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17th Sep 2021

Jurassic Park (1993)

Trivia: The "Mr. DNA" sequence was Steven Spielberg's way of condensing a lot of the book's exposition into a few minutes.

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Factual error: When the Bounty is preparing to slingshot around the sun, the sun is burning a light yellow. From space, it would be white; it only appears yellow when viewed from Earth because of how the visible color spectrum is filtered through the atmosphere.

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3rd Jun 2021

The Simpsons (1989)

The Homer of Seville - S19-E2

Character mistake: Before their first performance, the director of "La Boheme" wishes Homer good luck. To anyone in professional theatre, doing so is the cardinal sin of theatrical superstition and is never done; the appropriate phrase is "break a leg."

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20th Feb 2021

The Simpsons (1989)

Character mistake: Characters refer to the Dallas and the Red October as "ships," but anyone stationed aboard a submarine would know to call it a "boat."

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24th Jul 2020

The Wicker Man (1973)

Trivia: Edward Woodward saw the Wicker Man structure for the first time on the day the climax was shot, so his cry "Oh, God. Oh, Jesus Christ" is part him acting and part his own genuine reaction.

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20th Jul 2020

Captain Marvel (2019)

Carol Danvers: Did you have a rough day, Agent Fury?
Nick Fury: It was cool, you know? Had a space invasion, big car chase. Got to watch an alien autopsy. Typical 9-to-5.
Carol Danvers: So you saw one?
Nick Fury: I was never one to believe in aliens, but I can't unsee that.

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Trivia: Voice recording sessions were all done ensemble, with the cast together in the same room. In order to generate the manic energy required to play the Joker, Mark Hamill was the only actor permitted to perform his lines standing up.

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10th Jul 2020

Fruitvale Station (2013)

Factual error: When Oscar's mother visits him in prison on New Year's in 2007, a mention is made of him having taken his daughter to see "WALL-E", which wasn't released until the summer of 2008.

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26th Apr 2020

Batwoman (2019)

Off with Her Head - S1-E15

Stupidity: When Kate gives August Cartwright a drink of water, there's no reason for her to set the glass down where she does other than to set up what follows, when August breaks free from his restraints and uses it to attempt suicide.

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13th Mar 2020

Supergirl (2015)

Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part One - S5-E9

Trivia: One question Marv Wolfman continues to get asked at fan conventions is why he killed Kara off in the "Crisis" comics. With so many characters established as having survived Krypton's destruction - including Clark, Kara, Krypto the Superdog, criminals banished to the Phantom Zone, and the bottled Kandor - his goal was to make Superman unique as the planet's sole survivor; killing Kara gave him the creative freedom to return Clark to his origin as the Last Son of Krypton.

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12th Mar 2020

Smallville (2001)

Hothead - S1-E3

Trivia: The 9/11 attacks occurred during production. As all planes were grounded, Annette O'Toole had Michael McKean drive her to and from Vancouver; during those car trips, they wrote the songs which later appeared in A Mighty Wind. They later earned a Best Original Song Oscar nomination for "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow."

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20th Jan 2020

Aladdin (2019)

3rd Jan 2020

Joker (2019)

Police Officer: The whole city's on fire 'cause of you.
Arthur Fleck: I know. Isn't it beautiful?

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Trivia: Carrie Fisher's appearance is made up of unused scenes from The Force Awakens, with the writers and editors coming up with clever ways to re-purpose them. Clearly with some CGI assistance at times.

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