DaveJB

8th Jan 2005

Doctor Who (1963)

Full Circle - S18-E3

Corrected entry: Romana gives the TARDIS's weight as five million kilograms in the planet's gravity. This is totally inconsistent with the TARDIS's weight in the rest of the series - for instance, in the third Doctor's time, a few soldiers were enough to lift it. And it can't be because of the planet having high gravity, as the Doctor and Romana would have been killed and K-9 crushed whenever they went outside the TARDIS.

DaveJB

Correction: There is no mistake. The outside has always weighed less than the inside, just like the outside is always smaller than the inside. Its outside weight is dependent on its chameleon camouflage, but in this episode they're talking about the interior weight. There have been episodes where people were unable to pull it if the chains were on inside, and in the episode Castrovalva, the weight of the TARDIS is much greater than 5 million kg. If that immense weight was always the case, it would crash through the floor of many locations where it materialised.

Bishop73

Referring to the new series, in the Twelfth Doctor episode "Flatline", the Doctor outright says that if he landed the TARDIS on Earth at its full weight it would crack the planet's crust.

Episode 2 - S1-E2

Corrected entry: When Arthur and Ford get flushed out of the Vogon ship, the airlock's exterior hatch changes from a sliding design (as seen inside the airlock) to a hinged design.

DaveJB

Correction: Actually, it would make quite a bit of sense that there are two doors. If one develops a leak, the other can still keep the air in.

Corrected entry: When Benny shoots Grandpa's corpse in the stomach, a large amount of blood comes out, even though Grandpa has obviously been dead for years (and is even stuffed with sawdust). Okay, they give the corpse a cup of blood every now and again, but the blood would be too clotted for such a large amount to exist in its stomach by then, and wouldn't the sawdust soak it up anyway? (01:06:15)

DaveJB

Correction: It's actually the mother that's being shot - the problem is that the scene is edited together in a confusing way, which makes it look like the blood's coming out of the grandfather. It may be sloppy film-making, but it's not really a mistake.

2nd Nov 2004

Yes, Minister (1980)

The Compassionate Society - S2-E1

Corrected entry: At the start, Hacker's driver says that the hospital has 500 administrators. Just afterwards, Bernard tells Hacker that the correct figure is 340. Then for the rest of the episode, the figure goes back to 500.

DaveJB

Correction: Wrong. Bernard tells Hacker there are 342 *administrators*, and adds that there are a further 170 *ancillary staff*. That adds up to 512, which rounds down to 500. Whenever anyone refers to the staff for the rest of the episode they simply refer to the *workers*, meaning the total staff.

23rd Jun 2005

Doctor Who (1963)

Inferno - S7-E4

Corrected entry: When he meets the Doctor for the first time, the Alternate version of Stahlmann refers to Lethbridge-Stewart as "Brigadier", even though his rank in this universe is "Brigade Leader".

DaveJB

Correction: Stahlman mumbles the line somewhat, but he's definitely saying "Brigade Leader."

Conundrum - S5-E14

Corrected entry: The databank refers to Troi's father as "Alex Troi," but in "The Child" and later in "Dark Page" her father's name was Ian Troi.

DaveJB

Correction: MacDuff had to alter the computer files in order to insert himself, demote Riker and add the information about the "Lysian War." It's possible that he ended up messing up some other files while he was at it, and no-one would have noticed anything wrong because their memories had been wiped.

Corrected entry: Taylor states that a nuclear bomb with a Cobalt casing, when detonated, would result in Earth's atmosphere being destroyed. In reality, a Cobalt-cased nuclear bomb wouldn't be any more powerful than a normal one; the only difference would be that the fallout radiation would remain lethal for several decades, rather than a few months.

DaveJB

Correction: The bomb he is referring to is a cobalt chloride bomb, sometimes called a 'cobalt salt' bomb. There is no theoretical limit on their size, and a sufficiently large one would make the Earth's entire atmosphere radioactive for 94,000 years. Effectively the air that we breathe would be a deadly poison. If that isn't 'destroying the atmosphere' I don't know what is.

25th Dec 2004

Doctor Who (1963)

Planet of the Spiders - S11-E5

Corrected entry: Neither the humans nor Spiders use the word "Spider", instead referring to them as "Eight-Legs". But when the colonists go off to attack the Spider lair, you can hear some of the extras shouting "Death to the Spiders" instead of "Death to the Eight-Legs".

DaveJB

Correction: That's the entire point of the scene. They are rebelling against the spiders and using the forbidden word as an act of defiance.

4th Nov 2005

Red Dwarf (1988)

Show generally

Corrected entry: Throughout the whole show, Kryten alternates between obeying Rimmer because he outranks Lister, and obeying Lister because he's a human whereas Rimmer is a hologram.

DaveJB

Correction: We don't know exactly what protocols he's forced to obey. It may just be in certain situations (Kryten seems to side with Lister a lot more when it's "Life or death", perhaps with a Hologram's decisions would be biased, since they're already dead) that he's programmed to do this. Also, considering that it was Lister who repaired him at the start of series three (and has repaired him again at least once since), there are likely to be one or two faults in him.

Gary O'Reilly

Episode 1 - S1-E1

Corrected entry: How come all the people of Earth can correctly understand what the Vogon Captain is saying, while Arthur needs to put a Babelfish in his ear to understand it?

DaveJB

Correction: There is probably some sort of translator mechanism in the Vogon's PA system.

Xofer

6th Jul 2004

The Simpsons (1989)

Krusty Gets Busted - S1-E12

Corrected entry: During the trial, the prosecutor shows the court several betting slips that Krusty's used. Right before this, Krusty revealed he couldn't read or write - how would Krusty have known what to write on the slips?

DaveJB

Correction: The betting slips could simply be the records that the betting agency took down of Krusty when he bet on events (e.g. In Lisa the Greek Krusty phones in his bet to Moe on the football and tells him to record a bet for Sideshow Mel).

Lummie Premium member

7th Dec 2004

Yes, Minister (1980)

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the Christmas Special "Party Games", when we see the stack of newspapers near the end of the episode, "The Guardian" is misspelled as "The Gaurdian".

DaveJB

Correction: The Guardian is well known for typos (being referred to by Private Eye as the Grauniad). This was a joke.

6th Jun 2004

Mad Max 2 (1981)

Corrected entry: The introduction states that Max's wife and child were killed by Toecutter's gang. His wife was crippled, but she survived the attack.

DaveJB

Correction: While the wife was not killed on the highway, the scene at the hospital indicates that the injuries she suffered were so severe that she would not have lived for long.

Corrected entry: In the Special Edition, when the first of Jabba's henchmen is thrown into the Sarlacc pit, the Sarlacc has reverted to its original design (without the beak). Then when the next one gets thrown in, the beak has returned. Later on, when it burps after eating Boba Fett, the beak has vanished again.

DaveJB

Correction: The Sarlacc is probably able to make the beak retract into the pit whenever it wants to.

13th Nov 2004

Bottom (1991)

Accident - S1-E6

Corrected entry: Just before Richie breaks his leg, Eddie puts the drinks on the table in a big box. After they return from hospital, the drinks have been prepared for the party. Since Eddie went to the hospital with Richie, who prepared them?

DaveJB

Correction: Eddie no doubt prepared them while they were waiting for the ambulance to arrive. He wouldn't have been too worried about Richie's wellbeing, after all.

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