The X-Files

The X-Files (1993)

401 mistakes

Via Negativa - S8-E7

New this month Revealing mistake: When Doggett examines in the car the body of Agent James Leeds, the carotid artery of the victim is pulsating.

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Via Negativa - S8-E7

New this month Continuity mistake: When Doggett and Skinner visit Dr. Andre Bormanis at his place, in the first shot from the back he is leaning over some laboratory gear that is holding in his hands, while in the next front shot he is standing upright manipulating on the table with his hands.

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Via Negativa - S8-E7

New this month Continuity mistake: When Doggett leaves his office, he reaches for his coat, grabs it and starts to put it on. In the next shot, when Langly, Frohike, and Byers look in Doggett's direction, we again see that he takes the coat off from the chair.

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Within (1) - S8-E1

New this month Visible crew/equipment: When Scully is looking at her reflection in the mirror, the camera moves toward her and its shadow appears on the left side of the mirror's frame.

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Bad Blood - S5-E12

Visible crew/equipment: I don't know if this is visible in all formats, but on the newest UK release on DVD, watching in widescreen, it's amazingly obvious. When Mulder recovers from the vampire attack, he gets up from the floor and breaks up a chair to make a stake. There is a shot of his feet as he smashes the legs off and bends to pick up a piece. In the bottom left hand corner of the screen, you can see a crew member's hand carefully and quickly placing a piece of wood on top of the pile for Mulder to pick up.

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Paper Clip (3) - S3-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Mulder and Scully enter the abandoned mine through a doorway, the viewer can see at right in the distance a number of people sitting on a wall, and one crouching in front of the wall with what looks like a dog. They are sitting still, but there is still movement there.

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Ascension (2) - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: When Mulder is in the Tram car ascending the Mountain, to rescue Scully, he pulls all of the things out of under the top left-hand seat, but when the scene moves to Krycek in the booth, you don't see any of the thing that Mulder threw out.

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Signs and Wonders - S7-E9

Visible crew/equipment: A mic boom operator is visible on the left hand side of the screen wearing a white t-shirt, beige shorts, and sneakers. He's carrying the boom mic and following Mulder and Scully. You can see him when Mulder and Scully arrive at the "Church of God with Signs and Wonders" for the first time...when Mulder delivers the line "That's funny, I knew a couple Catholic schoolgirls who were experts at it."

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Fallen Angel - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Mulder helps Max lie down he notices the scar behind his right ear but when he tells Scully about it later he says that the scar is behind his left ear.

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Shadows - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Howard Graves' tombstone states that he died on the 5th of October, but the opening scenes date stamp says the 22nd of September when it was supposed to be two weeks after Graves had died.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Scully goes to Mulder's room, thinking she has the marks, after he has checked her we see Scully's hair is behind her collar, but when the shot changes to her going to sit down, her hair is now hanging out.

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Shadows - S1-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Mulder and Scully are talking about Howard Graves faking his own death, when they get to the bottom of the stairs, you can see the pole which the camera used to travel down the stairs.

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Demons - S4-E23

Visible crew/equipment: As Fox is being led into the jail, when Scully says, "Mulder" the boom mic is at the top of the screen, while she's walking towards him.

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Ghost in the Machine - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: While the computer is being infected with the virus, Peterson turns away from the screen to face Scully. Two seconds later, after the shot of Scully, the same shot is shown again but in reverse so that Peterson turns back to the screen. It's more obvious if you look at the weird way his eyes blink in the reversed shot.

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Darkness Falls - S1-E20

Plot hole: At the end, a man is attacked while standing in the light of his automobile's headlights. Supposedly, though, the bugs were terrified of light.

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Shadows - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Mulder and Scully are questioning Lauren in the investigation room, the piece of paper on Mulder's jacket changes place in between shots.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The first time Scully walks into Mulder's office, we see his "I want to Believe" poster in full view. Later on in the scene, we see papers stacked in front of it.

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Squeeze - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Scully is having lunch with her friend just after the intro, we see at one shot from behind her she is holding a knife, then when the shot changes she is no longer holding it.

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Arcadia - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: When Mulder and Scully are moving into the house, there is a shot of Mulder's watchface which reads that the date is the 7th. A few minutes later, Scully is walking around with a video camera, and narrating and she says the date is February the 24th.

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Tithonus - S6-E10

Factual error: Lewis Brady had a "Felon wanted by the FBI" file in 1929, but the FBI wasn't called the FBI until 1935; until then it was just the "Bureau of Investigation."

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