Grumpy Scot

13th Jun 2005

General questions

I am trying to remember the name of a TV show that was on in the mid 80's. It dealt with day-to-day life on a US Army post. It was set in the present day (present day for when it was on-the mid 80's), NOT Vietnam. I think the word "Honor" was part of the title, but I am not sure. Anyone?

Grumpy Scot

Chosen answer: Are you thinking of "Major Dad?" It was late 80s and set on a Marine Corps base. Alternatively For Love and Honor from 1983. A soap opera drama about life on a military base which ran for a half a season.

Guy

Home - S1-E9

Plot hole: General Hammond is promoted to 3-star general and command of the SGC is given to General O'Neill before the Atlantis gang even left earth. Why is it, that none of them find it the least bit odd that a 2-star Hammond greeted their return instead of O'Neill?

Grumpy Scot

4th Jun 2005

Resident Evil (2002)

Plot hole: Why does Umbrella know that Red Queen killed everyone, but not that the virus is loose? Is there no way to see into or receive data from the Hive other than Red Queen? Does every communication in or out have to be approved through her? And even if she is the sole conduit for information into and out of the Hive, her primary purpose for existing is to keep the T-virus from escaping. Umbrella THINKS that Red Queen has malfunctioned. BUT, she is working perfectly! So suppressing info that the T-virus is loose in the Hive would contradict her core programming. So why doesn't Umbrella know?

Grumpy Scot

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Suggested correction: Umbrella knows the T-virus is loose, they wanted that to happen. They send the team in there to fight their creations, to test their creations. Not to shut the hive down, that was just a ruse. Also, it's possible the Hive Queen was never meant to keep the T-virus from escaping, Umbrella was the one to program her and Umbrella wants a whole lot of things to happen except containing the T-virus as we learn from the future movies. The hive Queen was just a controlling unit for the experiment of the hive, to help the experiment succeed.

lionhead

Umbrella staging this experiment, Is that why the Red Queen didn't just have all staff come to a security Room to obtain the cure? Because we know there is a cure and we find out later from the red Queen herself that if you add minister the cure soon after the virus they individuals might survive. Yes I realise my question is based on a movie based on a game.

It's unclear why the Hive Queen acted as it did, either as part of the experiment or because the security measures just happened to help the experiment along. The original staff were never safe with the type of security it activated, the compound was already deemed lost, just containing it within was all the Hive Queen did. The rest is just a ruse.

lionhead

I don't believe that is true either. It is canon now that Paul W S Anderson changed it but that is a plot hole within another plot hole because Spence didn't work for Umbrella and his motivations were not to spread the virus to start an apocalypse but to cover his tracks and steal the T Virus to sell on the black market. So in reality that is a plot hole even if the writer tried to change it.

It's not about spreading the virus, it's not about saving the people working at the hive. The Red Queen deemed the compound lost instead of trying to contain the virus and save the employees. Spence's actions were just convenient for Umbrella because it gave them the opportunity to test the virus.

lionhead

I still don't get this. This makes sense for the most part concerning the reason why the Sanitation team was sent down there as a result of the story playing out like RE1, but... It doesn't add up on account of Spence himself, the guy who started all this. That means, somehow Umbrella knew of his plan to sell the T-Virus to black markets? And his backup plan to use it to cover his escape? If this is true why does the Red Queen prevent him from escaping? He gave them exactly what they wanted.

Trivia: Doc tells Clara several times that Jules Verne is his favorite author. There is a serrated rail on the cow catcher of his locomotive time machine that is nearly identical to the rail on the front of the Nautilus in Disney's adaptation of Jules Verne's 20000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Grumpy Scot

Letters from Pegasus - S1-E17

Plot hole: After Zelenka is finished with his description of how Atlantis rose from the ocean, Ford asks him if he said anything that would require security clearance to see. But if he is worried about security, why did he film Zelenka sitting in front of a top-secret Naquadah generator? This would be the equivalent of a soldier filming Enrico Fermi (speaking in Italian) in front of a nuclear bomb prototype then asking if he said anything secret.

Grumpy Scot

Kobol's Last Gleaming (2) - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: Season 1 Episode 13 "Kobol's Last Gleaming Pt 2" Apollo leads a strike force to capture Colonial One and arrest President Roslin. We see his vipers and raptors approaching Colonial One, all alone a little way from the fleet. A few scenes later, (before Apollo's force reaches it) Boomer launches in a raptor and as it leaves the bay, we see Colonial One in it's normal position off Galactica's port bow.

Grumpy Scot

Continuity mistake: Just after Bourne knocks out Conklin and walks toward the door, his pistol is a totally black Walther P5K. When the door opens in the next shot, it has changed to a black framed pistol with a silver slide.

Grumpy Scot

26th Feb 2005

Hide and Seek (2005)

Trivia: The tagline is "Come out, come out wherever you are." This is (arguably) also De Niro's most famous line from Cape Fear.

Grumpy Scot

Trivia: Edward James Olmos (Commander Adama) plays a man involved in a search for dangerous androids who are nearly impossible to distinguish from humans. He played a man in a very similar situation in Blade Runner as Gaff. Amusing coincidence.

Grumpy Scot

Season 1 generally

Revealing mistake: Several times, close up shots of the Cylon Centurions show the shoulders and chest moving slightly as the actor inside breathes. Though originally conceived as a reptiloid species, this never made it to screen. Centurions are robots who don't breathe.

Grumpy Scot

Revealing mistake: When Shaggy and Scooby fly off the cliff into the Mystery Machine you can see Daphne and Velma's hair hanging unnaturally towards the left, indicating that the set is on its side so Shaggy and Scooby look like they fly into the van. (00:55:45)

Grumpy Scot

21st Nov 2004

Stargate SG-1 (1997)

Trivia: Season 8 "Covenant." The logo of Alec Colson's company is a slightly altered Sci Fi Channel logo.

Grumpy Scot

14th Nov 2004

Tank Girl (1995)

Plot hole: All of Keslee's troops are spit and polish with nice uniforms, holsters and boots. But in the scene where Becca is pulled out of the pipe, one of them just happens to have a pistol in his belt for Keslee to grab and threaten Becca with. Very convenient.

Grumpy Scot

Trivia: One of the taglines for this film is "Whoever wins...we lose." This is amusing as all the aliens and the predators in the temple are killed, leaving only one human survivor. I guess we won after all.

Grumpy Scot

Trivia: Colin Salmon starts to be cut into sections by the predator's net. Likely a nod to Resident Evil where his character meets a similar fate (lasers instead of a net) - both movies were directed by Paul W. S. Anderson.

Grumpy Scot

18th Sep 2004

Monk (2002)

Show generally

Question: In many scenes, Monk will reach out and touch something with one finger. What is he doing? I thought at first he was straightening things, but he touches things that don't move too.

Grumpy Scot

Chosen answer: Occasionally, people with advanced OCD's are possessed of an uncontrollable urge to simply touch various things, or press their nose/lips/etc. against them. It's no more or less sensible than the other behaviours the syndrome causes. See David Sedaris's essay "A Plague of Tics" for an hilarious look at it.

Rooster of Doom

Factual error: When any character's automatic pistol runs out of bullets, the slide doesn't lock open. All the weapons shown are of a type which should.

Grumpy Scot

29th Aug 2004

Tremors 2 (1996)

Tremors 2 mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Burt is hiding in the bulldozer scoop, Grady looks down at him from the top of the oil tank and we see that Burt has his knife in his hand. However, in the next shot, we see him pull the knife out of its sheath on his leg.

Grumpy Scot

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