The X-Files

Biogenesis (1) - S6-E22

Factual error: This episode begins with Scully doing a voice-over about the incredible nature of our universe. The scene is very impressive visually, and would have been from the aspect of her oral presentation had it not been for a major error in the script. She says (more than once) that the universe is made up of matter and gas. This should have been "matter and energy". Gas is a form of matter.

Christmas Carol (1) - S5-E6

Plot hole: On the phone, Scully asks for the report on her sister to be sent to the San Diego F.B.I field office (since she is visiting her brother and his wife and so is not in Washington), but the package is sent to her brother's home. Even if 'Danny,' whom she asks for the file, decided to be helpful and send it directly to her, her brother's address is not likely to be the one in her personal file, plus she didn't mention that that's where she'd be staying.


Unrequited - S4-E16

Deliberate mistake: When Mulder is about to go into the metal detector he puts his gun on the counter. He goes through the metal detector on his cell phone but his keys set it off, when he steps through again it doesn't go off. No cell phones can go through metal detectors without setting it off.


Leonard Betts - S4-E12

Factual error: When Scully is performing the autopsy on Leonard Betts' severed head, she states "As remains are incomplete, all observations refer to a decapitated head." This phrasing is redundant. The proper terminology would be "disembodied head." As a medical doctor, Scully should know this.

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Salvage - S8-E9

Other mistake: Larina dials 4, 1, and 4, but the voice in the phone says, "This is operator 525." (00:23:25)

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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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Duane Barry (1) - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: When Scully makes a purchase at the grocery store, shortly before she scans the metal fragment, the clerk gives her the total of the sale, however, shortly after the camera captures the register, which displays ‘no sale'. (00:41:30)

Tithonus - S6-E10

Audio problem: Fellig is confronted by the murderer and you can hear the sound of a switchblade knife opening. When the knife is shown in Fellig's back and later in the evidence bag, however, it is a butterfly knife and not a switchblade.

Lord of the Flies - S9-E5

Continuity mistake: When Natalie stops kissing Dylan, her lips are covered with blood, but the moment she leaves Dylan's room she has no sign of blood on her lips. (00:32:00)

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Colony (1) - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: When the doctor leaves the common room, he is holding a chart in his left hand, but when he is running down the corridor, both his hands are free. (00:04:40)

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Nothing Important Happened Today (1) - S9-E1

Continuity mistake: When Agent Reyes and Assistant Director Brad Follmer meet in the bar, Brad is holding his glass either by the cup or the stem, depending on the shot. (00:18:20)

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The Erlenmeyer Flask - S1-E24

Other mistake: Deep Throat says that Mulder and Scully are standing in the very room, where "the first human-alien hybrid was created." However, only in the "Patient X" episode, are we told that it is Cassandra who has just become the first successful human-alien hybrid. (00:28:00)

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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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S.R. 819 - S6-E9

Continuity mistake: When Dr Cabrera says "Let him go," the blonde female assistant is on the left of the male assistant, but in the next shot she is on his right. (00:39:30)

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Two Fathers (1) - S6-E11

Continuity mistake: When doctors make a cut on Cassandra's belly, the green substance comes out of the cut and pours down directly onto the piece of blue cloth she is covered with. In the next shot the fragment of cloth that was in contact with the substance is dry, but in the following shot, there is a large soaked stain on the piece of cloth. (00:00:50)

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Redux (2) - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When the CSM discovers the bright spot on the carpet, he immediately realises that Mulder's apartment was under surveillance. However, one can notice that soon after entering Mulder's apartment, the CSM looks down at the floor and carpet covered with blood and there is no bright spot. (00:14:00)

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Apocrypha (2) - S3-E16

Visible crew/equipment: At the silo in North Dakota, the camera pans around the vehicle after Mulder and Scully arrive. The boom mic is reflected in the passenger doors.

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Terma (2) - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: The truck stolen by Mulder from the Russian labor camp is Unimog 406. However, during the accident scene, when it comes out of the woods and falls from the hill, it miraculously turns into Unimog 404 model. (00:13:30)

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Redux (2) - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: During the meeting at a horse track, after the CSM says "You need my expertise, " the First Elder raises his head. In the following shot from the other side, he raises it again. (00:21:00)

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Shapes - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: When Mulder and Scully talk about the piece of skin while driving to the reservation, one can see that there are green trees from the Mulder's side of the road, but when the shot is taken from the outside of the car, there are only grey bushes and landscape devoid of nearby trees on both sides of the road. (00:07:00)

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