Jean G

20th Feb 2006

Star Trek (1966)

Arena - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: During the attack on the outpost, as Spock arrives in his foxhole, Kirk puts down the box of ammunition and positions the grenade launcher. We cut to a higher angle as Spock scrambles around to the Captain's left, and Kirk is putting the box down and positioning the launcher all over again. As the action was supposedly continuous, there wasn't time for Kirk to pick the items up and set them down a second time. (00:08:40)

Jean G

19th Feb 2006

Star Trek (1966)

A Taste of Armageddon - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: Just after the ship is first attacked, Scotty tells McCoy, "We can't fire full phasers with our screens up." Say what? The Enterprise couldn't operate transporters with the shields up, but it fired its phasers, full or otherwise, with the screens up every time it went into battle, and always had. If they'd been forced to shut their shields down every time they fired, the Enterprise would have been history long before this. (00:23:30)

Jean G

18th Feb 2006

Forever Knight (1992)

Spin Doctor - S1-E15

Factual error: Nick tells Nat about his past life as an assistant professor in the U.S., and refers to himself as "a certain indigenous vampire." Nick wasn't indigenous (native) to either the US or Canada, where the show was set. He came from Brabant, now part of Belgium. They were probably trying for "itinerant" (wandering), which would accurately describe Nick's long life.

Jean G

18th Feb 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Shadow - S2-E2

Other mistake: On the flight deck, when Vila says he can't remember anything "between meeting Largo and waking up back on the ship," Bek, sitting behind him, starts his next line too early, stops and waits for Vila to finish, then says it again. (00:30:30)

Jean G

17th Feb 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Headhunter - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: The headless android falls into a pile of rubble after an explosion, getting up with its red, white & blue striped costume in smudgy tatters. A moment later, its outfit is mended and completely clean. Still later, when the android is walking outside, its costume is dirty and shredded again. (00:33:30 - 00:35:00)

Jean G

17th Feb 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Weapon - S2-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When the clone Blake is asking Coser for the weapon and holding his hand out, the boom mike is visible hanging over his head. (00:36:45)

Jean G

17th Feb 2006

Star Trek (1966)

Space Seed - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: At the hearing in the final scene, there are two bits of debris of some sort (small, black and roundish) littering the floor at the bottom left of the screen. Whatever it was disappears when Scott, Spock, Kirk and McCoy get up to leave the room. (00:48:20)

Jean G

16th Feb 2006

Star Trek (1966)

The Return of the Archons - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: The lawgivers' robes that Kirk and Spock take off and drop on the floor just inside the doorway disappear after they phaser the wall to reveal Landru. The robes reappear a few minutes later, but have now migrated several feet to one side, bunched up against the wall where they are no longer in tripping range of the actors about to enter the scene. (00:42:25 - 00:45:00)

Jean G

16th Feb 2006

Star Trek (1966)

The Return of the Archons - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: In the exterior shot, the double front doors of Reger's house have large curtained windows in them. After the Enterprise landing party rushes inside and closes the doors, however, they're suddenly solid wood with no windows. (00:06:35)

Jean G

16th Feb 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Dawn of the Gods - S3-E4

Factual error: Tarrant fails Astronomy 101 here, just as Travis did in the first season. He tells the clerk, "I'm surprised you've heard of it (the FSA), if you're from another galaxy." The Tharn and his minions were not extragalactic; they were from other planets in our galaxy. (00:35:10)

Jean G

16th Feb 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Blake - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: Just before Scorpio crashes, Avon grabs Orac and teleports to safety. When they're still aboard the ship, Orac has several wires hanging loose from underneath. When they materialize on the planet, however, all the loose wires are magically repaired and no longer hanging. (00:16:30 - 00:17:45)

Jean G

15th Feb 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Gold - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: Tarrant beams down to the refinery complex and back again without a teleport bracelet.

Jean G

15th Feb 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Volcano - S3-E3

Other mistake: Just after Tarrant and Dayna teleport down, the power cord to Tarrant's gun comes unplugged and is hanging loose behind him. (00:03:15)

Jean G

15th Feb 2006

Star Trek (1966)

Arena - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: The giant rock sitting on the promontory, in long shot, is much larger than the Kirk stand-in stunt man who climbs the rock face to reach it. Next shot, when Kirk pushes the boulder over the edge, it's suddenly much smaller than he is. When it lands on the Gorn, the rock is even smaller - now less than half its original size. (00:31:35)

Jean G

15th Feb 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Traitor - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: Tarrant and Dayna mug a pair of Helotrix citizens and change clothes with them. Later, when the pair are beamed back to Scorpio, they change back into their original costumes in mid-teleport. (00:44:05)

Jean G

15th Feb 2006

Star Trek (1966)

Arena - S1-E19

Other mistake: Kirk's voice-over log entry says he's been "placed on the surface of an asteroid." The Metrons earlier referred to it as a planet prepared for them with a suitable atmosphere. How and why does Kirk suddenly assume that it's an asteroid rather than a full sized planet? As an experienced space veteran, Kirk, who has already been told that it's a planet, would never make such a mistake. (00:23:45)

Jean G

15th Feb 2006

Blake's 7 (1978)

Bounty - S1-E11

Revealing mistake: The explosive collar supposedly locked around Blake's neck is undone and hanging open just after he's thrown into the cell with the other prisoners. (00:33:45)

Jean G

14th Feb 2006

Forever Knight (1992)

Father's Day - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: The godfather's thugs storm Nick's loft and riddle him with bullets. We actually see the bullets coming out of his back, leaving holes in the back of the vest he wears. But when the "vamped out" Nick turns around to face the camera, there are no bullet holes in the front of his vest. (00:23:20)

Jean G

14th Feb 2006

Forever Knight (1992)

Francesca - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: While the doctor is playing the tape for Reese, Nick and Tracy, the Toronto Leafs hockey team coffee cup on Reese's desk is sitting with the leaf logo turned away from the camera and the hockey player art showing. A few shots later, though Reese isn't drinking any coffee and hasn't touched it, the cup turns itself so the leaf logo is now visible. A little later, it's turned back again. (00:22:30)

Jean G

14th Feb 2006

Star Trek (1966)

Shore Leave - S1-E16

Character mistake: When Spock beams down after calculating there was just enough energy left for him to do so, Sulu and Kirk watch him materialize, and Sulu says, "Someone beaming down from the bridge." From the bridge? Shouldn't he have said "from the ship"? No one ever beamed down directly from the bridge, but even if they could, how would Sulu know that's where they'd come from? (00:28:00)

Jean G

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