Captain Defenestrator

21st Mar 2022

The Mandalorian (2019)

Show generally

Other mistake: Din tracks Grogu down through his chain code and other bounty hunters do the same throughout the series. As stated elsewhere, chain codes were implemented in the year 19 BBY AFTER the end of the Clone Wars and Order 66. We know that Grogu was spirited away from the Jedi Temple during the Slaughtering of the Younglings, so he was already a fugitive by the time they came about. No way they could stop and register him with the Empire while he was on the run from them.

Captain Defenestrator

7th Mar 2022

Doctor Who (1963)

The Faceless Ones - S4-E8

Trivia: In the animated version of this story, when we're at the police station, there are some wanted posters on the wall in the background. One of the wanted posters is for the original Master, Roger Delgado.

Captain Defenestrator

9th Feb 2022

The Mandalorian (2019)

Chapter 14: The Tragedy - S2-E6

Factual error: Boba Fett proves to Din that the armor belongs to him by showing him his chain code encoded into the armor. He then shows his father's chain code also encoded into it. Chain Codes are implemented by the new Empire in 19BBY. The second episode of "The Bad Batch" is about obtaining some of these new chain codes. Why does Jango Fett have a chain code when he died three years before they were a thing?

Captain Defenestrator

Home - S1-E9

Other mistake: In Shepard's apartment, there is a fresh pineapple and other fruit in his kitchen. This despite him having been in Atlantis for several months. This later turns out to be an artificial reality, but that should've been a big hint.

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Nepenthe - S1-E7

Trivia: The planet that the Riker family settles on is called Nepenthe. A magical potion mentioned in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven," originally from "The Odyssey," with the power to cure grief and sorrow. A fitting name for a place to try to forget the loss of a child.

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Defiant - S3-E9

Plot hole: Thomas Riker is able to steal the Defiant partially because he's a genetic double for and not a clone of Will Riker. Thomas Riker's existence is not a secret. Star Fleet is aware that the first officer of their flagship has a genetic duplicate who resigned and is out there somewhere. There should be something in place to verify Will's location before giving Thomas access. But then, of course, we wouldn't have an episode.

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Suggested correction: At this point Thomas Riker is still a Starfleet officer. There is no need to lock him out of accessing the Defiant's systems as he is considered just as trustworthy as Will.

They say that he had expressed political opinions that supported the Maquis, not that he had resigned from Starfleet. A large number of Starfleet officers supported the Maquis' intentions, but still stayed loyal to Starfleet.

No, Thomas Riker accessed the Defiant under the guise of being Will Riker, and Major Kira released the lockouts being under that impression.


Exactly. NOBODY in Star Fleet has thought "Well, what if one of them claims to be the other? How do we tell them apart?"

Captain Defenestrator

12th Jun 2020

Doctor Who (1963)

9th May 2018

Biggles (1986)

Other mistake: One of the taglines for this film was "Meet Jim Ferguson. He lived a daring double-life with one foot in the 20th century and the other in World War I." World War One was fought in the 20th century.

Captain Defenestrator

25th Apr 2017

Black Dynamite (2009)

Question: I'm pretty sure I've heard Black Dynamite's line about "When your so-called Revolution starts, you call me and I'll be right down in front showing you how it's done." in another Blaxploitation movie but can't quite place it. Don't think it's Super Fly or Dolemite. Anyone know?

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Answer: Shaft.

31st Jan 2017

Galavant (2015)

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Galavant is talking to Isabella in the tavern, the turkey leg that he's eating is almost a full leg of meat. When it cuts to the shot over Galavant's shoulder as Sid says "When he tells me to fetch, those are my favorite moments," all the meat is gone down to the bone. In the next shot, the leg is mostly uneaten again. (00:16:00)

Captain Defenestrator

30th Jan 2017

Galavant (2015)

24th Jan 2017

Sherlock (2010)

Show generally

Question: Which episode contains the line "I'm not insulting you, I'm describing you?" Google searches turn up nothing but the quote itself, and no further information on the episode or the rest of the scene. If anyone knows the line that led up to it, that would be even better.

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Chosen answer: That line of dialogue has never actually been spoken in any of the Sherlock episodes, during seasons 1-4. However, that line is written in someone's fan-fiction story online, where it's said by Sherlock and directed at Anderson.

Super Grover Premium member

6th Nov 2016

General questions

Recalling an episode of a courtroom drama, but not sure which one. (It could have been Law and Order, LA Law, or any of a few others.) A couple are on trial because their baby died a crib-death, but there was enough evidence of foul play to charge them with murder. Their defense attorney gets them found innocent, and then the last scene is him getting into the elevator with the couple to leave the courthouse and in the last moment, he sees them holding hands and realises they did it. Anyone know it?

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Chosen answer: It was from L.A. Law, season 4, episode: "Justice Swerved." The couple killed their severely handicapped baby because they didn't want the financial and emotional burden of raising it. The jury was unable to find either one guilty. At the end, in the elevator, Victor Sifuentes is standing behind the couple. He looks down and sees them discretely clasping each other's hand and realises they are guilty and were exonerated with his help. This episode is on YouTube.

raywest Premium member

8th Sep 2016

Family Guy (1999)

7th Mar 2016

Futurama (1999)

A Farewell to Arms - S7-E2

Continuity mistake: When everyone is being scanned by the machine that determines who stays on Earth and who gets evacuated, the machine approves Amy, saying that they were in the same sorority and they do a "Sigma Beta" dance. In the first episode, Amy says that her sorority is Kappa Kappa Wong. (00:10:30)

Captain Defenestrator

28th Feb 2016

Dr. No (1962)

Trivia: Ian Fleming didn't like the casting choice of Sean Connery, saying he was "too thuggish" to be Bond. After seeing the film, Fleming liked him enough that he went back and ret-conned Bond's biography to make him Scottish.

Captain Defenestrator

10th Nov 2015

Community (2009)

Advanced Documentary Filmmaking - S4-E6

Trivia: When Chang and Jeff are discussing his Changnesia, Chang says his short-term memory is getting better and rolls up his sleeve to read the words "side-effect" that he's written on the inside of his arm. On the side of his arm that's facing the camera, he's written a reminder to "Rent Memento." (00:08:50)

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