Captain Marvel

Factual error: Carol Danvers' name appears on her dog tags as "Carol Danvers," but US military dog tags list the surname first, then given name. E.g. "Danvers, Carol."

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Factual error: The internet cafe Vers visits runs a piece of software even more cutting edge than the brand new, still beta version of Windows 95; Netscape Navigator 4, a release from 1997 - certainly not 1995, when it still had very squared highly recognizable buttons and icons of a different color than those portrayed here. (00:35:15)

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Factual error: When Minerva mistakenly picks up a NERF gun to shoot Carol, the blaster she picks up is a Sharpshooter II, released in 1995. The occupants of the station were supposed to have been stranded there for six years and could not logically have obtained this item.

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Suggested correction: We do not know that they were stranded on the station. They would have had to eat after Mar-Vell's sudden death. She could have had contingency plans in place to help them survive or others could have helped.

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Factual error: In the internet cafe, Vers searches for the name of the bar conveniently seen on the piece of machinery conveniently dropped by the Skrull. She can't google it, being 1995, so she uses Altavista. Props to the prop department for using the original logo of Altavista, but the URL appearing as result for the search is http://www.altavista.com/search etc, while it should have been http://www.altavista.digital.com, since Altavista in its early years did not own the altavista.com domain name.

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Factual error: The movie is set in June 1995, based on the calendar at Rambeau's house, but some of the movies on the shelf at Blockbuster weren't released yet, like First Knight which only opened in theaters in July 1995, and wasn't released on VHS until in December. (00:24:00)

jimba
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Factual error: The red songbook on Rambeau's piano is Cajun and Zydeco Classics, first published in 2005, ten years after this scene is supposed to have taken place. (01:20:00)

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Suggested correction: First released in 1997.

You're confusing the album (released in 1997) with the songbook (published in 2005). However, the film is set in 1995.

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Factual error: Everyone is gathered in front of Maria's computer waiting for the audio CD to load. Maria's computer is actually from the future, since it has installed not Windows 95 (beta or not) like in the internet cafe, but Windows ME or 2000 (telltale detail; the icon of the recycle bin). (01:05:45)

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Factual error: When Nick Fury types 'The Protector Initiative', that's a newer keyboard than the setting. The F11 function key has a second feature, which wasn't added until later. (01:51:15)

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Factual error: The calendar on the wall behind Fury when they are listening to the audio at Rambeau's house correctly lists the days for June 1995 (1st is a Thursday and 30th is a Friday), but the days for May and July are wrong (it shows May 1st on Sunday and last day as 30th on Tuesday, but 1st was Monday, and May has 31 days, not 30. It shows July 1st as Wednesday when it was actually Saturday, and the month of July only having 28 days). (01:05:00)

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Factual error: In her second encounter with the Supreme Intelligence, Carol's memories 'jogged' by the Earth's sojourn include a record of "Come as you are" by Nirvana. A memory that Carol couldn't possibly have, having become Vers in 1989, and with the song being part of Nirvana's ultra-famous "Nevermind" album which came out in 1991. (01:27:30)

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Suggested correction: She could have heard it since she spent a little time in 1995 in the bar and at Rambeau's house. Even in the car it could have been on the radio (then Fury turns it off). Just because we didn't see her hear it doesn't mean she didn't, there definitely was opportunity.

Yes, I heard that objection before, but the song should have some sort of meaning or relevance in a scene that is all about "the old memory" getting "jogged back", not just be something she perhaps listened to, off-screen, randomly.

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Or it was the most recent song she heard and therefore at the top of her mind.

This isn't relevant If the scene is random or not it doesn't matter. The mistake was that she couldn't have heard it, but she could have heard it.

jon snow

No, the mistake is that the song is part of a scene based on an old memory of a specific timeframe explicitly referenced as such, of which Nirvana is not a part of. The Supreme Intelligence explicitly references the 1989 memory and its cool jacket she gets to wear thanks to it, and the music, "nice touch."

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The original mistake said that she couldn't possibly have that memory. But according to the correction she could have heard it in the bar on with fury or in the Rambeaus' house. So it doesn't matter if it's random or not It's a memory she could have had.

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I am sorry if the text is unclear, but I wrote the original mistake phrasing it that way ("Carol's memories 'jogged' by the Earth's sojourn") exactly because that is what the mistake is about, those specific memories the whole scene is built upon, Dr. Lawson cosplay and all. Sure a song you just heard on the radio 5 minutes ago is technically a "memory' being in the past, but it is not what they are talking about, even complimenting the music as being a "nice touch." If an evil mastermind were to take the shape of my Grandpa who died 10 years ago and play Daft's punk "Get Lucky" as he meets me in front of the family scrapbook dressed with his favourite smoking jacket, the song would be out of place, even moreso if he remarked about it being a nice touch.

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Technically she could have "recognized" the song but maybe thought it was some new version of Killing Joke's "Eighties" which was released in 1984, since the riffs are so similar. And no I'm not serious about that.

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Factual error: After taking the motorcycle, Danvers rides to the bar and passes a blue and white open-bed Ford pickup. There are two things wrong with the truck's license plate: it is a non-commercial California plate "1TAH285" (pickups in California back then had to have commercial plates, form 1A23456, unless a special allowance was made if they always have a camper), and the plate is blue on white which was first used with plates starting with "2." A plate of form 1ABC234 starting with "1" is gold on blue. (00:38:00)

jimba
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Factual error: The Street Fighter 2 CE arcade cabin uses a flat LCD widescreen, which didn't exist at the time.

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Factual error: Check out when Vers is about to exit the train car after the Skrull is so kind to show her their new form. The man on the left of the frame is reading the September 1995 issue of Men's Health, a couple months too early considering the date of the movie. (00:32:05)

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Factual error: Chasing the Skrull who shot her from the top of the building, Vers jumps on the train. The station is marked both by the platform and by the sign shown as the train takes off, as Douglas Station. When the chase started though, Surfer Dude Skrull was parkouring on a rooftop where you could see in the vicinity the Wells Fargo bank tower from NoHo. That would have been over a 20 mile pursuit on foot. (00:29:25)

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Factual error: Vers hit Earth at night in California. Dawn comes, and the Skrulls are coming out of the surf with the sun low on the horizon. The sun rises in the east, not over the ocean.

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Suggested correction: There are west-facing bays in California.

That would still make Earth's rotation in reverse. West-facing bays always feature sunsets, not sunrises as the OP notes.

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A "West-facing bay" means the bay (body of water) faces the west. Those standing on the shore looking out into the bay would then be facing East.

Bishop73
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I'm guessing the person that submitted the correction meant to say "east-facing bays."

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Factual error: In June 1995, Vers listens to the Garbage song "I'm only happy when it rains", which was released in the second half of September (the song is presented at Pancho's so it's diegetic and part of the world, not just of the soundtrack for the audience).

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Factual error: Vers is on the 'phone' with her Kree crew from a public phone on the outside of a club with plenty of posters appropriate for the time period (Foo Fighters @The Fillmore, REM's tour for Monster, etc) but is also plastered with posters for "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness", a Smashing Pumpkins album which came out at the end of October of 1995, months later than when the movie supposedly takes place (June). (00:25:50)

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Suggested correction: The poster is a promo. Previous to the album's release.

The album was still being recorded as of August of that year.

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Continuity mistake: As Vers is about to punch the person dressed like the Skrull, a woman in a flowery pantsuit is visible in the background, behind him. Next shot and she is walking behind Vers making a rather conspicuous horrified facepalm, and coming from the wrong direction. (00:33:50)

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Trivia: The first Marvel film released after Stan Lee's death. In tribute, the usual opening ident, which has the comic book characters in the Marvel Studios logo, instead shows multiple images of Stan Lee.

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