The X-Files

The X-Files (1993)

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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.

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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.

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Dod Kalm - S2-E19

Factual error: Mulder refers to a Royal Navy vessel that sailed from Leeds. No large ship can sail from there - it is at least 50 miles from the coast.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Biogenesis (1) - S6-E22

Factual error: This episode begins with Scully doing a voice-over about the incredible nature of our universe. The scene is very impressive visually, and would have been from the aspect of her oral presentation had it not been for a major error in the script. She says (more than once) that the universe is made up of matter and gas. This should have been "matter and energy". Gas is a form of matter.

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Christmas Carol (1) - S5-E6

Plot hole: On the phone, Scully asks for the report on her sister to be sent to the San Diego F.B.I field office (since she is visiting her brother and his wife and so is not in Washington), but the package is sent to her brother's home. Even if 'Danny,' whom she asks for the file, decided to be helpful and send it directly to her, her brother's address is not likely to be the one in her personal file, plus she didn't mention that that's where she'd be staying.

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Invocation - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: When Scully finishes her conversation with Doggett and walks away, there is only one dark-haired policeman watching the crime scene, but when Doggett looks at the crime scene and Mr. Underwood gets up, there is a blond-haired policeman talking with someone.

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Via Negativa - S8-E7

Revealing mistake: When Doggett examines in the car the body of Agent James Leeds, the carotid artery of the victim is pulsating.

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Via Negativa - S8-E7

Continuity mistake: When Doggett and Skinner visit Dr. Andre Bormanis at his place, in the first shot from the back he is leaning over some laboratory gear that is holding in his hands, while in the next front shot he is standing upright manipulating on the table with his hands.

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Via Negativa - S8-E7

Continuity mistake: When Doggett leaves his office, he reaches for his coat, grabs it and starts to put it on. In the next shot, when Langly, Frohike, and Byers look in Doggett's direction, we again see that he takes the coat off from the chair.

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Within (1) - S8-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Scully is looking at her reflection in the mirror, the camera moves toward her and its shadow appears on the left side of the mirror's frame.

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Trust No 1 - S9-E6

Continuity mistake: When the guy from the NSA is speaking with his supervisor, after the supervisor asks him about his wife and child, in the background he turns his head toward the supervisor, while in the next close-up take he turns his head toward the supervisor again.

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Trust No 1 - S9-E6

Continuity mistake: When Scully is pulling out, in close-ups she holds her cellphone in her left hand, while in distant shots she keeps her left hand on the steering wheel.

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