Grumpy Scot

6th Jul 2015

Defiance (2013)

10th Mar 2015

MythBusters (2003)

Duct Tape Canyon - S11-E8

Revealing mistake: When Jamie sits down after rappelling down the canyon wall you can see that he has climbing rope attached to his harness. It's wrapped in duct tape to look like its the rope he and Adam made of duct tape. This may just be a safety line to support his weight if he duct tape rope snaps, but the Mythbusters usually point out any backup safety systems and explain that they are there for caution and don't contribute to the test. (This was explained in the aftershow. It was a safety line required by the shows insurers).

Grumpy Scot

Revealing mistake: Just before Michael and Ellie get out of his car, a fire extinguisher is seen mounted above the dash. Michael opens the hood and the engine begins smoking. Michael reaches into the car for the extinguisher. You can see through the windshield that he is handed another extinguisher instead of removing the one from its mounted spot. The mounted extinguisher is still visible in its holder. Likely done to preserve pacing so he doesn't have to fumble with the clamps on the mounted one.

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.

8th Dec 2010

Lexx (1997)

Super Nova - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When Stan, Xev and Kai are walking to the Memory Chamber, they seem to walk out of a two dimensional line at the lower left into the scene. The set and green screen weren't quite synched.

Grumpy Scot

Revealing mistake: During the big underground fight scene, the solid rock wall moves as George pounds a Morlock's head against it.

Grumpy Scot

21st Nov 2009

Zombieland (2009)

Revealing mistake: During the opening scenes, just before the "double tap rule" a car hits a zombie in a security guard uniform. The windshield breaks a split second before the zombie hits it.

Grumpy Scot

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Suggested correction: The glass breaks at absolutely the right moment just when the zombie hits it.

26th Feb 2008

Lost (2004)

Eggtown - S4-E4

Revealing mistake: Episode 4-4 "Eggtown": When Locke is in the basement hallway, he slams Ben's breakfast tray against the wall. The wall moves like it's thin plywood. Odd since basements are either thick wood or concrete over packed earth.

Grumpy Scot

24th Dec 2007

The Mummy Returns (2001)

Revealing mistake: When Ardeth Bay is waiting for the warriors of Anubis to attack, his close up shows that he is sweating off his forehead tattoos.

Grumpy Scot

Revealing mistake: When the Marines shoot the Japanese pilot, you can see the wire used to set off the blood bags coming out of his pants leg as he falls. (01:11:30)

Grumpy Scot

Revealing mistake: When the tripod is tipping the ferry over, people fall over the rail and cars slide toward it. You can see the cars stop short of the rail so they don't smash into stuntmen, even though they are jammed against the rail in the next shot.

Grumpy Scot

15th Jul 2005

The Blob (1988)

The Blob mistake picture

Revealing mistake: When the Blob is eating Paul at the doctors office, his right arm is the only part not covered. It's very obvious that it's in a fixed plastic sleeve surrounded by the Blob's ooze.

Grumpy Scot

21st Jun 2005

Predator (1987)

Revealing mistake: In several scenes, you can see the BFAs (blank firing adapter) in the team's M16s, proving they've been rigged to fire blanks.

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

14th Jul 2003

Species (1995)

3rd Jul 2003

U-571 (2000)

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