Jean G

17th Aug 2008

General questions

Looking for the title of a cheesy 1950s sci-fi flick involving space fungi that were killing people. The fungi came back on a spaceship to the moon and were killing people at a moon base. The film is not: "The Green Slime" (1968) or "Space Master X-7" (1958) or the 1963 Outer Limits episode "Specimen Unknown," but was similar. The 1950s film featured a classic Chesley Bonestell conical rocket with 2 sets of fins and the fungi looked like loofahs covered with silver paint. (That's probably what they were, actually.) It was not done in color - only B&W. The film title was a 3-D set of words with an organic look, as though the words were made out of fungus. Any ideas?

Jean G

Chosen answer: Mutiny In Outer Space: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059486/.

16th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

The Puzzles Are Coming (1) - S2-E31

Continuity mistake: In the Batcave, Batman is holding Puzzler's pink balloon while he and Robin deduce its clues. The shot cuts to a wider angle when they turn to race to the Batmobile, and the balloon disappears. (00:12:50)

Jean G

15th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

The Bird's Last Jest (2) - S2-E28

Plot hole: Batman proudly tells Robin that he knows Penguin's men are out of ammo because he's been counting all the bullets. But he'd have no way to know how many rounds they had to begin with, so he couldn't possibly know that they've run out. (00:05:30)

Jean G

15th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

The Bat's Kow Tow (2) - S2-E30

Factual error: Batman ingeniously deduces that the sympathetic vibration needed to escape Catwoman's sound-trap is the note F-sharp above high-C. What he proceeds to hum, however, is a D, and Robin hums an E. Neither of them reaches F-sharp, but the sound chamber dutifully explodes and frees them anyway. (00:02:30)

Jean G

15th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

The Bat's Kow Tow (2) - S2-E30

Continuity mistake: When Catwoman tries to tempt Batman into a kiss at the end, his cape is draped completely over the right half of his chest. Each time the angle reverses, though, it's pulled back over his shoulder in its usual position. (00:21:15)

Jean G

15th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

The Penguin's Nest (1) - S2-E27

Revealing mistake: When Bruce, Dick and Aunt Harriet get into what's supposed to be an elevator, there's solid concrete under the sliding doors where there should be a break separating the lift car from the building's floor. It's visible again in Part 2, when Batman and Robin use the same elevator. (00:04:30)

Jean G

15th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

The Penguin's Nest (1) - S2-E27

Trivia: The guest cameo in this episode is by Ted "Lurch" Cassidy, who appears at the window as Batman and Robin climb up the side of the building. Batman advises him to go back to playing his harpsichord - which has been regaling us with the theme from The Addams Family since the scene began.

Jean G

15th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

The Bird's Last Jest (2) - S2-E28

Visible crew/equipment: Batman tilts the Bat Shield just a little too much when he and Robin are under fire from Penguin's goons, and it captures a pretty clear reflection of the camera rigging. (00:04:00)

Jean G

15th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

Trivia: Celebrity cameos became a running gag on Batman, with the star usually sticking his or her head out the window as Batman and Robin climbed the building via Bat Rope. Among the many famous faces were Jerry Lewis, Phyllis Diller, the Green Hornet & Kato, Milton Berle, Sammy Davis Jr., Werner "Col. Klink" Klemperer, Ted "Lurch" Cassidy, Steve Allen, Don Ho, Jerry "The Beaver" Mathers, Art Linkletter, Alan "The Skipper" Hale, Edward G. Robinson and George Raft.

Jean G

13th Aug 2008

Quantum Leap (1989)

Play Ball - August 6, 1961 - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: The mud stain Sam gets in his slide covers most of the front of his baseball jersey. But a few shots later, it becomes a much smaller streak on just the left side. (00:06:30)

Jean G

13th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

It's the Way You Play the Game (2) - S2-E26

Visible crew/equipment: When Batman and Robin visit Laughing Leo's Used Car Lot, the side of the Batmobile reflects a whole row of big square studio lighting panels. (00:06:30)

Jean G

13th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

It's the Way You Play the Game (2) - S2-E26

Visible crew/equipment: The Batmobile has just pulled away, and as Andy waves good-bye, the camera shadow can be seen moving rapidly offscreen at the lower lefthand corner of the frame. (00:04:25)

Jean G

13th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

Come Back, Shame (1) - S2-E25

Continuity mistake: After Annie drops the chandelier on them, Batman and Robin are knocked unconscious. No one's had time to move either of them, but when Andy comes into the saloon in the next shot, Robin has somehow shifted positions on the floor: he's not in the same spot or position he originally fell in. (00:21:30)

Jean G

13th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

Marsha's Scheme of Diamonds (2) - S2-E24

Continuity mistake: In part 1, Marsha's prisoners included the mayor. Here, Batman rescues Robin, Gordon and O'Hara - but the mayor has disappeared. And oddly, no one mentions his ever having been there. (00:05:05)

Jean G

13th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

The Joker's Provokers (2) - S2-E22

Factual error: Tsk. After all his lectures to Robin about the importance of education, Batman should and would know better. On the chalk board, where he's written out Joker's message (dictated to him over the phone), the caped crusader mis-punctuates the phrase "a gargoyle's key" by leaving out the apostrophe. Definitely not a mistake that stickler-for-correctness Batman would make. (00:09:30)

Jean G

12th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

The Joker's Provokers (2) - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: After Alfred pulls out the key, two pieces of the little blue time-shifting box have apparently fallen to the floor. Joker snatches one of them up while struggling with the butler. But when Batman and Robin leap in for the next shot, the second piece has vanished from its spot on the floor. (00:20:30)

Jean G

12th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

The Impractical Joker (1) - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: Toward the end of the fight in the fur salon, one of Joker's henchmen shifts locations instantaneously. In the first shot, he's on the far side of Robin, falling against the wall. In the very next shot, he jumps to a spot between Robin and the camera, where he takes a swing at Batman. (00:17:00)

Jean G

11th Aug 2008

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk and the Actor - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: During the rehearsal, David, playing Monk, rearranges all the items on the coffee table. But each time the camera angle reverses, the items change positions all by themselves, even when he's not touching them.

Jean G

11th Aug 2008

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk and the Actor - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: The yellow-globed lamp on the movie set is hanging crooked when the actor playing Monk enters. He touches it, but doesn't move it at all, yet in the next shot, it's hanging straight. A few shots later, it's crooked again.

Jean G

11th Aug 2008

Batman (1966)

Green Ice (1) - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: Mr. Freeze has frozen the commissioner's office, and when Batman applies plastic explosive to the door, a frost stripe appears that wasn't there in the master shot a moment before. In the next shot, the putty he's just put there disappears. And when the explosion occurs (even though Batman didn't add any detonators), it doesn't emanate from anywhere near the spot where he applied the putty. (00:06:00)

Jean G

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