The X-Files

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. (00:31:15)

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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. (00:11:50 - 00:15:30)

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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. (00:27:00 - 00:27:45)

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Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Clyde Bruckman commits suicide by placing a plastic bag over his head until he asphyxiates. However, when Mulder and Scully first discover him you can see in the shot just before Scully holds his hands that there is no plastic bag around his head (may only be visible in widescreen format). (00:42:55)

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Our Town - S2-E24

Other mistake: Unlike Mr Chaco, who has the brace clamped around his neck, Scully is clamped around the top of her head, which is a quite irrational way of executing a person, because the clamp does not serve as a stabilizer. In fact, in this arrangement, Scully is not fixed to the stand at all. (00:38:15)

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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. (00:25:00)

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Ascension (2) - S2-E6

Factual error: It's quite strange that only after Mulder looks into the ashtray he realizes that the Smoking Man has been in the car. Mulder should smell the scent of cigarettes immediately after entering the car, especially if he is a non-smoker. (00:36:05)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Mulder says that his sister “just disappeared from her bed one night” which is not true, because later visualizations of that moment show that Samantha was abducted while she and Mulder were playing a game and watching TV. (00:26:30)

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Genderbender - S1-E14

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene at the very beginning of the episode, when the camera is going up the stairs, you can make out a man's reflection holding a camera on the stairs.

Space - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Mulder is at Ground Control and the woman is telling the space ship that they're going into fly-by-wire mode, the Mulder's visitor pass changes from beneath his jacket to above his jacket between shots. (00:20:00)

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Release - S9-E17

Other mistake: When Doggett starts clawing at the freshly plastered wall, he does so at just below his eye-level and blood starts pouring from the hole he makes. The dead woman inside the wall was stabbed in the lower abdomen; there's no way that blood from the abdominal wound would've seeped through the wall at the level he was digging.

Humbug - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: When Mulder pulls the nail from Blockhead's nose, the pliers are at the end of the nail, but in later shots it changes to the middle and then back to the end.

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Fallen Angel - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Max bleeds out his ear, the blood stain on the pillow changes when Mulder and Scully see it. (00:32:10)

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Quagmire - S3-E22

Plot hole: When Mulder and Scully are going to the town/city where the disappearances took place Scully says they should stop so she can walk the dog. Mulder says OK because he has to ask for directions yet the next scene we see is Mulder and Scully interviewing Dr. Faraday. How did they find him if they didn't know where they were?. And after that we see them at a store where they do ask for directions. (00:08:30)

Piper Maru (1) - S3-E15

Factual error: At the beginning of the scene, XO Johanson is looking through the periscope. However, it is nonsense, because the submarine was in silent running, and the Japanese destroyer was circling it, so the sub must have cruised in deep submersion. The water depth there was approx. 270 meters, as the French salvage team claims at the beginning of the episode. There is rarely any significant light beyond 200 meters. Looking through the periscope in these conditions would be completely useless. (00:32:25)

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731 (2) - S3-E10

Revealing mistake: At the very beginning of the scene when the bomb is shown, in the lower part of the screen a moving red spot appears which probably comes from the reflection of the bomb's red diode in the camera. (00:36:50)

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Show generally

Plot hole: The ability of the Faceless Rebels to impersonate other people completely defies logic. For one, when impersonating someone, the Faceless Rebel is able to speak despite the fact that they mutilate their own mouths shut. Secondly, as can be seen in many instances when a person is being attacked by a Faceless Rebel, the face of the person they are impersonating is merely a skin mask that can easily be pulled off. If the face of the person they are impersonating is just a mask, then any time a Faceless Rebel speaks you should be able to see their true face through the open mouth of the skin mask. Additionally, the face of the person being impersonated being a mask would also preclude the Faceless Rebel from blinking or moving the mask's eyes (similarly they mutilate their own eyes shut, so the eyes of the skin mask can't be their own).

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Piper Maru (1) - S3-E15

Factual error: The crew are supposed to be French. However at the beginning of the episode we can hear them talking in French with a Canadian accent.

The Blessing Way (2) - S3-E1

Plot hole: Mulder is pulled from the escape hole previously dug by the hybrid aliens to escape the train car. When they pull him out they show alien bodies remaining in the hole. Mulder never revisits the train car despite knowing there's a high probability of finding hard evidence, in this case some actual bodies. There's no way Mulder would just assume there's no evidence remaining there and not go have a look for himself. Same goes for Cancerman who thought he had destroyed the evidence.

Synchrony - S4-E19

Deliberate mistake: When the unconscious, naked Asian doctor is removed from the warming tub, his hands are clasped over his crotch to protect his modesty, despite the fact that he shouldn't be able to do that, since he isn't conscious and his previously frozen limbs are now pliable and relaxed due to the heat.

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