JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Only the pilots reported in and Avenger bombers also had two enlisted men as crew members: the radio operator and the ball-turret gunner.

Correction: There were at least dozens of people coming off the ship. We didn't witness everyone reporting in.

JC Fernandez

Genesis - S7-E19

Corrected entry: All the humans on board evolve backwards to the primate stage of evolution. Lt. Barclay, however, appears as a half spider-half human hybrid when we see him in engineering. There are several things wrong with this: 1. Arachnids are not part of the human evolutionary chain. 2. All the other humans on board never de-evolve past primate stage, there is no reason why Barclay should have a speedier de-evolution into an even earlier stage. 3. Even if it were possible that Barclay could have arachnids in his ancestry, why is only half of his body arachnid and the rest human? Shouldn't his entire body be a part of the process, since it is his genes that are operating in reverse? NOTE: Barclay is listed as wholly human both on official websites and in the "Star Trek Encyclopedia", so these can not be explained by him being an alien resembling a human.


Correction: It was explained by Data to Picard that everybody on the ship was devolving into a different creature from their planets origins. Worf is a Klingon which explains why he was turning into a hard shelled creature and Deana was part Betazoid explaining her transformation into a frog-like creature. Everybody who was human on the ship would turn into a different species from Earth. Riker a caveman, Ogawa an ape and Reggie a spider.

Correction: 1. If all life on Earth originated from the same pool of primordial ooze (see "All Good Things..."), then all life on Earth has shared ancestry. 2. Barclay was Patient Zero, so his de-evolution might be more advanced than the rest of the crew. 3. Barclay had Uridian flu (which is why he was injected with the synthetic T-cell that started the whole thing in the first place) which might also have affected how the mutations affected him.

JC Fernandez

Eye of the Needle - S1-E7

Corrected entry: During the senior staff meeting to discuss the wormhole, Janeway's expression (in close-ups) doesn't always make sense. While most of the time she's looking off to the viewer's left, towards Torres, a few times she looks directly to the viewer's right, towards the camera. It's quite obvious that there's nothing she can be looking at in the scene.

Correction: There are three characters seated at the table in front of Janeway: Torres and Kim to viewers' left and Tuvok to viewers' right. She's looking back and forth among all three.

JC Fernandez

7th Oct 2007

Titanic (1997)

Corrected entry: Old Rose's earrings are ones that dangle with big, round silvery pearls at the ends when she starts telling her story. But when we next see her, (after the drawing scene) and also after she has finished her narrative, her earrings are like stacks of little square metal disks.

Correction: Her earrings are not the only thing to change... her entire wardrobe changes (as well as the wardrobe of the rest of her audience), suggesting her story was not spun in one sitting. Considering Rose's advanced age and the extreme detail of her narrative it's unlikely her story was delivered uninterrupted.

JC Fernandez

27th Dec 2001

Poltergeist (1982)

Corrected entry: Watch when Carol Anne and her mother are in the tub with the red goop all over them. The father rubs a wash cloth over the face of Carol Anne to clean off the goop and the unconscious child tries hard but her eyes squint.

Correction: The human body is still prone to twitches and reflexive movement even when asleep or unconscious. Perhaps dad was a bit rough with the washcloth and her facial muscles reacted. Not to mention that Carol Anne was starting to awaken.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Marty is being chased by the terrorists, he disappears through time, and the terrorists crash their van into the photo-booth, which presumably stops them dead in their tracks. But really, how would trashing that small booth make the bad guys irrelevant from that point onward? They weren't killed. So realistically they'd all get out of their crashed van and proceed to wreak more havoc. Yet in the time it takes Marty & Doc Brown to gather up all their stuff and drive away in Doc's van, the terrorists don't lift a finger to chastise them or confiscate the remaining plutonium.

Correction: There are any number of explanations: 1. The Libyans may have been rendered unconscious in the crash, which while not explosive *did* knock the vehicle to its side and at least one Libyan was unrestrained. 2. The parking lot was the site of machine gun fire and multiple explosions, and the Libyans may have fled the scene before the police arrived.

JC Fernandez

27th Aug 2001

Poltergeist (1982)

Corrected entry: Right in the middle of the movie when a psychic tells about how haunted the house is (the evil force has kidnapped their daughter, and she's in TV land, as they can only hear her through the TV) She tells them what they will do to get her daughter back from the poltergeist. And she specifically tells them that she can only hear her mothers voice. Then in another scene she says to the parents "who is she more threatened by" and the mother says the father. So the psychic tells the father to tell his daughter that if she doesn't say anything she will get a smack. So of course the father tells his daughter that, but isn't she only able to hear her mother's voice?

Correction: First, Tangina never explains the plan to retrieve Carol Ann, she only explains what death is and why the spirits have targeted Carol Ann. Second, she wasn't being literal when she said that Carol Ann can only hear her mother's voice. She was trying to instill confidence in Diane, telling her that Carol Ann is alive and it's possible to reach out to her.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: One of the signs in the village reads "Le boucherie". In French grammar, "Le" comes before masculine words, and "La" comes before feminine words. "Boucherie" is a feminine word, so the correct French term should be "La boucherie".

Correction: The movie makes a point of distinguishing that Belle is the literate one in the village. It's not uncommon for folks (especially commonfolk) to misspell words.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Every time the Millennium Falcon jumps into hyperspace, a lever on the console has to be pulled, as seen in this film and "Star Wars". But when Lando and Chewbacca attempt to jump to hyperspace right before R2-D2 repairs the hyperdrive, Chewbacca reaches up and hits two switches instead. No wonder it doesn't work. (01:51:55)

Correction: Must have been one of the repairs Lando's people made to the ship.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Luke is fighting Darth Vader and Luke gets sucked through the shattered window, just before the window breaks, Luke's lightsaber is on, and immediately after it is off without him having turned it off.

Correction: 1. Luke might have turned it off while the camera was focused on Vader. 2. At least once in the beginning of the same fight (in the Carbon Freezing chamber) Vader knocks Luke's saber from his hand and it turns off automatically. Either one could account for this.

JC Fernandez

17th Sep 2007

Star Wars (1977)

Corrected entry: After darth vader kills Obi Wan Luke shouts "nooo!" and the stormtroopers start shooting them. During the shooting the trooper on the 2nd left is shot down, then in the next shot it is the same trooper and he's dying again.

Correction: He isn't dying again; it's one continuous action from two different perspectives. He's shot in the chest in a medium shot then begins to fall. He continues to fall in the next shot (a long shot of the same set of troopers), eventually falling down the shaft.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When the court is listening to the playback of Kirk's personal log stating he never could forgive the Klingons for the death of his son, General Chang is standing behind Kirk and several meters away. He asks Kirk if those were his words. Kirk says, "Those words were spoken by me." When Kirk's defense counsel objects, we see a wide angle shot of the room behind Kirk, and Chang is no longer there.

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Correction: Chang is standing by the technicians operating the audio equipment, below and to the right (from the judge's perspective) from where the judge sits. The view of this section of the courtroom is obstructed by the ledge in the shot where the defense counsel objects.

JC Fernandez

25th Oct 2004

The Lion King (1994)

Corrected entry: During the "Be Prepared" scene, Scar kicks one of the hyenas off the ledge into the bone pile. When the hyena climbs back up the ledge, and is dropped off again by Scar, the background turns yellow and you can see that the ledge has changed drastically.


Correction: By this point, the song has turned into a fantasy sequence as evidenced by the stylized shadows and designs on the wall behind him, the hyenas goosestepping on a lined field, and Scar's ascension on a rock propelled by magma.

JC Fernandez

Gingerbread - S3-E11

Corrected entry: It is revealed by Buffy that no one knew anything about the two dead children i.e. their names, where they came from, who their parents were etc. So, where did the photographs on the placards come from?

Correction: Buffy also asks where the pictures came from in the same scene she wonders about the children's origins.

JC Fernandez

22nd Aug 2007

Last Action Hero (1993)

Corrected entry: When Jack swims towards the edge of the tar pool it's visible that he swims through a channel filled with black water rather than a actual pool as you can see it spill over the edges and flow back inside.

Correction: Much of the action and scenery in the movie-within-the-movie was intended to look faked and staged to emphasize the ridiculousness of the "fictional" world (for example, Jack wiping himself clean of the tar with a single paper towel).

JC Fernandez

The Next Phase - S5-E24

Corrected entry: Ensign Ro and Geordi are invisible and are able to pass through solid objects; they can not physically touch anything. Yet when Ro visits her piloting station, she touches the console without her hand going through it.

Correction: She doesn't touch the console, she merely brushes her hand along it as if to touch it.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Phases of the moon - when Elliot first goes to the backyard to find ET, the moon phase is either the first or last 1/8. The next night, there is no moon (okay, so maybe it was a different time of evening). But then the next day, when the kids are taking ET to the mountain, the moon is full. The moon never goes from 1/8 lit to full in 2 or 3 days.

Correction: Several days/nights pass between the night Elliot brings E.T. into his room and Halloween (when they take him to the forest), not one. There's the day Elliot fakes being sick and the night the kids show him the map of the solar system, followed by the day Elliot goes to school. The night the agents eavesdrop on Michael and Elliot in the garage suggests the passage of time (first, the agents needed time to bug the neghborhood; second, Michael's concerns about E.T.'s well-being indicates some time has elapsed).

JC Fernandez

Field of Fire - S7-E13

Corrected entry: Joran complains once or twice about how Jadzia and Curzon buried his memories, but Curzon wasn't aware of the memories to bury them. We learnt in Equilibrun that the Symbiosis commission put a memory block on the memories, and only when the block broke down did Jadzia gain access to the memories. Joran should know this, as he would have access to Jadzia's memories of this event.

Correction: Joran is an unstable personality whose recollections can't necessarily be taken at face value. Furthermore, since the collective memories are carried in one symbiont, the block affects more than one personality's memories.

JC Fernandez

2nd Aug 2007

Cold Case (2003)

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