Jean G

29th Jul 2008

Batman (1966)

Barbecued Batman? (2) - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: Between takes at the end of the final fight scene, most of the chairs shift positions around the table, the wooden partition screen that fell over during the scuffle has somehow folded itself, and a white cloth that was draped over one of the chairs has disappeared. (00:22:00)

Jean G

29th Jul 2008

Winds of War (1983)

Trivia: Logan Ramsey, who played Senator Ike Lacouture, was the son of the radio operator who sent out the very first alert of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. Logan Ramsey Sr.'s famous message was, "Air raid, Pearl Harbor. This is no drill!"

Jean G

29th Jul 2008

Winds of War (1983)

Show generally

Visible crew/equipment: Part 4: The boom's shadow puts in an appearance on the wall behind Captain Henry and Churchill. It's moving just under the painting hanging in the background. (00:49:00)

Jean G

29th Jul 2008

Winds of War (1983)

Show generally

Continuity mistake: Part 7: Aaron and Natalie walk into the Coliseum arm in arm. But when the camera angle reverses, they're suddenly standing several inches from each other. (01:11:10)

Jean G

Show generally

Revealing mistake: Several times throughout the mini-series, torpedoes are shown being fired several seconds apart. Yet stock footage of what is supposedly the same torpedoes shows all of them traveling through the water dead even with each other.

Jean G

Show generally

Continuity mistake: Throughout seasons 2-4: When the series went to color in the second season, the Seaview was redesigned with only one set of observation windows. But stock footage of the old multiple windows continued to appear for the rest of the series, usually with the film dyed blue.

Jean G

26th Jul 2008

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk and the Genius - S7-E2

Visible crew/equipment: After Kloster catches Monk breaking into his house, the boom rigging's shadow can be seen moving on the wood-panelled wall in the background. (00:31:15)

Jean G

24th Jul 2008

Quantum Leap (1989)

Private Dancer - October 6, 1979 - S3-E14

Revealing mistake: When Sam is studying the sign language textbook and Al pops in, Sam's right hand makes a noticeable jump, though it's supposed to look like a continuous take. (00:20:10)

Jean G

24th Jul 2008

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: The murder victim has a dark green environmentalist flag attached to the left/driver's side of his VW Beetle. The flag disappears and reappears several times throughout the first 10 minutes of the episode. (00:10:00)

Jean G

22nd Jul 2008

Forever Knight (1992)

The Fix - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: Although they never reverse their direction, when Nick and Schanke are walking down the Toronto city street, they pass the same bright yellow discount store sign twice.

Jean G

22nd Jul 2008

Batman (1966)

Hot Off the Griddle (1) - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: During the fight in the museum, one of Catwoman's henchmen slams into the wall beside a window. The set wall buckles and caves in, leaving the bottom edge of the window bent and jutting out. A few shots later, though, both wall and window have repaired themselves. (00:14:00)

Jean G

22nd Jul 2008

Batman (1966)

Shoot a Crooked Arrow (1) - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: The arrow Archer fires into the window frame in Commissioner Gordon's office is, depending on the camera shot, angled up, then down, up, down and up again. (00:07:30)

Jean G

22nd Jul 2008

Batman (1966)

Shoot a Crooked Arrow (1) - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Archer robs Wayne Manor's safe, an unconscious Dick Grayson shifts positions on the floor between takes. At first, he's lying with both hands folded over his chest. A few shots later, his left arm is stretched out over his head. (00:01:30)

Jean G

22nd Jul 2008

Torchwood (2006)

Captain Jack Harkness - S1-E12

Factual error: When Gwen finds Toshiko's hidden message from 1941, she realizes that it was written in blood, and her flashlight reveals the bright red letters on the now-yellowed piece of paper. But after 60+ years, the iron in the blood would oxidize. The writing on the note should be rust-brown, not red. (00:33:40)

Jean G

22nd Jul 2008

Babylon 5 (1994)

The Face of the Enemy - S4-E17

Visible crew/equipment: When Sheridan is attacked in the bar on Mars, the strobe lights at one point cast the camera's shadow against one wall behind the actors.

Jean G

22nd Jul 2008

Monk (2002)

Monk mistake picture

Mr. Monk Buys A House - S7-E1

Continuity mistake: When the victim's niece is crying and Monk is quizzing her about the house, the position of her hands changes instantly several times as the camera reverses angles. She holds her hands to her face as she cries, for instance, but in the very next shot, her hands are down at her sides. Next cut, they're up to her face again. (00:09:00)

Jean G

20th Jul 2008

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk Buys A House - S7-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When the coroner's van pulls up in front of Cassie Drake's house, its shiny black side panel captures a clear reflection of the entire film crew. (00:27:00)

Jean G

19th Jul 2008

Monk (2002)

Monk mistake picture

Mr. Monk Buys A House - S7-E1

Continuity mistake: In the hardware store, a bright blue sign in the background reads "Electrical" in reverse. When Jake hands Monk his card a few shots later, the camera angle hasn't changed, but the sign has turned around and now reads "Electrical" forwards. (00:15:00)

Jean G

19th Jul 2008

Batman (1966)

The Riddler's False Notion (2) - S1-E32

Revealing mistake: The film can Riddler hands Van Jones supposedly contains his silent movie. But the hollow thump, obvious light weight and lack of the distinctive rattle a film reel would make, all reveal that the can is actually empty. (00:19:00)

Jean G

17th Jul 2008

Batman (1966)

The Joker Trumps an Ace (1) - S1-E25

Factual error: Though he's a bastion of knowledge and a member of the museum board, Bruce Wayne completely mangles Egyptian history - twice. He says that King Tut ruled in the 14th Dynasty, and that the museum's mummy was a 14th Dynasty king who ruled in 1500 BC. Wrong on both counts. Tut reigned from 1336-1349 BC. The 14th Dynasty ran from 1773-1650 BC. Wayne would have known that - and so would his well-educated colleagues, none of whom points out the error. (00:13:00 - 00:15:00)

Jean G

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