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Continuity mistake: The Galactica can retract her launch bay pods into the hull. She is shown doing it just before her first FTL jump. The instant before she jumps, the pods are suddenly shown in the extended position again.

Grumpy Scot

Other mistake: When rescuing Ray Carter in Mongolia, the Angels take a truck and drive it off a bridge. Problem is this is a modern U.S. Army truck - what's it doing in Mongolia? (00:06:55)

Grumpy Scot

30th Oct 2003

Last Action Hero (1993)

Trivia: When the shuttle takes off, a piece of music from Battlestar Galactica is played - specifically the music from the Nova of Magadon sequence in Saga of a Star World. The navigator is played by Kent McCord who played Captain Troy on Galactica 1980.

Grumpy Scot

9th Oct 2003

Bio-Dome (1996)

Trivia: I guess the Bio-Dome was sold to the government after the experiment was over. We see the entryway as the CDC in "Outbreak".

Grumpy Scot

Factual error: The SAM that shoots the heroes down is absurd. While AGM's can look for their targets on the ground, a SAM will not turn around repeatedly once it has passed its target.

Grumpy Scot

Trivia: Though very obvious to British users of this site, it is most likely not as well known in the US. Fawkes the phoenix is most likely named for Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), a Catholic conspirator who tried to kill King James I and blow up Parliament in 1605 (the Gunpowder Plot) to avenge persecution of Roman Catholics in England. His plan failed, and he was arrested, tried, and executed. November 5th is Guy Fawkes night/bonfire night, when the failure of his plan is celebrated with fireworks and bonfires - the fires often have a "guy" on top of them, a stuffed dummy.

Grumpy Scot

1st Sep 2003

They Live (1988)

1st Sep 2003

Boogie Nights (1997)

Trivia: Loosely based on the events of porn legend John Holmes' (died from AIDS-related liver failure in 1988) life.

Grumpy Scot

Plot hole: Why doesn't Reliant know that Khan is exiled here? The Federation is so terrified and opposed to genetic engineering that it's still illegal 300 years after Khan. So why is there no warning along with the data on the Ceti Alpha system? Kirk logged what happened with Khan and his solution of marooning him. Starships use nav data to navigate star systems. Ceti Alpha 6 exploded, yet the helmsman or computer never noticed that there is one less planet than there was when Kirk was there? There is no debris from the explosion? Ceti Alpha 5 is the exact same size and was conveniently blown into the exact same orbit as Ceti Alpha 6 used to have? So there is nothing whatsoever to make the crew even suspect that it's not 6? Enterprise would have to have scanned the planets in the system to know that one was habitable for Khan. Did Ceti Alpha 6's destruction somehow magically turn Ceti Alpha 5 into its exact duplicate? If Starfleet ships have been there to map after Ceti Alpha 6 exploded, none of them bothered to check on the exiles? Pretty callous for Starfleet, don't you think? With the technology and amounts of information available to Starfleet vessels, there is NO logical reason for the Reliant to think that this planet is Ceti Alpha 6. Finally, would the Federation be willing to test a device whose exact effects will be unknown on a planet so close to another inhabited one? (00:21:00)

Grumpy Scot

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Suggested correction: The answer is yes: against all known laws of science, the inexplicable explosion of Ceti Alpha VI led to Ceti Alpha V conveniently taking its orbit and making it easy to mistake for its former sister planet. A mistake would've been to give an explanation that can be debunked. By leaving it to "somehow" the movie leaves it open to a million possible rationalizations. You can even make a whole other story about the crazy circumstances that led to this incredible result.

TonyPH

10th Aug 2003

The Abyss (1989)

Stupidity: Monk steals the magazine from Coffey's SIG. However, I don't see how he could have jacked the slide to eject the round in the chamber without being noticed. Someone as paranoid as Coffey was at this point would not have left the chamber empty. (Just FYI, when you load an automatic pistol with a magazine, you have to pull back and release the slide to load the first bullet in the barrel.)

Grumpy Scot

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Suggested correction: Since we are never shown that Coffey did chamber a round, we cannot assume that he did based on his personality alone. Therefore this isn't a plot hole. However, it is ridiculous that he is threatening people with a gun without a chambered round. This entry should be listed as "Stupidity."

BaconIsMyBFF

SEALs don't carry weapons without a round chambered. The "maybe" here falls much more on the side of the round being in the chamber. And "Stupidity" wasn't an option available when this entry was originally submitted. :).

Grumpy Scot

Factual error: We see the nuclear weapon used to destroy the planet Psychlo pulled out of a cruise missile. A warhead cannot be yanked out of the missile and detonated without the fissionable material being removed and built into an entirely new device. This a safeguard to keep them from being pulled out and used in exactly this way.

Grumpy Scot

Factual error: Carver's ship would not be even close to stealthy. Every angle and crevice on it, while cool looking, would be a beacon for radar. Nothing stands out on radar more than a right angle. A picture of the real stealth ship can be found here. http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/sea_shadow.htm

Grumpy Scot

29th Jul 2003

Waterworld (1995)

Factual error: Regardless of the type of event that caused the ice caps to melt, Waterworld, as shown, is impossible because: A. Scientists have measured that if all landlocked ice (Antarctica, Greenland, and the like) melted, the worldwide water level would not rise by anywhere near enough to cover the whole world in water. B. The melting of the North Pole ice cap would have no effect at all on the worldwide water level because that ice cap is already floating in the water (try putting an ice cube in a glass of water and letting it melt. The water level won't change). C. Unless the event that caused the ice to melt also altered the earth's tilt, the poles would still be cold and would refreeze, lowering the water level.

Grumpy Scot

29th Jul 2003

Heathers (1988)

21st Jul 2003

Fire Birds (1990)

Other mistake: Why do the good guys keep shooting 2.75in unguided rockets to kill the enemy aircraft? These are designed to kill lightly armored vehicles and trucks on the ground. You would have about as much luck with those as with chucking rocks at planes. There are infared (heat-seeking) Stinger missiles on the wing pylons, we see Billie pull one off and attach the hand held unit to shoot down a jet. Why aren't they using those?

Grumpy Scot

14th Jul 2003

Species (1995)

14th Jul 2003

The Mummy (1999)

Continuity mistake: When O'Connell is locked out by Beni his .45's are empty and the slides are locked open on both. When he throws his pistols ahead and does a dive/somersault move, then goes for one of his pistols, the slide has closed. (00:10:10)

Grumpy Scot

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