Jean G

Greetings from Earth (1) - S1-E19

Factual error: Michael's ship escapes from the landing bay into space - with a crowd of people standing right next to it. No one is at all adversely affected by the launch and the vacuum it should have exposed them to. It barely ruffles their hair. (00:40:00)

Jean G

Greetings from Earth (2) - S1-E20

Revealing mistake: The "hovercraft" Starbuck arrives in with Hector is bouncing over the terrain, very obviously riding on wheels and not air. (00:20:15)

Jean G

Greetings from Earth (2) - S1-E20

Revealing mistake: Just before Commandant Leiter is told that all three ships have landed on Paradeen, a shot of the Eastern Alliance ship shows very visible guide wires holding up the model. (00:13:40)

Jean G

Greetings from Earth (2) - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: When Hector and Vector first arrive, Starbuck and Apollo are standing about a foot apart. Every time the shot cuts to a closer angle, they're shoulder-to-shoulder with no space in between. (00:07:20)

Jean G

8th Aug 2006

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk Gets Married - S2-E15

Deliberate mistake: Joshua Skinner hid a fortune in gold by melting it down, mixing it with ink and writing it into 947 journals. Monk's producer concedes that in real life, 947 journals would probably hold "only about $11 worth" of gold-laced ink. But the idea was so amusing that he couldn't resist using it anyway. (00:42:00)

Jean G

6th Aug 2006

UFO (1970)

Show generally

Plot hole: "Psychobombs": The alien-possessed Mason steals Captain Lauritzen's fingerprints by pressing his fingertips to the captain's and "heat transferring" the prints. Big problems here: those prints would now be backwards and for the wrong hand. But when the computer later reads the prints, it fails to notice this and passes him through security as "Identity Correct." (00:23:30)

Jean G

The 'J' for Judas Affair - S4-E3

Factual error: Apparently, U.N.C.L.E. bullets can do 180s. Illya fires at the fleeing Thrush limo from behind, and without hitting any of its other (closed) windows, somehow puts two bullets through the car's front windshield. (00:48:20)

Jean G

The 'J' for Judas Affair - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: At the airfield, Illya stands near a bright red fuel truck marked "FLAMMABLE." Every time the shot changes, his position shifts from standing to the right of the final E to blocking it altogether. (00:23:35)

Jean G

The 'J' for Judas Affair - S4-E3

Revealing mistake: During the foot-chase through Tenza HQ, the Thrush gunman, with Illya in hot pursuit, races around a hallway corner. As Illya runs into the shot, the gunman's shadow reappears on the back wall, revealing the fact that the actor has stopped and is standing back there. Next shot, though, he's running down another corridor and through a door. (00:14:35)

Jean G

The 'J' for Judas Affair - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: In the intro, Illya shows Solo an automatic rifle he's retrieved after the shoot-out in the mausoleum. In full shot, he's holding his U.N.C.L.E. Special pistol in his right hand as he points to the logo on the rifle's stock. In the close-up insert of his hand, the Special disappears. (00:02:50)

Jean G

The Master's Touch Affair - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: Solo's little red sports car has an intact windshield in the studio processed shots (done indoors with rear-screen projection). But in all the outdoor shots of the car, the windshield is, for some strange reason, missing entirely. (00:24:20)

Jean G

The Master's Touch Affair - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: As he's sprawled unconscious on the floor of Valendros' cell, the position of Illya's arm keeps changing between shots. (00:19:10)

Jean G

5th Aug 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Power - S4-E2

Deliberate mistake: Because Paul Darrow had turned an ankle while shooting the fight scene with Gunsar, the uninjured Avon is inexplicably limping throughout most of the fight. (00:14:00)

Jean G

4th Aug 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Traitor - S4-E3

Revealing mistake: BBC costume recycling allows one of the natives on Helotrix to show up wearing one of Tarrant's old 3rd season outfits. Another wears an even older, 1st season costume of Avon's. (00:22:40 - 00:24:25)

Jean G

4th Aug 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Power - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: Cato's body moves to a different spot on the floor relative to the unconscious Avon, who also moves. (The two are suddenly much farther apart than before.) Cato's hands also change positions. (00:31:40 - 00:35:00)

Jean G

4th Aug 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Power - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: At the end, Dayna and Tarrant, shortly followed by Soolin and Vila, all teleport to Scorpio without wearing the necessary bracelets. (00:47:35)

Jean G

4th Aug 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Traitor - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: The president-elect's body changes both poses and locations on the floor between the time Sleer shoots him and the time he's found and the murder investigation is begun. (00:26:00 - 00:31:25)

Jean G

4th Aug 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Traitor - S4-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When the crew are discussing Helotrix, big yellow power cables (probably used to light up Scorpio's main flight console) are showing at the right of the screen. (00:09:20)

Jean G

3rd Aug 2006

Star Trek (1966)

Miri - S1-E9

Factual error: If Miri's planet is a "duplicate" (meaning identical) Earth, it should have clouds. It doesn't. This remains a mistake because "duplicate" means "exactly the same," and thus the clouds should be there. The special effects crew forgot to put them in. Noteworthy: the very first thing fixed in the digitally enhanced version of this episode was the duplicate Earth. It has clouds now. (00:01:30)

Jean G

Question: Aside from puzzling the heck out of aliens who never invented the wheel, was the bicycle in the cellar bit perhaps a little directorial homage to ET?

Jean G

Chosen answer: This is probably a bit of a stretch. I have two old bicycles in my basement.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Answer: I assumed that these were alien "toddlers", and were just "playing" and "exploring."

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