The X-Files

731 (2) - S3-E10

New this month 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.

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Ghost in the Machine - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: While the computer is being infected with the virus, Peterson turns away from the screen to face Scully. Two seconds later, after the shot of Scully, the same shot is shown again but in reverse so that Peterson turns back to the screen. It's more obvious if you look at the weird way his eyes blink in the reversed shot.

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Bad Blood - S5-E12

Revealing mistake: When the doctor examine Ronnie's "corpse" in the morgue, he pulls out the stake. It is quite obvious that he's struggling with a wooden stake that is placed on the actor's side, not through his chest. Moreover, the camera pans up and you can briefly see Ronnie's unharmed chest.

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731 (2) - S3-E10

Revealing mistake: When Mulder finds the Japanese doctor dead on the floor of the train bathroom, the man's eyes are open. Just before the shot cuts to the girl and boy at the door, he closes his eyes.

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All Souls - S5-E17

Revealing mistake: During the autopsy, right after Scully has the vision of her daughter, the body of Paula Koklos can be seen to move (watch her hands and neck).

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Sanguinarium - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: When Mulder and Scully enter the doctor's house, you can see over their shoulders that it is showering with rain outside, yet both of them are bone dry.

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Fresh Bones - S2-E15

Revealing mistake: While Mulder, Scully, and the groundskeeper are walking through Folkstone Municipal Cemetery, there is a partially hidden but still conspicuous sign that reads "Vancouver Cemetery."

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The Sixth Extinction (2) - S7-E1

Revealing mistake: When Scully enters the F.B.I. Building after returning from Africa, she isn't wearing her badge. She'd need it to walk around without being stopped by security.

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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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Improbable - S9-E13

Revealing mistake: When Scully is examining the body of Vicky Louise Burdick, the dead woman moves her eyeballs.

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Trust No 1 - S9-E6

Revealing mistake: When Doggett visits Scully in Quantico and interrupts her pathology class, the cadaver left on the table blinks his eyes at least twice.

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Patience - S8-E3

Revealing mistake: When George gets out of the car, one can hear strong gusts of wind produced by the coming storm, but trees and bushes do not move at all.

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Patience - S8-E3

Revealing mistake: When the detective speaks with the undertaker, on the left side of the screen the place where the smoke is produced is visible.

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Duane Barry (1) - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: The answering machine at the end appears to not be plugged into any phone line. The shot shows the phone jacks on the right side of the machine are empty. In order for an answering machine to work at least one of those ports would need to be hooked to the phone.

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The Beginning - S6-E1

Revealing mistake: When Scully grabs Mulder's hand, his watch shows 11:25 AM, but when the agents enter the house, the scene's stamp reads "Phoenix, Arizona, 4:58 PM."

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Deep Throat - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: Mulder pulls away from the hotel after telling Scully he is going to shower and then they'll leave. The tire marks from previous takes are visible on the pavement.

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The Red and the Black (2) - S5-E14

Revealing mistake: It seems that in the first shot the doctor injects something into the vaccine vial rather than extracting from it since the syringe plunger is moving inwards instead of outwards. In the next shot one can see that the syringe is being filled with the vaccine, however the arrangement of doctor's fingers is suitable for injection, which strongly suggests that the scene is played backwards.

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Medusa - S8-E12

Revealing mistake: The establishing shot of Boston General Hospital at the end of the episode shows the same building that was used for the BYU Medical Center in Provo, Utah eight episodes earlier in "Roadrunners" (note the vegetation under the part of the building that extends over the curb and the lettering on the building that says "Entry A"). The actual building is presumably in Kansas since the Kansas state flag was visible outside the building in the aforementioned episode.

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Serious B

Schizogeny - S5-E9

Revealing mistake: A heavy rain is falling but there is no sign of it on Mulder and Scully.

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The Goldberg Variation - S7-E6

Revealing mistake: Henry's right eye is glass, yet its pupil dilates and constricts respective to the amount of light to which it's exposed.

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Dreamland (1) - S6-E4

Revealing mistake: When Mulder - whilst trapped in the body of Morris Fletcher - is doing various poses in front of the mirror, several of his movements and the corresponding movements from the realized reflection of Morris Fletcher are slightly out of sync with each other.

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Serious B

Kitsunegari - S5-E8

Revealing mistake: When Scully pries open the mouth of the man who died from being forced to ingest paint, his eyes twitch.

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Detour - S5-E4

Revealing mistake: When Agent Kinsley finds Mulder and Scully in the hole, you can tell the forest background behind him is a blue screen because he has a white outline around his head, particularly noticeable by his hair, making him look very superimposed.

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Serious B

Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: When Mulder and Scully discover Clyde's dead body, if you look closely you can see Clyde's left eye twitching.

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Nisei (1) - S3-E9

Revealing mistake: The guy who is jumping to the water is definitely not Mulder. It is a stunt.

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The List - S3-E5

Revealing mistake: When the car hits the tree, one can notice that there's a stunt sitting behind the wheel instead of the warden.

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Soft Light - S2-E23

Revealing mistake: When taking a closer look at the doors of the hotel and the people entering it at the start, it can be easily noticed that this scene is played backwards.

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Piper Maru (1) - S3-E15

Revealing mistake: In the beginning of the episode two frogmen jump into the water from the boat. The boat is supposedly out in the Pacific Ocean, but in the lower left corner you can see a harbor in the background.

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Fire - S1-E12

Revealing mistake: In the shot where Mulder is jumping as to avoid being burnt by fire set by Cecil the caretaker, it is easy to see that it's a stuntman instead of Mulder.

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Hell Money - S3-E19

Revealing mistake: Mulder and Scully are standing behind the torso of a corpse being investigated. Despite being dead, the victim is breathing.

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Genderbender - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: When Mulder is examining the residue on the mouth of the deceased man in the beginning, the dead body's right eye twitches.

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Serious B

Deep Throat - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: During the hard braking due to avoiding the collision with the unknown agency cars, notice that there are stunt people sitting in the car instead of Mulder and Scully.

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Christmas Carol (1) - S5-E6

Revealing mistake: The dead Mrs. Sim is supposed to be nude in the bathtub, but for a brief second, a glimpse of her head and shoulders reveals the very top of a flesh-coloured modesty wrap covering her breasts. This may not be visible in a non-widescreen format release.

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Blood - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: When the sheet is pulled back from Mrs. McRoberts' body at the morgue, her eyelids flutter significantly despite being dead.

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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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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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The Calusari - S2-E21

Revealing mistake: When the dad and Charlie are eating their ice cream cones at the beginning of the episode of the episode you can tell that the ice cream is fake.

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