The X-Files

The X-Files (1993)

401 mistakes

The End - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: When we see the Russian guy get shot and he falls out of his chair, he knocks the chessboard off the table. But when Jeffrey Spender shows his team the tape, the guy hits the board so that it spins around, instead of falling off completely.

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The Host - S2-E2

Factual error: Scully reads to Mulder from a book all about flukes (Trematodes). However, the information she is quoting is wrong. She states that flukes or flatworms have a "scolex" with hooks and suckers. These are actually the distinguishing characteristic of cestodes (tapeworms). Trematodes have no scolex and definitely no hooks.

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Biogenesis (1) - S6-E22

Continuity mistake: At the end, when Scully is trying to wipe sand and water from the moving tide away from a section of spacecraft, she stands up and the camera pans out; she is suddenly 3 feet away from the ship and several more away from the tide line.

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Genderbender - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: After the part where the head Kindred woman tells Mulder and Scully "I asked you not to interfere", Mulder leads Scully away. From one camera angle, he is leading her away by the hand. In the same scene, but from a different camera angle, he has his arm around her. When we go back to the first camera angle, he is once again leading her away by the hand.

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Talitha Cumi (1) - S3-E24

Visible crew/equipment: While Fox is fighting the agent in the underground garage you see a crew person on the right side of screen for a split second.

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Paper Clip (3) - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: In the mine with the medical records we see Samantha's file. In the season 1 episode "Conduit" we see the X-File Mulder opened on her. In the previous episode she is listed as Samantha T. Mulder and her birth date is 1/22/64. Here we see her name as Samantha Ann Mulder and her birth date as 11/21/65.

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Herrenvolk (2) - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: Jeremiah Smith and Mulder are with the kids, and in the background, when CSM is looking through the window, Samantha's clone and the other kid disappear.

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Eve - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Scully is reading report from Simmons' death, we can see that is has occured on the 7th of November, 1993; which means that whole episode takes place at the very beginning of November, but at the same time Scully and Mulder should be at Alaska (see episode "Ice").

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The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati (3) - S7-E2

Continuity mistake: When Scully is talking to Skinner in Mulder's empty hospital room, her cross necklace is off to the left. Then, when she says, "Sir." it's almost centered. And no, this was not caused by her turning around a minute or so before she said it.

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E.B.E. - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the start, when the police car passes the truck, clearly it is daylight, but right after the truck shuts down it is completely dark.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Mulder, Scully and the other police officers are digging Ray Soames's grave, one strap of the coffin breaks and the coffin falls and starts to roll. When it hits a tomb stone and opens, you can see there's a normal size body in the coffin. When they look into the coffin, there's this small alien body.

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Suggested correction: When the coffin opens, it is impossible to notice what sort of body is located in the coffin. Moreover, the rules says that "If a mistake can only be noticed using slow motion or pause, it won't be accepted."

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Roland - S1-E23

Factual error: At the crime scene where Roland killed one of the professors by dunking his head in liquid nitrogen and dropped him on the floor, someone has drawn an outline of the dead prof's body and all the bits his head broke into when Roland dropped him. This outline-drawing doesn't happen in life because it interferes with the crime scene, it's a popular myth.

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Eve - S1-E11

Other mistake: Eve 6 says that ordinary human beings have 46 chromosomes, while the Adams and the Eves have 56 chromosomes. This makes 10 additional chromosomes. However, Eve 6 also mentions that they have additional chromosomes number 4, 5, 12, 16, and 22 - only 5 additional chromosomes.

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Avatar - S3-E21

Other mistake: After AD Skinner is finished being interviewed by the police, Mulder asks him about why he would employ the services of a prostitute. Skinner looks at him in shock and Mulder says "You didn't know she was a prostitute did you?" I find it hard to believe that at no point in the interview did the police not mention to Skinner the dead woman he woke up next to after spending the night with her was a prostitute.

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Founder's Mutation - S10-E2

Continuity mistake: As Lindquist holds the bag of evidence, it is hanging down in the fingers of his right hand. The next shot shows him holding the evidence bag in the palm of his right hand.

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The End - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: This is probably one of the most intriguing chess plays in the history of mankind. In the first move shown on the screen Gibson moves a white knight from e4 to f6. Then, in the close-up, the situation on the chessboard more or less corresponds to the arrangement of the figures previously shown on the screen. However, in the next shot, when we see the chessboard from the Russian perspective, the arrangement is completely different. Especially, there is no white knight on the chessboard at all. In the following shot the white rook suddenly appears on g8 (and is subsequently beaten by the black king), but in the next move Gibson again moves his white rook on g8, while the black king has miraculously returned to h8 and again beats the white rook. Moreover, Gibson could not play two white rooks, because later on we see that there is still at least one white rook on the chessboard.

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All Souls - S5-E17

Plot hole: It is quite incomprehensible that only Mulder drew Scully's attention to the inverted cross. As a Catholic and experienced investigator Scully would know the significance of this symbol and would pay attention to such crucial detail.

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Tempus Fugit (1) - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: During the handbrake turn Scully smiles, although in the preceding and following shot her face is very serious.

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The Sixth Extinction (2) - S7-E1

Continuity mistake: Mulder writes Kritschgau's name on the ulnar side of the palm of Skinner's right hand. Later when Skinner is looking for Kritschgau in his apartment building, the writing is on a different part of Skinner's palm, beginning around the middle and extending diagonally towards the thumb.

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The Sixth Extinction (2) - S7-E1

Character mistake: When Kritschgau is testing Mulder's remote viewing capabilities, he tells Mulder that he is at about 5% accuracy. However, Mulder got at least two right and not enough time had passed for him to have had 40 opportunities, so his percentage of accuracy should be higher than five.

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Serious B

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