Grumpy Scot

26th Aug 2004

Cast Away (2000)

Easter egg: Insert the second disc from the 2-disc set and then select 'Video and Stills Gallery' from the main menu. Once there, highlight the 'Raft Escape' menu entry and hit the Left arrow key on your remote. A winged symbol will appear on the screen. Press Enter now and in an audio clip director Robert Zemeckis will reveal to you the contents of the unopened FedEx package.

Grumpy Scot

11th Aug 2004

Forbidden Planet (1956)

Other mistake: When the Id creature is melting through the door and Morbius is denying he subconsciously created it, the Commander draws his blaster giving the impression he will kill Morbius to save them if necessary. But Robby deactivated the blaster just a few scenes prior. Was he going to beat Morbius to death with it?

Grumpy Scot

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Suggested correction: That was a moment of desperation, so he wasn't thinking, and, well, yes anyway.

dizzyd

5th Aug 2004

Hellboy (2004)

Trivia: The "gate" used to bring Hellboy to earth is very similar to the Revolution Studios (the film's studio) emblem.

Grumpy Scot

Trivia: When the Terminator shoots the last SWAT team member with a gas grenade, you hear him say (moan really) "ohh, that really hurt" in a soft pain-filled voice, just after he hits the ground. While not a mistake really, it is kind of funny.

Grumpy Scot

Plot hole: Krell doorways and equipment suggest they are short, wide and 2-3 times larger than a human. Yet the shuttle pod the Commander, Doctor and Morbius ride in is designed for human size beings.

Grumpy Scot

Plot hole: Morbius says no physical representation of the Krell remains. Yet later he shows the Commander a screen that contains the total sum of the Krell's scientific knowledge. So didn't the Krell study their own biology?

Grumpy Scot

7th Jul 2004

Tangents (1994)

Plot hole: The whole plot of this movie stems from a scientist selling his time machine to a corporation for further funding for development. He has a TIME MACHINE. Lotteries, stock market, 100 years of interest on a savings account. Why does he need more funding?

Grumpy Scot

Continuity mistake: When Stone and Levitt are examining the capsule, the angle of the camera changes each time the camera goes to a higher magnification. However, the following shot shows the camera mounted straight up and down with no joint to pivot for an angle change.

Grumpy Scot

3rd Jun 2004

Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

Question: When Elvis trades places with Sebastian Haff, his limo plate is AZN-700. Later when he is driving Haff's car, the plate is the same. Obviously two cars with different owners can't have the same plates, so it's probably a reference of some sort. Anyone know if that's the case, and if so, what?

Grumpy Scot

Chosen answer: There's no significance I can find anywhere for the number "AZN-700" - it's just a fake plate they used twice due to the limited budget, and its repeated use is a mistake.

22nd Mar 2004

Secret Window (2004)

Trivia: Timothy Hutton also starred in "The Dark Half", another movie based on a Stephen King book about a fictional author who comes to life.

Grumpy Scot

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Suggested correction: Coincidence, not trivia.

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Even if you think it's a coincidence, it's still a valid trivia since it connects an actor and film to another role.

Bishop73

22nd Mar 2004

Secret Window (2004)

Trivia: When Mort is flipping through the Ellery Queen magazine in search of his short story, we see "The Long Walk" listed in the table of contents. Stephen King wrote both "The Long Walk" and "Secret Window, Secret Garden."

Grumpy Scot

8th Mar 2004

Stargate SG-1 (1997)

Show generally

Plot hole: Anytime an SG member starts acting weird or something happens that is "impossible", SGC personnel always act skeptical about it. Considering what they have seen in the course of the show, "that's impossible" should have long ago fallen out of their vocabulary. And while I realize that Sam and Daniel are scientists, they have seen enough examples of incredibly advanced technology that they should be far more open-minded when looking for explanations.

Grumpy Scot

Other mistake: When Frau shoots the gun out of Austin's hand, she fires from behind his back. She would not be able to do this unless she shot through him. She also would not be able to see his gun from behind him as he was holding it at waist level. One of those new boomerang bullets?

Grumpy Scot

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Suggested correction: She's not standing behind his back. She's at his one o'clock from the viewer's perspective, and has a clear view of the gun. He's also not holding the gun at waist level. He has it raised at his chest level because he's getting ready to shoot Dr. Evil.

Phaneron Premium member

16th Feb 2004

Stargate SG-1 (1997)

Touchstone - S2-E14

Plot hole: The NID guys escape because Jack can't kill them. He fires his MP-5 around them to try to make them stop. Is there a reason he didn't bring a Zat gun along? The whole point of this mission was to stop the NID rogue agents without killing them and to capture them if possible. The Zat gun seems tailor-made for a mission like this.

Grumpy Scot

28th Jan 2004

Space Mutiny (1988)

Continuity mistake: While this movie is so bad and full of mistakes, its barely worth finding them all, one stands out in the history of movie mistakes. One of the officers on board the ship, Lt. Lamont, is killed by the villain. A few scenes later she shows up on the bridge as an extra.

Grumpy Scot

22nd Jan 2004

Zoolander (2001)

Trivia: In classic Trek, there is a creature with white fur called a Mugatu - where the bad guy got his name.

Grumpy Scot

12th Jan 2004

Stargate SG-1 (1997)

Point of View - S3-E6

Trivia: In classic Star Trek, Kirk and Co. travel to an alternate universe where Spock and the rest are evil and Spock has a goatee. In this episode, Daniel travels to an alternate universe where Teal'c is evil and has a goatee. The name of the classic Trek episode? "Mirror Mirror". How does Daniel get to the alternate universe? Through a mirror.

Grumpy Scot

Other mistake: Every time we see a high ranking Starfleet Officer in the Starfleet Command scenes, they are wearing dozens of different badges and medals. Why don't Kirk and crew have any? In just the movies, Kirk and Co. have saved Earth twice and foiled an internal assassination attempt against the Federation President, as well as all the heroic and successful missions carried out in the original series. In the classic episode "Court-Martial" it lists Kirk as receiving the Starfleet Medal of Honor, the Silver Palm with Cluster, Starfleet Citation of Conspicuous Gallantry and Kragite Order of Heroism. And it is appropriate to Starfleet regulations to wear them. Kirk was wearing two decorations in the TOS episode "Court Martial" when he was framed for a crewmans' death.

Grumpy Scot

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country mistake picture

Plot hole: The assassin cuts a hole in the glass to kill the Federation president. But with the size of the hole and the placement of the scope on the phaser rifle, the assassin would not have been able to see out of the hole.

Grumpy Scot

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