Batwoman

The Rabbit Hole - S1-E2

Factual error: Alice and Kate's little reunion underwater is disrupted by policemen that fire at them, and one of the shots reaches the transport truck, ignites it and makes it explode. The scene is baffling; forgetting the complete disregard for fellow policemen in the vehicle, how would bullets have enough strength to penetrate into an armored truck deep underwater, reach a critical weak point from that angle (the truck is upright, they should be barely get to shoot the roof of it) and still underwater cause inside the completely immersed vehicle a spark that would ignite fuel and make the whole truck explode? (00:31:45)

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How Queer Everything Is Today! - S1-E10

Factual error: Kate fires a grappling hook into the back of the runaway train - it punctures the thin back door easily. She then fires another one backwards which hooks against one of the sleepers on the tracks. The slack gets taken up...and the train jolts to a dead stop as the hooks bite, (with everyone just wobbling on their feet somehow). No way on earth that's possible - the back door would have been torn off/open like a tin can and/or the sleeper would have been yanked out out of the ground, and the train would have ploughed into the station at full speed. Not to mention the fact that only after the train stops does the sleeper apparently give up the ghost and break. The magical supermetal of the train door is somehow still intact.

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Down Down Down - S1-E3

Factual error: The villain drops the elevator full of waiters and catering staff; the display gives him no indication of whoever is in each elevator, but we can maybe assume it was a staff-only elevator and he knew it (it surely had no markings to indicate it). When Kate reaches the ground floor, everyone inside that elevator is lying unconscious in the corridor. I could understand if the survivors crawled there, but everyone is simply KO meters away from the elevator as if the impact happened there and not in the elevator shaft with a devastating buildup that had to be vertical and contained for obvious reasons. (00:29:30)

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More mistakes in Batwoman

Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two - S1-E9

Trivia: The version of Batman played by famous Bat-voice Kevin Conroy is a darker version of that from the graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns. The line "the world only makes sense when you force it to" is a version of a line from that comic (also used in Batman V Superman), also "Clark always said yes to anything with a badge or a flag." There are also elements from Batman Beyond, which first aired in 1999 (hence Earth-99), in which Conroy voiced an older Bruce Wayne mentoring a new Batman. The whole scene is full of nods to other versions - describing Kryptonite as "a little souvenir from the old hometown" is a Lex Luthor line from the original Superman movie, and him describing Superman as "strange visitor from another planet, with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men" comes from Superman serials from the 40s and 50s.

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A Mad Tea-Party - S1-E8

Trivia: While it's not explicitly stated, the Superman from another earth played by Brandon Routh is the one from Superman Returns (and by extension that from the original Superman movies). Aside from the obvious factor of the same actor, he name checks his son Jason, which is what his son with Lois was called in that movie too. His reference to fighting himself relates to Superman 3.

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The Rabbit Hole - S1-E2

Question: In flashbacks, Dougray Scott looks noticeably younger than present-day scenes. Is he digitally de-aged, or is it just makeup and soft focus? Or indeed is he just made a bit older and more "grizzled" in the present day scenes?

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