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28th May 2019

She (1935)

Character mistake: A priest is holding a globe with a fire to light the globes carried by others. There are two lines with globes approaching the man with the lit globe. The first person in the line from the right has trouble lighting their globe. She starts to return for a second try, but apparently thinks better of it and continues on with the unlit globe.

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28th May 2019

She (1935)

Audio problem: A native descends a rope to beat on a drum and signal those inside to open the door. As the native beats on the drum, his actions and the drum sounds become further and further out of synchronization.

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Episode #1.1 - S1-E1

Factual error: There is a view of the night sky in southern Africa. However, both the Big and Little Dippers (along with Polaris) are visible. In general, these constellations are not visible in the southern hemisphere, and where they are (North of 1° South latitude) they are very close to the horizon. The Big Dipper (Ursa Major) is to the left of the screen and Polaris (part of the Little Dipper = Ursa Minor) in near the top-center. This occurs shortly after the lion cub scene. (00:44:00)

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Continuity mistake: The adventurers are met by a ship with a single sail that has a triangular symbol on it. When they first see the ship the sail is unfurled and shortly afterwards it is unfurled again.

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Other mistake: In the opening credits the following is posted "Screenplay based on Rider Haggard's Allan Quartermain" The author's name is usually given as H. Rider Haggard (H. For Henry), and Haggard's hero was named Quatermain (1 "r" not 2). This misspelling of Quatermain appears in many movies.

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Trivia: This is one of three 2008 movies with this same title. This one stars Brendan Fraser. There is a version starring Greg Evigan and another version starring Ricky Schroder. Not only are the casts different, but they also have different plots.

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Factual error: The movie takes place during or shortly before World War I. At one point, Quatermain and Jessie find a German base. Thus, they are probably in one of the pre-World War I German African colonies (Probably German East Africa or German South West Africa). There is a red, white, and blue French flag flying over the camp instead of a German flag.

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Factual error: Quatermain and Jessie are on the roof of the caboose of the train. The train engineer slams on the brakes because there are elephants on the tracks. Instead of being flung forward as the train slows, Jessie is flung towards the rear.

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Audio problem: When Quatermain and Jesse are fleeing in a stolen truck, they are being chased by people in other vehicles. Even though all the streets are dirt, there are numerous times when the tires of all the vehicles squeal.

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Factual error: The date for the solar eclipse is given as Wednesday, June 2, 1882. There was a solar eclipse in Africa that year; however, the date was Wednesday, May 17, 1882.

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Continuity mistake: The entries into Quartermain's journal are supposedly covering events during 1881 and 1882. The entries consist of a day and a date, but no month. Taken in order, they cannot fit into the 1881-1882 calendar. For example, the two entries immediately before the June eclipse can only be in August 1882.

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Show generally

Factual error: The group finds an underground sea and there is a flock of pterosaurs flying overhead. The professor identifies the pterosaurs as the missing link between pterodactyls and archaeopteryx. This is not true as archaeopteryx (and other birds) did not descend from pterosaurs but from a branch of theropod dinosaurs.

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Show generally

Continuity mistake: The professor knocks a hole in the side of a tunnel and hot water and steam gush out. The group is then distracted by a boulder traveling through the tunnel. After the boulder passes, there is no longer any steam or water gushing from the hole in the wall.

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Other mistake: Christina suggests that they have found Atlantis. However, they start in Hawaii, which is in the Pacific. The general consensus is the Atlantis is in the Atlantic (or Mediterranean) and not the Pacific. Some people do suggest that the lost continent of Mu is in the Pacific.

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Trivia: For many years, this was considered to be a lost movie.

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Character mistake: The professor identifies the "sea monsters" as plesiosaurs from the Pleistocene. Plesiosaurs became extinct at the end of the age of dinosaurs, nearly 60 million years before the Pleistocene. Of course, the Loch Ness Monster might be an exception.

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Factual error: One of the women in the group picks up a piece of calcite (Iceland Spar variety). It is obviously calcite because of the very obvious rhombohedral cleavage and other visual indicators. The sample is later identified as ringwoodite. Ringwoodite is cubic with no reported cleavage. Even if it did exhibit cleavage, it would not be rhombodedral.

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Factual error: There is an explosion in the laboratory supposedly because the professor's assistant added too much aqua regia. Aqua regia will do a lot of things, but in an open furnace it will not explode.

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Character mistake: Trevor tells Sean to "eat his trilobite to keep his strength up." However, Trevor, a geologist, pronounces trilobite incorrectly as "TRIL-o-byt" instead of the correct pronunciation "TRY-luh-byt." The name derives from the fact that the creatures have 3 (tri) lobes. Tri - for 3 not Tril - for 3.

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Factual error: While magnesium is the seventh most abundant element in the Earth's crust, it never occurs naturally in the uncombined state because it is too reactive. Therefore, there are never veins of magnesium metal to be ignited. Magnesium metal (uncombined state) will burn if ignited.

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