JC Fernandez

Who Watches The Watchers - S3-E4

Corrected entry: Picard decided to beam the leader of the village to the Enterprise. While on the bridge, he orders Data to beam her directly to transporter room one as soon as she is alone. Picard goes to the transporter room, tells the crewman he will handle this himself, and then proceeds to beam her up without notifying Data not to do so.

wizard_of_gore

Correction: He commed Data while en route to the Transporter Room.

JC Fernandez

16th Aug 2007

Zodiac (2007)

Corrected entry: Some of the computers shown in the scenes at the newspaper, set in the 1970's, are a newer style than what was available at the time. They look like they are from the 1980's.

Correction: This needs to be more specific. Which computers? Which scenes?

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Originally conceived as the start of a brand-new Superman franchise, it was reworked as a semi-continuation of the previous series, as a tribute to Christopher Reeve after he became paralyzed.

Correction: Unlikely. The accident that paralyzed Reeve occurred eleven years before this movie's release. If, however, this is stated on the DVD's Director's commentary then resubmit it with that information, as it would provide verification of this statement.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Indy meets the government agents who are trying to get him to assist their quest to find Ravenwood, one of the agents is dressed appropriately for the time period; the other one (I think the actor is Bill Hootkins) is dressed in what appears to be a late 1970's style polyester light blue leisure suit. The style of the suit just doesn't fit the 1930's period. (00:16:05)

Correction: Suits in the 30's most definitely came in light colors, including blue.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Indy is in the Well of Souls trying to climb the statue, there is a snake on it. How did it manage to get there? (01:13:40)

Dr Wilson

Correction: The same way some snakes wind up in trees: it climbed.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: There is an awfully fast transition between nighttime and a clear, sunny morning during the scene where Indiana and Sallah are retrieving the Ark.

redbaron2000

Correction: This is not a mistake. It's well into night, perhaps even after midnight, when they finally open the Well of Souls. The indication is that it took some time for Indy and Sallah to clear the snakes, locate the Ark, retrieve it, box it up and prepare the harness to lift it out.

JC Fernandez

29th Nov 2003

The Iron Giant (1999)

Corrected entry: The story takes place in late 1957, as is evidenced by the appearance of Sputnik. Near the very end the U.S. military launches a nuclear weapon on a missile from a submarine. Problem: the U.S. had no such nuke launching subs at that time. (01:13:10)

Correction: Not true. The first missile launch from a submarine occured in 1953. By 1955, there were two active nuclear patrol submarines: the USS Tully and the USS Barbero.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the scene where Eddie Valiant follows Jessica into Toontown, he crashes the 1939 Plymouth Coupe he is driving into the back of her parked Packard at 1:10:40. The hood (including the top of the grill shell and hood ornament) on the Plymouth is forced opened from the front by the crash (like the hood opens on a modern car). A 1939 Plymouth has a butterfly style hood that opens from the sides and the grill shell and ornament do not raise with the hood. Example: http://willoughbycoach.com/1939%20Plymouth%20Coupe.jpg Later, there is also no damage to the grill shell and ornament when Roger is leaving Toontown 1:17:42. For the hood to open like it did in the crash, those pieces would have to have been torn from the grill. (01:10:40 - 01:17:40)

Correction: The laws of physics work differently in Toontown (note Eddie getting "squashed" on the elevator floor).

JC Fernandez

20th Jan 2009

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Corrected entry: The fairies lock the door to the woodcutter's cottage while they're using their magic, but Aurora is able to enter without having the door unlocked by magic or physical contact with the door on the fairies' part. She also does not pause to unlock the door herself when she enters in a flurry.

Correction: The fairies unlocked the door offscreen during their scramble when they heard Aurora approaching.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Throughout the movie Indy keeps referring to Orellana's quest for the City of Gold taking place in the 15th Century, which can't be, the Spanish didn't venture into the southern continent of America until the 1500's which would make it the 16th Century. An archaeologist would know that.

Correction: You're confusing two different things: The crystal skull was said to have disappeared from Akatur in the 15th or 16th century. But Indy is very specific in the diner scene that Orellana disappeared in 1547 looking for the city of gold.

JC Fernandez

Exile - S3-E6

Corrected entry: In the episode, "Exile," Enterprise stops at 75,000 Km from the sphere and when Archer is radioing back he says the are, "79,000 km and closing."

Correction: The Sphere was hidden from Enterprise's sensors, and T'Pol could only approximate how far away the Sphere was supposed to be (75,000 kilometers). When Archer reports, he says they've "approached 79,000 kilometers and still no sign," meaning they've gone past T'Pol's original estimate with still no visible sign of the Sphere.

JC Fernandez

Stigma - S2-E14

Corrected entry: Archer says he doesn't remember T'Pol being attacked in "Fusion." But in that episode, he lured T'Pol's attacker into his cabin, got into a fight, and threatened him with a phase pistol because he knew the guy assaulted T'Pol.

Correction: He says, "You were attacked. I remember."

JC Fernandez

Timescape - S6-E25

Corrected entry: Geordi, Troi, data and Picard learn that they are able to interact with "objects" within the bubble of extremely slow moving time. This is to allow them to open doors and move throughout the ships. Problem is it would be impossible. By Newtonian physics, to move an object you must overcome the force holding it in place. To lift an object, you must overcome its weight: its mass times the acceleration due to gravity (roughly 9.8 meters per second per second) The problem is that with time moving extremely slow, any object would be extremely heavy because the acceleration due to gravity just increased ( a second in the bubble would seem to equal an hour, maybe even more, outside the bubble).

Rlvlk

Correction: Actually, if what normally takes a second to fall takes an hour, acceleration *decreases*. So assuming normal physics apply, objects would be lighter.

JC Fernandez

Timescape - S6-E25

Corrected entry: After Troi sees the effects of the first time bubble, Data comments that his internal chronometer is in synch with the runabout's computer. That would mean the first bubble also enveloped the computer, but nothing it controls was affected: gravity, navigation, attitude control, inertial dampers, life support, etc. These systems are normally controlled by the computer, only when something significant changes do they require crew input.

Rlvlk

Correction: The first bubble only affected Troi; in this particular bubble, time moved more quickly, giving her the appearance that everything outside the bubble was "frozen." But the others and the ship were actually unaffected, which is why Data's internal chronometer is in synch with the ship's computer.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the scene when the skull gets returned to the alien body, you can see an obvious editing pause and film misalignment when the skull flies from her hand to the alien body.

Correction: I've been replaying this moment over and over and see no editing pause or "film realignment" (whatever that even means).

JC Fernandez

3rd Jul 2006

Jurassic Park (1993)

Corrected entry: In the scene where Hammond is sitting at the long table and eating ice cream, Ellie comes in and sits at the opposite end. All of the ice cream barrels are near him. When a scene cuts to Ellie, there is an ice cream container near her and towards the end of the scene she gets some ice cream. At the end of the scene, the shot shows both of them and the table and there is no ice cream within Ellie's reach. (01:21:50 - 01:24:55)

Bonita Kilpatrick

Correction: There is never a container near Ellie. The closest one is a small container sitting about halfway down the table from her. She simply reaches across the table for the spoon when it comes time for her to eat some.

JC Fernandez

11th Dec 2008

Jurassic Park (1993)

Corrected entry: When the tour trucks enter the T-Rex paddock, the electrified fence is missing an entire section, from the tunnel they exit to the first section of fence.

Correction: The fence is only needed in the areas where the animals might escape its paddock. But this end of the paddock also has a huge concrete wall (the one we see Grant and the kids climb down to escape the T-Rex) that the T-Rex could never scale, so the fencing is unnecessary.

JC Fernandez

21st Dec 2008

The Dark Knight (2008)

Corrected entry: After the Joker tells the citizens of Gotham that he wants Mr. Reese dead in an hour or he will blow up a hospital, Bruce leaves to go to his Lamborghini. When Alfred says, "The Lamborghini then, sir?" the news is still on the TV in the background. The scene later cuts back to Alfred when he says, "Much more subtle." The TV is now off, but you never saw anyone shut it off in the one second between Alfred's lines, nor is Alfred holding a remote control.

Correction: This is not an accurate description of the sequence of the scene. The TV is off when Alfred asks if Bruce will need the Batpod and Alfred (and the TV) is off camera when he asks about the Lamborghini. We actually see the TV turn off while Bruce dictates instructions to Alfred, as he moves to the elevator. While we don't see Bruce or Alfred activate a remote at the moment it turns off, Bruce may have used the remote as he was getting up from the couch (an action he was finishing when we cut to this scene). And Bruce's TV system may simply have a delay (like my own TV at home).

JC Fernandez

21st Dec 2008

The Dark Knight (2008)

Corrected entry: In the first scene when the thieves are sliding on a wire between buildings(a shot from above), a black spherical camera is seen sliding before them on the same wire.

Correction: I believe this has already been submitted and corrected. It's not a camera, it's the thieves' equipment bag, which we see them hooking onto the line just before they jump.

JC Fernandez

21st Dec 2008

The Dark Knight (2008)

Corrected entry: Just before the Batman/Joker interrogation, when Gordon is in the room, there's a lamp on the table. When Gordon turns the light on, showing Batman standing behind the Joker, it's gone for the rest of the scene.

Correction: The lamp can be seen several times in the scene: When Batman pounds Joker's hand; just before Joker says "You complete me"; and when Batman grabs him across the table. Then the lamp is seen on the floor after Batman has slammed him onto the table. It was likely knocked down when Batman sweeps Joker across the table against the wall.

JC Fernandez

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