Jean G

1st Jul 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Gambit - S2-E11

Revealing mistake: Blake hands Cally a photo of Docholli, supposedly obtained from Zen. It's a publicity still of the actor that's not only in black & white (how low tech), but Cally has to hold her thumb rather conspicuously over the very 20th Century necktie he's wearing in the photo. You can see a bit of it anyway. (00:02:15)

Jean G

The Concrete Overcoat Affair (2) - S3-E12

Revealing mistake: Solo's boat is blown up by Strago's new superweapon. But stock footage used for the explosion is a little too obvious: the picture abruptly changes from color to black-and-white. (00:14:30)

Jean G

The Concrete Overcoat Affair (2) - S3-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When the captured Illya is brought into Strago's conference room, the boom shadow is lurking on the curved wall over their heads. (00:12:00)

Jean G

The Concrete Overcoat Affair (2) - S3-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Miss Diketon walks in on Strago trying to make time with Pia, the boom shadow is moving on the wall behind his head. (00:10:55)

Jean G

29th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Countdown - S2-E9

Plot hole: Avon drills the last hole through the bomb's tubing and then, with the drill still in place, has to hunt down the dropped rod needed to block the plunger. Tense drama ensues while it's found and inserted, though simply leaving the drill bit in there would have worked just as well. (00:44:55)

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

The Concrete Overcoat Affair (1) - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When an undercover Illya carries the wine boxes into Strago's vineyard, the bottom box has a dark brown striation under the word "Chicago." This disappears and reappears, then disappears again as the scene progresses. (00:20:40)

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

The Concrete Overcoat Affair (1) - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: The recuperating Solo has a towel on his forehead. But as he's telling Pia his name, the towel disappears between shots. (00:19:20)

Jean G

The Concrete Overcoat Affair (1) - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: Solo and Illya, chasing a Thrush agent, are driving a white Dodge. When their car overturns, it not only turns blue, it changes into another model of car altogether. (00:02:35)

Jean G

28th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Countdown - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: Provine shoots the rebel guarding the rocket in the chest. But later, when his body is found, the man is bleeding from the mouth instead, and the blood pooled on the floor beside him changes from beside his head to above his head between shots. (00:21:10 - 00:42:00)

Jean G

28th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Countdown - S2-E9

Factual error: Avon and Grant use an electric torch to melt the ice covering the bomb. When it's removed from its hiding place, it is suddenly completely dry and clean: not a trace of ice, water or dirt on it anywhere. (00:36:00)

Jean G

The Take Me to Your Leader Affair - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: Illya's shirt tail is hanging out when he heads for the window to use his home-made slingshot, but has tucked itself back in a few shots later, when he climbs out the window. (00:39:15)

Jean G

The Take Me to Your Leader Affair - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: Illya's shoe converts to an improbable electric drill. He inserts a foot-long drill bit (and just where was he hiding that when the baddies searched him?) into the flat of the heel. But when he starts drilling at the bars, the bit is sticking out of the side of the shoe instead. (00:21:15)

Jean G

The Take Me to Your Leader Affair - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: In long shot, the helicopter Solo is flying hovers in a cloudless, clear blue sky. In close-ups of him in the cockpit, however, the sky outside the copter's window-bubble is full of clouds. (00:15:05)

Jean G

The Take Me to Your Leader Affair - S3-E16

Plot hole: Coco asks Illya if he knew she was going to be kidnapped, and he says "At that point, I didn't even know you existed." Strange answer. He and Solo met her outside the observatory several minutes before the kidnapping, so he did know she existed. (00:20:30)

Jean G

25th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Trial - S2-E6

Factual error: Servalan's space station is shown rotating at a fairly fast clip. But the stars in both her office window and in the courtroom window are stationary. Because the station is spinning much faster than a planet's normal rotation, the stars should be visibly moving. (00:00:35 - 00:03:10)

Jean G

The Galatea Affair - S3-E3

Plot hole: Thrush is so efficient. They divine exactly what Rosy will be wearing on the day they plan to switch her with her double, and they duplicate every last stitch - long before they've ever seen her. (00:18:20 - 00:19:25)

Jean G

The Galatea Affair - S3-E3

Factual error: Mark Slate's hidden spy camera sure is sophisticated. It cuts to close-ups, pans, zooms, and even edits the live picture, all by itself. (00:05:15)

Jean G

The Off Broadway Affair - S3-E10

Plot hole: U.N.C.L.E.'s pen communicators worked much like modern cell phones: when one agent called another, they "rang" with a 2-tone signal. For some reason in this episode, Solo's pen, which isn't on an open circuit, transmits Illya's voice without ringing first. It signals normally a few scenes later, though. (00:27:55 - 00:34:15)

Jean G

24th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Killer - S2-E7

Factual error: Avon and Vila watch the rocket launch from the surface of the planet. The rest of Liberator's crew also watch it from the flight deck, and somehow their view from orbit is at exactly the same angle from which Avon and Vila are seeing it: a ground-to-air shot. (00:03:15)

Jean G

24th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Killer - S2-E7

Revealing mistake: Due to recycled stock footage from "Space Fall," the Liberator leaving Fosforon at the end of this episode still has the prison ship London attached to its hull. (00:49:25)

Jean G

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