Spiny Norman

Continuity mistake: During the final battle, the T800 at one point is trapped but manages to free himself (losing one arm in the process). He comes back to slice the T1000 in half with a metal bar. The T1000 kicks backwards at him (karate-style) - and the metal bar is flying away! Yet in the following shot, it is still there embedded in the T1000.

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Suggested correction: It doesn't fly away. It is wrestled out of the T-800's hands as the T-1000 turns around because it's stuck in the T-1000's body.

lionhead

Like, to the top left of the frame? Possibly. Depends a bit on playback speed too.

Spiny Norman

29th Sep 2022

The Sandman (2022)

Sleep of the Just - S1-E1

Plot hole: During Dream's imprisonment, Roderick Burgess eventually dies right in front of him. That means that at that moment, Death is there to take him away. Why doesn't Death - by far the most responsible and the most sympathetic of his family - see Dream, and let him out? It's completely against the order of all things that he is locked up there, so it's not as if Death can't interfere.

Spiny Norman

29th Sep 2022

The Sandman (2022)

A Hope in Hell - S1-E4

Plot hole: The powerful 'amulet of protection' makes the bullets strike the shooters instead of John. Clearly it works not just against magic and other ethereal threats, but also against physical attacks. So why does he almost get knocked over by a car? True, he isn't seriously injured, but he was thrown to the ground. The amulet should have pulverised that car or bounced it at least two blocks away.

Spiny Norman

28th Jul 2022

Persuasion (2022)

Factual error: Twice during the movie, streetlights are visible: once when lady Russell informs Anne of Wentworth's engagements, and once while Anne is running after Wentworth. (Streetlights, lit by gas, were indeed conceived during the regency period - but they were experimental curiosities, and certainly not yet installed nationwide).

Spiny Norman

26th Jul 2022

Neveneffecten (2005)

De landing - S2-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When the Belgians scan the deserted beach, someone walks into the frame from the left. He's there briefly, but visible at the end of the shot (editor should have cut a second earlier).

Spiny Norman

18th Jun 2022

Pat & Mat (1976)

Vinari - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: In the close-up of putting the lids on the bottles, Mat's hands have 5 fingers (briefly done by a real person instead of the puppets). However, throughout the series, the duo is consistently 4-fingered - and that includes other close-ups that were also created with real hands briefly replacing the animation.

Spiny Norman

20th Apr 2022

Dr. No (1962)

Continuity mistake: The car chase that ends with the quip, "they were on their way to a funeral." During this car chase, you can see both cars coming round the same bend not just once, but several times. In between, there are close-up interior shots of Bond too. But three of the longshots are all from the same curve.

Spiny Norman

The Wounds of War - S2-E5

Factual error: Teddy says that he hates the stories by Wodehouse about the stuttering Bertie Wooster. However, Wooster only had a stutter in the 1965 TV series "World of Wooster", not in the original stories or in any other adaptations such as "Jeeves and Wooster." "You Rang" is set in the 1920s, and thus 40 years too early to have seen that program on television.

Spiny Norman

29th Nov 2021

The Mummy (1999)

Continuity mistake: During the foreign legion battle, the defensive line starts to retreat from the wall, falling under the force of the attack. Rick is at the centre of a group of five soldiers who are more or less in a V-pattern. When the camera changes position from front to back, there's just 3 of them.

Spiny Norman

Continuity mistake: Hargon has a hook for a left hand. After the opening credits (during the dice roll scene) the hook is briefly on his right arm. Then it's left again during the rest of the episode.

Spiny Norman

9th Oct 2021

Dr. No (1962)

Audio problem: During the opening credits (while it says: "assistant director") you can briefly hear the next bit of music start 12 seconds too soon - there are a couple of notes from "three blind mice" starting to fade in from the percussion music. But more time was needed, so the last 12 second of the percussion number are repeated. A slightly clumsy edit to cover the credits running longer than planned (best heared with headphones).

Spiny Norman

Other mistake: Indy has been very careful to hide from everyone that Alexandretta is the city where the trail starts, only to give away all the essential info. He did not tell Elsa. Only Marcus (who has the rubbing of the crucial inscription) and Sallah knew. The only way that the Nazis find out is because he tells his dad, in a room which he KNOWS to be wired, i.e. bugged. (The Nazis also find the diary, but we know that the city isn't in there.) Stupidity doesn't quite cover it.

Spiny Norman

Show generally

Revealing mistake: The "hostage" episode reuses footage from the "Dinosaur" episode, which doesn't totally fit. When the giant crabs attack and destroy the group of houses on the island, the longshot of the damage is recycled from the earthquake episode - including an earth fissure, something the giant crabs wouldn't and probably couldn't have done.

Spiny Norman

9th Aug 2021

'Allo 'Allo! (1982)

Continuity mistake: When Uncas single-handedly attacks Magua's party on the mountain, he shoots an opponent who is filmed falling off the side of the mountain. When the camera cuts back to the fight, you can see him fall down again on the far left (while Uncas is attacking the next one in line).

Spiny Norman

19th Apr 2021

Floris (1969)

Show generally

Question: Isn't that tunnel (a new addition to Homer's story) bordering on the unlikely or stupid? The Trojans have a tunnel, it was nearly discovered, so on Priam's orders, they close it off "just in case." But later, the city is very desperate. Yet they don't reopen it until the city has already fallen. Secondly, at which time the Greeks are waiting for them at the far end, having found out at some point. Neither side uses a perfectly good tunnel?

Spiny Norman

Plot hole: Helena is ordered to fly or be thrown off the tower, bearing the brunt for Simon's failure. But the flying apparatus is still up there, and so is her servant who was going to secretly operate it so that Simon could pretend to fly around. All she needs is right there in front of her. She's supposed to be cunning and resourceful, and she could have saved her life simply by following the original plan.

Spiny Norman

1st Sep 2020

Gladiator (2000)

Continuity mistake: When Lucius descends the stairs to greet his mother and Commodus, there is a brief close-up sideways which shows, behind them, a banner, and two stones with hieroglyphs. There are in fact several Egyptian obelisks in Rome, that were taken there in antiquity. The only trouble is, it doesn't match with the long shot at all. (Commentary track confirms this was not shot on one existing location - only the four top steps of the stairs were really there). (00:57:31)

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