The X-Files

Pilot - S1-E1

New this month Continuity mistake: When Peggy is killed on the highway we see her watch and the minute hand is touching the 1. When we see the close up the hand is no longer touching the 1. (00:31:00)

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Pilot - S1-E1

New this month Continuity mistake: The X that Mulder is seen painting has a distinct wavy line. When we see the X later on in the storm it's completely different. The wavy line is more straight.

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Pilot - S1-E1

New this month Character mistake: The officer is called to the victim in the woods and is shown the 2 burn marks on her back. He then proceeds to touch the skin on the burn marks, thus compromising evidence as he isn't wearing gloves. (00:01:40)

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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. (00:26:05)

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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. (00:05:00)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Scully is in her room after the autopsy, we see the x-ray attached to her lamp. When we first see it, we can see the letters LD on it, yet when the shot changes back to the x-ray after Mulder has gone, we can only see I, presumably the other x-ray is now overlapping it. (00:15:20 - 00:16:10)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Mulder and Scully are driving after their plane lands, we see at one point that Mulder has his left hand on the wheel and he is eating a sunflower seed with his right, yet when the shot changes he's driving with his right hand and eating with his left. (00:09:45)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Mulder says that his sister “just disappeared from her bed one night” which is not true, because later visualizations of that moment show that Samantha was abducted while she and Mulder were playing a game and watching TV. (00:26:30)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Scully walks into Mulder's office, she stops in the position with the "I want to believe" poster in the background, then she takes a couple of steps to make acquaintance with Mulder, and she finds herself again in the position with the poster in the background. (00:05:15)

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New this month Suggested correction: She steps forward 2 paces. Enough for the poster to remain in shot.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Character mistake: Scully says that it was Teresa Nemman who was summoned into the woods tonight, while in fact it was Peggy Odell. (00:35:00)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Filmed from the front, Scully nods down but in the next shot when filmed from the back she still keeps her head straight and only after a while she nods it down. (00:34:20)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The place Mulder and Scully find the “X” sign is different from the place Mulder originally painted it (e.g. leafy bush, no fence etc.). (00:23:55)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Mulder, Scully, and Dr Glass stop, in the first shot Mulder’s hands hang down and the doctor’s are in his pockets, while in the next shot Mulder’s hands are rested on his waist and the doctor’s hang loosely. (00:17:05)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the shot taken from the front of the car Scully touches her hair with her right hand, while in the next shot her right hand rests on the car’s door. (00:10:00)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: While Mulder and Scully are in the woods, in some shots it is raining, while in others there is no sign of the rain. (00:21:00 - 00:23:15)

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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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