Matty Blast

6th Apr 2017

Phone Booth (2002)

Question: Are we to assume that it was the mysterious caller who double-crossed the pizza delivery man and slit his throat?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: Yes. He'd paid for the pizza, so the pizza man would either have seen his face or accepted his credit card. Either way, he's a loose end that has to go.

Captain Defenestrator

12th Dec 2013

Sliders (1995)

Time Again And World - S2-E6

Question: How was the title of this episode written? It makes no sense; is it a play on words or something?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: It is basically in reference to the fact that when they arrived, everything that was happening happened when they were leaving the last world. So it was basically time again means it is the same thing and world means similar world.

lartaker1975

Other mistake: The television news report about the battle between Captain Boomerang and Citizen Cold has a message scrolling across the bottom. The problem is that the words are moving from left to right, which forces the viewer to read the message backwards.

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Matty Blast

Parallels - S7-E11

Question: Whenever I see this episode rerun, they leave out the scene where Picard suddenly appears at Worf's surprise party. This is a somewhat crucial scene, in my opinion, because it is one of the first clues (other than the cake switching flavors) that something isn't quite right. Why is this scene no longer shown? Is it simply due to the desire for more advertising time? Are other episodes cut like this?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: The most common reason rerun TV series are edited is to allow for more advertising time. They can also speed up the show's running time, which is unnoticeable but gives more seconds to be sold to advertisers. Cable TV channels are allowed to have more advertising than network TV channels, and they do whatever they can to increase revenue. It does result in episodes often being choppy and the story line a bit confusing. Now channels are also overlapping the end of one show while showing the start of another one by using a split screen, giving them even more time to sell to advertisers.

raywest

9th Nov 2013

Sliders (1995)

Pilot (1) - S1-E1

Other mistake: Quinn is watching the video of the basketball returning from the vortex. The video shows him catching the basketball, then we see a shot of Quinn pressing the fast-forward button until he shows the basketball to the camera and says "and the crowd goes crazy!" The problem is that even though he pressed only the fast-forward button, the video fast-forwards from a point before the basketball came out of the vortex, which is impossible since Quinn never rewound the tape.

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Matty Blast

9th Nov 2013

Sliders (1995)

Pilot (1) - S1-E1

Other mistake: Quinn's alarm clock turns on, then about 8 seconds later we see the time change from 7:59 to 8:00. All clock radios turn on when the time changes, or possibly fade in slowly a few minutes before the alarm time, not a few seconds before.

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Matty Blast

9th Nov 2013

Sliders (1995)

Last Days - S1-E4

Factual error: The light and the noise from the explosion are in sync to the observers on earth. However, as anyone who has been to a fireworks display can tell you, sound travels much slower than light. In fact, as far away as the explosion was, it's questionable whether any noticeable sound would reach earth at all. Even if it did, it would be heard long after the light is seen.

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Matty Blast

9th Nov 2013

Sliders (1995)

Last Days - S1-E4

Factual error: When the missile intersects with the asteroid, and nothing happens right away, Arturo mentions to Bennish that light travels at over 186,000 miles per second, implying that the light from the explosion will take a moment to become visible. The problem is that by the time the missile is about to hit the asteroid, the light from the missile itself will have just as much lag time as the asteroid's explosion. The explosion should therefore have appeared immediately upon seeing the missile hit the asteroid.

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Matty Blast

4th Nov 2013

Sliders (1995)

Dragonslide - S3-E7

Plot hole: Quinn once again meets the alt-Quinn that he met in the pilot episode. Alt-Quinn tells our Quinn that he remembers solving the final part of the equation on his chalkboard. The problem is, there are many...possibly an infinite number of Quinn doubles in the multiverse. How could alt-Quinn have possibly known he was talking to our Quinn?

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Matty Blast

4th Nov 2013

Sliders (1995)

Pilot (1) - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: The doorway inside Quinn's house on ice-world is lined with snow-covered icicles. Watch as Arturo walks through this doorway; he bumps into the icicles and you can see that it is just a bunch of cotton.

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Matty Blast

4th Nov 2013

Sliders (1995)

Gillian Of The Spirits - S2-E3

Plot hole: Quinn is unable to touch anything or anyone, yet he is somehow able to sit in a taxi cab. Why doesn't he fall through the car seat?

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Matty Blast

21st Oct 2013

Sliders (1995)

Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome - S2-E8

Plot hole: Since Quinn's double built a sliding system in his basement, our sliders could have used it to reset the timer and go home, just like they intended to do in the episode "Eggheads."

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Matty Blast

21st Oct 2013

Sliders (1995)

Eggheads - S1-E7

Question: What is the specific legal reason why "Nikke" and "Weeties" had to be misspelled, yet the spelling and logo for The Gap is unaltered?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: It's just like any product placement in TV or film; the Gap probably granted permission as well as paid for their logo to be featured whereas Nike and Wheaties (General Mills) did not.

zendaddy621

17th Oct 2013

Sliders (1995)

Pilot (1) - S1-E1

Question: Does the beginning of the pilot episode take place on our earth? Or is it left for us to wonder?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: It's never said, so the implication is that yes, the one our crew starts from is our Earth.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: Reverse Flash has time-travelled numerous times in the comic books, and in the movie Flash even mentions to Batman that he can travel through time. Yet apparently when Reverse Flash time-travels, there are virtually no other changes to history except for what he wanted to happen (e.g., murder Iris, etc.). Is it ever mentioned in the comics that Reverse Flash has a greater level of mastery over time-travel, whereby he can do it without causing a "time-boom" and completely altering history?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: In the comics it is explained there are points in time that can not be changed, "solidified time", while other points are fluid and can be changed without any consequences. Thawne does not have any more mastery over time then Barry does, but understands it far better.

MasterOfAll

Question: How is it possible for Reverse Flash to be aware that the timeline has changed? Furthermore, how does he know the exact details of when and how it changed as well?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: In the comic book this is based on, Reverse Flash was outside of time when the change occurred. He was aware of the exact detail because he was the one who murdered The Flash's mother. He was the one Barry stopped.

MasterOfAll

25th Jan 2008

Deja Vu (2006)

Question: In the bonus feature extended scenes look carefully at the beginning of the movie and you'll see someone watching the explosion while wearing the goggle-rig. Can anyone explain why?

Matty Blast

Question: What is the English translation of the Japanese song playing while Takashi is finishing the tricycle race?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: It's the song "Daisy Bell" by Harry Dacre.

Grumpy Scot

15th Jun 2007

Rocky Balboa (2006)

Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the HBO broadcast, some brief clips of Mason "The Line" Dixon in action are shown. Look closely at one clip where he's wearing white trunks, and you'll see "TARVER" written across the front in big black letters, revealing, of course, that it's a real-life clip of boxer/actor Antonio Tarver.

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Matty Blast

7th Jun 2007

Rocky Balboa (2006)

Trivia: The actor who plays Spider Rico is indeed the same actor who played him in the 1976 original film (Pedro Lovell).

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Matty Blast

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