The X-Files

The X-Files (1993)

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Squeeze - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Tooms is in the cell right at the end, we see when his food is being brought over to him on the tray that there is a drink and a bun, when the shot changes to the other side of the door the drink and bun have swapped sides. When the shot changes back to the other side of the door, the tray is now the other way around and then when the shot goes back to the other side the whole tray has now disappeared.

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Conduit - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Mulder is running after the boy near the end, and the motorcycles are coming, we see him throw the torch quite far away, yet when the motorcycles are gone we see it is right next to him.

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Syzygy - S3-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When Scully says "This is rumor panic" you see the camera shadow following her on the lower left side of screen.

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The Blessing Way (2) - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Mulder experiences his near-death trance state his body is lying, apparently lifeless, in a star spangled sky. As the camera tracks in on him the toes on his right foot twitch, just after Deep Throat begins to speak. The foliage covering his chest also changes position between shots. In the wide shot he is covered up to the armpits. But the first close up shows his chest is exposed. Then in later close ups it is covered again.

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Shadows - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Mulder and Scully are leaving Laurens house, when we see the doors lock themselves they are different locks to what the car actually has.

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The Jersey Devil - S1-E5

Factual error: Atlantic City, New Jersey really doesn't have woods around it like it does in this episode.

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Red Museum - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: When the old man shows Mulder the two guys, the one that is not Deep Throat's murderer, from a distant angle his shirt is completely red. In the close-up he has a red and a bit green shirt.

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One Breath - S2-E8

Deliberate mistake: When Scully is shown on her hospital bed, it's obvious she's wearing a bra under her hospital gown. It's doubtful that a patient in a coma would be wearing a bra as it could restrict her circulation.

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Synchrony - S4-E19

Plot hole: Scully's statement that she was 23 when she wrote her senior thesis in college throws off her timeline of college, med school, residency, FBI Academy, Quantico teaching assignment for two years, and X-Files assignment at 28. Her undergraduate degree in Physics should have been completed when she was 20 or 21 to allow at least 4 or 5 years for her medical training.

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Signs and Wonders - S7-E9

Factual error: When Reverend O'Connor is reading from the Book of Revelation, his Bible is flipped open towards the front. Revelation is the last chapter in the New Testament, so his Bible should have been open towards the back.

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Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose - S3-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When the agent says "I'm Kline, this is Havez" the boom mic is by the light on the ceiling.

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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.

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2Shy - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: During the autopsy, Scully says that the date is August 29. The two previous episodes were set in September.

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Ghost in the Machine - S1-E7

Audio problem: When Jerry uses the elevator, the voice of the computer reads out the floors as "twenty-third floor, fourth floor, fifth floor" etc, missing out the "twenty-" prefix until the 29th floor. The DVD subtitles list these numbers with their prefix, so this was not intentional.

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Alpha - S6-E16

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Riley Animal Hospital sign lights up, the time comes across the bottom of the screen saying 6:21 p.m. The scene then cuts to inside the animal hospital. However, the clock inside does not read 6:21. It reads somthing roughly before 6.

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Never Again - S4-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When Ed turns to go into the office, you see the reflection of the boom mike on the glass window.

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Bad Blood - S5-E12

Revealing mistake: When the doctor examine Ronnie's "corpse" in the morgue, he pulls out the stake. It is quite obvious that he's struggling with a wooden stake that is placed on the actor's side, not through his chest. Moreover, the camera pans up and you can briefly see Ronnie's unharmed chest.

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Fresh Bones - S2-E15

Visible crew/equipment: When Mulder chases Chester on the pier, the camera's shadow can be seen as it circles around him.

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Piper Maru (1) - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: When Skinner walks into the cafe (the time he gets shot) another man is just walking out, leaving a table with a used glass and coffee cup. The waitress is in the back, getting Skinner a cup of coffee (she couldn't have cleaned the other table yet), but when we look over Skinner's shoulder you can see that the other table is cleared and has a clean coffee cup (turned upside down) on it.

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Shadows - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When the cup falls over when Lauren wants to see Mr. Dorlund, the box of tissues disappears in the last shot.

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