Jean G

19th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Orac - S1-E13

Plot hole: When the newly-acquired Orac is first set up on the flight deck, Blake comments that "the other end's connected." Connected to what? Orac didn't require plugging in, other than putting his activator key in place, and that was never connected to anything else. (00:46:45)

Jean G

19th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Orac - S1-E13

Visible crew/equipment: At the end, when Blake says "The other end is connected," the boom shadow crosses Avon's face. (00:46:50)

Jean G

The Tigers are Coming Affair - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: The gag covering Suzanne's mouth changes position (the patterns on the cloth have shifted) when she gets up to kick the bad guys off the dock into the water. (00:44:40)

Jean G

The Tigers are Coming Affair - S2-E8

Revealing mistake: The underwater bomb, according to the bad guys' dialogue, is supposed to be triggered by a boat hitting a tripwire strung between two buoys. But it explodes when the boat is still several feet away from the buoys. (00:44:30)

Jean G

The Tigers are Coming Affair - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: Illya takes off his shoes before swimming across the river, but somehow has them back on again a few shots later. (00:27:45 - 00:29:10)

Jean G

19th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Redemption - S2-E1

Deliberate mistake: In the escape scene near the end, an explosive charge that went off too soon knocked Paul Darrow over - and briefly out of the shot. Because he was able to get back up and keep running, the accident was left in, though he's said it was fortunate there was no microphone on him at the time, as he uttered a few words that were "definitely not rated PG." (00:42:30)

Jean G

19th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Orac - S1-E13

Revealing mistake: When the "phibian" lizard creature attacks Servalan, note the claw that grabs her leg: it is obviously made out of soft fabric and visibly bends as it latches on. (00:24:05)

Jean G

19th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Deliverance - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: Meegat peeks at the rocket through the oval space Gan has cleaned on the dirty glass. The shape of this space changes dramatically when the camera angle switches to the other side of the pane. (00:39:15)

Jean G

18th Jun 2006

Forever Knight (1992)

Last Act - S1-E5

Factual error: The doll that supposedly belonged to Erica 300 years ago is too obviously modern, with a plastic head and body and nylon hair.

Jean G

18th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Deliverance - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Avon says, "It could have been a power unit burnout," a boom shadow moves quickly across the bottom of the screen. (00:04:05)

Jean G

18th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Deliverance - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: During Zen's report on the planet conditions, an equipment shadow is visible on the flight couch at the lower right of the screen. (00:07:05)

Jean G

18th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Bounty - S1-E11

Visible crew/equipment: Sarkoff holds his Plexiglas/Perspex butterfly case up to admire it, and captures a perfect image of one of the set's large rectangular light reflectors. (00:28:15)

Jean G

17th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Bounty - S1-E11

Visible crew/equipment: When Jenna asks Gan to keep trying voice contact with the unidentified ship, the boom shadow is distinctly outlined on the control console to the left of the shot. (00:08:00)

Jean G

17th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Bounty - S1-E11

Visible crew/equipment: When Sarkoff puts a record on his antique phonograph, the metal desk behind him reflects a camera dolly rolling by. (00:25:50)

Jean G

The Re-Collector's Affair - S2-E6

Factual error: Posing as an art collector, Solo tells the Re-collectors that he owned a valuable painting looted 20 years ago by the Nazis during the war. Improbable at best, and oddly, they don't seem at all curious as to how the 30-something Solo might have afforded such a treasure when he'd have been 12-15 years old at the time. (00:08:45)

Jean G

16th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Breakdown - S1-E10

Revealing mistake: When Avon is calling for teleport from the space station, Cally's reflection on the Liberator's shiny corridor wall reveals that she's standing and waiting for her cue to rush into the teleport room. (00:42:50)

Jean G

16th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Breakdown - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: The XK72 space station has a distinctive shape, with a large ringed aft section that's to the right of the screen every time we see it. Liberator is moving past that section at the end, passing on the right. But in the next shot, the ship is abruptly heading away from the station, which is still in the same position, and flying left, in the opposite direction. (00:47:15)

Jean G

15th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Breakdown - S1-E10

Plot hole: When Blake teleports to XK72 to meet Professor Kane, he takes 2 teleport bracelets so that Kane can return to Liberator with him. When Avon goes over to retrieve the medical assistant, he neglects to take an extra bracelet. The assistant beams over with one anyway, and Avon somehow still has a bracelet to return with later. (00:34:05 - 00:41:30)

Jean G

15th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Breakdown - S1-E10

Revealing mistake: A very poorly executed special effects matte causes the star patterns behind the 3 pursuit ships to slide in opposing directions at the same time. (00:42:35)

Jean G

15th Jun 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Project Avalon - S1-E9

Visible crew/equipment: Ah, the hazards of shiny metal set walls. When the doctor closes Avalon's cell door, there's a hazy but discernible view of the camera and a moving film crew member. (00:30:30)

Jean G

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