Good Omens

Good Omens (2019)

1 corrected entry in The Doomsday Option

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The Doomsday Option - S1-E5

Corrected entry: When War arrives at the cafe to meet the others, she's the first one, and we see her bike alone outside. The others get there, then when Pollution asks after Death, we see his bike outside, parked to the right of War's. It's revealed that he was already there playing the quiz machine, and he's been in shot the whole time, but that means his bike should have already been there too. Even if it was somehow out of shot, War would have seen it.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Correction: Or alternatively, the bike didn't appear until the others have already arrived. Death is a supernatural being who has already been established as not being bound by the same physical limitations as the other Horsemen. Obviously, the bike is not something he purchased but was called into existence when needed.

Agreed. Terry Pratchett had previously written about magical things that don't just suddenly appear, but suddenly appear so that they have always been there. Obviously this is not explicitly said on screen so it's up to you if it's still a mistake in story telling but it works as a kind of comedy fantasy logic.

Her bike is at the lower edge of the shot. Another bike could have been parked out of frame. Although she would have seen it.

Spiny Norman

Hard Times - S1-E3

Factual error: Aziraphale cites the only prophecy from Agnes Nutter that he could find as one for 1972, "do not buy Betamax" (a reference to the home video format war). Betamax was only launched in 1975 starting in Japan, so this advice wouldn't be of any use until 1976. (And these prophecies were completely, even ludicrously accurate, so that excludes any explanation that she was simply a few years off, because she was never wrong). (00:19:10)

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