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19th Nov 2016

Arrow (2012)

Darkness on the Edge of Town - S1-E22

Character mistake: At one point Felicity says, "There's at least a teraflop of data to go through." Felicity is a computer genius, so she should know that a teraflop is a measurement of processing power, not data storage. She should have said "terabyte."

9th Nov 2016

The Flash (2014)

Fast Enough - S1-E23

Character mistake: At one point near the end of the episode, Professor Stein says to Barry, "That event has an energy level of at least 6.7 teraelectron volts. It cannot be stopped." One TeV is a measurement used in particle physics and is a very small amount of energy, approximately that of a very small flying insect. Hardly a proper measurement for a huge, catastrophic event.

X-Men: Days of Future Past mistake picture

Trivia: Director Bryan Singer has a cameo as one of the photographers on hand when Mystique jumps out of the building after she attempts to kill Bolivar Trask.

Trivia: Len Wein, who created the character of Wolverine, has a cameo as one of the Senators that turn down Bolivar Trask's sentinel project.

Continuity mistake: During the classroom scene, the spelling of of Genghis Khan's name on the chalkboard changes from "Genghis Khan" to "Ghenghis Khan" between shots.

Trivia: The $370,000 that Andy Dufresne steals from the Warden in 1966 may not seem like a huge amount for 20 years in prison, but adjusted for inflation to 2014, Andy stole about $2.75 million.

Trivia: The character of Andy Dufresne has a cameo in another Stephen King adaptation, "Apt Pupil." Andy Dufresne handled the investments for Dussander, the Nazi in hiding.

Trivia: When Andy Dufresne makes his escape, and he crawls through the sewer pipe, the sludge in the pipe was made from a mixture of chocolate syrup, sawdust and water. Even today the pipes still smell like cocoa. (Confirmed by the Mansfield, OH Tourism Dept).

Trivia: Whenever there is a shot of just Andy Dufresne's hands, they are actually the hands of director Frank Darabont, who prefers to use his own hands in these types of "insert shots." (Confirmed by Darabont during a 2008 Shawshank reunion).

19th May 2014

The Fly (1986)

Plot hole: In any given volume of air, there are any number of tiny, living organisms; dust mites, viruses, bacteria, etc. Why did the teleporter combine Seth's DNA only with the fly that was in the chamber? If he had taken the "floating organisms" into account in his calculations and programming, then why would he not have excluded ALL foreign DNA?

Continuity mistake: During the battle with Green Goblin, when Gwen Stacy is falling through the clock tower, there are many gears and other pieces falling with her. None of these are there when she and Spidey are at the bottom.

Star Trek Into Darkness mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Admiral Marcus' ship appears in front of the Enterprise after coming out of warp, a set of panels begins to close over the main deflector dish. In the next shot, when looking out of the Enterprise's viewscreen, the deflector dish is fully visible again.

19th Sep 2012

TRON: Legacy (2010)

Trivia: Two references to "The Black Hole", another Disney movie, can be seen in the film. There is a poster for "The Black Hole" in the bedroom of Sam Flynn in 1989 and an action figure of the Old B.O.B. robot is on his shelf next to the Tron action figures.

Question: Even though it's meant as a comedic moment, I've never really understood why Kirk would be so nervous about Saavik piloting the ship out of space dock. She's not actually flying the ship, so it's not like she's going to crash it into the wall or something. Plus, Sulu is an experienced pilot, so even if she said something stupid like "Warp speed!", he's unlikely to follow the order. Just something odd that I have always wondered about.

Answer: He's nervous because she's a trainee and had never done this maneuver before. Even if Sulu is there, she could still possibly make one small error that he would be unable to react to in time. As you point out, the scene is meant to be comedic, and it's being a little over-played strictly for that.

raywest

22nd Jul 2012

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Factual error: The film is set in and around 1968. In one scene, a copy of Ursula LeGuin's novel "The Word for World is Forest" is seen at Joker's bedside. This novel was not published until 1976.

Continuity mistake: When the house is attacked by the Timekeeper's goons, the kids escape to the panic room through and elevator in the fireplace, and the empty fireplace/elevator is replaced with a fruit basket. When the goons search the living room, the basket is now gone.

Continuity mistake: At one point, the Timekeeper threatens the spies by extending a blade from his arm. When the shot shows the Timekeeper, the blade looks like an ordinary sword, but when the shot changes to show our heroes, the blade looks like a clock hand. This happens twice in the scene.

6th Sep 2011

Eden Lake (2008)

Other mistake: Bonnie the Rottweiler is referred to several times by her owner Brett as a female, yet it's a male dog.

19th Jun 2011

Super 8 (2011)

Trivia: J.J. Abrams familiar 'Slusho' logo/ad can be seen briefly in the Kelvin gas station that gets destroyed.

Plot hole: When the trio are in Medusa's lair, there is no way Annabeth could have seen the gold Drachmas in the fountain from where she was standing. She would have to have been able to see around a wall and down into the basin of the fountain.