Rob245

Revealing mistake: Despite playing a blind character Helen Slater is noticeable when she appears to be using her sight throughout the movie.

Rob245

Question: Why does Casey crush Shredder in the garbage truck?

Rob245

Answer: Most likely to kill Shredder and make sure that there would be no way to come back but, as seen in the sequel, Shredder does return.

21st Oct 2020

The Nanny (1993)

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Question: What does she even do? The kids are too old for a nanny.

Rob245

Answer: It's a bit of a stretch plot wise, but she is supposed to be more than just a "nanny." She oversees the kid's activities, manages the household, and generally keeps the family running smoothly in the absence of a mother. She is more like a family member rather than an employee.

raywest Premium member

17th Oct 2020

Baywatch (1989)

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Question: Does anyone know why Pamela Anderson quit?

Rob245

Answer: She left to pursue other TV, movie, and commercial opportunities. It's a typical scenario where a breakout star on a hit series leverages their popularity for better roles and more money.

raywest Premium member

Fire From Olympus - S1-E60

Factual error: It doesn't seem likely Maxie Zeus could've survived being both electrocuted and hitting concrete real hard at least without some serious injuries.

Rob245

14th Oct 2020

Nine to Five (1980)

Question: If they hate their jobs then why not quit and sue their boss?

Rob245

Answer: It's not that easy to just quit and find a new job. Lawsuits are difficult, being long, involved, and expensive processes with no guarantees of winning. (If one loses, they can be responsible for the other party's legal costs.) The three women were at a distinct disadvantage as they'd be up against an entire company, that most likely would protect the boss, as they'd also be liable for allowing his abuse and be forced to implement new policies. The ladies also wanted to take a stand and fight back, not just for themselves, but for the other women who worked there, making positive company-wide changes while keeping the boss locked up.

raywest Premium member

13th Oct 2020

Below the Belt (1980)

Revealing mistake: When Terrible Tommy has Rosa in an airplane spin her hair suddenly gets thicker and her legs get thicker, indicating this is Rosa's stunt double.

Rob245

There's A Demon Shark In The Froggy Dark - S1-E9

Deliberate mistake: Unless they're super strong, none of Mystery Inc could've thrown an anchor to the top of a cliff.

Rob245

11th Oct 2020

Law & Order (1990)

Floater - S14-E7

Question: Since when do women pay their ex-husbands alimony?

Rob245

Answer: Since...always. Depends entirely on the balance of earnings / expenses in the couple. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/more-women-are-paying-alimonythat-includes-supporting-their-exs-porn-habit-2018-05-23.

Jon Sandys Premium member

10th Oct 2020

Halloween (1978)

Question: I may have forgotten this but how come in all the incarnations of Myers he never speaks? There some reason, maybe it was to make him seem less human, maybe seem even more spooky?

Rob245

Answer: In a meta "behind the scenes" context, Michael was more or less intended to basically be the pure, simple personification of evil. He's basically the closest thing there could be to a "real life boogeyman." Choosing not to have him speak was a way for the filmmakers to keep his evil "pure" and simple. He has no real personality or motivation - he simply does evil things for the sake of doing them. His actions speak for him, so to speak. It is also arguably frightening to imagine why someone who could speak would choose not to. In terms of the movies themselves, it's never really 100% explained. It's implied that he stopped speaking and basically lost all traces of humanity after killing his sister. The closest we get to any sort-of direct explanation is in the 2018 sequel that "Halloween" creator John Carpenter approved and produced, in which Dr. Sartain clarifies that Michael can speak, but simply chooses not to for reasons unknown.

TedStixon

The Spirits of '76 - S1-E3

Stupidity: The ghosts should've noticed the money they were stealing from the US Mint hadn't got its serial numbers and Treasury seals yet.

Rob245

9th Oct 2020

Black Scorpion (1995)

Continuity mistake: Despite using parts of her undercover hooker disguise, it's clear Darcy's Black Scorpion costume is made from different materials.

Rob245

Plot hole: It doesn't seem likely a rookie wrestler would get a world title match when Lisa had only been wrestling there for a short time.

Rob245

Large Dragon at Large - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: Lancelot's right glove controlled the dragon, but when Scooby's fooling around with it later it's on his left paw.

Rob245

A Frightened Hound Meets Demons Underground - S1-E14

Stupidity: The bad guy is dumb enough to stay in the basement of Captain Sally's instead of taking his loot and fleeing.

Rob245

Question: Assuming anyone saw this deleted scene on the DVD special features. Why would Lacy even go to Smallville?

Rob245

Answer: Lacy had gotten tired of her dad's newspaper, big-city life and decided to move to Smallville because she wanted to experience life at a much slower pace and even decided to live on a farm.

6th Oct 2020

Below the Belt (1980)

Plot hole: Given Tommy assaults the referee during the match, even yanking his shirt off he should've disqualified her.

Rob245

6th Oct 2020

Spider-Man (1994)

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Question: Why did they go with Jason Macendale as Hobgoblin instead of the original one, Roderick Kingsley?

Rob245

Answer: In the comics, Hobgoblin's true identity was kept a mystery for a long time intentionally and while many fans deduced it was Kingsley, and creator Roger Stern was leaning that way, Stern left the series in 1984. In 1987 Hobgoblin's identity was revealed to be Ned Leeds and then Macendale became Hobgoblin. It wasn't until 1997 that Sterns wrote the mini-series "Hobgoblin Lives" and retconned Kingsley as the original Hobgoblin.

Bishop73

Answer: I could be wrong, but I believe the Hobgoblin in Marvel Comics around the same time this show was airing was also Jason Macendale. I have a Hobgoblin trading card from around 1992 or 1993, and it identifies him as Jason Phillips Macendale when listing his real name.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: Why does the probe even wish to talk to humpback whales?

Rob245

Answer: It was never explained, but as whales are highly intelligent animals capable of communicating with one another, the visiting aliens somehow were able to establish contact. Perhaps the alien's form of language was more compatible with the humpbacks.

raywest Premium member

28th Sep 2020

Malabimba (1979)

Plot hole: It's never truly explained how the possessed Bimba could possess Sister Sofia while kissing and caressing her.

Rob245

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