The X-Files

The X-Files (1993)

436 mistakes - chronological order

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Trust No 1 - S9-E6

Revealing mistake: When Agent Reyes drives up to Agent Dogget's parked car, he looks in his rearview mirror. Its background should be obviously a transparent windshield to which the mirror is fixed. However, when the camera shows the image seen in the rearview mirror, we see in the background something similar in appearance to a solid wall. (00:10:50)

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Trust No 1 - S9-E6

Continuity mistake: When the guy from the NSA is speaking with his supervisor, after the supervisor asks him about his wife and child, in the background he turns his head toward the supervisor, while in the next close-up take he turns his head toward the supervisor again. (00:12:30)

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Trust No 1 - S9-E6

Continuity mistake: When Scully is pulling out, in close-ups she holds her cellphone in her left hand, while in distant shots she keeps her left hand on the steering wheel. (00:23:00)

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Trust No 1 - S9-E6

Revealing mistake: When Doggett visits Scully in Quantico and interrupts her pathology class, the cadaver left on the table blinks his eyes at least twice. (00:28:25)

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John Doe - S9-E7

Visible crew/equipment: In the final scene of the episode, when the camera goes up, its shadow can be seen on the left side of the screen. (00:42:15)

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Provenance (1) - S9-E9

Continuity mistake: Agent Doggett holds the rubbings in his hands and after a while, he hands them over to Agent Reyes. However, when filmed from behind Doggett, the rubbings are in the same position in both situations. (00:07:45)

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Provenance (1) - S9-E9

Other mistake: When Agent Comer is trying to steal the truck, he wants to hot-wire it. To do so, he unplugs the power and ignition wires in order to short-circuit them. When the owner unexpectedly appears, Agent Comer beats him up, steals the ignition key and starts the car with the key. The problem is that after unplugging the wires he cannot start the car with the key anymore. (00:20:40)

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Provenance (1) - S9-E9

Continuity mistake: When Agent Scully is leaving her apartment to meet Agent Doggett and Agent Reyes, her mother is holding William in her hands. Depending on the shot, William's head is turned right or left. (00:21:30)

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Providence (2) - S9-E10

Visible crew/equipment: In an early scene with Scully and Skinner talking in the hallway, there is a crew member obviously hiding behind a trash can. (00:07:10)

Providence (2) - S9-E10

Character mistake: When Josepho meets Agent Scully, he recites to her the passage from the Bible that begins with the phrase: "Behold, a whirlwind came out of the north" Then he asks her if she knew that fragment from the Bible. She answers: "Ephesians." Unfortunately, she is wrong, because this fragment comes from Ezekiel 1:4. (00:30:30)

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Improbable - S9-E13

Revealing mistake: When Scully is examining the body of Vicky Louise Burdick, the dead woman moves her eyeballs. (00:22:50)

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Release - S9-E17

Other mistake: While Cadet Hayes is being interrogated, he says, "I studied the photos of your son's death. They called to me. I don't know why, but it was a message and I listened." Then Scully answers, "And then you killed Agent Doggett's son." This answer is illogical and complete nonsense because the photos of Agent Doggett's son were taken after his death. (00:36:05)

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Release - S9-E17

Other mistake: When Doggett starts clawing at the freshly plastered wall, he does so at just below his eye-level and blood starts pouring from the hole he makes. The dead woman inside the wall was stabbed in the lower abdomen; there's no way that blood from the abdominal wound would've seeped through the wall at the level he was digging.

The Truth - S9-E19

Continuity mistake: Marita Covarrubias tells the tribunal that she used to be Special Representative to the Secretary General of the United Nations. However, in "Herrenvolk," she told Mulder that she was the assistant to the S.R.S.G. (00:39:15)

Founder's Mutation - S10-E2

Continuity mistake: As Lindquist holds the bag of evidence, it is hanging down in the fingers of his right hand. The next shot shows him holding the evidence bag in the palm of his right hand.

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Familiar - S11-E8

Visible crew/equipment: At the beginning of the police car chase, the officer escorting Scully gets into a cruiser. The camera is reflected in the driver side window when he opens the door.

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The Post-Modern Prometheus - S5-E5

[After spilling coffee on his lap.]
Mulder: Great, now my crotch will be up all night.

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Trivia: Scully's father and the man Mulder thought was his father were both named William. Mulder's actual father, Cancer Man, was played by William B Davis. Scully and Mulder's son was also named William.

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