Jon Sandys

Revealing mistake: As the T-Rex rages through the street, some cars crash, and one reversing car dramatically flips. Two problems though - firstly, it's reversing quickly enough to mean it must have travelled past the dinosaur to build up that much speed, so the driver would have just driven forwards away from the T-Rex instead. Plus there's nothing which would realistically be in the road to make the car flip over like that, it's just a street with cars stopped on it.

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Revealing mistake: The woman who screams and reverses away from the T-Rex while staring at it is suddenly replaced by a male stunt driver looking over his shoulder in the shot from the side.

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The Gang Gets Held Hostage - S3-E4

Trivia: When Frank pulls out the gun on the roof, he says "Yippee-ki-yay Mr. Falcon", a nod to Die Hard 2, the TV version of which infamously had the word "motherfucker" badly dubbed over with "Mr. Falcon."

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The Gang Gets Invincible - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: At the start Charlie's fairly clean-shaven, then when they all sit in the park after agreeing to get some fresh air, he's got his usual beard / heavy stubble.

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12th Feb 2021

WandaVision (2021)

All-New Halloween Spooktacular! - S1-E6

Trivia: When Pietro says he'll help the twins maximise their candy acquisition, one twin says "Kick-ass!" and Wanda repeats to herself "kick-ass." She sounds almost confused, but might merely be disapproving of the language, either way this is either a nod to, or who knows, maybe even may connect in-universe to the fact that both Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who played Pietro in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Evan Peters, who plays Pietro in WandaVision and the recent X-Men films, both starred in Kick-Ass.

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12th Feb 2021

WandaVision (2021)

All-New Halloween Spooktacular! - S1-E6

Trivia: Pietro makes various hellish references which tie into fan theories that what's going on in Wandavision is the work of a demon, quite possibly Mephisto: "Unleash hell, demon-spawn" and "damn it, if Westview New Jersey isn't charming as hell."

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11th Feb 2021

Leverage (2008)

The Rundown Job - S5-E10

Character mistake: Upon finding the Spanish flu virus missing, Hardison freaks out about it killing 50m people 100 years ago, saying it would be even more deadly today due to the higher population. There's no reason to think so - the death toll in 1918 was massively exacerbated by the aftermath of WWI. Not to mention today we have vaccines, plus most deaths then were actually caused by bacterial pneumonia, which today is easily treated with antibiotics.

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5th Feb 2021

WandaVision (2021)

On a Very Special Episode... - S1-E5

Question: The intro sequence for this episode seems most closely based on Growing Pains, with a dash of Family Ties, but the painting being coloured in really reminds me of something else, I assume another TV show, but can't place it. Any inspiration?

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Chosen answer: The living painting is taken straight from the Family Ties intro.

BaconIsMyBFF

Ah, that makes sense - I first saw this one on Youtube, which at a guess was the first season or an early version? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPRdtO6UKD0. But yeah, this is exactly right: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip1szfz9nZ8.

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Answer: I noticed that too and although I can't think of any sitcom starting like that it does remind me strongly of Bob Ross "The Joy of Painting" intro, which was from the 80's as well.

lionhead

3rd Feb 2021

Leverage (2008)

The Hot Potato Job - S4-E5

Plot hole: Parker gains access to the external room using a valid security card, they figure out the CEO's passcode which opens the burn room door...and yet the room inside is still protected by a swarm of lasers. Was the CEO supposed to dance through the laser sensors like Parker does every time he goes in?

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3rd Feb 2021

Leverage (2008)

The San Lorenzo Job - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: When Sophie is "shot", the two gunmen duck down immediately. When we see the flashback later, neither of them duck. One gunman walks away, while the other is revealed to be Elliot, who looks down over the barrier at the crowd for a beat before leaving.

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That Hope Is You, Part 2 - S3-E13

Question: At the very end of the episode, why does the Discovery warp instead of using the spore drive? Dilithium is still in short supply, everyone's desperate for it, seems daft to warp places which takes time, rather than jumping directly from place to place.

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Chosen answer: Discovery had plenty of dilithium from before the Burn, and the implication seems to be that the dilithium planet in the Verubin Nebula has essentially ended the galaxy's shortage, although it will take time to mine and distribute it. That said, I suspect the reason Discovery warps at this point is to test out its new warp drive system, replacing the warp core which was ejected inside the Viridian.

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Continuity mistake: Alice is in the shower and draws her gun from the holster on the pole. She takes a couple of steps forwards, camera cuts, and she's suddenly much further forwards.

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29th Dec 2020

Common mistakes

Deliberate mistake: You don't automatically get "one phone call" when you're arrested in the USA. Depends on the state, for a start. You're always entitled to access to a lawyer regardless, but not always making the call yourself. If you make a call with no-one answering, you've not "wasted" your call either. Plenty of states allow multiple calls, within reason. It's a plot device, not based in reality.

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Trivia: Panning around Diana's apartment, the camera briefly lingers on a photo of her with an elderly lady, with no elaboration of its significance. But look closely and you'll realise the woman in the photo is Etta from the first movie, again played by Lucy Davis, just made up to look 67 years older.

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26th Dec 2020

300 (2006)

Question: The Spartans come across a village destroyed by Persians, and not long afterwards they arrive at the Hot Gates where they see the Persian army arriving by sea. Granted I wasn't paying full attention, what's going on with the geography?

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Chosen answer: The village was destroyed by a Persian scouting party. The emissary talking to the Spartans at the Phocian wall told Dienekes that the hills were swarming with scouts. It would make sense that they had a large party going ahead of the partial army on the ships.

LorgSkyegon

18th Dec 2020

The Mandalorian (2019)

Chapter 16: The Rescue - S2-E8

Other mistake: The highly advanced and powerful Dark Troopers, when faced with a closed blast door, punch it repeatedly with their fists rather than simply prying the two doors apart. Even having dented it slightly, they don't wedge their hands into the cracks to open it, they just keep slowly denting it...more.

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Suggested correction: The reason why the Dark Troopers didn't wedge their hands through the door was because during that time the door was already closed shut when they arrived at the bay door. If you watch at the beginning where Mando was trying to close the door before the Dark Troopers and exit their station but as Mando was closing the door the door wasn't fully closed but it was closing, so a Dark Trooper used its hand to open the door while the door was closing. If the door was closed then they would have punched their way through. And as you can see if you watch one dark trooper escaped but the others had to punch their way though.

Not my point. They manage to dent the door easily enough. So when faced with a closed door they could have made a dent, then put their hands into that crack to pull the sides apart. But they don't, they just keep slowly hammering it. They weren't punching through, just denting it, pointlessly.

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The first Dark Trooper also punches the Mandalorian's helmet repeatedly instead of any other fighting move, and the Dark Troopers try to punch their way through the blast doors on the cruiser's bridge instead of cutting, tearing or shooting their way in. It seems their programming is limited in this way. This is still a mistake but it becomes a deliberate mistake or a character mistake.

12th Dec 2020

Sherlock (2010)

The Hounds of Baskerville - S2-E2

Sherlock: I never did ask, Dr. Frankland, what exactly is it that you do here?
Dr. Frankland: Ah, Mr. Holmes, I would LOVE to tell you, but then, of course, I'd have to kill you. [Chuckles].
Sherlock: That would be tremendously ambitious of you.

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11th Dec 2020

The Wolverine (2013)

Stupidity: Wolverine gets slowed down by all the arrows with ropes attached...but at no point does he just slash the ropes and keep running at full speed.

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Question: Why did Will and "Emily" get divorced? Is the only hint her comment about "feeling lost when it comes to relationships", implying she wasn't very good at them?

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Trivia: The number Emily gives Will is 212-664-7665. Unlike the usual fake "555" number often used in movies, this is a real number that's also used in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and The Adjustment Bureau. Universal Studios acquired it precisely to save having to use a fake number in their films.

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