Best sci-fi movie mistakes of 1994

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Visible crew/equipment: Throughout the movie, in the shots of the guys on the alien planet, the white reflector screens and film crew's reflections are visible in their sunglasses. (00:40:20)

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Deliberate mistake: After the trilithium missile hits the sun, it is shown going out in real time from Veridian III. As the planet is relatively earth-like, it is several light-minutes away from the sun. The filmmakers wanted it to be obvious that the missile was successful, so they ignored the speed of light. (01:20:35)

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Other mistake: During the ride in the car, DeVito talked to another doctor at the hospital and stated that he only wanted three people in the room during the delivering of the baby. But when they get there, there are five people in the room, yet nobody reacts to that.

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Suggested correction: The people present in the delivery room are Alex, Larry, Ned, Louise and an unnamed anesthesiologist. Yes, Larry stated he only wanted Ned and Louise to be the other people in the room, but Ned was concerned about doing a surgery without an anesthesiologist and it would have been too late to do anything about it when Larry gets Alex there.

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Plot hole: The whole plot of this movie stems from a scientist selling his time machine to a corporation for further funding for development. He has a TIME MACHINE. Lotteries, stock market, 100 years of interest on a savings account. Why does he need more funding?

Grumpy Scot
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Deliberate mistake: When the recon team head out of the base they encounter a robot. But it is a probe droid, distinguishable by the lack of a cannon on its right arm. The only probe droid that the lab sent out self-destructed back in the 1970s, the rest were all sterilisation units. (00:39:05)

Daz
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Continuity mistake: When Connor is escaping from the psychiatric ward you can clearly see the cameras running tracks on the floor.

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Factual error: We're told they carbon dated the gold to determine its age. Problem is, the gold hasn't aged by the normal processs - as it's been brought forward in time it will appear to be extremely new. As such carbon dating wouldn't work. Also, carbon dating only works on things that were alive and absorbed carbon-14; gold, having never been alive, could not be dated this way.

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Audio problem: When the man with the peg leg is trying to resist getting a shot of anti-smallpox serum from Professor Waldman, he yells, "You're not sticking that in me. You're not sticking that in me." But if you look closely, you can see that his lips are not moving. (00:32:45)

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Visible crew/equipment: When the spheres fly through the air you can see a "dot" following which is the camera.

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Continuity mistake: When Guile infiltrates the base, he has as his only weapons a pistol and a couple of knifes. But when he fights the Bison troopers in the control Center, he suddenly has a Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine gun. He does have the magazines when he enters the lab, but the submachine gun is fairly bulky and thus should be visible when he comes in.

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Revealing mistake: As Mary, Sam, Jarvis and Andrew are speeding away from the TV station, one of the boys from the UFO crashes his bike head first into the car. This causes the boy to crash through the window. When he does this the window shatters like a plate glass window instead of the safety glass that is a standard to be used for vehicle windshields.

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Revealing mistake: Toward the end of the film, when the bad guys have invaded the good guy's camp, note the scar on the forehead of the lead baddie. The prosthetic scar is very obviously not real.

Mark Bernhard
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Revealing mistake: When they are stopped after curfew by the Mohawks, Hawk jumps at the window and orders them to give them 50 bucks to go on, and they accept credit cards. When saying this, you can see the dividing line between his real skin and the fake head cap that supports the actor's fake hair.

Quantom X Premium member
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Revealing mistake: When running towards the "bear attack", Sean activates the Guyver. Close ups of the armor attaching itself to his body show that's not really Sean as his arm and leg are both seen not moving even though he's running to where the attack is occurring.

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Revealing mistake: Most of the police cars are late model Ford Sierras, but any police car that crashes has been substituted for a much older early model Sierra.

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