Jeff Walker

14th Mar 2012

Torchwood (2006)

Dead Man Walking - S2-E7

Factual error: Martha picks up a bone saw to start the autopsy on Owen. An autopsy should start with a Y incision from just below the arm pits to the sternum and then down the stomach to the pubic region - using a scalpel, not a bone saw.

Jeff Walker

Trivia: The staff team are going on a work retreat facilitated by 180 Corporate Consulting (as can be seen from the promotional video being played on the coach). Also, the cafe Sam is working in has the name "Le Cafe Miro 81." The last three letter backwards are also a 180. 180 is a recurring number within the Final Destination movies.

Jeff Walker

Trivia: At the start of the movie, Control, played by John Hurt, signs a letter with a green pen. This is based on reality - traditionally the head of the Secret Intelligence Services or MI6 always uses a green pen to sign letters with a C.

Jeff Walker

3rd Jan 2012

Control (2007)

Trivia: Sam Riley, who plays Ian Curtis, is married to Alexandra Maria Lara who plays Annik Honore, Ian Curtis' lover in the film.

Jeff Walker

3rd Jan 2012

Leon (1994)

Trivia: Keith A. Glascoe, who plays Benny, one of Stansfield's (Gary Oldman) men, was also a New York Firefighter and sadly died carrying out his duties during the September 11 attacks on the Twin Towers.

Jeff Walker

1st Jan 2012

Torchwood (2006)

Captain Jack Harkness - S1-E12

Trivia: On the stair way of the abandoned building, someone has written 'Bad Wolf' on the wall - the phrase that appeared in most episodes of the first season of Doctor Who (2005).

Jeff Walker

29th Dec 2011

Torchwood (2006)

Cyberwoman - S1-E4

Character mistake: In this episode Jack tells Gwen that he does not sleep, yet the next episode, Small Worlds, begins with Jack asleep and dreaming of the day his comrades died on a train, with rose petals in their mouths.

Jeff Walker

6th Oct 2011

Smallville (2001)

Exposed - S5-E6

Trivia: This episode had a strong Dukes of Hazard theme as it reunited John Schneider (Jonathan Kent) and Tom Wopat (Senator Jack Jennings) who played Bo and Luke Duke respectively in the Dukes of Hazard. This included stunt driving by Jon Schneider.

Jeff Walker

Trivia: In this movie, the hinges on the small phone box door, which is contained in the larger left hand door of the Tardis are located to the right, causing the door to open from the left. In the TV series (original and new) the same door opens from the right, with hinges on the left.

Jeff Walker

Trivia: During the end credits, there is a section entitled special thanks - the first thanks goes to 'The Chairman' (the unseen boss of the Adjustment Bureau) , followed by the City of New York.

Jeff Walker

26th Jul 2011

After.Life (2009)

Continuity mistake: When Deacon is removing Anna's clothes when she is on the mortuary slab, he stops when she starts talking to him, leaving her red slip and tights on. When the camera pans to show them both fully in picture, her tights are gone.

Jeff Walker

26th Jul 2011

The A-Team (2010)

Trivia: In the movie, the name Lynch is linked to several CIA agents, past and present. this is a reference to CIA agent Grayston Lynch who was one of two agents involved in the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.

Jeff Walker

24th May 2011

Smallville (2001)

Warrior - S9-E12

Trivia: Lois is dressed in a Star Wars storm trooper uniform (from Star Wars episode IV) as she approaches Chloe, she says 'I can't see a thing in this helmet' as she takes off the helmet - the same as Luke Skywalker says when he first meets Leia in Star Wars episode IV.

Jeff Walker

22nd May 2011

Smallville (2001)

Trivia: Jerry Siegel, the co-creator of the Clark Kent/Superman character worked on a school magazine when he was at Glenville High School, Cleveland. The magazine was called The Torch - the same name of Smallville High's school magazine, edited by Chloe Sullivan and with Clark Kent as an on/off contributor.

Jeff Walker

20th May 2011

Doctor Who (2005)

The Doctor's Wife - S6-E5

Character mistake: Idris (the human form of the TARDIS) berates the Doctor because the doors of the TARDIS open inwards, pointing to the notice on the left hand door which says 'pull to open'. Whilst it is true that police boxes did open outwards, the notice is actually referring to the telephone in the small recess behind the notice. The public are instructed to 'pull to open' the small door to access the phone. Consequently, the small door does open correctly, as in the notice.

Jeff Walker

1st May 2011

Spooks (2002)

Trivia: Spooks does not have actor credits at the end. The Internet Movie Data Base even lists the lead actors as 'uncredited' for many seasons.

Jeff Walker

23rd Jan 2011

Robin Hood (2010)

Trivia: After Robin and his men arrive in Nottingham, Will Scarlet and Little John are in a tavern admiring the women - Will advises his comrades not to go for the most beautiful woman, but to go for her less attractive friends, thus ensuring success. This is the expression of Game Theory, as explained by John Nash (also played by Russell Crowe) in A Beautiful Mind.

Jeff Walker

5th Oct 2010

Sherlock (2010)

A Study in Pink - S1-E1

Trivia: A study in pink has many similarities to the original Sherlock Holmes story A study in Scarlet - which is set in the late nineteenth century. In both stories, Watson is introduced to Holmes by a mutual friend after returning from fighting in Afghanistan, a body is found in an empty house, the killer is a hansom/taxi driver who is dying of an embolism and his method of killing is to force the victim to choose between a poison tablet and harmless one.

Jeff Walker

8th Sep 2010

House, M.D. (2004)

Trivia: The diagnosis of Lupus appears to be a running joke throughout the series - it is commonly suggested as a possible illness, but is always dismissed. In one episode, House hides his Vicodin in a book on Lupus, stating that 'it is never Lupus'. In another episode House has a janitor stand in for his three assistants (who left at the end of season 3). The janitor suggests Lupus as a possible diagnosis - inevitably he is wrong.

Jeff Walker

30th Aug 2010

House, M.D. (2004)

Joy to the World - S5-E11

Trivia: This episode contains another reference to Sherlock Holmes. Wilson tells the (fictional) story of who had sent House a present. Wilson says it was one of House's first patients called Irena Adler. He then explains that House had feelings for the patient, but did not take it any further and therefore regards her as the 'woman who got away'. Irene Adler was an adversary who bettered Sherlock Holmes - the woman who got away. As it happens, the fist patient House treats in the pilot episode is called Rebecca Adler.

Jeff Walker

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