Best sci-fi movie mistakes of 1980

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The Final Countdown picture

Character mistake: Following the barricade recovery of the Corsair, the Officer of the Deck instructs the helmsman to return to course "three five oh." No line officer would use the term "oh" in place of "zero", especially when giving course change instructions.

goofyfoot
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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back picture

Revealing mistake: When the Falcon leaves Hoth and is being chased by the Empire, there is a scene where the ship gets rocked about. During the 'impact', C-3PO's arm becomes dislodged, and you can clearly see human skin underneath. (00:36:20)

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Visible crew/equipment: In the town in Idaho when General Zod and his crew first visit, watch when the boy's father (elevated by Zod's finger) falls to the ground. You can see the pad under the dirt when he hits it.

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Flash Gordon picture

Continuity mistake: The egg timer in the jail is about to run out, but when Dale runs over to it and tries to turn it over, there is more sand in it than before.

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L'Uomo puma picture

Revealing mistake: When Tony is having his first fight in the embassy, it is obvious that most of his punches do not connect at all. The people he supposedly hit still react as though being hit, and the sound effects of a fist hitting a jaw are still there, even if Tony misses by several inches.

Twotall
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Saturn 3 picture

Audio problem: When Benson is dismantling Hector and putting his brain in the container, he says 'What you can't stand, you run from,' but his lips don't match what he says. (00:48:50)

Daz
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Super Fuzz picture

Other mistake: Near the end of the movie, Dave Speed jumps onto Torpedo's private plane and starts steering it to the ground. The plane is white with obvious red stripes. However, Dave Speed is supposed to lose his super powers when he sees red.

Daniel Garner
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Battle Beyond the Stars picture

Revealing mistake: When Caymans right hand man throws his spear through the bodies of two enemies, you can see that the part of the spear sticking out of the second guy isn't remotely in line with the spear going through the first guy.

GalahadFairlight
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Altered States picture

Plot hole: In the last tank experience, the ones watching are looking at a morphing of Dr Jessup's face. Problem is: There's no camera in the tank.

kh1616
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