Grumpy Scot

24th Dec 2012

Storm Chasers (2007)

18th Sep 2012

Midnight Madness (1980)

Continuity mistake: Leon is shown to live in Hollywood Towers. When the game is starting he and the players are standing in front of the building's doors. Yet each time the blue team is shown, the Hollywood Towers building is some distance away behind them.

Grumpy Scot

8th Aug 2012

Aliens (1986)

Question: Has there ever been a canon answer as to whether or not the Space Jockey's ship was destroyed in the explosion at the end? Something from Cameron or another of the film's writers? Comic adaptations and novelizations aren't canon.

Grumpy Scot

Chosen answer: No, there hasn't, although an upcoming computer game, "Aliens: Colonial Marines", which is set post-Aliens, includes action set on the derelict ship. While obviously of dubious canonicity, as there are as yet no official statements to the contrary, the ship can currently be considered to have survived the detonation of the atmosphere processor. Should a future film provide further information on the subject, the status of the ship can be reconsidered canonically.

Tailkinker Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Picard beams onto the collector, his phaser rifle is slung across his back with a shoulder strap. When he fires at Ru'afo one handed a moment later, there is no strap on the rifle. In the next shot, it has returned.

Grumpy Scot

28th May 2012

Falling Skies (2011)

Eight Hours - S1-E10

Character mistake: Pope tells Tom that the weapon he gives him is standard Army issue except it has a mech metal warhead. However the weapon he gives him is an RPG-7, a Soviet designed and built weapon.

Grumpy Scot

28th May 2012

Falling Skies (2011)

21st May 2012

Vegas Vacation (1997)

Factual error: Rusty couldn't take possession of the cars without paying for tax, title and license fees. They wouldn't be sitting at his hotel ready to drive away.

Grumpy Scot

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Suggested correction: Maybe he did all that with his fake ID and casino winnings off screen?

dizzyd

The Beta Test Initiation - S5-E14

Factual error: Penny picks up a hand gun, pulls back the slide to ensure the chamber is empty (which would discharge any round in the chamber too) and then releases it, leaving it closed. She then loads a magazine into the butt of the weapon and hands it to Leonard. He starts to smooch her and shoots himself in the foot. The gun could not have fired, because Penny would have to pull the slide all the way back and then release it again to load the first bullet. There couldn't have already been a bullet in the chamber, as the whole reason Penny pulled the slide back in the first place was to check just that.

Grumpy Scot

29th Mar 2012

Krull (1983)

Continuity mistake: When Colwyn first retrieves the Glaive, he is holding it with one of the end of the arms sitting in his palm. Then he is instantly holding it by one of the arms so the blade can pop out without hurting his palm.

Grumpy Scot

Plot hole: The sergeant tells Stone that he only has to listen for a bell for an important communication coming through and will then alert the rest of Wildfire. Yet later, Dutton notices a message already printed out. So at a facility this important, the sergeant just ignores the machine if it prints out a message and doesn't ring? He has to have clearance to read them or they wouldn't print out where he is. It's a bit too convenient for the plot that he wouldn't visually check each message to make sure.

Grumpy Scot

Visible crew/equipment: When Stone and Hall fly over in the helicopter, the mark for the positioning of one of the 'corpses' is visible. There is a thick black line perfectly outlining the right side of the body. It's the one the camera centers on as Stone talks about the birds spreading the disease.

Grumpy Scot

Revealing mistake: During the helicopter flyover several 'corpses' are seen lying in a depression in the dust where they fell after dying (imagine a 'snow angel' to see what I mean). However, there are no footprints leading up to any of them. Any soil loose and powdery enough to form a depression when a body lands in it would hold footprints. And if there was a strong enough wind to erase footprints it would have piled some of the dust up against one or more sides of the body.

Grumpy Scot

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Suggested correction: Unless you are suggesting that the production crew dropped the actors into place from a helicopter, the configuration you see is obviously possible in real life. The actors playing the corpses walked to their positions for filming.

Or more dust was laid down by the production crew once the actors were in place, presumably to cover the crew tracks which would have shown a lot of activity, and had the side effect of covering the actors' prints too. They either didn't realise or didn't think it was worth recreating the steps.

13th Jan 2012

Castle (2009)

13th Jan 2012

Castle (2009)

Fool Me Once - S2-E4

Trivia: Firefly reference. In that show, two agents were sent to capture the character River Tam. The agents wore blue surgical gloves and were foreshadowed by River prophetically muttering "two by two, hands of blue." In this Castle episode, after putting on blue gloves ("hands of blue") , Castle holds up two fingers on each hand one after the other ("two by two") then opens his hands.

Grumpy Scot

13th Dec 2011

Castle (2009)

Cops & Robbers - S4-E7

Plot hole: Brandt sabotages the mercenaries' explosives so they are killed when trying to escape. No real team of professionals would let the rich yahoo who hired them touch their gear. Nor would they use any explosives he provided without (at the bare minimum) inspecting them first. It's a plot hammer to wrap up what happened to the mercs so they can move on to Brandt's capture.

Grumpy Scot

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Suggested correction: So, they knew they would be framed/killed at the end? Also, if he was paying or threatening them, then why wouldn't they listen to him?

Walk up to a professional you have hired and is doing his job. Plumber, AC tech, whatever. Ask him if you can mess around with his stuff while he's working. What do you think he'll say? Especially if your messing with it could cause harm to him.

Grumpy Scot

Factual error: To achieve critical mass and create a nuclear explosion, the plutonium in Paul's device would have to be compressed very precisely. The sphere he placed it into is too large, when he heats it the plutonium would not be distributed evenly, even if it rotates while heated and the amount of plutonium in the jug he steals is not not nearly enough to fill it completely. A smaller sphere was required.

Grumpy Scot

1st Jul 2011

The Mummy (1999)

Factual error: Due to the Earth's rotation, the mirror system used to light the tombs would only provide light for about 4 minutes before needing readjustment (tested by the Mythbusters). This would be fine when there were plenty of priests around to adjust them constantly but the light level never changes even though we see Rick and Evie for several minutes at a time.

Grumpy Scot

30th May 2011

Bolt (2008)

Deliberate mistake: When Penny is loaded onto the ambulance at the end, her gurney is rolled straight in. This is wrong, the paramedics will collapse the wheels and slide the gurney into locks to hold it still during the drive. It was done this way since Mittens and Rhino were hiding in the collapsible section.

Grumpy Scot

31st Mar 2011

Paul (2011)

Continuity mistake: When Clive and Graeme pull over after Paul wrecks the black car, headlights can be seen just coming over the rise behind them. In the next shot as they clamber out of the RV, the road behind is suddenly deserted.

Grumpy Scot

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