skater49th

29th Oct 2018

Doctor Who (2005)

Rosa - S11-E4

Corrected entry: The clock on the wall of Rosa Parks' workplace is an IKEA Bravur model, which didn't exist in 1955.

skater49th

Correction: There are other clocks of a very similar design, which have been available for years.

4th May 2018

Doctor Who (2005)

The Lie of the Land - S10-E9

Corrected entry: When Bill asks the Doctor to tell her if his cooperation with the Monks is a trick or an illusion while holding him at gunpoint, she's holding the pistol in a two-handed grip. When the camera cuts to the Doctor as he lies that it isn't a trick, and then back to Bill, she's suddenly holding the gun with one hand. (00:18:15)

skater49th

Correction: The problem is this doesn't occur in consecutive shots. After the first closeup of Bill there's a shot facing the Doctor as he says, "It's not a trick. It's not a plan. I have joined the Monks," and in that moment Bill has ample time to simply lower her arm/hand. No continuity issue in this sequence of shots.

Super Grover Premium member

If you look really carefully at the shot immediately after the first one, facing the Doctor, Bill's hand, holding the gun, is visible - and she's only holding it in one hand in that shot as well.

skater49th

I've got it playing now as I'm typing. I understand what you're saying, but compare this shot to the prior shot from a similar angle, right after Bill has taken the gun, just as the Doctor says, "Bill, put...put the gun down," then she replies, "I'm serious, Doctor." Here we can see Bill's right hand high on the gun's grip, with her left support hand quite a bit lower, and it's at the same height as her right sleeve at the wrist. Now if we look at the specific shot we're talking about, we really can only see Bill's right hand because the shot cuts off at the bottom of the screen, so we can't even see that sleeve or her left hand. It's offscreen.

Super Grover Premium member

5th May 2018

Doctor Who (2005)

The Pilot - S10-E2

Corrected entry: Bill grabs an umbrella as a makeshift weapon before entering the bathroom of her flat. After she enters and finds the bathtub wet, the umbrella has vanished. (00:24:20)

skater49th

Correction: We see the umbrella leaning against the towel rack at the wall beside the bathtub. Bill placed it there while offscreen at the start of the closeup of the tub drain, before her hand appears.

Super Grover Premium member

Rewatched the scene and spotted the reclusive brolly - you are, indeed, correct.

skater49th

Defenders of Peace - S1-E14

Corrected entry: During the raid on the Separatist base, Ahsoka ambushes two battle droids and cuts them in two from behind, shown via the shadows cast on a wall. In the process, the blade of Ahsoka's lightsaber is shown casting a shadow - since the blade of a lightsaber is a light source, being made of glowing plasma, this shouldn't be possible. (00:12:45)

skater49th

Correction: That's not exactly how casting shadows work just because it emits light. Any light source will cast a shadow from a stronger light. It's canonical that lightsabers cast shadows, being that they are more opaque than just a beam of light (such as from a flashlight). If you can't see through the lightsaber, then light can't penetrate it either and it'll cast a shadow.

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