The X-Files

The X-Files (1993)

95 mistakes in season 1 - chronological order

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The first time Scully walks into Mulder's office, we see his "I want to Believe" poster in full view. Later on in the scene, we see papers stacked in front of it. (00:05:00)

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Scully walks into Mulder's office, she stops in the position with the "I want to believe" poster in the background, then she takes a couple of steps to make acquaintance with Mulder, and she finds herself again in the position with the poster in the background. (00:05:15)

Chop Luftmysza
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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)

Chaz1003

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the shot taken from the front of the car Scully touches her hair with her right hand, while in the next shot her right hand rests on the car’s door. (00:10:00)

Chop Luftmysza

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. (00:13:35)

sam68
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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."

Chop Luftmysza
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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Scully is in her room after the autopsy, we see the x-ray attached to her lamp. When we first see it, we can see the letters LD on it, yet when the shot changes back to the x-ray after Mulder has gone, we can only see I, presumably the other x-ray is now overlapping it. (00:15:20 - 00:16:10)

Chaz1003

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Mulder, Scully, and Dr Glass stop, in the first shot Mulder’s hands hang down and the doctor’s are in his pockets, while in the next shot Mulder’s hands are rested on his waist and the doctor’s hang loosely. (00:17:05)

Chop Luftmysza

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: While Mulder and Scully are in the woods, in some shots it is raining, while in others there is no sign of the rain. (00:21:00 - 00:23:15)

Chop Luftmysza

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The place Mulder and Scully find the “X” sign is different from the place Mulder originally painted it (e.g. leafy bush, no fence etc.). (00:23:55)

Chop Luftmysza

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Scully goes to Mulder's room, thinking she has the marks, after he has checked her we see Scully's hair is behind her collar, but when the shot changes to her going to sit down, her hair is now hanging out. (00:26:05)

Chaz1003

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)

Chop Luftmysza

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Filmed from the front, Scully nods down but in the next shot when filmed from the back she still keeps her head straight and only after a while she nods it down. (00:34:20)

Chop Luftmysza

Pilot - S1-E1

Character mistake: Scully says that it was Teresa Nemman who was summoned into the woods tonight, while in fact it was Peggy Odell. (00:35:00)

Chop Luftmysza

Deep Throat - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Mulder gives Scully the map obtained from the bartender, she holds it in her hand in different ways in each consecutive shot. (00:14:40)

Chop Luftmysza

Deep Throat - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: Face-on Scully rests her elbow on the car side window frame with her wrist waving freely, while in the back shot she grabs the handle over the window (this error repeats at least three times in a row every time the shot changes). (00:20:20)

Chop Luftmysza

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. (00:21:15)

Chop Luftmysza

Deep Throat - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When complaining about the lack of connection in the first take Scully holds the handset directed downwards, but in the next shot she holds it upwards. (00:33:40)

Chop Luftmysza

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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Squeeze - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Scully is having lunch with her friend just after the intro, we see at one shot from behind her she is holding a knife, then when the shot changes she is no longer holding it. (00:04:20)

Chaz1003

Squeeze - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When filmed from the back, Tom is stopping Mulder from entering the crime scene by laying his hand on Mulder’s chest, while in the front shot his left hand remains free. (00:23:00)

Chop Luftmysza

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