Jean G

25th Apr 2006

Quantum Leap (1989)

Genesis (1) - September 13, 1956 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: A confused Sam/Tom stumbles out into the yard bare-chested with shaving cream smeared on his face and neck. In the next shot, though he hasn't touched it, the cream is suddenly all over his chest as well.

Jean G

25th Apr 2006

Quantum Leap (1989)

The Color of Truth - August 8, 1955 - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: After Miss Melanie's son leaves, Sam/Jessie reaches out to steady her. His left hand is on her shoulder until the camera angle changes, when both his hands are at his sides. Change angles again, and his hand is back on her shoulder.

Jean G

25th Apr 2006

Forever Knight (1992)

Father's Day - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: During his fight with Constantine's henchmen, the bullet holes in the back of Nick's vest disappear and reappear several times between shots. (00:23:30)

Jean G

24th Apr 2006

Forever Knight (1992)

Undue Process - S2-E8

Factual error: Nat's god-daughter Cynthia Luce is buried within a few days of her murder with an elaborate headstone already in place. (In reality, headstones take months to produce.) But the wrong name is carved on the stone. It reads "In memory of Cynthia Lambert." (00:43:30)

Jean G

22nd Apr 2006

Forever Knight (1992)

Hunted - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: It wasn't supposed to be in shot, but the camera accidentally caught the stuffed caterpillar toy perched on Nat's desk in the coroner's lab. It was there because nursing mom Catherine Disher had her new baby nearby on set. Fans wondered, though, why the single, childless Nat would keep baby toys in the morgue. (00:17:20)

Jean G

22nd Apr 2006

Forever Knight (1992)

Show generally

Factual error: The police call-radio added on to Nick's old Cadillac (along with a handy dandy detachable dashboard police light and a siren) somehow managed to work for all 3 seasons without an antenna.

Jean G

The Giuoco Piano Affair - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: When they're fleeing down the side of the mountain, Illya and Marion gain a sudden 25 lbs. each, thanks to the use of two very conspicuous stunt doubles. (00:39:40)

Jean G

The Giuoco Piano Affair - S1-E7

Trivia: Four of the guests at Marion's party are played by U.N.C.L.E. production staff in cameo roles. Creator-producer Norman Felton is the man playing chess, producer Sam Rolfe is the dancing Texan, associate producer/writer Joseph Calvelli is the writer typing at the coffee table, and director Richard Donner is the drunk in the extremely loud sport coat.

Jean G

21st Apr 2006

The Prisoner (1967)

A. B. and C. - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Number 6 substitutes clear water for the red-tinted drug in the syringe. But when Number 14 later injects him with the same syringe, the fluid in it has turned red again.

Jean G

21st Apr 2006

The Prisoner (1967)

A. B. and C. - S1-E3

Factual error: When he breaks into the secret lab, Number 6 finds the syringe and substitutes plain tap water for the drug to be used on him. But even a small injection of unpurified, non-saline water can cause severe pain and is potentially lethal: it can cause oxygen bubbles to form in the bloodstream, and if this air embolism reaches the heart, cardiac arrest can result. Certainly not a risk Number 6 would take. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_embolism.)

Jean G

20th Apr 2006

The Prisoner (1967)

Living in Harmony - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: At the final shoot-out, the Kid's hat lands and settles right next to his head after he falls. When Number 6 walks past him a few moments later, however, the hat has somehow moved itself more than a foot away.

Jean G

20th Apr 2006

Forever Knight (1992)

For I Have Sinned - S1-E4

Factual error: The murder victims, all Catholic, are specifically said to have "all worn crucifixes." But the jewelry Nat hands Nick as evidence, the cross that burns his hand and the necklace Magda later gives him are all plain crosses, not crucifixes. (The former is unadorned; the latter has a Christ figure on it.)

Jean G

19th Apr 2006

Forever Knight (1992)

If Looks Could Kill - S1-E20

Factual error: Nick's '62 Cadillac had an attached police radio, but never had a car phone, nor the giant external antenna attachment they required in the early 90s. Yet Schanke somehow makes a call from Nick's "car phone" in this episode.

Jean G

19th Apr 2006

Forever Knight (1992)

Father Figure - S1-E14

Plot hole: Nat thinks Nick is becoming more human because he can see himself in the mirror, and he replies, "Only sometimes." This line contradicts series canon, as "Forever Knight" did not adhere to the vampires-don't-appear-in-mirrors cliché. Nick was seen to reflect very nicely, in fact, every time he passed a mirror, and not just "sometimes."

Jean G

19th Apr 2006

Star Trek (1966)

The Ultimate Computer - S2-E24

Plot hole: When M-5 destroys the ore freighter, Dr. Daystrom says, "Fortunately, it was only a robot ship." But Daystrom wasn't on the bridge yet when Spock announced that fact. He didn't have any way of knowing that the freighter was unmanned. (00:23:00 - 00:25:05)

Jean G

18th Apr 2006

The Prisoner (1967)

The General - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Number 6 is quite a quick-change artist. In the projection room, after the countdown reaches 2 minutes, he manages to: strip the unconscious technician; take off his own black suit, tie, hat and glasses; get into the white lab outfit, and finally, don all the communications gear in time for the 1-minute countdown announcement.

Jean G

17th Apr 2006

Forever Knight (1992)

Bad Blood - S2-E9

Factual error: At the very end, Bridget Hellman is buried with a fully-engraved headstone in one just one day's time (which happens only in tv & movies: the process takes months in real life... er, death). She also spontaneously returns as a vampire without being "brought across," a violation of series canon, and she comes back mysteriously sporting 3 times more hair than she had as a mortal. (00:43:10)

Jean G

15th Apr 2006

Forever Knight (1992)

Killer Instinct - S2-E1

Factual error: The cop who arrests Nick reads him his Miranda rights ("You have the right to remain silent," etc.) But "Forever Knight" is set in Toronto. At last report, Toronto rather resolutely insists upon remaining in the sovereign nation of Canada, where the Miranda Act, a U.S. Federal law, is not observed. (00:14:40)

Jean G

15th Apr 2006

Forever Knight (1992)

Killer Instinct - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: The re-use of a brief scene from the pilot episode, inserted during Nick and LaCroix's vampire battle in the warehouse, creates the unfortunate problem of Nick completely changing clothes in the middle of the fight. (00:37:35)

Jean G

The Quadripartite Affair - S1-E3

Plot hole: Solo blows open the ceiling vent of Illya and Marion's cell, and she stands on Illya's shoulders until Solo can reach her and pull her out. This leaves Illya with nothing/no one to stand on, no way to reach the vent and no apparent way out of the cell. But he's out just the same in the next scene, with no explanation as to how. (00:42:40)

Jean G

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