Jean G

13th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Number 6 is looking out his window as the maid runs down the stairs. As he watches her, two tables in his apartment change places with each other between takes. A large table with a statue/sculpture on it switches positions with a smaller table on which his lamp and telephone rest.

Jean G

13th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The telephone kiosk Number 6 uses at the beginning changes both its shape and its location between takes. Sometimes it's under an archway: in other shots, it's next to the restaurant instead. And in some shots, the hood above the phone has square/straight edges, while in others, its edges are round.

Jean G

Visible crew/equipment: When William Shatner's character first enters the classroom, the boom mike is hanging completely into the frame at the top of the screen, and can be seen sweeping to the left as the students take their seats. (This is visible in both aired-on-TV and DVD versions.). (00:12:15)

Jean G

12th Dec 2007

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

Trouble in Mind - S3-E2

Plot hole: McGarrett is hunting for heroin dealers who've laced the drug with arsenic. Yet when he and Chin Ho arrest Harry Parch and find his stash, McGarrett performs the TV cop cliché of sticking his finger into the white powder and tasting it. Even that small a dose of arsenic could be lethal, and seasoned cop that he is, McGarrett would know that. (00:29:30)

Jean G

11th Dec 2007

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

And a Time to Die - S3-E1

Factual error: Kono gives the operator a six digit number for the public phone. By 1970, when this episode was shot, Hawaii had long since initiated seven digit phone numbers, as had most of the US more than a decade earlier. (00:30:30)

Jean G

10th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Fall Out - S1-E17

Visible crew/equipment: Number 6 enters the room with the huge globe, and we "follow" him around a map table. As the camera passes the table, it films its own shadow falling across the map.

Jean G

10th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Fall Out - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: In the final scenes, as helicopters are taking off from the Village, the bell tower that's always been there is visible in some shots, but in others, it has disappeared.

Jean G

10th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Fall Out - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: At the end, Number 6 and the Butler catch a bus near Westminster Bridge in London. The bus that drives up and stops for them has no back platform. But when they board, the style of bus suddenly changes to the more common type with an entrance in the back.

Jean G

4th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Once Upon A Time - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: The sling that's been around the Butler's arm and shoulder vanishes after he fans Number 2 with a towel. It's back a few shots later.

Jean G

4th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Once Upon A Time - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: In the court room scene, Number 6 has wind-blown hair in the master shot, but is nicely combed up and neat in all the close-ups.

Jean G

4th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Once Upon A Time - S1-E16

Revealing mistake: When they're "playing" on the swing, Number 6 has his hands on the Butler's shoulders, and the Butler is wearing gloves - yet there's a close-up of someone's bare hand holding the rope.

Jean G

4th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Once Upon A Time - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: When Number 6 is pushing him on the swing, the Butler's hands and arms change positions instantly between shots. One moment, he's holding the rope with his hands: in the next, he has his elbows crooked around the ropes instead.

Jean G

Only the Bad Come to Sonora - S4-E3

Plot hole: Manolito trades clothes with the poor peon he meets on the road. But at the end of the episode, he has the same clothes that he gave away earlier (his usual outfit) back on again.

Jean G

1st Dec 2007

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

Kiss the Queen Goodbye - S2-E25

Audio problem: At the Governor's pageant, a group of young children sings and dances to ukulele music. But the song is just a little too noticeably dubbed in: none of the kids' lips are moving. (00:30:10)

Jean G

30th Nov 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Show generally

Continuity mistake: In both the opening and closing sequences, as well as in footage used throughout the series, "Rover" leaves the ocean floor as a transparent sphere, but arrives on the surface colored his usual opaque white.

Jean G

30th Nov 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Living in Harmony - S1-E14

Trivia: This episode was not shown in the initial U.S. airing of "The Prisoner" on CBS. There was speculation that its pacifist, anti-violence moral might have been construed as a Vietnam War protest, but the network's reason for censoring the episode has never been disclosed.

Jean G

29th Nov 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

The Girl Who Was Death - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When the bulldozer is on fire, the raging flames have died down completely in one shot, but are instantly burning brightly again in the next one.

Jean G

29th Nov 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

The Girl Who Was Death - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: In the interior shot of Number 6 exiting the lighthouse, the red doors are open. When the shot cuts to an exterior view of him coming out, the doors are closed and he opens them again.

Jean G

29th Nov 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

The Girl Who Was Death - S1-E15

Audio problem: For some reason, "Londonderry Air" was dubbed over the original song being performed by the actors/singers. Their lips aren't moving in sync with the words at all.

Jean G

29th Nov 2007

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

Nightmare Road - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: Recycled footage is again a bit too obvious here, when McGarrett's 4-door Mercury suddenly becomes the 2-door model he drove in the pilot film. It also causes him to arrive, exit the car and walk into the building wearing a grey suit, but enter the Federal agent's office in the next shot wearing a blue suit. (00:25:00)

Jean G

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