The X-Files

Unusual Suspects - S5-E3

Factual error: When two unidentified men who approached Susanne Modeski in the warehouse take out their handguns, they have regular pistols. However, when they start to shoot, continuous fire is heard that could only be produced by an automatic weapon.

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Suggested correction: Fully automatic pistols exist, such as the Glock 18.

Syzygy - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: The glass in the picture of Ryan Reynolds cracks as the casket is starting to catch fire. In one shot, which is wider, the glass has fixed itself. Cut to a closeup, the glass is broken again.

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Revelations - S3-E11

Visible crew/equipment: The camera and its operator are visible in a piece of metal on the back of the ambulance, when the mother is taken away after the accident.

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Nothing Important Happened Today II (2) - S9-E2

Factual error: Deputy Director Alvin Kersh tells Agent Doggett a story about King George III, who, on July 4th, 1776, the same day the American colonies declared their independence, allegedly made an entry in his diary: "Nothing important happened today." However, according to Arnold Hunt, curator at the British Library, King George III never kept a diary.

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The Unnatural - S6-E19

Plot hole: Josh Exley's 'real' face shouldn't be visible as a reflection on the window. It's not an illusion that he creates to fool people, whereby his real self could theoretically be seen in a reflective surface, but a complete physical change, as we've seen in many episodes of the X-files regarding the shape-changing abilities of the aliens. What his face appears to be while altered is essentially what it is, and the reflection should show as much.

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Ghost in the Machine - S1-E7

Other mistake: When Jerry Lamana goes up in the elevator in the Eurisko building, the "thirteen floor" message is missing.

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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.

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Arcadia - S6-E15

Plot hole: Big Mike was attacked by the creature, because his bulb was broken just for a couple of seconds. It would mean that even if something like this happened to somebody else by accident, this person would also be killed by the creature. That would drastically increase the kill rate in the community.

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Suggested correction: That was the whole point of the creature, to enforce the HOA rules so that no violations occurred, even by accident. Although prior to the attack, Gene Gogolak describes Big Mike as a weak link that had to be dealt with, so the bulb was just an excuse to attack him.

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Biogenesis (1) - S6-E22

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the scene in his office, in the front shot Skinner wipes his glasses in his hands, but in the following back shot he's wearing them.

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Triangle - S6-E3

Factual error: When Mulder is walking out of the cabin in Spender's uniform, the soldiers try to stop him. This is impossible since he is an officer (a lieutenant judging from the shoulder-straps) and they are privates, so they cannot give him orders. The only thing they can do in this situation is to salute him.

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Wetwired - S3-E23

Revealing mistake: In the opening sequence, a man who is hallucinating badly is apprehended by the police. They find a dead blonde woman in the trunk of the man's car. In a close-up of the dead woman, all the dried blood on her face is an added digital effect; however, the dried blood "drifts" around, seemingly out-of-sync with the video. Similar "drifting" digital effect problems are seen in other X-Files episodes.

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Avatar - S3-E21

Revealing mistake: As Dana Scully is examining the dead woman found in bed with Skinner, she observes a strange luminescent glow on the woman's nose and lips. It's apparent that this glow was added digitally; but the digital effect is "drifting" around the dead woman's face, seemingly out of sync with the video. Similar "drifting" digital effect problems are seen in other X-Files episodes.

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Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man - S4-E7

Factual error: In the US classified information system there is "compartmented information", but there's no "compartmentalised information."

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Anasazi (1) - S2-E25

Character mistake: Mulder asks Scully about "the fourth commandment about obeying the Sabbath, the part when God made heaven and Earth " However, Scully as a Catholic should know that this is the third commandment for Catholics. This is also an indirect indication that Mulder was raised in Jewish religion.

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Excelsis Dei - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When the nurse takes off the bedding, the sheet is crumpled, but in the next shot it is suddenly pretty straightened and smooth.

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Little Green Men - S2-E1

Plot hole: At his arrival at the Arecibo observatory, Mulder crushes the padlock on the door leading to the control building, and then he finds the native man, Jorge, in the toilet, who hid himself in the building. There's no way Jorge could enter the building and also lock himself in there with the padlock.

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Blood - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Mulder gets out of the car, it's dark outside, but when the helicopter comes, it is still daylight.

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E.B.E. - S1-E17

Plot hole: After less than 1 minute of investigation Scully found out that the photograph was bogus. It tells a lot about the "very best" specialists, mentioned by the Deep Throat later on, who had prepared the photo.

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Unrequited - S4-E16

Revealing mistake: The handle and latch next to the supposedly working intercom on the chain-link security gate entrance to the "White Hand" facility is obviously non-functioning - when the gate is opened it can be seen there are no functional operating parts.

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Unusual Suspects - S5-E3

Factual error: When Suzanne Modeski retreats to the restroom with a pair of pliers to pull out her tooth, she is only gone for approximately 15 seconds before the gunmen follow her. For a petite woman to rip out a strong, healthy molar from her own mouth (which also had metal prongs underneath in her gum) would not take so little time, no matter how determined she was. It's also highly unlikely that the lack of anaesthetic would have allowed her to do so without making pained noises.

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