Jon Sandys

6th Nov 2022

Lucifer (2015)

The Angel of San Bernardino - S3-E20

Other mistake: Lucifer's obsession with Bones is highlighted here when he confronts someone as a killer only to realise it's because he's an actor who played a killer in the Bones episode Intern in the Incinerator (a role Scott Rinker did play in real life). Kevin Alejandro (Dan) and Aimee Garcia (Ella) also played roles in Bones, which Lucifer never comments on. In fact so did Jeremiah Birkett (Lee Garner, "Mr. Said Out Bitch").

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22nd Oct 2022

Lucifer (2015)

A Chance At a Happy Ending - S5-E16

Other mistake: After Amenadiel's necklace pin is removed, Chloe tells lucifer to get the blade, and he picks it up with the hilt still attached. But we saw in an earlier season that without that pin to hold it all together, the hilt just falls off.

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18th Sep 2022

Riddick (2013)

Other mistake: Matthew Nable plays "Boss" Johns, the father of William J. Johns in Pitch Black, who was played by Cole Hauser. But the two actors are only a couple of years apart in age - Nable doesn't look anywhere near old enough to be Hauser's father. Would have made more sense for him to be an older brother.

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Other mistake: In the hot dog finger universe, everyone uses their feet for dexterous things, like playing the piano...but the pianos themselves are still designed exactly like our universe, at waist height where it's convenient for playing with hands, but very uncomfortable to play with your feet.

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3rd Aug 2022

Boston Legal (2004)

Angel of Death - S3-E11

Other mistake: As Denny asks "did she sleep in your room?" Alan leaves Denny's hotel room, pulling the door behind him. The swinging door catch is in the closed position, sticking out from the door frame which would prevent the door from being able to shut - the shot cuts a fraction before impact and we hear the sound of the door closing anyway.

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23rd Jun 2022

The Orville (2017)

Gently Falling Rain - S3-E4

Other mistake: This comes up in other sci-fi scenarios too - the shuttle is heading down to the planet's surface through heavy cloud cover/disturbances. Everyone acknowledges it'll be a bumpy ride, and the flight down is very fast and tense, trying to keep track of escorts, etc. But there's no need for it to be a fast entry. Their ships aren't aeroplanes which have a minimum speed and have to keep moving forwards. They could just hover and lower slowly through the clouds at a safe speed.

Jon Sandys Premium member

15th May 2022

Captain Marvel (2019)

Other mistake: The fingerprint scanner in the room where Fury and Vers are detained is inconsistent. Fury tries it, and the scanning line moves quite fast before rejecting him with a red light. Vers tries it and there isn't a scanning line at all, it just flashes red. Then when using the fingerprint lifted from his ID, there's a much slower scanning line before it flashes green and unlocks.

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19th Feb 2022

Fast Five (2011)

Other mistake: Hobbs asks to see all footage from "in and around Waterloo station." The technician is then asked to "bring up cameras 58 through 62." 5 cameras to cover the entirety of that area is laughable.

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16th Feb 2022

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Other mistake: Hobbs asks to see all footage from "in and around Waterloo station." The technician is then asked to "bring up cameras 58 through 62." 5 cameras to cover the entirety of that area is laughable.

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24th May 2021

The Marine (2006)

Other mistake: In the standoff in the bar, Robert Patrick fires about 22 rounds from his handgun, then runs outside without reloading and fires even more into the propane tank under the bar. No way his gun holds that many bullets.

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5th Apr 2021

Justified (2010)

Raw Deal - S5-E7

Other mistake: Ava previously borrowed a razor from another inmate to tidy up her unevenly-hacked hair. All well and good, except especially when seen from behind her hair has been perfectly bobbed and tapered, hardly possible doing it herself in a prison bathroom with a razor.

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3rd Apr 2021

Justified (2010)

Other mistake: After realising they can track the mother box, Batman says they have to go back to his base to use one of his satellites to track it, and they all do so. Which completely ignores the fact that Cyborg could easily access the satellite feed directly using his abilities and display it to the others on any nearby screen in Star Labs.

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Suggested correction: Just because he had many options available to him, does not mean that the option which he chose was wrong.

Other mistake: Barry comes back to his home, replaces the fuse in the fuse box, flips the handle (begs the question of why remove the fuse AND turn off the switch, but whatever), and within 2 seconds every screen in the place is lit up. Sure, a TV might come on that fast, but plenty of those screens are showing data, analysis, etc, running off computers, which would take longer than that to boot up and get everything running.

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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.

5th Sep 2020

Payback (1999)

Other mistake: When they crash head on into the gang's car before robbing them, in the brief shot inside showing the impact Mel Gibson's head whips forward as you'd expect, while his passenger's head doesn't.

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2nd May 2020

Shazam! (2019)

Other mistake: Shazam catches the bus and everyone's fine. But really, how is him catching the bus at a dead stop 6 feet off the ground any better than it hitting solid ground a fraction of a second later? He's not magically cushioning everyone on the bus.

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The Mandalore Plot - S2-E12

Other mistake: Obi-Wan Kenobi discovers the Mandalorians and gets into a fist fight with them, punching one in the face a few times, who reacts with obvious discomfort. But the one hit is wearing Mandalorian armour, famously resistant to all kinds of weaponry, and Obi-Wan is barehanded! The Mandalorian should be laughing off his attempts. Not to mention that later he surprises another armed guard in Mandalorian armour and knocks him out with two barehanded blows to the helmet.

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Suggested correction: It must be pointed out that unlike the Mandos he's fighting, Obi-Wan explicitly has supernatural powers, powers that most certainly help with things like punching out people in full armour. Seeing this as a "mistake" is kind of ridiculous in a space fantasy series.

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20th Apr 2020

Hawaii Five-0 (2010)

He puhe'e miki - S10-E20

Other mistake: The team, guns up, aimed, and ready, interrupt the meeting on the rooftop which has just ended in a shootout. Steve tells Cynthia to put the gun down or they'll have to put her down, and Junior menacingly cocks his rifle as if to emphasise the point. What, it wasn't already ready to fire? He's walked into a potential firefight with his weapon raised but it wasn't actually fireable yet?

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14th Jan 2020

Titans (2018)

Bruce Wayne - S2-E7

Other mistake: Dick shoots into the bathtub to scare information out of the guy taking a bath. Three shots splash up - trouble is from the angle he was shooting at, very shallow, those bullets would have smashed through the other side of the bath, but nothing happens.

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