Jean G

The Night of the Ready-Made Corpse - S2-E11

Revealing mistake: The town of Wickenberg has very peculiar sunlight: it casts shadows in several directions at once. Also notable is the far end of its main street, where a distinct line of demarcation reveals the presence of a painted studio backdrop. (00:00:10)

Jean G

The Night of the Watery Death - S2-E9

Revealing mistake: When the Marquis meets West at the door, the landscape behind him has a give-away flaw: there are prominent wrinkles visible in the cloth backdrop "sky." (00:31:20)

Jean G

The Night of the Watery Death - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: In the Mermaid Tavern, the abalone shell and West's black hat switch places on the table between takes. (00:02:40)

Jean G

The Night of the Watery Death - S2-E9

Factual error: The coin Artemus hands West is a Morgan silver dollar. It's no coincidence that the actor's thumb covers the date on the coin in the inserted close-up. The series is set during Grant's presidential term in the early 1870s, and Morgan dollars weren't minted until 1878, after Grant had left office. (00:09:40)

Jean G

8th Apr 2008

Time Trax (1993)

Show generally

Continuity mistake: "Happy Valley": Just before the station wagon crashes and burns, it collides with a red car parked on the street. The shot cuts to an opposite angle from the neighbors' point of view, and the red car disappears. (00:04:00)

Jean G

8th Apr 2008

Time Trax (1993)

Show generally

Continuity mistake: "Lethal Weapons": Darien is holding a disintegrator rifle when he leaps over the electronic fence. It flies from his hands when he lands, skidding across the porch, but disappears from the background when he gets up. It reappears just in time for him to snatch it up and shoot Cole with it. (00:39:10)

Jean G

8th Apr 2008

Winds of War (1983)

Show generally

Factual error: Part 1: During the Siena Italian festival in what is supposed to be 1939, you can see in several shots that the crowd is wearing 1980s clothing (including tank tops, shorts and modern athletic shoes).

Jean G

Factual error: Throughout the movie, characters strike matches to light lamps. While "strike anywhere" matches had been invented by this time and were quite the rage in Europe (despite an alarming tendency to explode due to the volatile chemicals used), they were an unknown commodity on the American frontier until well after the turn of the century. (00:49:00)

Jean G

8th Apr 2008

Quantum Leap (1989)

Genesis (1) - September 13, 1956 - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The shaving cream smeared on Sam's face looks nothing at all like the cream on his reflection's (Tom's) face in the mirror. (00:08:00)

Jean G

Show generally

Continuity mistake: "The Silent Gun": The Green Hornet guarantees the witness' safety with his hands on her shoulders, standing just inches from her. But when the shot cuts, he's abruptly two feet away and is no longer touching her. (00:09:00)

Jean G

Show generally

Continuity mistake: "The Silent Gun": The coiled cord on Carley's desk phone moves itself from being wrapped around the base to stretched over the top of the phone between takes. (00:16:20)

Jean G

The Night of the Bottomless Pit - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: When he shows it to West, Mauvais holds the bottle of fire ants differently in the close-up than he does in the full shot. (00:34:30)

Jean G

Running Scared - S4-E25

Continuity mistake: The hitman fires at Diamond and the bullet strikes a post beside his parked car. In the next shot, as Diamond races into the alley after the gunman, the car is in the background, but the post has disappeared.

Jean G

The Night of the Bottomless Pit - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: When they attack him, Artemus' cellmates are smacked with a wooden chair, which lands broken but upright on the floor. In the very next shot, though, as Artie throws the exploding cigar, the chair is suddenly lying on its side. (00:25:30)

Jean G

The Night of the Bottomless Pit - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: While interviewing West, Commandant Mauvais removes his white gloves. But after a quick cut away to West, the gloves are back on again. (00:07:30)

Jean G

The Night of the Bottomless Pit - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: After Artemus' entrance, Mauvais' left glove disappears and reappears repeatedly as he pours and drinks his wine from the red glass. (00:24:15)

Jean G

Continuity mistake: The cloth gag Moody ties around HJ's head noticeably changes positions between takes. (01:05:00)

Jean G

The Night of the Poisonous Posey - S2-E7

Revealing mistake: The rectangular openings from which the knives thrown at West will actually emerge are visible on the door behind him. After the knives "land," the rectangles disappear. (00:18:50)

Jean G

The Night of the Poisonous Posey - S2-E7

Factual error: Brutus fires his rifle at West more than a dozen times without once reloading. And he's not carrying anything in which he could store ammunition anyway. (00:43:20)

Jean G

The Night of the Poisonous Posey - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: The bad guys throw an unconscious West down a chute into the ice house. He goes in with his arms at his sides, then slides with his arms above his head, and finally lands with both hands folded over his stomach - all while remaining unconscious. (00:30:30)

Jean G

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