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Visible crew/equipment: When the Terminator looks back and fires his shotgun at the truck's tire, on the far right side we can see part of an orange cable or pole with rigging attached to the back of the motorcycle. (00:37:40)

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7th Oct 2018

Merlin (2008)

Show generally

Factual error: In the show Gaius wears glasses, except eyeglasses first came into use in the late 13th century while the legend of King Arthur is around the 5th or 6th century.

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26th Sep 2018

Stargate SG-1 (1997)

Memento Mori - S10-E8

Revealing mistake: As Col. Mitchell is chasing the sedan on the motorcycle, he takes a highway exit marked "Ladner/Surrey" which are suburbs of Vancouver, BC. The show is set in Colorado Springs, and confirmed as the episode's location from the police bulletin. (00:29:10)

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6th Jul 2018

Chappaquiddick (2017)

Factual error: The accident takes place the night of July 18, 1969, and they show there being a full moon. That night the moon was actually waxing crescent with only 14% visible, and set at 10:27pm while the accident happened about 12:45am, so there was no moon in the sky anyway.

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27th Jun 2018

D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

D.A.R.Y.L. mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When the SR-71 is taxiing from the hanger its tail number is 17964, but just before the plane explodes the tail number is 17974. (01:25:15 - 01:31:30)

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10th Jun 2018

Stargate SG-1 (1997)

Singularity - S1-E15

Revealing mistake: At the end of the opening credits, they approach a group of three dead bodies to tag them. The second body we see, wearing a light grey shirt, moves its head a little as they are passing the first body. (00:06:00)

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25th May 2018

Taken (2008)

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Continuity mistake: When Bryan goes into the store to buy the karaoke machine, there is a clock visible on the wall behind the merchant. During this scene, the minute hand jumps ahead by 5 minutes between the first shot of the merchant and the second shot 6 seconds later. (00:01:55)

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Martha approaches the men at the transportation shed, the stereo is visible on the bench on the right and its front is parallel to the side of the bench, but when it switches on for the dance fight, it is now at about a 30 degree angle, touching both sides of the bench. (01:10:30 - 01:12:00)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, Cmdr Owens lands an F-14, number 200. Immediately after landing while the plane is raising its tail hook, we see the number 203 on the right wing flap, then after a short cutaway, we see the plane again taxi to the right but now the right wing flap's number is back to 200. (00:08:35)

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Factual error: When the Indians are running from the cavalry they cross over a set of tire tracks. They are too far from where Marty started so cannot be his, and the lines can't be wagon tracks because the lines are too wide and the width is uniform. (00:19:30)

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Factual error: When Bill and Ted grab Beethoven, we are shown the piano he was playing which is a Steinweg (Steinweg later changed his name to Steinway when he immigrated to the United States). Steinweg made their first piano in 1835, and the model shown was built in Braunschweig so must have been made after 1858, but Beethoven died in 1827, years before a Steinweg piano existed. (00:47:50)

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16th Nov 2017

K-Pax (2001)

Factual error: The lab technician tells Dr. Powell that Prot is sensitive to ultraviolet light, and says "he can detect light up to 300 to 400 angstroms." Normal human vision is considered to be about 390 to 700 nanometers, which is 3900 to 7000 angstroms. The highest light frequency that an animal is known to be able to see is about 280 nanometers, or 2800 angstroms, so he is saying Prot can see a frequency about 10 times higher than any known animal. 300 angstroms isn't just ultraviolet, it is bordering on X-ray. Prot wouldn't just be unusual, he would be a medical marvel demanding worldwide research for his visual range alone. (00:23:00)

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Suggested correction: There no actual mistake here. Just some additional information surrounding the statement made in the film.

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1) While Prot is painted as having many abilities so unusual as begging people to accept him as not human, the ability to see that light frequency would cause the medical professional to jump out of their skin and start calling everyone else in the medical field, not just go "wow, that's weird." 2) Seeing those frequencies is essentially impossible to occur for a couple reasons, mainly that it would take multiple simultaneous genetic mutations (the lens would have to mutate to pass and focus that frequency where currently it completely blocks it, the fluid inside the eye [aqueous humor] would also have to mutate since it is also opaque to those frequencies, and the retinal receptors would have to mutate to be sensitive to those frequencies) and no such mutations are known to have ever occurred in any animal, plus the ability for a mutation to be sensitive to extreme ultraviolet (again, those frequencies are almost X-ray) is probably not possible due to the physics involved in how receptors work, meaning for it to happen multiple mutations in the receptors alone would be needed. 3) This isn't a superhero movie where a person seeing X-ray is just accepted; it is a movie attempting to portray a person as bizarre but within the realm of possible, which this isn't. Personally, I think the writers meant to say he was sensitive to 300-400 nanometers and goofed and said angstroms (some people with artificial lens replacements have been know to see up to about 380 nanometers). The lab tech on the other hand would know better and wouldn't make such a mistake, so this is a movie mistake, not a character mistake.

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3rd Nov 2017

Daredevil (2003)

Factual error: When Bullseye is flying from the UK to New York, the exterior shot of the plane shows a Boeing 737 (you can tell by the flat-bottom engine nacelles), but the interior shot of the stewardess shows they are in a widebody plane, which a 737 is not. Also, while not stated, the implication is this is a transactlantic flight (UK to NY), and the older 737s with the flat-bottom nacelles (the "classic" models) cannot fly that distance. (00:56:20)

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23rd Oct 2017

Agent Carter (2015)

The Iron Ceiling - S1-E5

Factual error: Agent Carter takes the coded message and decodes it, where it starts with coordinates of 53° 72 minutes north, 27° 37 minutes west, and is told that location is in Belarus. Two problems. 1) The minutes value can only be between 0 and 59, so 72 is an impossible value. 2) The location given (ignoring the 72 minutes problem) is in the north Atlantic Ocean, but they were close. Belarus is roughly 53 north and 27 east (not west). (00:06:30)

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When we see Jack inside the bank with the vault, there are three windows in the wall at the back of the room, but when the back of the building is seen with the pirates and horses, there is only one small window high up on the wall. (00:16:45)

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Deliberate mistake: When Ryan is entering the Pentagon to use the hotline, he swipes Cabot's ID card multiple times until finally the gate opens. There are two problems with this. First, if the system beeps, as it did every time he swiped, that means the system saw the response from the card so he shouldn't have needed to keep swiping. Second, the entry to the Pentagon uses a two-factor system, meaning you need to swipe and then enter a corresponding PIN on the keypad that was quite visible in the scene. This is to prevent exactly what Ryan did, namely steal an ID card and use it to get into the Pentagon since the thief wouldn't know the PIN. Since the keypad was there, for the movie the director must have decided all the real steps were too hard to fit the kind of scene he wanted so left it out. (01:44:00)

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12th Aug 2017

Groundhog Day (1993)

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Continuity mistake: When Ned first calls out to Phil, the Gift Shoppe store behind him has a sign in the display window saying "OPEN SUNDAYS 12 to 4", and a white poster in the door window. The remaining three times Ned calls out to Phil with that background, the Open Sunday sign is gone, and the poster in the door has changed to a smaller red sign. Also, vehicle positions have changed slightly, and the black truck's tire sidewall on the left changes position between first and remaining scenes. (00:10:20 - 00:21:25)

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12th Aug 2017

Groundhog Day (1993)

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Continuity mistake: In the opening scene Phil is doing a weather report and is wearing a wireless mic on his vest. When they go off-air he jumps up and two seconds later the wireless mic is gone, neither on his vest or in his hands. Taking off both the mic and the transmitter would take longer than two seconds. (00:02:30)

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1st Aug 2017

Patriot Games (1992)

Visible crew/equipment: As the crossing guard moves out of the way and the van resumes chasing Kathy's Porsche, a dolly of equipment is visible on the grass on the left. There is no dolly present in the scenes preceding it that show the area. (00:44:45)

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1st Aug 2017

Patriot Games (1992)

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Continuity mistake: When the three IRA members go to Kevin's house, he shoots one through the glass in the door. When he is leaving the house a short time later, the broken glass has a different shape. (00:18:15)

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