Best TV mistakes of 1966

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The Lighthouse Raid - S1-E13

Revealing mistake: It is obvious a dummy was used for the scene of the lighthouse keeper falling to his death.

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The Squire of Gothos - S1-E17

Plot hole: Trelane says he studied Earth images that travelled to him at light speed, and earlier they establish Gothos is 900 years from Earth. But Trelane references Napoleon and Hamilton, who weren't around until 1800 or so. That would put this episode in 2700, but the original Trek episodes are set in the 2200's.

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Rendezvous with Yesterday - S1-E1

Character mistake: When Tony talks to captain of Titanic he states he was born in 1938, but in episode 4 "The Day The Sky Fell In" it is December 1941, he should be 3 years old, but as a young child he is about 12 years old.

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Batman Stands Pat (2) - S1-E14

Visible crew/equipment: Batman's plaster-covered costume gets an instant dry cleaning en route as he drives from the sculptor's studio to the batcave.

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The U.N.C.L.E. Samurai Affair - S1-E27

Revealing mistake: Mark's stunt double in the final fight scene has a very bad (and obvious) brown wig. Mark's hair, however, is blond.

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Audio problem: 1897: Quentin challenges Barnabas by pulling a decorative sword from a wall display and pointing it at his throat. Unfortunately, the display wasn't all that well attached to the set wall. Though the camera pans away, you can hear a loud clunk as the piece falls, followed by the loud crash of shattering glass as it strikes and breaks a table lamp. You can also see the actors struggling very hard to keep straight faces as they continue with their lines.

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Revealing mistake: "Give 'Em Enough Rope": Reid's rear view mirror, missing in all the medium shots (processed in-studio with an obvious rear-screen projection), mysteriously reappears in full shot when his Chrysler pulls into the car shop.

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The Royal Flush - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Davy is telling Mike and Peter that Otto and Sigmund are trying to kill Bettina, the sandwich Mike has switches from his left hand to his right hand in a split second.

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The System - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: Phelps takes the tape from the recorder's right-hand spindle. When he opens the acid vat, we can see the tape he just removed back on the recorder - but on the left spindle. The tape he then drops into the acid doesn't remotely resemble the one he pulled, and when he drops it, the recorder's left spindle, where the full tape was in the last shot and where the empty reel should be, now has nothing on it at all.

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Continuity mistake: In "The Unsinkable Mr. French" (season 5), the amount of whipped cream on Mr. French's jacket increases as he's getting up from the couch.

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The Sleeper Shall Awake/Where Walks the Sleeper/The Final Sleep - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: Part 3: As you see the third "Sleeper" (a giant bomb shaped like the Red Skull's head) note the position of the monocle. First it's on its right side, then its left side, and back again to its left side.

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