Best TV factual errors of 2015
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Factual error: A scene in a photographic darkroom shows Michael Gambon developing a colour print in a dish under safe lights. Not possible. Colour printing must be carried out in pitch dark usually inside a light tight print processor, as colour photographic paper is sensitive to all wavelengths of visible light.
Factual error: We see Liam's driver's license. It says he's from Rhode Island, but the license looks nothing like RI's. It's issued by the State Motor Vehicle Commission, but RI does not have an MVC (only New Jersey does). And the expiration date is always the same as the holder's birthday, but here we see it's 2 days after his birthday.Bishop73
Factual error: The Marine Colonel in Supergirl played by Eddie McClintock spends all of his time wearing Marine Officer's Dress Blue Bravos. Marine Dress Blues are ceremonial uniforms. On rare occasions, the Charlies or Deltas (no coat) may be worn as a work uniforms (the primary exception to this rareness being recruiters). The full uniform is certainly not worn for day to day work in the field.Prince Ly Squisher
New this month Factual error: When Luis is in the video store, they pan out to show the video rack he was looking at. They show Disney's Tarzan on one of the racks. Being that this show is set between 1995-1998 for all 4 of the seasons, Tarzan should not be on the shelf as it was not out until 1999.Blakely Cohen
Factual error: The Columbia paramilitary is seen throughout the 2nd season carrying M4's. The M4 configuration of the M16 was not available during the period Norcos took place. In one seen in fact an M4 has an EOTech optic mounted on it...backwards. Not only is the optic backwards, EOTech was not founded until the late 90's or early 2000's.
Factual error: Agent Carter takes the coded message and decodes it, where it starts with coordinates of 53° 72 minutes north, 27° 37 minutes west, and is told that location is in Belarus. Two problems. 1) The minutes value can only be between 0 and 59, so 72 is an impossible value. 2) The location given (ignoring the 72 minutes problem) is in the north Atlantic Ocean, but they were close. Belarus is roughly 53 north and 27 east (not west). (00:06:30)jimba
Factual error: The memory Jane has of the man who takes away all her memories holds a butterfly needle to Jane's arm. The butterfly needle is called that because it has 2 wings and a body in the middle. To use this needle properly, the person takes both wings up together to be able to slide the small needle in, but the person we see using it, doesn't do this - he holds the needle behind the 2 wings and then inserts it. Also, this needle is far too small to handle the bag of drug-filled fluid that is intended for Jane's arm.kh1616
Factual error: In the transition shot showing Hobart Building in San Fransisco, items not belonging to the scene are visible and have not been edited out. These items include; modern phone numbers, web addresses for several companies and educational institutions, satellite dishes and American flags. (00:24:10)