The X-Files

2Shy - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: The drawing image of the killer loads twice on the computer. You can see it start to load in the first shot which is closer. In the very next shot it loads from nothing again.

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2Shy - S3-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When the apartment owner comes over to the killer's apartment, she puts an envelope over near others. Right as she notices the flies, the camera tracks to the left and back. You can see its shadow cast on the wall to the left.

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The List - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: Later in the episode a man bangs on an air conditioner to try and stop it from making noise. In the first scene you can tell air is moving because the streamers are moving. After he bangs on the unit the streamers stop moving. The air conditioner is still on. (00:32:30)

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The List - S3-E5

Audio problem: J.T. Walsh is talking to Mulder and Scully about how smart the inmate was. During this sequence, one of the scenes has very poor audio sync. J.T. Is talking but his mouth doesn't match what he is saying. (00:07:25)

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Millennium - S7-E4

Factual error: When Mulder wants to shoot the third resurrected agent, it turns out that there is no ammunition left in the revolver. In fact, there should be one bullet left. When Frank Black takes the handgun from the necromancer, one can see that the cylinder is full with six bullet. Then, he fires three bullets into the first resurrected agent and two bullets are fired by Mulder into the second resurrected agent. (00:39:05)

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The Sixth Extinction (2) - S7-E1

Factual error: When Mulder is visited by his mother, he definitely shows brain activity, because he is "talking" with her, however there are only flat lines on the monitor. In a similar situation in "The Sixth Extinction" episode, when Kritschgau and Skinner ask him questions and he anticipates them, the monitor shows intensive bursts. (00:01:15)

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Millennium - S7-E4

Continuity mistake: When Skinner walks away from the conference table, his armchair is only slightly turned left from its normal position towards the table, but when he comes back with additional documents, the armchair is turned left to the position perpendicular to the table. (00:10:20)

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Millennium - S7-E4

Continuity mistake: When Scully stops by the fence that leads to the necromancer's property, there is only one red car parked that seems to be Frank Black's car. It seems that Mulder's car and the necromancer's car vanished into thin air. (00:38:40)

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Biogenesis (1) - S6-E22

Continuity mistake: When the two pieces combine into one and burst up into the Bible, in the first shot the neighboring books are leaning against the Bible, while in the following shot they are arranged in a neat pile. (00:05:30)

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The Sixth Extinction (2) - S7-E1

Continuity mistake: From the beginning of the episode Scully has loose strands of hair on both sides of her head, but when she turns off the lamp and is attacked by locusts, her hair is perfectly combed. (00:02:35)

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Milagro - S6-E18

Other mistake: When Padget supposedly tears out his heart with his hand and keeps it in his hand, one can see that the heart's blood vessels were not torn out but must have been precisely cut with some surgical tool. (00:01:50)

Milagro - S6-E18

Other mistake: Padget hands over one page of his book to his imagined character who is invisible to anyone else except him. Therefore, the page should hover in the air for an external observer. However, Scully watches his apartment on a monitor and notices nothing strange. (00:38:05)

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Arcadia - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: When Mulder lies on the bed, he's wearing shoes, but when Scully tells him goodbye and he gets out of the bed, he's not. (00:24:10)

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Irresistible - S2-E13

Visible crew/equipment: As Scully rolls down the stairs with the killer at the end of the episode, once they reach the bottom a hand pops out from the left side of the screen.

Humbug - S2-E20

Visible crew/equipment: When Mulder and Scully are talking to the owner of the trailer park and he is berating Mulder, you can see the edge of the lens in the upper left corner of one shot. This is because the lens used was of a wide angle almost fish-eye type and the edge of the lens itself can occasionally creep into the frame on most cameras.

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Ghost in the Machine - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When we watch Scully typing from behind, the text she types is ahead of the text we saw at a distance in the previous shot. (00:15:15)

Requiem - S7-E22

Visible crew/equipment: Towards the end of the episode, the reflection of a boom microphone is seen in the rear window of the Chevy Malibu driven by Skinner and Fox.

Irresistible - S2-E13

Visible crew/equipment: Near the beginning, Mulder, Scully, and another man are walking through a graveyard. The camera is following them to the right passing head stones. The crew can be seen reflected in a black shiny head stone as the camera passes.

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Red Museum - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: Scully is walking down the steps as Mulder and the sheriff are talking about the boy. In the wide shot she is halfway down. In the closeup she comes up from behind Mulder.

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Duane Barry (1) - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: The answering machine at the end appears to not be plugged into any phone line. The shot shows the phone jacks on the right side of the machine are empty. In order for an answering machine to work at least one of those ports would need to be hooked to the phone.

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