Finding goofs in your tv shows...

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  1. Bob The Skutter

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    Not to mention the original version where part of the model breaks off and you can clearly see it's made of MDF board.
     
  2. MacLeod

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    Can't remember the name of the episode. But in one episode of TNG. Riker or Picard orders Warp speed and Geordi replies. "Aye Sir, Full impulse"
     
  3. Forbin

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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.
     
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    The West Wing: there are hardly any lobbyists, the senior staff all like each other, most Republican politicians are fundamentally good people... you know, just a few stray details. :p
     
  5. Keith1701

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    I saw the same thing, and must agree with you as well.
     
  6. MacLeod

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    Speaking about TUC or rather VOY "Flashaback" Dimitri is alive in one dead in the other. As goofs go it's a big one.
     
  7. Nerys Myk

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    Crewman Leslie did that in the 1960s.
     
  8. Data's Cat

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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.
     
  9. Nerys Myk

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    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.
     
  10. Bob The Skutter

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    They give us sounds we expect to hear. A fight never sounds like a fight in a film, for instance.
     
  11. Forbin

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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!! :wtf:
     
  12. Data's Cat

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    Speaking of guns, how about those old western shootouts with 6-guns that could shoot 20 rounds? :lol:
     
  13. Beagleman

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    But couldn't the scenes in Flashback be interpreted as Tuvok's messed up memories?
     
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    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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    Indeed it could.

    Or perhaps Valtane wasn't dead after all, and was revived in sickbay.
     
  16. MacLeod

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    Or more likely the writers hoped we wouldn't notice.
     
  17. Beagleman

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    Obviously, or they didn't notice... but where's the fun in that?!
     
  18. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Tuvok's memory being unreliable...seems more likely.
     
  19. Nerys Myk

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    It's like in cartoons, every large winged animal always makes the same noise, be it a hawk, an eagle or a pterosaur.
     
  20. propita

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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.