hifijohn

Correction: Old dynamite, as mentioned in the episode, can be highly unstable and unpredictable.

Senex

15th Feb 2019

The Twilight Zone (1959)

Correction: The aliens are deliberately confusing the residents by causing random things to happen. One house has power while the others don't, etc. This is in line with their plan.

Where is Everybody? - S1-E1

Corrected entry: Ferris was locked up in the box for 484 hours which, according to the show, was the equivalent of going to the moon and 10 orbits and then back to earth, many times the actual time it would take.

hifijohn

Correction: He says "several orbits", not 10. But we don't know the technology of their orbiters, so we don't know how long a trip to the moon would take them (since in 1959 the US hadn't sent a man into space yet, they were using future, fictional, technology).

Bishop73

6th Jan 2019

Star Trek (1966)

Correction: This is due to when this show was made and the status of technology of the time. By this same logic, you can say the entirety of Star Fleet is behind with their technology is some respects. Like the simple blinking light displays of their computers and the monotone robotic voice of their computers.

Quantom X Premium member

12th Dec 2018

M*A*S*H (1972)

Correction: Though the TV show M*A*S*H was on the air for 11 years, the real Korean War lasted 3 years. Radar is a corporal and states in season 2 "As You Were" that his age is 19. We don't know Corporal Klinger's age, but Max is promoted to sergeant in season 10, which in "real" time would be somewhere between the end of the second year and the third year of the real war.

Super Grover Premium member

13th Dec 2018

M*A*S*H (1972)

Correction: The problems with Radar's comics are already noted in the specific episodes.

Super Grover Premium member

13th Dec 2018

M*A*S*H (1972)

Correction: A few movie anachronisms are already listed individually for the episodes, which include "McLintock!" and "The Ten Commandments." Also already listed are variations of "Godzilla" movies. If you watch an episode with an unlisted anachronistic film, submit it for that episode.

Super Grover Premium member

Correction: While many viewers complained that the film was confusing and even boring, the critical reviews of "2001: A Space Odyssey" were mixed, with more than half praising Stanley Kubrick's monumental cinematic achievement as a landmark in filmmaking. Even the negative reviews acknowledged the movie's towering technical genius, while mainly deriding the flat dialogue, character development and puzzling final scenes. Negative reviews notwithstanding, the movie played continuously in theatres across the USA for over a hundred weeks straight and won numerous awards (including an Academy Award for visual effects, Bafta Awards for best cinematography, sound and art direction, and science fiction's Hugo Award for best dramatic presentation, among other awards) in 1969. Thus, it was far from being a "critical bomb," as asserted. Produced at a cost of $10.5 Million (a monster budget in the late 1960s and the most expensive movie Metro Goldwyn Mayer had ever produced up to that point), the film made back about $9 Million upon its release but went on to gross over $58 Million domestically and $12 Million internationally during its theatrical run, for a worldwide boxoffice of over $70 Million (or about seven times its production budget). Again, this was far from being the "financial bomb" you suggest.

Charles Austin Miller

8th Dec 2018

Frankenstein (1931)

Corrected entry: Not called a horror movie when it came out because that term was not used as a film genre.

hifijohn

Correction: Not true, the horror genre has been around for well over a century: http://www.aijcrnet.com/journals/Vol_2_No_4_April_2012/16.pdf.

ctown28 Premium member

3rd Dec 2018

Star Trek (1966)

Correction: The original Star Trek series was actually produced on a very limited budget of about $250,000 per episode, and many of the props were re-purposed items from thrift stores. It was not uncommon to see all sorts of 20th Century items (clothing, luggage, dining room sets, household spray bottles, salt shakers, et cetera) on any given Star Trek set. Keep in mind that those items were chosen because they were rather futuristic in appearance to audiences of the mid-to-late 1960s, even though they appear whimsically anachronistic to our eyes, just 50 years later.

Charles Austin Miller

Also the characters have access to replicators and super computer databases. The cases could be 23rd century reproductions, classic antiques, etc.

26th Nov 2018

Star Trek (1966)

Correction: His plan is absurd, which leads to him being discovered, exactly as you say. He's shown to be deranged, if not insane, so this isn't a plot hole, it's a plot point.

26th Nov 2018

Star Trek (1966)

Correction: Because he needs approval from the captain.

Ssiscool Premium member

16th Nov 2018

Star Trek (1966)

Correction: Spock has excellent hearing, but if he was focused on another task he may have simply not been listening to them.

Show generally

Corrected entry: Barney is only a deputy but I'm sure makes a decent wage, however he lives like a poor college student, I'm sure rent can't be that expensive in a small town like Mayberry.

hifijohn

Correction: How much Barney makes is never discussed, so this is purely speculation.

Andy's salary isn't mentioned either but he lives a descent middle class life. Barney has to make something, but he doesn't spend it on a family or hobbies, he doesn't travel, doesn't own a car, but lives just one step above a homeless person.

hifijohn

This is not a plot hole. And I don't think Barney "lives just one step above a homeless person" whatsoever. We don't know Barney's salary, but he seemingly chooses to live a frugal lifestyle. We know Barney's expenses include rent, food (he eats out all the time), dates with girlfriends, etc. We see in the season 1 episode "Runaway Kid" Barney owns a car. Then in season 3 "Barney's First Car" (it was actually his second car on the show) Barney withdrew $300 from his bank account to buy a car, so we know he had been saving money, and we learn that some time in the past he had purchased a septic tank, which was expensive, for his parents' anniversary present.

Super Grover Premium member

Something else to consider, Don Knotts was born in 1924. Assuming Barney is supposed to be the same age, that means he grew up during the Great Depression. Many people from that generation tend to be very frugal.

Truthfully Law Officers are disgracefully underpaid but believe they used this fact to create Barney as a penny pincher. Barney is an excellent tightwad. He advises Thelma Lou to order "The Special" at the diner on a date. And collects from her when he picks an item up from the market for their supper. When it came to someone in need... remember how money came flying off his person to raise money to save the Lester Scobey house from foreclosure? It's only make believe.

Barney paid $5/week to Mrs. Mendelbright to stay at her boardinghouse - So $20/month. Barney would definitely be considered middle class. My Dad was a Deputy Sheriff during the early 60s to the mid 70s. To his recollection, his pay was roughly: Junior Deputy: $275/month. Senior Deputy: $325/month. Chief Deputy: $425/month. Dad said the Sheriff earned $600/month. Everyone earned an additional $125/month car allowance and an additional $1000/year for travel, uniforms and other incidentals.

16th Nov 2018

Star Trek (1966)

Correction: Think about it... He would be firing a weapon towards the door that has the engineering section where there are anti-matter reactors.

Quantom X Premium member

30th Oct 2018

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Corrected entry: They are so advanced they can miniaturize anything but have to use primitive morse code to contact the outside world.

hifijohn

Correction: This isn't a mistake just because they use a different form of communication.

Bishop73

26th Oct 2018

Star Trek (1966)

Correction: The ship was originally on a crash course with Daran V but Spock discovered that the Oracle computer that runs the ship had a faulty part that caused it to change course.

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