What are the differences between Dolby True HD, DTS-HD Master Audio and Linear PCM Uncompressed? I was under the impression that they're all lossless and, well, basically the original sound. Wouldn't that make them all identical and impossible to tell apart?
13th Mar 2008
14th May 2006
Continuity mistake: In Part 2 - Witwatersrand, when Sean Courtney is taking part in a bare-knuckles fighting championship, one of his opponents is introduced as Tim Curtis (who later goes on to work for Sean), yet when Sean asks Curtis to inform people that the wedding is off later in the story, his name has changed to Martin. (UK 1997 PAN edition).
6th Feb 2006
Question: Anyone who's read 'Life, The Universe & Everything' will now why the bowl of petunias thought 'Oh no, not again' just before it plummeted towards Magrathea, but had Douglas Adams already conceived that backstory and just couldn't fit it in to the narrative at the time or was it something he only came up with when writing part 3?
15th Aug 2005
Question: Strangely, unlike seasons 2 & 3, there's no option to branch the deleted scenes back in to season 4 and on disc 7, the first deleted scene is under the heading "Season 4 Director's Cut Promo". Is this really as black and white as it seems or am I missing something? Has anyone heard any rumours, or facts, that Fox is planning to release Season 4 Director's Cut in the near future?
22nd Jul 2005
What was the first film to be released in cinemas in stereo sound, and which was the first to be released in surround sound?
13th Jun 2005
If both contain 2 rear speakers, 3 front speakers and a sub-woofer, what is the difference between Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 ?
13th Jun 2005
Question: Does anyone know whether the coloured-in photos, which appear throughout the opening titles sequence, are real or made up for the show? If they ARE real, when George Wendt's name appears there's a shot of a man holding a newspaper with 'WE WIN' as the headline - does anybody know what this referred to?
14th Apr 2005
Question: In the final few scenes of this story, DS Beck has abducted David Harvey and has taken him to the top of a tower block in order that they can both leap off. Fitz and Penhaligon race to the top to try to talk Beck out of it. In the original broadcast on UK TV (1995), Fitz speaks with Beck at length on the rooftop (as in the novel), but in all repeats and subsequent VHS/DVD releases this scene is missing and has never been seen since. Now, Fitz only manages to reach the rooftop as Penhaligon is looking over the side after Beck has jumped pulling Harvey with him. Is this scene un-cut on the Region 1 DVD of this show? (I don't want to buy it just to find the same cut version again). (02:25:00 - 02:26:45)
25th Mar 2005
What is the difference between subtitles and closed-captions? Over here in England we don't bother with c-c's, but I've noticed that a lot of my R1 discs have subtitles in some languages and c-c's in others. Also, on some discs the 'subtitle' button will display the c-c's but on others it won't. In those cases how do I display the c-c's?
10th Feb 2005
Other mistake: Slightly after the opening credits, Jack Malone is investigating the disappearance of Annie Miller and is standing in her mother's bedroom. He turns to Carol Miller's boyfriend and asks to "speak to Mrs. Malone alone." The subtitles correctly have 'Miller' written, but when Anthony LaPaglia says his line, the two words rhyme. (00:06:45)
10th Dec 2004
8th Nov 2004
Revealing mistake: Near the end when Frost calls Pam to warn her about Meadows, she walks in to the hall and picks up the cordless phone. After she's looked out of the window and seen the killer staring at her, she 'does a Kim Bauer' and holds the phone upside down while she continues speaking with Frost. (02:09:00 - 02:10:20)
27th Jun 2004
Revealing mistake: When Kate Warner phones her sister, Marie holds her phone up to the camera and you can see that the words "KATE'S CELL" have been written using the 'Write Messages' function on her Nokia. The 'abc' in the corner gives it away plus you can see the cursor trying to be hidden by being moved next to the 'K' (00:20:05)
3rd Apr 2004
4th Feb 2004
Trivia: Never in Robert Louis Stevenson's original short story was Mr Hyde larger than Dr Jekyll. He was considerably shorter and therefore Jekyll's clothes hung loosely from him. Also, Jekyll never needed a potion to become Hyde after the first time. The change became involuntary and ever more frequent. Hyde needed the potion to *change back* to Jekyll.
21st Jan 2004
6th Jan 2004
Continuity mistake: When Helen Grace is in the retired GP's house choosing which apple she will eventually stuff in to her victim's mouth, her hand wavers over one apple, but instead chooses another. At the end when we see a flashback of that scene, she picks up the first apple she was originally going for.
26th Dec 2003
Continuity mistake: In 'The Frog's Legacy' (1987), Del & Rodney learnt the story of Freddy The Frog for the first time - neither of them had ever heard of him before (Aunt Irene explains to Del who Freddy was. She mentions both 'Freddy The Frog' and his real name 'Frederick Robdal'. Del has heard of neither of these names). Yet in 'Sleepless in Peckham', it would seem that Del had known Freddy since he was 15. He even went on their first Jolly Boys' Outing with the rest of the gang.
13th Nov 2003
Plot hole: In 'The Foretelling', it is said that Richard IV reigned for "13 glorious years" with a caption showing 1485-1498. 'The Black Seal' starts on St. Junipers' Day, 1498, but Blackadder spends 12 months locked up with Mad Gerald. So when the Royal Family are finally murdered it is actually 1499.
23rd Oct 2003
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