Best sci-fi movie mistakes of 1977

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Other mistake: When the stormtroopers break into the control room, the stormtrooper on the right of the screen hits his head on the door frame. On the DVD release they've added a thump when he hits it.

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Continuity mistake: In the story titled "Quebec Province 1975", child witch Lucy gets back at her bullying cousin Angela by shrinking her to the size of a mouse. Minutes later, Angela looks up, lifts her hands over her head and begs for mercy. Obviously Lucy is preparing to step on her. But we see Lucy lifting her foot off the floor several seconds AFTER Angela starts begging!

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind picture

Continuity mistake: The morning Roy sees Devil's Tower on the TV, the beer on top suddenly disappears.

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Capricorn One picture

Factual error: The whole conspiracy is doomed from the start! They show a Lunar Module on the set representing Mars; the astronauts were supposed to use this to 'land' on the Martian surface. This is insane. The Lunar Excursion Module cannot operate in an atmosphere; it would burn up on entry. It has no heat shield - the engine nozzle and landing legs would have to poke through it if it had. Exterior protrusions like antennae and steering engines would burn off during descent through the Martian atmosphere. While Mars' atmosphere is thin, it is still more than sufficient to burn up a Lander designed this way. All three recent Mars Landers, Spirit, Opportunity, and Phoenix, had heat shields and parachutes to facilitate safe re-entry. This is not a radical redesign of the LEM; it simply cannot be the shape it is if it is to work in an atmosphere. Any schoolkid would know that, and the world's media would not be fooled for a second.

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The Mighty Peking Man picture

Revealing mistake: At one point in the movie, dumptrucks are sent in to contain the Mighty Peking Man. You can tell that these, like most of the movie are toys.

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The Island of Dr. Moreau picture

Visible crew/equipment: During the opening scene when the boat is being pushed ashore you can see the shadow of the boom mike in the water's edge.

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Exorcist II: The Heretic picture

Visible crew/equipment: When the camera is pulling back really fast being chased by the people in Africa, its shadows can be seen multiple times on the characters and the walls.

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The Crater Lake Monster picture

Factual error: As the divers surface, they inform the sheriff that the meteor, despite having landed in a lake the night before, is so hot that it may take weeks to cool off.

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Kingdom of the Spiders picture

Continuity mistake: The spider lady and the vet go to the rancher's place to burn out the spider hill. While there, a bull runs out and collapses. While the spider lady is talking to the rancher's wife, her hands are by her side. When the camera switches to the wife's point of view, the spider lady's hands are in her coat pockets. When the view switches back, her hands are by her side again.

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