New this month Revealing mistake: Two scenes after the opening credits, West fights the strongman Titan. When Titan throws West (who is horizontally positioned on Titan's shoulders) down to the ground through the circus tent, a mattress upon which West lands is mistakenly exposed.
Revealing mistake: "Night of the Bubbling Death": Artemus takes off his coat and is wearing smoke canisters strapped to his back underneath. But the close fit of his jacket in previous shots reveals that the device wasn't there until just before he began removing the coat.
Revealing mistake: "Night of the Underground Terror": During the climactic fight scene, James West's famously tight trousers rip apart in the crotch, amply revealing his very 20th-century white jockey briefs. A few shots later, that rip mends itself and the pants are split (much more decorously) down the right outer seam instead.
Revealing mistake: West and Gordon burn a perfect circle (unlikely in and of itself) in the metal floor in order to break into the dungeon below. West punches the circle out with his fist, then grasps what should be white-hot edges with his bare hands before jumping through the opening. Even if wood it would still be too hot to touch.
Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the episode, as Jim West walks away from the newsstand vendor and closes the magazine, a 1967 ad for DieHard batteries ("The DieHard Fights the Common Cold") can be seen on the right-hand page of the prop magazine, in a modern sans serif font.
Revealing mistake: About half way through this episode, the hooded man West is chasing goes through double doors and closes them. West slams his body to open the doors. He steps back to ram his body into the doors again to force them open. Before he does, we see the doors sort of slightly move back and forth (this looks very odd and unnatural) before West slams them open.
Revealing mistake: In the next to last scene of this episode during the Sawtooth earthquake, while boulders are falling and trees are being uprooted, West, Gordon, and Faith are not struggling to keep their balance so as not to fall, they are just motionless standing - something that cannot happen with such a strong earthquake. The camera, which is shaking, attempts to make it look as if the three are shaking with the earthquake.
Revealing mistake: In the opening earthquake scene right before the freeze frames appear, West and Gordon are in the bar. The glasses and pitcher on the bar by the bartender, the bottles of liquor behind the bartender, the bottle on top of the piano, and the ashtrays on two tables never move out of place, even though other tables have broken, chairs have toppled, the ceiling is destroyed, and the support beam falls. It is obvious the camera is doing the shaking, not the ground.
Revealing mistake: During the final scene where West and his double, Janus, are shooting at one another, the two look identical to one another. West goes to the roof and jumps off onto Janus who is by the cannon. However, the revealing mistake is the original looking Janus is playing the role of West diving off the roof, and the one who is fighting Robert Conrad who is supposed to be playing his double, Janus, is standing by the cannon. When the two begin to fight on the ground, one should not be able to tell the two apart, but it is apparent the faces are different. The mistake is fixed when the two get off the ground and now both fighters look like West.
Revealing mistake: The exact footage is used in the beginning of the first shot of this episode as well as the when the opening credits have stopped showing - two women walking on the lower right of the screen, two men riding side by side away from the camera, and the coach with one dark and one light colored horse riding into the camera on the screen's left.
Revealing mistake: Towards the end of this episode, West enters a small house. As the door opens, there is a small piece of furniture with drawers in the front and a red and white checker cloth on top. During the fight scene in this room, this chest of drawers is broken to reveal it is a prop that had the drawers painted on the front.
Revealing mistake: Midway in this episode, West is fighting two men in a bedroom. One of them is pushed into the green chest of drawers and breaks it. It is obviously a prop, because the front is a flat piece of painted wood to look like drawers; there are no drawers when this piece falls apart.
Revealing mistake: Though the stock footage is of a real wolf, the animal West wrestles with is too-obviously a dog wearing a fake pair of wolf ears. In later wrestling matches between West and the wolves, the attacking beast is a stuffed prop that never moves its legs, head or jaws at all.
Revealing mistake: The town of Wickenberg has very peculiar sunlight: it casts shadows in several directions at once. Also notable is the far end of its main street, where a distinct line of demarcation reveals the presence of a painted studio backdrop.
Revealing mistake: Tony throws two knives at West - but on the wall where the knives hit, the rectangular openings from which the blades actually emerge are delineated beforehand. Happens again a few scenes later, where slots cut in the door are already there before the knives are thrown. [Spoiler: It's inconsequential to the "revealing" error, but if you play the scene in slow motion, you can see that both times, the knives pop through from the back of the "wall." This is also how the carnival trick is performed.]
Revealing mistake: Mr. Braine fires a mini-rocket at Brendage, killing him. But a poor camera angle reveals the explosive charge going off in the wall more than two feet to Brendage's left. From the angle at which it was fired, the rocket couldn't possibly have hit him.
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