. Yes, we know the actress "had" to wear make-up. But in a prehistoric setting, it shouldn't look as though she did. She could and should have been given a more "natural" make-up job - and an unlacquered hairdo. (00:38:25)

Jean G

14th Aug 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Animals - S4-E5

Revealing mistake: The Federation Commander reads a report to Servalan, but when the camera angle shifts to a shot taken over his shoulder, you can see that he's "reading" from a colorful plastic board with no printing on it whatsoever. (00:14:20)

Jean G

14th Aug 2006

Star Trek (1966)

All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

Continuity mistake: In Kirk's log entry, which he somehow makes from jail without a tricorder, he states that 5 witnesses heard him speak to the "spirits." This isn't true, and Kirk ought to know it. The crowd rushed in through an archway after he spoke to Spock and McCoy, and they were all too far away before to hear him. (00:10:50 - 00:26:00)

Jean G

14th Aug 2006

Star Trek (1966)

The Paradise Syndrome - S3-E3

Factual error: When Kirk is given the medicine badge, it's a stretchy elastic/Spandex headband. This is supposedly a completely pre-industrial culture paralleling the early Native American tribes. They have no fabric, no yarn, no spinning wheels - only hides and animal hair, neither of which can stretch a la Spandex. (00:14:40)

Jean G

14th Aug 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Animals - S4-E5

Factual error: Servalan's ship takes off from the surface of Bucol 2 with Avon and crew standing directly below it. Yet for some reason, the down-blast from the very large launching ship does nothing more harmful than slightly mess up their hairdos. (00:47:50)

Jean G

14th Aug 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Animals - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: Maybe he ran into a barber along the way? Avon beams into the woods on Bucol 2 with his hair brushed straight back, but a few shots later, it's restyled and combed neatly down over his forehead. (00:43:35 - 00:44:45)

Jean G

The Batcave Affair - S2-E28

Visible crew/equipment: When Zark uncovers the caged bat and shows it to Illya, the shadow of the boom mike sweeps across the back wall. (00:33:30)

Jean G

11th Aug 2006

UFO (1970)

Show generally

Revealing mistake: "Survival": Straker and Foster take off for the moon in a large red hovercraft which, even though it's launching in broad daylight, doesn't cast any shadow. (00:12:00)

Jean G

Experiment in Terra - S1-E22

Factual error: Apollo tells Brenda and the General that he's from another galaxy, and Starbuck later repeats this impossible claim. The series writers have again confused galaxies and solar systems. Intergalactic travel would take thousands of years. The rag-tag fleet usually moves at only sublight speed, and it traverses only star systems, not galaxies. (00:26:00 - 00:29:30)

Jean G

Experiment in Terra - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: When John turns Starbuck's uniform white, the flight jacket's cuffs suddenly become much larger. (00:27:00)

Jean G

Experiment in Terra - S1-E22

Plot hole: The General informs the President that the Eastern Alliance has just launched its missiles. But the General has been sitting there throughout Apollo's speech with no communications device. So he couldn't have known that the missiles had been launched. (00:36:40)

Jean G

9th Aug 2006

UFO (1970)

Show generally

Continuity mistake: "Timelash": In the opening scenes, the smudges and rips in Straker's black shirt keep appearing, disappearing and changing configurations between shots as he races through S.H.A.D.O. HQ and the Harlington-Straker studio lot. (00:04:30)

Jean G

9th Aug 2006

UFO (1970)

Show generally

Revealing mistake: "Flight Path": When the mobile-units leave the transport carrier, you can see that both are being "driven" by dolls. (00:22:00)

Jean G

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