Blake's 7

Blake's 7 (1978)

6 mistakes in Orbit

(0 votes)

Add something

Orbit - S4-E11

Revealing mistake: Scorpio is in stationary orbit over the planet Malodaar - but a shaky special effects matte causes the "stationary" ship to wiggle and wobble severely.

00:00:45

Jean G

Orbit - S4-E11

Factual error: Maybe they took time in the midst of a desperate escape to tack Orac down with Velcro? When the shuttle first takes off, its angle of ascent causes Orac to nearly slide off the control panel. A short time later, the angle is far steeper, but this time Orac stays perfectly still.

00:36:15 - 00:44:55

Jean G

Orbit - S4-E11

Character mistake: Whilst brutalising Pinder, Egrorian asks if he can feel his humerus grinding against his radius, but the bones in the forearm are the radius & ulna. The humerus is the single bone from the shoulder to the elbow.

Add time

Orbit - S4-E11

Audio problem: Just before Avon reveals Orac is on the shuttle, you can hear his operating noise. If we can hear it, so should Vila.

Add time

Orbit - S4-E11

Plot hole: Servalan & Egrorian discover their Orac is a fake when it continues to light up and make noises after the key has been removed. But this makes no sense; the key functions as it should during the demonstration. Even if it's to do with no longer being connected to the real Orac, with the shuttle getting further away it shouldn't function at all.

Add time

Orbit - S4-E11

Plot hole: The drama on the crashing shuttle comes from the idea that a speck of Neutron material is super-heavy. Yet in the laboratory, Egrorian states that 8 Neutrons make up the core of the Tachyon Funnel. This would make it so heavy it would probably sink through the entire planet, yet Pinder, Vila & Avon wheel it about like the aluminium prop it is. And if the Neutrons are held in some sort of anti-gravity field, that would require an enormous amount of power, but Pinder uplugs it at Avon's request.

Add time

Join the mailing list

Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.