Jean G

Trivia: The little girl crying over her broken doll was played by producer/director Dan Curtis' young daughter, Tracy Curtis.

Jean G

Visible crew/equipment: Segment 2: During Therese's conversation with the doctor, part of the boom rigging can be seen overhead, glinting in the studio lights. (Trilogy is a TV movie, so it's not a theater projectionist's error.) (00:34:30)

Jean G

To See the Invisible Man - S1-E40

Continuity mistake: In the cafeteria, the "invisibility" mark on Mitchell's forehead has moved to a higher spot than it occupied in previous scenes. (00:05:00)

Jean G

To See the Invisible Man - S1-E40

Visible crew/equipment: When the woman ignores Mitchell and rushes into her apartment building, the glass door she opens reflects the camera, crew and studio lights. (00:06:20)

Jean G

Welcome to Winfield - S1-E42

Other mistake: Veteran actor Elisha Cook's name is misspelled "Elisa Cook" in the opening credits. (00:01:00)

Jean G

A Matter of Minutes - S1-E38

Trivia: It's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it in-joke: When the Wrights get trapped in time, they briefly take refuge in a movie theater sporting one-sheet posters for the film Time Bandits.. (00:07:40)

Jean G

A Day in Beaumont - S1-E58

Trivia: From the title (honoring writer Charles Beaumont) on, David Gerrold loaded this script with homages to sf writers and films. Every character and nearly every line makes such a reference, with people and things named after Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson and characters from Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Them!, Forbidden Planet, This Island Earth and many others.

Jean G

3rd Apr 2009

The Master (1984)

Show generally

Continuity mistake: "Hostages": During the raid, the bad guys' helicopter lifts off with the hostages aboard. In the next shot, it's still on the ground. Next shot after that, it's airborne again.

Jean G

The Little People of Killany Woods - S1-E34

Visible crew/equipment: When it's opened for Mulvaney, the hardware store's glass-paned door reflects several large, round studio lights. (00:06:05)

Jean G

The Beacon - S1-E26

Plot hole: Barrows introduces himself as "Dr. Dennis Barrows," and Teddy asks, "What's a doctor?" As the isolated villagers have never heard of doctors, Teddy would have no way to know that "Doctor" was a title/profession and not simply part of Barrows' name. He should have asked, "What kind of a name is Doctor?"

Jean G

The Arabian Affair - S2-E7

Trivia: David McCallum recalls that in this episode, when Illya was supposed to drive a fork lift down a corridor and stop, he accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake, crashed through a wall and demolished the set. While he and Robert Vaughn found it a source of much hilarity, MGM's "bean counters" were reportedly not at all amused.

Jean G

Song of the Younger World - S2-E20

Factual error: It's the 1800s, but Amy's skirt has a 20th Century zipper running down the back. (00:05:15)

Jean G

Song of the Younger World - S2-E20

Factual error: The 19th Century reformatory has modern electric light bulbs hanging from the corridor ceilings. (00:21:10)

Jean G

7th Mar 2009

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

Death Wish on Tantalus Mountain - S5-E2

Character mistake: McGarrett tells Pereno that the sabotaged race car went over a cliff. But the car crashed into a wall, with no cliff in sight. It's very unlike Hawaii's top cop to get the facts wrong - especially when he was an eye witness to the event. (00:44:00)

Jean G

7th Mar 2009

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

Death Wish on Tantalus Mountain - S5-E2

Visible crew/equipment: On top of the mountain, miles from any artificial light source, several studio lights and reflector panels are visible in the side of McGarrett's shiny black Mercury. (00:14:45)

Jean G

6th Mar 2009

I Spy (1965)

Carmelita Is One of Us - S3-E25

Continuity mistake: In full shots of Kelly holding the baby, it is entirely covered by the pink blanket. But in close-ups, the blanket is pulled back to completely expose the baby's head. (00:17:00)

Jean G

6th Mar 2009

I Spy (1965)

Carmelita Is One of Us - S3-E25

Revealing mistake: When Scott picks up the baby and carries it out the door, the face of the plastic doll doubling for the real infant is visible. (00:41:30)

Jean G

5th Mar 2009

I Spy (1965)

Carmelita Is One of Us - S3-E25

Continuity mistake: Chica carries the baby downstairs to the foyer, puts it in a blue pram and leaves for town. When Kelly and Scott arrive at the apartment building, the pram Chica has just left with is back in its place in the foyer. (00:13:20)

Jean G

Agent Afloat - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: Near the end, several of the items on Ziva's desk change orientation from one shot to the next.

Jean G

Agent Afloat - S6-E2

Trivia: Season 6, "Agent Afloat": Maybe real aircraft carriers posing as fictional ones shouldn't let viewers see their registration numbers. When this episode aired, producers heard from several "carrier purists" complaining that CVN74 is the U.S.S. John C. Stennis, not the (non-existent) Seahawk.

Jean G

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