The X-Files

Little Green Men - S2-E1

Factual error: The Arecibo Radio Telescope is abandoned when Mulder goes there. However, after SETI was cancelled, the telescope was still used for other things. (00:16:50)

Two Fathers (1) - S6-E11

Plot hole: Agent Spender watches in horror as Alex Krycek stabs the neck of an alien directly in front of him and the usual bubbling green blood spills out. In every other instance of a human being in such close proximity to the green blood, the person has immediately taken a painful reaction to the substance, including severe damage to the eyes. Spender however is completely unaffected, as is Krycek, who was also close enough to feel the effects.

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Suggested correction: The Syndicate is well aware of the effects that the alien blood has on humans and the inherent risk of being exposed to it. They would have inoculated Spender and Krycek in preparation for this.

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Rain King - S6-E8

Factual error: In the scene where Daryl Mootz pulls up in his SUV for the rain-making event, there is a shot of the SUV with a front Kansas license plate. Cars in Kansas only have rear license plates. (00:12:55)

Ice - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Mulder is examining the paper which says "We are not who we are", the writing changes position in between shots. (00:13:10)

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Dod Kalm - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: When Mulder and Scully are on the boat and check the other boat in the radar, you can see that the first time, the boat in the radar is at the center left. When it changes angles, the boat is now at the center right.

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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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Oubliette - S3-E8

Factual error: Scully stops Mulder from performing CPR on Amy when, as a medical doctor, she should have known that it is possible to revive cold-water drowning victims long after the heart stops. (00:39:25)

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Young at Heart - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: In the close-up shot of Mulder just before he shoots Barnett, his black ear piece disappears. (00:42:15)

Providence (2) - S9-E10

Visible crew/equipment: In an early scene with Scully and Skinner talking in the hallway, there is a crew member obviously hiding behind a trash can. (00:07:10)

The Walk - S3-E7

Deliberate mistake: It's completely impossible that the sound of the tape(that sounds like "Fox Maytrink") is in fact "Your time has come,Killer".

Ice - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: At the beginning when a man says: "We're not who we are", he says it differently when Scully watches the tape. (00:01:20)

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Rain King - S6-E8

Factual error: When Mulder and Scully first arrive in Kroner, Kansas, you can see mountains in the background. There are no mountains in Kansas, only valleys and hills. (00:04:40)

Salvage - S8-E9

Continuity mistake: When Ray is eating the sandwich, there is a large bite out of one corner just before he removes the foil. In the shot from behind after the foil is removed, the bite is only from one slice of the bread.

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Die Hand die Verletzt - S2-E14

Factual error: Mulder sees water going down the drain counterclockwise and says something is up since all water in the northern hemisphere drains clockwise. This is not true. Water can drain in both directions in both hemispheres. Things like convection currents, basin design, and residual swirl from filling the sink have a much greater influence. You would have to drain a small ocean to see the Coriolis effect, or use specially-designed test apparatus. See http://www.snopes.com/science/coriolis.htm and http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~dvandom/Edu/newcor.html (scroll down to *5.2. Water Going The Wrong Way Down The Sink* near the bottom of the page).

Within (1) - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: When Scully points out the location of the last time they saw Gibson Praise, she points to the (real) Palo Verde Nuclear Plant, which is west of Phoenix. In 'The Beginning' the plant shown was the (fictional) Rolling Hills Nuclear Plant, 60 miles east of Phoenix. (00:37:30)

Irresistible - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: In "Firewalker," Mulder reports that the day is November 11 and that he and Scully ended up in a 30-day quarantine. Scully reports that the date for the autopsy in "Irresistible" is November 14, which conflicts with the quarantine. (00:20:40)

Herrenvolk (2) - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: Scully tapes an X in the window,that X changes shape when Scully is talking to Mr. X and before Mr.X dies when he checks on the apartment.

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Darkness Falls - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: When they find the felled ancient tree, the stump that Mulder clambers up onto to investigate the growth rings has a distinctive crack at the center and the growth rings are irregular in shape. However the stump that we get a close up of has no crack and regular circular rings. (00:18:20)

Leonard Betts - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: When Scully finds out about Betts' mother she says that "She lives right here in Pittsburgh." Nothing wrong there except that at the time they has just left Chuck Burks' lab - which is in Maryland. (00:17:40 - 00:21:10)

Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man - S4-E7

Other mistake: In the episode "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man," when CSM is writing his letter of resignation on his typewriter, you can see that the letters are already there - he is simply typing over them. (00:39:30)

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