Jean G

24th Feb 2006

Dark Shadows (1966)

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Other mistake: 1897: Valerie Collins is supposed to praising Collinwood. But instead, she gushes, "Hollywood. I never imagined I'd see it."

Jean G

24th Feb 2006

Dark Shadows (1966)

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Other mistake: 1968: The now-vampire Angelique kneels beside Barnabas' chair to tell him he belongs to her now. When she tries to get up, her long white gown catches on something, causing her to muff her next line a bit as she gives the fabric an annoyed tug to free it.

Jean G

24th Feb 2006

Dark Shadows (1966)

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Revealing mistake: 1968: When the psychic enters Quentin's haunted room, she stumbles over the wire used to "ghostly" open the door, and has to grab onto the gramophone table to keep from falling. The table almost falls over with her, but she manages to stay upright, barely.

Jean G

24th Feb 2006

Dark Shadows (1966)

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Other mistake: 1795: Reverend Trask is attempting to perform an exorcism when a (demonic?) fly aims straight for his mouth. He has to interrupt his incantation long enough to blow it away.

Jean G

24th Feb 2006

Dark Shadows (1966)

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Other mistake: 1795: A black-and-white cat, supposedly the transformed Joshua Collins, was completely uncooperative in every scene he was in. He always started out on a bed or a chair, but got up and left every time, usually forcing the camera to pull in so that the actors could pretend the cat was still there.

Jean G

24th Feb 2006

Dark Shadows (1966)

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Continuity mistake: The newly-cured Barnabas, wearing a red striped bathrobe, screams when Dr. Woodward opens the drapes to let the sunlight in. When the same scene is recapped the next day, Barnabas is suddenly wearing a solid blue bathrobe.

Jean G

24th Feb 2006

Dark Shadows (1966)

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Revealing mistake: 1795: Ben, complaining that Angelique is always watching him, backs into a large, tall tree trunk in the cemetery. The "tree" wobbles and sways when he bumps it.

Jean G

24th Feb 2006

Dark Shadows (1966)

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Revealing mistake: 1968: Adam approaches David in the woods, and brushes against a large shrub. The bush teeters and then falls over with an audible crash.

Jean G

24th Feb 2006

Dark Shadows (1966)

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Other mistake: 1967: Burke mangles his line to Vicky, and instead of telling her to get off her history kick, says, "I just think you should get off that hickory stick for a while."

Jean G

24th Feb 2006

Dark Shadows (1966)

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Continuity mistake: 1967: Barnabas selects a treasure from a jewelry chest while bad guy Jason spies on him through a window. Willie is supposed to put the chest away, but when Jason later breaks in to steal it, the chest is still sitting on the table in plain view, so Jason has to pretend not to notice it. The break-in scene is recapped the next day, only this time, the chest is no longer on the table.

Jean G

24th Feb 2006

Dark Shadows (1966)

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Visible crew/equipment: 1795: Angelique throws open a set of double doors to find Jeremiah's ghost in the hall. She cries out and steps back, and to the right of the screen, you can see a crew member's hand enter the shot to pull one of the doors open further.

Jean G

24th Feb 2006

Dark Shadows (1966)

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Revealing mistake: 1967: Barnabas and Vicky are talking in Collinwood's foyer when a great deal of noise starts interrupting the scene from backstage. You can hear coughing, several bumps and crashes, shouts, and finally, a fire extinguisher going off. Meanwhile, the distracted actors are completely blowing all their lines - but the unstoppable taping goes on.

Jean G

24th Feb 2006

Dark Shadows (1966)

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Visible crew/equipment: In the 1795 flashback, as Barnabas confronts Angelique beside his coffin, a crew member in a short-sleeved blue shirt is sitting to the right, and can be seen hastily getting up and moving out of the shot.

Jean G

24th Feb 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Headhunter - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: Muller and Vila have a brief struggle over the teleport console. When Muller grabs at the controls, Vila pulls his hand away, making the teleport lever break off and fall onto the console. It fixes itself again a short time later. (00:06:05)

Jean G

24th Feb 2006

Star Trek (1966)

The Alternative Factor - S1-E28

Continuity mistake: Both the positive and negative versions of Lazarus have a long mustache and a fairly full "waterfall" beard - until the scene in the briefing room, when inexplicably, the mustache and beard are both suddenly so thin they're barely visible. As soon as they beam down to the planet, however, the much thicker facial hair is restored. (00:23:00 - 00:24:30)

Jean G

24th Feb 2006

Star Trek (1966)

The Alternative Factor - S1-E28

Continuity mistake: Mad Lazarus has just put a black-and-white hatch cover over the stolen dilithium crystal in his time ship. It's in place when Kirk arrives to confront him. But a moment later, when Kirk leans in and is accidentally transported to the negative universe, the cover has disappeared. It's still missing when Kirk returns to push Lazarus through the portal. (00:39:20)

Jean G

24th Feb 2006

Dark Shadows (1966)

Trivia: Exteriors for Collinwood were shot at what was then known as "Seaview Terrace" in Newport, Rhode Island. Now known as the Carey Mansion, the building has recently been made accessible for group events, and now hosts an annual gathering of Dark Shadows fans.

Jean G

21st Feb 2006

Star Trek (1966)

Devil in the Dark - S1-E26

Deliberate mistake: Here, as in nearly every other ST episode featuring caves, caverns or mines, all the floors are perfectly flat and the lighting adequate-to-see-by or even brilliant. These configurations are easily found on soundstage sets - but not in nature. (00:16:30)

Jean G

21st Feb 2006

Star Trek (1966)

Court Martial - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: McCoy uses a "masking device" to block out the bridge personnel's heartbeats. When McCoy masks Spock's heartbeat, he holds the microphone, err, masking device over the wrong part of Spock's anatomy. We'd already established that Spock's heart wasn't in the same place as a human.

Jean G

21st Feb 2006

Star Trek (1966)

Charlie X - S1-E3

Other mistake: Spock and McCoy have a brief argument over whether Charlie could have survived on his own all those years. Because they're talking at the same time, Spock saying "Doctor" as McCoy says "Mr. Spock," the closed captioner apparently misunderstood McCoy's line. The caption has him calling Spock "Dr. Spock." (00:09:15)

Jean G

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