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Old July 29 2013, 01:35 AM   #46
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In the final space battle in ST:VI, we see the Enterprise on Chang's viewscreen, and we're clearly looking down on the ship from above. Chang order's "FIRE", and the torpedo hits the Enterprise from below.
Speaking about TUC or rather VOY "Flashaback" Dimitri is alive in one dead in the other. As goofs go it's a big one.
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Old July 29 2013, 04:18 AM   #47
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In the final space battle in ST:VI, we see the Enterprise on Chang's viewscreen, and we're clearly looking down on the ship from above. Chang order's "FIRE", and the torpedo hits the Enterprise from below.
Speaking about TUC or rather VOY "Flashaback" Dimitri is alive in one dead in the other. As goofs go it's a big one.
Crewman Leslie did that in the 1960s.
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Old July 29 2013, 05:17 AM   #48
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Re: Finding goofs in your tv shows...

I see so many goofs I wouldn't know where to start.

One of my pet peeves is when they use the wrong animals. Like someone snares a "wild" rabbit, and it's white, or when they use a husky for a wolf, etc.

One movie I watched recently (can't remember which), showed geese walking near the foreground and quacking loudly like ducks instead of honking like geese!

Tons of other examples- Indian elephants in Africa.... I better stop, I could keep going all night.
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Old July 29 2013, 05:25 AM   #49
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I see so many goofs I wouldn't know where to start.

One of my pet peeves is when they use the wrong animals. Like someone snares a "wild" rabbit, and it's white, or when they use a husky for a wolf, etc.

One movie I watched recently (can't remember which), showed geese walking near the foreground and quacking loudly like ducks instead of honking like geese!

Tons of other examples- Indian elephants in Africa.... I better stop, I could keep going all night.
Not sure those are goofs. The filmmakers probably knew what they were doing. Budget and practicality were more likely why than sloppy or careless work. Except for the geese thing. A friend of mine is a birder and he was constantly pointing out avian errors in film.
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Old July 29 2013, 06:55 AM   #50
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They give us sounds we expect to hear. A fight never sounds like a fight in a film, for instance.
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Old July 29 2013, 01:18 PM   #51
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Something that happens in a lot of films and TV: You see somebody pull a pistol or a shotgun, and rack the slide dramatically. Then shortly thereafter, they rack the slide AGAIN for dramatic effect. You loaded it the first time you racked the slide, dipshit. The second rack will eject the loaded round and load another. Congrats, you just wasted a cartridge.

Similarly, you'll see someone threaten the good guy with a pistol. The bad guy will monolog for a while. Maybe he's been chasing the good guy. Then once he's done talking and about to shoot, THEN he dramatically racks the slide on the gun. THAT MEANS IT WAS UNLOADED THE WHOLE TIME BEFORE!!
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Old July 29 2013, 02:45 PM   #52
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Something that happens in a lot of films and TV: You see somebody pull a pistol or a shotgun, and rack the slide dramatically. Then shortly thereafter, they rack the slide AGAIN for dramatic effect. You loaded it the first time you racked the slide, dipshit. The second rack will eject the loaded round and load another. Congrats, you just wasted a cartridge.

Similarly, you'll see someone threaten the good guy with a pistol. The bad guy will monolog for a while. Maybe he's been chasing the good guy. Then once he's done talking and about to shoot, THEN he dramatically racks the slide on the gun. THAT MEANS IT WAS UNLOADED THE WHOLE TIME BEFORE!!
Speaking of guns, how about those old western shootouts with 6-guns that could shoot 20 rounds?
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Old July 29 2013, 04:34 PM   #53
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Re: Finding goofs in your tv shows...

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In the final space battle in ST:VI, we see the Enterprise on Chang's viewscreen, and we're clearly looking down on the ship from above. Chang order's "FIRE", and the torpedo hits the Enterprise from below.
Speaking about TUC or rather VOY "Flashaback" Dimitri is alive in one dead in the other. As goofs go it's a big one.
But couldn't the scenes in Flashback be interpreted as Tuvok's messed up memories?
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Old July 29 2013, 05:00 PM   #54
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A friend of mine is a birder and he was constantly pointing out avian errors in film.
Having grown up in farming, and having done a considerable amount of research on the history of farming and the history of farm animal breeds, historical movies with farm settings drive me nuts! They use farm implements and breeds of farm animals/poultry that didn't exist during the time period that the movie represents.
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Old July 29 2013, 07:44 PM   #55
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Beagleman wrote: View Post
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In the final space battle in ST:VI, we see the Enterprise on Chang's viewscreen, and we're clearly looking down on the ship from above. Chang order's "FIRE", and the torpedo hits the Enterprise from below.
Speaking about TUC or rather VOY "Flashaback" Dimitri is alive in one dead in the other. As goofs go it's a big one.
But couldn't the scenes in Flashback be interpreted as Tuvok's messed up memories?
Indeed it could.

Or perhaps Valtane wasn't dead after all, and was revived in sickbay.
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Old July 29 2013, 10:02 PM   #56
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Or more likely the writers hoped we wouldn't notice.
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Old July 29 2013, 10:31 PM   #57
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Or more likely the writers hoped we wouldn't notice.
Obviously, or they didn't notice... but where's the fun in that?!
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Old July 29 2013, 10:48 PM   #58
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Tuvok's memory being unreliable...seems more likely.
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Old July 30 2013, 01:33 AM   #59
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They give us sounds we expect to hear. A fight never sounds like a fight in a film, for instance.
It's like in cartoons, every large winged animal always makes the same noise, be it a hawk, an eagle or a pterosaur.
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Old July 30 2013, 04:55 AM   #60
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Try seeing a TV show or movie where they're mentioning meds...and having your spouse comment on it ("That guys has problems." "No one uses that anymore." "Those drugs interact badly. No one would prescribe both."). Ah, married to a pharmacist.
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