Heroes

Kindred - S2-E3

Factual error: In Season 2, Episode 3, Peter and the Irish family rob the bookmakers and the security guards shoot at them. In Ireland, even the police don't carry weapons. Let alone security guards.

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Factual error: The solar eclipses in the show that affected the characters' powers were referred to several times as "global events". In the episode with the second eclipse it's shown to be visible in locations thousands of kilometers away from each other at the same time. This is simply impossible, since a solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, casting a moving shadow that can be only about 250 km in diameter (for a total eclipse). The partial eclipse can be viewed in a much wider region, but the eclipse in the show was a total one. It's not a global event, but a local one.

One Giant Leap - S1-E3

Factual error: During Hiro's journey around New York, a Carl's Jr. restaurant is visible in the background. That restaurant isn't called "Carl's Jr." on the East coast; it's called "Hardee's."

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One of Us, One of Them - S3-E3

Factual error: When Hiro and Ando stand in front of a cinema in Berlin, Germany, you can see three movies posters in the background announcing a Buster Keaton festival. The left one shows his movie 'Cops' - but the German title 'Politzisten' is wrong - it should be 'Polizisten'. (00:09:55)

Run! - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When Matt Parkman gets thrown out of a window by Niki Sanders, he lands at least a few stories down and has a cut upon his head. The amount of blood on his head differs significantly from shot to shot.

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Trivia: There are a number of other Star Trek references in Heroes. In episode 15 (Run!), Hope refers to Hiro as "Sulu." George Takei, who played the original Sulu plays Hiro's father. And at one point (and several other times throughout the show) Hiro gives the Vulcan hand symbol that Spock always used when he would say "live long and prosper." Zachary Quinto, who plays Sylar, would also later play Spock in the 2009 reboot Star Trek.

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Chosen answer: Because he's an idiot. From the story point of view, they needed the vault to actually be physically open so that the release of the virus would be a credible threat. Unfortunately, this required that Peter conveniently forget that he could simply walk through The Wall and use his telekinesis to tear the door open instead. Peter's increasingly large arsenal of abilities, where he ended up having pretty much any ability required for any situation, led to a situation where it became necessary to either have Peter apparently forget that he had a given power, as with the vault door scene, or become naively trusting, as with his refusal to scan Adam's mind to confirm his good intent. This problem, which simply made Peter look increasingly dumb as the show progressed, may well have been a key factor in the decision to severely reduce his ability during season three.

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