Jean G

10th Jul 2007

Blake's 7 (1978)

Warlord - S4-E12

Trivia: Boorva, one of the planet leaders at the conference, was originally costumed with huge wings on his back. But the attachments kept knocking over props and smacking the other actors in the face every time he moved, so Boorva had to be given a wing-ectomy.

Jean G

10th Jul 2007

Blake's 7 (1978)

Power - S4-E2

Trivia: A physician who treated Paul Darrow for a chipped ankle bone (incurred in a fall during a fight scene) was appalled to learn he'd be going back on location to do more stunt work the same day, taped ankle or no. "Must you fight the bad guys?" the doctor implored. "Can't you just, well, sit down and talk to them?"

Jean G

I, Robot - S2-E9

Visible crew/equipment: During Ellis and Cutler's conversation in the courthouse foyer, the boom shadow makes two appearances: once over Ellis' shoulder when they start across the hall, and again over the elevator doors. (00:10:30)

Jean G

King Nine Will Not Return - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: Embry soaks the front of his shirt with water from the canteen. But when he runs toward the B-52's cockpit and turns around a moment later, his shirt is completely dry again. (00:10:10)

Jean G

10th Jul 2007

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

Leopard on the Rock - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: Although the plane making an emergency landing is repeatedly referred to as a jet, the aircraft we see in the air (and later landing) is a prop job. (00:03:00)

Jean G

10th Jul 2007

Babylon 5 (1994)

In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum - S2-E16

Other mistake: In this episode, a simple light frequency modulation enables Sheridan to briefly see the Shadow creatures. But because J. Michael Straczynski decided that this was just "too easy," the technique was "accidentally on purpose" forgotten about for subsequent episodes. If the Shadows had somehow learned to adapt and remain invisible, lines to this effect would have been written in. JMS deliberately chose to "conveniently forget" about it instead. (00:40:00)

Jean G

The Invisible Enemy - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: From the Mars rocket's cockpit, Boomer hears Thomas scream once, shouts, "I'm coming!" and races out. When Earth Command hears this on delayed radio transmission 3.5 minutes later (it would take much longer than that from Mars, by the way), there's added dialogue, and this time Boomer never says "I'm coming." We also hear Thomas scream twice instead of just once. (00:07:30)

Jean G

The Invisible Enemy - S2-E7

Deliberate mistake: Though by 1964 it was already suspected (and later confirmed by Mariner IV) that Mars has an atmosphere humans can't breathe and temperatures too low for humans to tolerate, Merritt and his crew are here exploring the planet sans spacesuits. This was "fudged" because space helmets A)are expensive, B)reflect cameras, and most importantly, C)obscure the actors' faces. (00:24:00)

Jean G

Cold Hands, Warm Heart - S2-E2

Visible crew/equipment: Barton is terrified by a plant-like alien floating outside his spaceship window. The Venusian critter might be a heck of a lot scarier if it bore less resemblance to a furry stalk of celery - and if only its puppet strings weren't showing. (00:25:45)

Jean G

Expanding Human - S2-E4

Character mistake: Someone in the set decorating department must have failed first-year Spanish. The name of the apartment complex (Spanish for "The Flowers") is prominently displayed over the archway, but has both words misspelled, reading "Los Floras." It should be "Las Flores." (00:06:20)

Jean G

Mr. Bevis - S1-E33

Continuity mistake: Mr. Bevis slides down the banister and tumbles out onto the street. His disarrayed hair combs itself when he stands up - but it's messy again when he gets into his car. (00:02:40)

Jean G

Cry of Silence - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: Andy's car crashes into a boulder in the beginning and stalls. But when he gets the engine started and drives away at the end, there's no damage at all to the front end of the car. (00:49:30)

Jean G

Cold Hands, Warm Heart - S2-E2

Factual error: Barton's ship, we're told, has been designed only to orbit Venus, not land there. Yet he somehow lands anyway - on a planet with atmospheric pressure and broiling temperatures that should have crushed and incinerated him instantly. (00:25:30)

Jean G

A Passage for Trumpet - S1-E32

Trivia: In an era with no CGI, Twilight Zone used an inventive ruse to keep Joey from reflecting in the movie theater's mirrored wall. The "mirror" was clear glass, with a reverse duplicate of the set built on the other side. To "replicate" the girl in the ticket booth, they hired identical twins. (00:10:45)

Jean G

Cry of Silence - S2-E6

Visible crew/equipment: A glass shield used to protect the camera from a styrofoam rock slide shows us the ghostly reflections of several film crew members, including one wearing an enormous "10-gallon" cowboy hat. (00:31:30)

Jean G

Expanding Human - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: After Roy forces Peter to drink the formula, the boom shadow makes a very intrusive appearance on the wall above them. (00:42:40)

Jean G

The Big Tall Wish - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: Henry closes the door of the rabbit hutch, but it bounces back open. When he turns back to the hutch a minute later, though, the door has closed itself. (00:16:30)

Jean G

The Big Tall Wish - S1-E27

Trivia: The role of prize fighter Bolie Jackson was initially cast with real-life boxing legend Archie Moore. But when the retired champion was unable to keep up with the rigorous filming pace, Twilight Zone's casting director was forced to replace him, and chose actor Ivan Dixon for the part instead.

Jean G

Behold, Eck! - S2-E3

Plot hole: Eck gives Dr. Stone one of his eyes so the scientist can create a lens to improve the alien's vision. At the end, Stone hands Eck the lens, but not the eye. When Eck puts on the lens, his missing eye reappears out of nowhere. (00:48:30)

Jean G

Behold, Eck! - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: Eck tears a leaf from Stone's notebook. But the close-up insert of the page and the following shot of it being torn out reveal two completely different sheets of paper. The first has only a brief list of four names and addresses. The second is covered with handwritten notes. They don't match, yet they're supposed to be the same page. (00:04:05)

Jean G

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