Jon Sandys

15th Mar 2021

Superman and Lois (2021)

The Perks of Not Being a Wallflower - S1-E3

Stupidity: Superman finally smashes the weirdly strong bad guy through a wall, then goes to Lois, says "he's gone", and whisks Sarah to hospital. But he has no idea if the bad guy is "gone" or not - they've just had an epic fight, he has some sort of super strength / resilience, and for all Superman knows he'll come around in 10 seconds and finish the job of murdering Lois.

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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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12th Feb 2021

WandaVision (2021)

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)

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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28th Dec 2020

Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

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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