Jean G

2nd Aug 2006

UFO (1970)

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Revealing mistake: "Exposed": Another piece of stock footage used throughout the series was a shot of the shiny metal sign for Harlington-Straker Studios. The clock on the side of a building is reflected in the sign's surface, always showing the same time of day - so it's 1:50 every time Straker drives by. (00:24:00)

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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

2nd Aug 2006

UFO (1970)

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Deliberate mistake: "Conflict": For reasons unknown and unexplainable, the otherwise spacious and well-equipped Moonbase has halls and doorways too short for the average human to fit through without ducking. (00:20:00)

Jean G

2nd Aug 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Terminal - S3-E13

Revealing mistake: To conceal their unauthorized entry into the secret lab, Cally very carefully closes and locks the sliding door. But when she turns back to speak with Tarrant, the "secured" door rolls halfway back open by itself. No, it's not Servalan's troops sneaking in to catch them: there's no sign of anyone there. Besides, anyone unlocking the supposedly-locked door would have alerted them. A case of malfunctioning BBC scenery, plain and simple. (00:43:45)

Jean G

2nd Aug 2006

UFO (1970)

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Revealing mistake: "Exposed": Due to re-used special effects footage, the submersible Sky One fighter, whenever it launched from the ocean at night, always took off under a full moon. (00:07:50)

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

Revealing mistake: MGM often recycled props from its earlier films. Here, the head of Robby the Robot from "Forbidden Planet" is used as part of the rejuvenation machine. (00:33:30)

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

Factual error: While Solo prepares the explosive, Waverly's line to Joanna is, "If you and I are wise like Lot's wife, we'd better not look." The scriptwriter got this backwards. Lot's wife was unwise and did look, and turned into a pillar of salt. (00:41:00)

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

Revealing mistake: Illya's car collides with Madame de Sala's. But it's very obvious that the cars don't actually strike each other, and later shots of her vehicle show no damage at all where it was supposedly hit. (00:26:00)

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

Visible crew/equipment: During his fistfight with the burly body guard outside Sir Norman's estate, Illya's stunt double's face is visible in profile. (00:40:15)

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

Factual error: Dr. Gritsky over-rejuvenates himself at the end and turns into a young boy - who for some inexplicable reason still has the adult doctor's mustache. (00:47:00)

Jean G

30th Jul 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Rescue - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: Tarrant's hair seems to have grown at least an inch overnight. It's longer and bushier than it was in "Terminal," which supposedly took place the day before. (00:09:45)

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

Continuity mistake: At the end of Part 1, Sir Norman enters the rejuvenation device and immediately gets younger. As Part 2 begins, however, he emerges from the machine looking the same, and Dr. Gritsky says that his rejuvenation will occur gradually over the next few days. (00:03:30)

Jean G

30th Jul 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Rescue - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: The damaged Orac has long loose wires hanging out when Dorian carries it off the ship, but they disappear in the next shot, when he enters the base. (00:24:40)

Jean G

30th Jul 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Rescue - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: The weather on Terminal has changed from Summer to Winter overnight. When Avon first beams down, it's obviously warm and all the trees have leaves. The very next day, all the trees are bare and there's snow all over the ground. (00:01:30)

Jean G

The King of Diamonds Affair - S2-E25

Continuity mistake: At the end, Mr. Waverly puts his newspaper down on the table and prepares to get up. When the shot cuts to a longer view, he puts the paper down again before rising. (00:48:05)

Jean G

28th Jul 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Terminal - S3-E13

Visible crew/equipment: As Servalan begins explaining her nefarious plan to the captured Avon, an equipment shadow slides across the blue diamond-shaped pane just behind her. (00:40:30)

Jean G

The Moonglow Affair - S2-E23

Revealing mistake: Miss Moonglow's lipstick supposedly glows in the dark. But when the lights go out, a badly superimposed special effect causes the glowing lips to remain completely stationary, even when she doesn't. Her head moves, but weirdly, the lips don't. (00:36:20)

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The Moonglow Affair - S2-E23

Visible crew/equipment: During Arthur's argument with his sister over the guest list, the boom shadow moves across the wall at the upper left of the screen. (00:13:45)

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The King of Diamonds Affair - S2-E25

Continuity mistake: Delgado's plane makes a bumpy landing (without a runway) and skids to a stop in the Brazilian jungle, surrounded by palm trees. But when everyone gets off, the plane is suddenly parked in the midst of an industrial compound with buildings all around it, and no palm trees in sight. (00:37:45)

Jean G

The King of Diamonds Affair - S2-E25

Continuity mistake: Stock footage strikes again. Delgado's plane changes from a blue and white 1960s aircraft to a 1950s-style silver prop job when it lands. (00:32:30 - 00:37:35)

Jean G

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