Jean G

Valley of the Shadow - S4-E3

Revealing mistake: We see Redfield's car strike the invisible barrier from a side angle. It jerks to a stop and the hood flies up, but there's no other front end damage - until the angle shifts to a forward view, a shot of an identical car that had been previously wrecked. Now there's suddenly considerable damage to the front end, and the hood is in a different, much more crumpled position. (00:11:10)

Jean G

In His Image - S4-E1

Revealing mistake: In the basement lab scene at the end, George Grizzard's double's face is visible in profile several times. (00:38:50)

Jean G

The Thirty-Fathom Grave - S4-E2

Factual error: On the bulkhead of the ship's sickbay is a standard 12-hour civilian clock. It shouldn't be there. All clocks aboard U.S. Navy vessels show 24-hour military time. (00:31:20)

Jean G

10th Sep 2007

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

Bored, She Hung Herself - S2-E16

Factual error: Don, who professes to be a Buddhist, chants in the jail cell and refers to Buddha as "god." Adherents to this religion do not worship the Buddha and never refer to him as god. Later on, Don chants to Krishna, a Hindu deity not even remotely connected with Buddhism. So, just what is Don - a Buddhist or a Krishna? (00:12:30)

Jean G

To Serve Man - S3-E24

Other mistake: Chambers asks what time it is on Earth, a strangely vague question to which the Kanamits grant an equally odd answer: on Earth, it is noon. It can't be noon everywhere on Earth at once. While it can be fancifully explained away ("They somehow knew to answer for the time zone he was taken from"), it still jars the viewer, because neither Chambers nor the aliens, both highly intelligent, should make this sort of imprecise mistake. Both director Richard Bare and Damon Knight, author of the original short story, confirmed this as a scriptwriting error that should have been caught before shooting began. (00:02:15)

Jean G

Young Man's Fancy - S3-E34

Continuity mistake: When we first see it, the grandfather clock is stopped at 2:33. But when Alex opens the case to adjust and restart it, the clock reads 4:40, and he moves the hands to 2:33 after checking his watch. (00:01:05 - 00:03:50)

Jean G

I Sing the Body Electric - S3-E35

Continuity mistake: When Tom races into the house, the exterior shot is of a front door with six window panels. But when we cut to the interior view of him coming inside, the door has suddenly become solid, with no windows at all. (00:13:20)

Jean G

Things That Go Bump - S1-E11

Audio problem: Despite extensive overdubbing in the scene where Bob returns, the roar of helicopters can still be heard in the background. According to producers on the DVD commentary, the noise was due to firefighting aircraft overflying the sound stage during devastating L.A. brush fires in the Fall of '06. (00:25:30)

Jean G

30th Aug 2007

Forever Knight (1992)

Only the Lonely - S1-E17

Factual error: In the flashback, when Nick regenerates on the autopsy table, his shredded clothes repair themselves, too. Maybe Nick buys his outfits in the same place the Incredible Hulk does.

Jean G

30th Aug 2007

Monk (2002)

Mr. Monk and the Daredevil - S6-E7

Continuity mistake: At the end, the unconscious Cousin Joey changes positions on the roof. Though no one's touched him, he somehow shifts from lying curled on his side to flat on his back. (00:37:30 - 00:41:35)

Jean G

To Serve Man - S3-E24

Trivia: Close inspection reveals that all of the 9-foot-tall Kanamits are played by the same actor - Richard Kiel (later to become "Jaws" in several James Bond films). It's most apparent at the end, when two Kanamits stand near the spaceship in a split screen effect. (00:21:50)

Jean G

The Little People - S3-E28

Continuity mistake: The hundreds of ropes used by the tiny people to pull down Craig's statue vanish in the next shot, when the statue hits the ground. (00:23:55)

Jean G

The Gift - S3-E32

Revealing mistake: At the end, though Williams is shot multiple times (by several rifles, no less), there's not a drop of blood on him and no holes in his clothes. Also, his "corpse" is visibly breathing. He's clearly meant to be dead, so the fact that he's an alien with healing powers does not explain why he's still breathing - or why the bullets left no holes or blood on his clothes. (00:22:30)

Jean G

The Trade-Ins - S3-E31

Continuity mistake: When the decrepit Mr. Holt gets his new young body (briefly necessitating a different actor in the role), his German accent mysteriously disappears. He gets it back when he returns to his old body. (00:21:00)

Jean G

To Serve Man - S3-E24

Factual error: Author Damon Knight was happy with Rod Serling's TV adaptation of his short story - except for the change that allowed the humans to translate the Kanamit language as though it were a code. Said Knight, "Without some sort of interplanetary Rosetta Stone, deciphering an unknown language would be impossible." (00:22:10)

Jean G

Little Girl Lost - S3-E26

Trivia: Writer Richard Matheson based this story on a true incident. His young daughter fell out of bed one night and rolled against the wall just far enough away that when he reached under the bed, he at first couldn't find her. This inspired both a short story and this TZ script, where a child falls into another dimension.

Jean G

Five Characters in Search of an Exit - S3-E14

Factual error: When all 5 prisoners stand on each other's shoulders with the ballerina on top, she still can't reach the edge of the cylinder. But when just the 4 men do the same thing and the major throws his rope over the edge, he is somehow far closer to the top than he should be. He ought to be the ballerina's height and then some away - but he isn't. (00:21:30)

Jean G

Showdown with Rance McGrew - S3-E20

Factual error: Throughout this episode, the TV western supposedly being filmed lacks several essential elements. There are no clapboards to mark the scenes; the modern-day car is constantly in shot through the swinging doors; and the set is located inside the "real" saloon when it should be on a sound stage.

Jean G

Showdown with Rance McGrew - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: Rance McGrew's white horse is tied up with its head just a few inches from the hitching rail, but a moment later is untied and several feet away from the rail. Next shot, it's tied up close again, though no one's touched it. Finally, it's completely loose, and at the episode's end, is wandering into the street. (00:22:00 - 00:23:30)

Jean G

Things That Go Bump - S1-E11

Trivia: A running joke originally scripted for this episode was for Amber to call herself a "red shirt" in reference to Star Trek's ever-expendable security guards. Unfortunately, the lines wound up getting cut for time when the episode ran long.

Jean G

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