Jon Sandys

21st May 2019

Agents of SHIELD (2013)

Window of Opportunity - S6-E2

Other mistake: The module on the alien spacecraft Fitz repairs, most visible when he says "OK we're done, we're done" is just a standard PC motherboard, which also has no connections to anything else - it's just glued to the metal panel he's holding.

Jon Sandys Premium member

20th May 2019

Game of Thrones (2011)

20th May 2019

Game of Thrones (2011)

Game of Thrones mistake picture

The Iron Throne - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When Daenerys dies, in the close up her head is parallel to the ground, looking up at Jon. Cut to a wide shot and her head's hanging much further backwards, plus her eyes are suddenly closed.

Jon Sandys Premium member

18th May 2019

Supergirl (2015)

Red Dawn - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: During the fight between Supergirl and her clone, the clone blasts Supergirl with her purple lightning power, which causes a small explosion and also somehow turns the sky from bright dusk to nighttime.

Jon Sandys Premium member

15th May 2019

Speed (1994)

Trivia: Joss Whedon rewrote most of the dialogue, uncredited. He changed Alan Ruck to be more sympathetic. He wasn't a fan of "pop quiz, hotshot", which Keanu Reeves came up with, feeling it didn't fit with the character, but was overruled.

Jon Sandys Premium member

15th May 2019

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Factual error: New Asgard is in Tonsberg, Norway, but was filmed in Scotland. The truck Hulk and Rocket use to get there has a UK licence plate (SW61 5PN), whereas Norwegian plates use two letters followed by 4 or 5 numbers. Plus the pizza boxes in Thor's house have a phone number in UK format (01632 960776) not Norwegian. In fact, the 01632 area code is specifically designated for fictional use in the UK. Norwegian telephone numbers use fewer digits. (00:48:50)

Jon Sandys Premium member

15th May 2019

Veep (2012)

Veep - S7-E7

Trivia: In the very first episode, Mike wonders about a major story pushing their latest gaffe out of the news cycle: "What if Tom Hanks dies? I'm not wishing that. I'm saying anything could happen: Tom Hanks could die." In this episode, as part of the flash forward to Selina's funeral, Mike, now a news presenter, cuts away from coverage of the event to announce Tom Hanks' death, pushing Selina's story off the air.

Jon Sandys Premium member

13th May 2019

Downton Abbey (2010)

10th May 2019

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Avengers: Endgame trivia picture

Trivia: When Endgame beat Titanic's box office record, James Cameron sent a congratulatory message to Kevin Feige and Marvel on dethroning his film.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Trivia: Quentin Beck says our earth is "dimension 616." In the comics, Earth-616 is the "main" dimension the majority of Marvel comics are set in.

Jon Sandys Premium member

6th May 2019

Game of Thrones (2011)

A Golden Crown - S1-E6

Trivia: The horse heart that Daenerys eats was actually made of gelatin, and genuinely tasted dreadful - her physical revulsion at eating it is real. It had dyed pasta to simulate veins, and was injected with fake sugary blood, which attracted flies. The blood was so sticky and ended up covering Emilia Clarke to such an extent that after filming it glued her to the toilet seat.

Jon Sandys Premium member

6th May 2019

Veep (2012)

Oslo - S7-E6

Audio problem: As the governor walks into the office, he says "you think you're hot shit?" and in a shot from slightly behind him we can see a clear profile of him, and his mouth isn't moving.

Jon Sandys Premium member

6th May 2019

Game of Thrones (2011)

The Last Of The Starks - S8-E4

Other mistake: The dragon is shot down by three giant arrows, and everyone looks shocked, with no idea where the attack came from, even Daenerys, who's flying high alongside it. Then the enemy fleet rounds a small outcrop, revealing themselves as the attackers, but given her height she would have seen them a mile off and steered well clear.

Jon Sandys Premium member

6th May 2019

The Transporter (2002)

Stupidity: At the start, when the bank robbers pile into the car, Frank flips a switch and the licence plate changes...out in full view of the public. Given how well-prepared Frank is demonstrated to be, that's absolutely something he would have done in private, before arriving at the bank.

Jon Sandys Premium member

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Suggested correction: The plate is changed after the robbery for a reason. By allowing plate A to be seen during the robbery the information will be relayed to the police that a car with registration plate A is involved. Swapping to plate B after the robbery ensures that police will see plate B and know that the car is not involved.

Ssiscool Premium member

But the point is he drives up to the bank with plate A on display. The robbers pile in and he switches to plate B. So any witnesses have seen both plates (plus the fact that the car switched plates, doubly suspicious). Whereas if he'd switched to plate B while out of view in the car park, he'd still have a "clean" plate to use.

Trivia: Spoilers! Tony Stark's line at the end "And I am Iron Man" wasn't in the script, in fact it wasn't even originally filmed, he just snapped his fingers. When editing the final battle together, the directors realised something was missing, and editor Jeff Ford suggested bringing his arc full circle with that line. They filmed it as part of reshoots, only a few months before the movie was released.

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Trivia: When Steve is watching Peggy through the glass, she mentions that Braddock "hasn't checked in." This is likely a reference to Brian Braddock, known as Captain Britain in Marvel comics. No confirmation that he'll be appearing any time soon - might just be an Easter egg for the fans - but Kevin Feige has mentioned discussions relating to him and the MCU before.

Jon Sandys Premium member

30th Apr 2019

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Question: Spoiler! Given Gamora is brought to 2019 from 2014 with no ill effects, presumably just spinning off a new timeline with no Gamora in it (or Thanos for that matter, making that new timeline pretty peaceful), why can't the Avengers just go and "retrieve" alternate-timeline versions of the other people they've lost? They don't seem too worried about the timelines that have branched off due to their actions, eg. Cap going back in time (a whole other issue), Loki stealing the Tesseract, etc. They could hop back to a day earlier and basically get their friends back.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Answer: They actually do have some concern for the alternate/branched off timelines - that's the whole reason Hulk proposes returning the stones (after they're done with them) to the point they were stolen from, so that those branched off timelines won't be royally screwed with a stone (or 2) missing from their timeline (i.e. The Ancient One telling Hulk that the sorcerers need the stone in order to combat the forces of darkness). Granted, some of the changes they've made they can't do much about - not without spending more time and further interfering (Loki escaping with the Tesseract in the alternate 2012 timeline, or the alternate 2014 timeline's Thanos and co. Traveling to main-timeline 2023 - leaving alt-2014 without a Thanos, which as you say, may not be too bad). With all that in mind, I think they would be hesitant to 'steal' their friends from the past because think about what they were doing just a few days ago... trying to figure out how to unsnap the 50% of the universe that Thanos dusted. If they take their friends, who were pretty integral to figuring out how to/and carrying out the undoing of that, they would be dooming that new alternate 2023 timeline to failure in their endeavors.

Since Thanos coming from the past didn't change 2023, I don't think taking their friends from the past would change anything either. They are constantly creating new time lines/universes. However, the only people they lost were Black Widow and Vision, and Hulk tried to bring Black Widow back and failed with the stones whilst Vision lived on the mind stone, which is gone (brought back to it's own timeline). So bringing those 2 back isn't going to be happening. Who else did they lose?

lionhead

Chosen answer: There's really no reason that they couldn't. Probably an oversight by the writers. I think an easy fix could maybe have been the Ancient One or Doctor Strange warning the heroes that continually altering the space-time continuum could potentially lead to paradoxes that threaten the existence of the multiverse and it's better to just let sleeping dogs lie. It would have been somewhat of a cop-out, but it would have at least addressed it.

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: That would be kidnapping. Also, you would be killing someone else who would need to take their spot. Either way someone dies. Are you going to keep going back and saving a fallen comrade?

DetectiveGadget85

Not kidnapping if they agree to it.

Because of their imminent death in their own timeline. If they get told they're going to die if they stay, but hop over to our timeline where they can still do some good, that may well persuade people. And yes it makes their timeline more uncertain, it's not guaranteed they'd choose to leave, but they may well be willing to. Regardless, "kidnapping" is a stretch.

Gamora - she's not going to die in her own timeline. Her timeline's Thanos is dead. He's not going to be there to throw her off the cliff. Black Widow - you have to explain to her that her being alive can kill countless others. If you remove her from anytime line she doesn't do the good that she has in the last Avengers movies and as a Shield agent or Hawkeye (or another Avenger) has to take her place for the soul stone. That's counter to her sacrifice. Vision - You remove him, you remove the mind stone from that timeline. Which isn't good. If you remove them from their timeline without telling them all of this, yes that would amount to kidnapping.

DetectiveGadget85

30th Apr 2019

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Trivia: One of the time-travel movies referenced by Ant-Man is "Hot Tub Time Machine", which featured Sebastian Stan, who plays Bucky in the MCU. In fact several of the films or franchises mentioned during the scene feature MCU stars. "Star Trek" had Chris Hemsworth in a small role in the 2009 film (If Inhumans still counts as MCU, then Anson Mount has been on Star Trek Discovery). Scott mentions 'Die Hard, ' which had Samuel L. Jackson in the third film. Interestingly, they don't mention Doctor Who, which has featured myriad MCU actors over the years, including Karen Gillan (Nebula), Christopher Eccleston (Malaketh the Dark Elf), and David Tenant (The Purple Man).

Jon Sandys Premium member

30th Apr 2019

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Trivia: "New Asgard" is based in Tonsberg, Norway, but the filming location is in Scotland. As nods to that, the beer Thor's drinking is a Scottish brand and there's a bottle of Irn Bru on the windowsill.

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