Jean G

Mr. Dingle, the Strong - S2-E19

Factual error: Though this episode is set in then-present-day 1961, the fistful of prop money the bartender is holding is not contemporary. It appears to be copies of 1880s U.S. Currency, though it's been reproduced as smaller, 20th Century sized bills rather than the larger ones that were standard in the 1800s. All in all, not something his bar patrons would likely be paying the bartender with in the 1960s. (00:16:40)

Jean G

Static - S2-E20

Revealing mistake: In the boarding house hallway, Ed yanks the pay phone's receiver off the hook - and the entire wall to which the phone is attached wobbles. (00:11:00)

Jean G

Mr. Dingle, the Strong - S2-E19

Revealing mistake: Dingle lifts the bar bully over his head and twirls him around. But the dummy used to achieve this effect has a distinctly lifeless, plastic face, and more than once, the wires suspending it are visible. (00:18:00)

Jean G

29th Jul 2007

Babylon 5 (1994)

A Race Through Dark Places - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: Before she's succeeded in her effort to move it with telekinesis, Talia's penny reverses itself on the table between takes, changing from tails-up to heads-up.

Jean G

Exposed - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: The establishing shot of the Agency's headquarters building zooms in on 3 tall, narrow windows recessed into a brick wall. We then cut to an interior view - of several wide, continuous windows without any recesses. They don't match the exterior windows at all. (00:07:30)

Jean G

The Odyssey of Flight 33 - S2-E18

Trivia: The most expensive footage ever shot for Twilight Zone occurs here, with the stop-motion dinosaur. The 10-second shot cost $2500 - a fortune in 1960 - and didn't even include having to build the model. The "toy" dinosaur was a borrowed prop from the movie Dinosaurus. (00:16:00)

Jean G

The Invaders - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: The laser burns on the back of the old woman's left hand disappear when the knife is slicing at her through the door. They return a few shots later, though. (00:10:30 - 00:17:30)

Jean G

The Invaders - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: The flying saucer the old woman hacks to pieces with an axe is noticeably not the same one that lands in her attic in the beginning. A cruder version was built for the axing scene because the model used was a studio keepsake - the original spaceship from the classic sf film "Forbidden Planet." (00:23:00)

Jean G

Trivia: Charles Addams' cartoon characters had no first names until 1963, when he gave them names for the TV series. Pugsley was Pubert until ABC nixed that as "too suggestive." Addams named Gomez for an old family friend, and Wednesday after a line in a nursery rhyme, "Wednesday's child is full of woe."

Jean G

Dust - S2-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Sykes opens the Sheriff's office door to leave, the "sky" outside has a very large equipment shadow on it, hanging over the building across the street. (00:05:10)

Jean G

Dust - S2-E12

Revealing mistake: The sky behind the hanging scene at the end has several prominent wrinkles in it, betraying the fact that it's not a sky, but a cloth backdrop. In some shots, you can also see shadows on the cloth. (00:19:00)

Jean G

Night of the Meek - S2-E11

Audio problem: Throughout Corwin's scene with the two children on the street, and through Rod Serling's subsequent introduction to the episode, you can hear the loud hiss of fan blowers used to waft artificial snow onto the set. (00:04:50)

Jean G

A Most Unusual Camera - S2-E10

Revealing mistake: The crooks in this episode appear to have obtained the same pile of funny money that the Castles received in "Man in the Bottle." The bills don't even vaguely resemble any real U.S. currency. (00:20:25)

Jean G

The Trouble with Templeton - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When Booth grabs her, Laura's long string of beads breaks. When she starts dancing a moment later, though, they've somehow repaired themselves. (00:18:50)

Jean G

15th Jul 2007

Powder (1995)

Continuity mistake: During the Jacob's Ladder demonstration, the classroom clock remains at 8:10 throughout most of the scene. Then, in several brief flashes, it's 8:15, then 8:10 again, and finally 8:13. (00:32:00)

Jean G

The Lateness of the Hour - S2-E8

Visible crew/equipment: As Robert is pouring Dr. Loren's drink, an equipment shadow moves across the top of Jana's head in the foreground. (00:08:20)

Jean G

The Lateness of the Hour - S2-E8

Visible crew/equipment: When Jana is screaming "No pain!" at the top of the stairs, a film crew member's shadow can be seen moving on the wall behind her. (00:22:30)

Jean G

The Probe - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: When she's inside the giant test tube, Amanda raises her arms over her head. In the very next shot, with no time for her to have moved that fast, her arms are straight down and held rigidly at her sides. (00:36:15)

Jean G

The Lateness of the Hour - S2-E8

Visible crew/equipment: The boom shadow intrudes briefly at the upper left of the shot as Jana stands at the window and says, "Rest in peace." (00:16:15)

Jean G

The Premonition - S2-E16

Revealing mistake: Janie is frozen in place on her tricycle, but the 5-year-old actress has a hard time holding still. She's visibly fidgeting. And when a freeze-frame of her is used for close-ups, there's a black blotch on the film over her neck. (00:26:30)

Jean G

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