The Wild Wild West

The Night of the Turncoat - S3-E13

New this week Factual error: Artemus Gordon is standing in the train car throwing plastic darts. Plastic wasn't invented then, it would have been natural feather.

The Night of the Legion of Death - S3-E12

New this month Revealing mistake: The scar makeup on Montgomery's face begins peeling off as he is giving his speech.

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The Night of the Legion of Death - S3-E12

New this month Continuity mistake: West and Gordon are being chased by members of the Legion, who wear green uniforms and black hats, but the stock footage of the chase shows the blue uniforms of regular U.S. Cavalry troopers.

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The Night of the Legion of Death - S3-E12

New this month Continuity mistake: The stock footage of West and Gordon being chased in the wagon by the Legion soldiers shows eight troopers, but other scenes show only four.

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The Night of the Legion of Death - S3-E12

New this month Continuity mistake: West sprinkles a thin line of powder into a circular shape surrounding him, but before the powder ignites and burns through the floor, it is thicker and has a wider circumference.

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The Night of the Legion of Death - S3-E12

New this month Continuity mistake: The stock footage of the wagon West is driving has a large opening in the front of the canopy as he is being chase down by the horsemen, but the close ups of West driving show a much smaller canopy on the wagon.

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The Night of the Legion of Death - S3-E12

New this month Continuity mistake: Stock footage of the wagon West drives to escape the horsemen shows a team of four horses, but the closer scenes show a team of only two horses pulling the wagon.

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The Night of the Legion of Death - S3-E12

New this month Continuity mistake: The long shots of the wagon West is driving shows it being chased by the horsemen in moonlight, lighting up the terrain showing trees, rocks, and scrub, but the close up of West driving shows nothing but blackness in the background.

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The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Visible crew/equipment: The arm of the actual carriage driver is visible poking through the back of the carriage, slapping the horse and signaling it when to stop/proceed with a second set of reins, showing the actor in the carriage was not controlling the horse at all.

The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, a cowboy sitting atop the balcony above Big Brad's Bar gets up and approaches the balcony's edge twice.

The Night of the Bubbling Death - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: As West drags the body of a bad guy out of the scene, the supposedly unconscious man is holding his head up so as not to have his head dragged through the dirt. A truly unconscious person's head would flop back on to the ground.

Show generally

Continuity mistake: "Night of the Bubbling Death": When West breaks into the hacienda, the double windows he enters by have quite a bit of glowing light behind them. Yet when he climbs into the room, it's completely dark inside. (00:22:00)

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The Night of the Avaricious Actuary - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: The letter from the Cyclops Insurance Company that Gordon pulls out of his pocket is folded, wrinkled, and well-worn. In the close up of the same letter West reads, the letter is white, pristine, and not wrinkled or folded.

The Night of the Brain - S2-E21

Revealing mistake: Mr. Braine screams as his steam-powered chair crashes into the bandstand. If you look closely at the next shot, just before the explosion, you can see that the dummy now in the chair has its head bowed forward. It also has light brown hair, rather than Mr. Braine's silver hair. (00:47:10)

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The Night of the Doomsday Formula - S4-E2

Revealing mistake: When West rescues the doctor's daughter from the flames by swinging down from his rope, the face of the stuntman playing the daughter for this scene is obvious.

The Night of the Pistoleros - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: As West shoots it out with a bandito, the door jamb West uses for cover has a varying amount of bullet holes in it.

The Night of Miguelito's Revenge - S4-E12

Other mistake: The sandbag that almost falls on Pike and West splits wide open upon impact with the floor, but subsequent shots of the bag show it almost intact.

The Night of Miguelito's Revenge - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: The barber chair West sits in has dark wood arm rests, yet the close up of his hand as he is being chloroformed by Loveless shows white arm rests.

The Night of the Camera - S4-E10

Revealing mistake: As Bosley Cranston fights the bad guy, Pat Paulsen's stunt double does not look like Paulsen - the stunt double is much younger looking.

The Night of Jack O'Diamonds - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: As West lowers himself down the face of the cliff with his hand-held rappelling tool, West does not have a safety harness attached until a few shots later, then the safety harness disappears.

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