Jean G

29th Aug 2013

Burke's Law (1994)

Who Killed the Hollywood Headshrinker? - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: Peter's shirt collar is buttoned up when he and Burke hear the crash in the kitchen. In the next shot, as they run in, Peter's collar is unbuttoned and open. (00:45:45)

Jean G

29th Aug 2013

Burke's Law (1994)

Who Killed the Hollywood Headshrinker? - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: Dressed as Catwoman, Ingrid cartwheels into Peter, knocking him over. When they hit the ground in full shot, she's upside down with her legs on his shoulders. When the shot cuts to a closer angle, her position has shifted 180 degrees and she's face-to-face with him, her hands on his shoulders. (00:28:50)

Jean G

28th Aug 2013

Burke's Law (1994)

Who Killed the King of the Country Club? - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When Burke questions him on the golf course, Conrad Hill is completely in shadow for all the frontal shots, but in full sunlight in the over-the-shoulder reverse angles. (00:14:00)

Jean G

24th Aug 2013

Switch (1975)

Camera Angles - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: The package containing the camera changes size and shape between the opening scene, where Barnes drops it into a mailbox, and the scene where it arrives at Auden's office.

Jean G

24th Aug 2013

Switch (1975)

Camera Angles - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: During the car chase, Ryan pursues the kidnappers up a hill past two parked VW vans. When the camera angle reverses, one of the two vans has disappeared. (00:12:15)

Jean G

Invasion - S6-E9

Continuity mistake: Channing turns off the tape recorder. But in the next shot, as he walks away, we can see the recorder's reels still turning. (00:18:00)

Jean G

The Party - S5-E22

Continuity mistake: The tape recorder giving Phelps his assignment has a clear plastic lid/cover that disappears and reappears repeatedly. The amount of tape on the reels also changes several times. (00:04:10)

Jean G

Squeeze Play - S5-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Carlos confronts Dana about the gold watch, the microphone shadow can be seen moving on the wall above him. (00:30:15)

Jean G

The Rebel - S5-E11

Audio problem: Throughout the episode, Alex's voice is very badly overdubbed, and his lips never quite match the spoken words.

Jean G

2nd Jul 2013

Moby Dick (1956)

Audio problem: Throughout the opening scenes, the innkeeper's lips are out of synch with his dialog due to a less-than-stellar job of overdubbing. The voice substituted for the original actor's belongs to director John Huston. (00:05:00 - 00:13:30)

Jean G

30th Jun 2013

Burke's Law (1963)

Who Killed His Royal Highness? - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: When Archie tries to kill Burke with the fireplace poker, Burke knocks him out with a punch that sends him flying over the back of the couch. The stunt man lands on his side, facing the couch. But when Burke looks over at the unconscious Archie, he's lying face up and several feet farther to the left than the stunt man was in the previous shot. (00:48:20)

Jean G

30th Jun 2013

Flying Tigers (1942)

Continuity mistake: When Woody and Pappy fly their final attack run on the bridge, a poorly-chosen bit of stock footage turns the Japanese ground forces into German soldiers firing German "88" anti-aircraft weapons at the planes.

Jean G

26th Jun 2013

Burke's Law (1963)

Who Killed Eleanora Davis? - S1-E13

Trivia: In-jokes were the 1960s equivalent of DVD Easter eggs. Here, Burke does a double take at a fake tombstone in the roadside horror show. The epitaph reads, "He called Bat Masterson a Liar!" Prior to Burke's Law, Gene Barry starred in the title role of the Western series Bat Masterson.. (00:05:30)

Jean G

26th Jun 2013

Burke's Law (1963)

Who Killed Cynthia Royal? - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: In the establishing shot of the traveling limo, we can see that there's only one passenger in the back seat. But when the shot cuts to the interior of the car, both Burke and Tim are in the back. (00:26:30)

Jean G

26th Jun 2013

Burke's Law (1963)

Who Killed Alex Debbs? - S1-E6

Trivia: Sammy Davis Junior's offbeat character, Cordwainer Bird, is an in-joke on the part of scriptwriter Harlan Ellison, who uses the Bird pseudonym to disassociate himself from productions that substantially rewrite/change his stories.

Jean G

Death Squad - S4-E24

Continuity mistake: After Jocarro douses Paris with a pitcher of water, the front of Paris' uniform is either soaking wet or entirely dry every time the angle changes from close-up to master shot. (00:33:15)

Jean G

24th Jun 2013

Dark Shadows (1966)

Show generally

Other mistake: 1967: The death of Sam Evans didn't play out according to the script. That's because the cameraman accidentally knocked the teleprompter off (with a loud crash), causing the dying "Sam" to sit up and yell "Where is it?!" "Maggie" ad libbed, "Never mind, Pop. It's going to be OK." Poor Sam then had to expire without delivering any poignant last words to his grieving daughter.

Jean G

Gold Is Where You Leave It - S1-E19

Revealing mistake: Buck lights the fuse and tosses the dynamite-filled barrel at the bad guys. We see the explosion. Unfortunately, after that, we can also see the intact barrel still rolling away in the dirt.

Jean G

Gold Is Where You Leave It - S1-E19

Visible crew/equipment: Just before Buck tosses the barrel at the bad guys, a film crew member's shadow is visible on the adobe ruin's wall.

Jean G

Terror - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: Everyone in the rescue party is covered in dust and grime after crawling through the cave. But when they emerge, their white shirts are completely clean and spotless. (00:45:30)

Jean G

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