Jean G

2nd Jan 2007

The Magician (1973)

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Deliberate mistake: 1-1, "The Magician" (Pilot): The main character is called Anthony Dorian in the pilot. But without explanation, his name becomes Anthony Blake in the first regular episode. (00:05:15)

Jean G

2nd Jan 2007

The Magician (1973)

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Revealing mistake: 1-14, "The Illusion of the Stainless Steel Lady": Blake discovers that the wheelchair-bound figure of Irene is actually a dummy with a remarkably lifelike mask. But when he reaches to pull the mask off, the "dummy" blinks. (00:35:00)

Jean G

The Family - S2-E23

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, Mundy is tapping into a line by climbing a phone pole. He's starting back down when the shot cuts to a wider angle - at which point he's back at the top and starts down the pole all over again. (00:00:55)

Jean G

The Baranoff Timetable - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: Ortega takes Mundy's shoes (with lock picks hidden in the heels) and locks him up. Mundy soon has the confiscated shoes back on again, though, even before he escapes the cell. (00:40:00)

Jean G

1st Jan 2007

The Magician (1973)

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Continuity mistake: 1-9, "The Man Who Lost Himself": Blake grabs the money and escapes by crashing through a window. When the bad guys give chase and climb out the same window moments later, the broken glass and framework on the ground is in a completely different pattern than it was when Blake left the scene just a few shots before. (00:42:00)

Jean G

The Horns-of-the-Dilemma Affair - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: Due to the rather obvious insertion of car-crash stock footage, April's white 1964 Ford Falcon turns into a gray 1950s sedan as it goes over the cliff. (00:15:45)

Jean G

31st Dec 2006

The Avengers (1961)

Bullseye - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: The secretary turns on the tape recorder to play back her employer's dictation. His voice starts speaking, but the tape reels aren't turning, and the button she pushed hasn't stayed depressed. Apparently, the machine isn't even on. (00:01:20)

Jean G

The Paradise Lost Affair - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: Mark's blue shirt, soiled in the shipwreck and again in the fight with Henry, launders itself nicely a few shots later, becoming completely dry and spotless once again. (00:24:30)

Jean G

Continuity mistake: Seymour watches in horror as the wino is run over by the train. In the long shots, Seymour's hands are waving up and down at his sides. In closer shots, however, he's holding his hands up to his face and screaming.

Jean G

The Atlantis Affair - S1-E9

Plot hole: After stressing (as Waverly did earlier) that only a laser beam can activate the explosive crystals, LeGallows demonstrates the destructive power of one - using only sunlight. (00:37:15)

Jean G

24th Dec 2006

The Avengers (1961)

The Decapod - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: In the midst of Steed's conversation with the wrestling referee, the camera loses focus and suddenly whip-pans away when it shouldn't. The actors continue their lines as the camera comes quickly back and refocuses on them. (00:19:45)

Jean G

The Atlantis Affair - S1-E9

Audio problem: When LeGallows complains that the road is unendurable, his lips don't move at all. (00:20:15)

Jean G

The Atlantis Affair - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: The candles LeGallows slices up with his fencing foil disappear from the floor a few shots later. (00:44:30)

Jean G

The Atlantis Affair - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: Mark, April and the professor leap from a boat seconds before a bomb goes off aboard. But in the shot of the boat exploding right after they jump, there's no one in the perfectly calm water, and the empty rubber raft is still alongside the burning boat. Somehow, though, the escapees are rowing to safety in that same raft a few shots later. (00:03:20)

Jean G

The Mata Hari Affair - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: The motorcycle chase is supposed to take place late at night. But in several shots, a cloud-strewn blue daytime sky can be seen, and long shadows on the streets indicate that the scene was actually shot either in the early morning or the late afternoon. (00:24:45)

Jean G

The Dog-Gone Affair - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Though she and Mark have both been calling Putzi the dachshund (who is visibly female) a "she" and a "good girl" throughout the episode, April has an odd memory lapse later and refers to the dog as "he." (00:29:30)

Jean G

Catspaw - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: Mundy shoots a palace guard with a tranquilizer dart, and the man falls unconscious on the stairs. When his fellow guards find him moments later, the unconscious man has somehow moved off the stairs and is now lying in the corridor. (00:39:15)

Jean G

The Montori Device Affair - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: The bad-guy bellman knocks Mark out, then zips him face down into a garment bag. He then places the bag, without turning it, onto his luggage cart, and the outline of the body inside (a dummy, judging by how effortlessly he lifts it), is now facing up. (00:22:50)

Jean G

21st Dec 2006

The Magician (1973)

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Continuity mistake: 1-3, "The Vanishing Lady": Blake commandeers the kidnappers' motor home, gets behind the wheel and has to push aside a curtain obscuring the windshield. Then the camera view switches to an exterior shot of the RV driving away - and the curtain, which should still be bunched in the window corner as it was in the interior shot, has vanished altogether. (00:41:15)

Jean G

The Prisoner of Zalamar Affair - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: Mark finds the bomb planted under his Jeep and puts it under the bad guy's car instead. When it explodes, there's a huge cloud of smoke, but before the shot cuts, you can see that the car is completely undamaged. (00:10:30)

Jean G

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