Jean G

13th Jan 2009

Quantum Leap (1989)

Genesis (2) - September 13, 1956 - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Sam ejects from the X-2 and parachutes to safety, he lands on the desert floor and the chute comes down on top of him, covering him completely. In the very next shot, we see him lying face up and the parachute has entirely disappeared.

Jean G

13th Jan 2009

Brimstone (1998)

Show generally

Continuity mistake: 1-4 "Repentance": The memorabilia dealer shows Stone slides of escaped Nazi war criminals. There's a page of text projected on the screen, which Stone asks the man to translate. While they talk, the image on the screen changes to a picture between takes, even though we can see that the projector's carousel tray hasn't moved. (00:17:45)

Jean G

9th Jan 2009

I Spy (1965)

No Exchange on Damaged Merchandise - S1-E9

Visible crew/equipment: During the opening sequence, the bad guys' red Ford Galaxy reflects a bank of studio lights when the door is opened. (00:03:30)

Jean G

9th Jan 2009

I Spy (1965)

The Time of the Knife - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: After she's been roughed up by the bad guy, Jean's hair is a mess. But while she's talking to Scott and Kelly, her hairdo repairs itself between takes, becoming neatly combed, sprayed and coiffed again. (00:26:15)

Jean G

7th Jan 2009

I Spy (1965)

The Loser - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: During the interrogation, Manolo's coat sleeve is torn at the seam. But when he leaves the room, the sleeve has no tear. (00:11:45)

Jean G

5th Jan 2009

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

Didn't We Meet at a Murder? - S4-E22

Character mistake: When Chin Ho reads Wellman's license plate number to the police dispatcher and repeats it to confirm, he recites a different number the second time. (00:30:05)

Jean G

Factual error: Many of the panoramic scenes in this film capture breathtaking views of mountain ranges completely covered with snow - a geographical feature not to be found in the Holy Land. It is found on occasion, though, in Arizona, where these sequences were actually shot. Other scenes show desert bluffs, mesas and arches that are also not found in the Middle East: they're the distinctive formations of the Arches National Park in Utah, USA.

Jean G

3rd Jan 2009

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk and the Three Pies - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When Van Rankin shoots his wife, the black gym bag, which has been slung over his shoulder since he entered the kitchen, disappears between shots. (00:31:05)

Jean G

3rd Jan 2009

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk and the Three Pies - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When Van Rankin takes the borrowed flour from his kitchen counter and hands it to Sharona, it's in a standard paper flour sack, and the counter is clean. Later, there's flour dust on the counter and the impression of a large, round flour tin - like the one in Monk's kitchen - instead of an imprint of the paper sack. (00:37:20)

Jean G

3rd Jan 2009

Men Into Space (1959)

The Sun Never Sets - S1-E36

Factual error: The supposedly-British rescue ship has distinctly American markings on its sides. (00:19:40)

Jean G

Trivia: This was the last film to be partially shot in Cinerama, a technique that was abandoned due to cost issues. On studio orders, director George Stevens had to re-shoot large portions of this movie in 70mm instead, causing delays that created huge cost overruns, and a two-year delay in releasing the film.

Jean G

The Jar - S2-E17

Character mistake: Charlie tells Thedy that the hair ribbon embroidered with her name cost 65 cents, "five cents a letter." But her name is Thedy Sue Hill, which is only 12 letters - or 60 cents worth. (And no, the extra is not due to a sales tax, which in 1962 would have been two cents, tops, and didn't even exist yet in many states.). (00:12:00)

Jean G

Continuity mistake: When Ray first arrives at Devil's Tower and stops the station wagon, the broken fence post resting on the hood changes positions between shots. In the view of him through the wind shield, the post is lying straight, parallel to the length of the wagon. In the next shot, it is suddenly at an angle, even though the car hasn't moved. (01:21:30)

Jean G

31st Dec 2008

I Spy (1965)

So Long, Patrick Henry - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: Kelly and Scott are being chased by Red Chinese agents and run up a flight of steps, passing two big studio light panels. When the bad guys run past the same place in the next shot, the panels are gone. (00:22:15)

Jean G

30th Dec 2008

I Spy (1965)

Carry Me Back to Old Tsing-Tao - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: As they speak to the old man in the cottage, Kelly's hands alternate from being hidden below the table's edge to resting on top of the table several times between takes. (00:08:30)

Jean G

30th Dec 2008

I Spy (1965)

Carry Me Back to Old Tsing-Tao - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: The three bad guys are standing over Scott and Kelly after beating them up and stealing the gold. When the shot cuts to an alternate angle, all three of them instantly change positions. (00:21:00)

Jean G

30th Dec 2008

I Spy (1965)

Carry Me Back to Old Tsing-Tao - S1-E3

Audio problem: During Scott and Kelly's conversation at the bistro table, so much equipment noise is picked up by the mike that portions of the dialog are drowned out. (00:11:20)

Jean G

Continuity mistake: When Willy Wonka first opens the door to the chocolate room for his guests, the long, shrinking corridor they've all just walked down is no longer behind them. Instead, there's now a short patio with a huge wrought-iron gate. (00:54:20)

Jean G

23rd Dec 2008

Night Gallery (1970)

How to Cure the Common Vampire - S3-E17

Continuity mistake: The man with the stake places it over the sleeping vampire's heart at a steep 30-degree angle. But in the very next shot, he's holding it straight up. (00:00:35)

Jean G

22nd Dec 2008

Night Gallery (1970)

The Little Black Bag - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When the derelicts discover the medical bag in the alley, a blue sedan parked in the background disappears and reappears repeatedly throughout the scene. (00:06:30)

Jean G

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