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(2002 TV Mini-Series)

Goofs

Jump to: Anachronisms (3) | Continuity (4) | Errors in geography (6) | Miscellaneous (3) | Revealing mistakes (2)

Anachronisms 

In an early scene, a bank office in 1945 has a 50-star U.S. flag. At that time the U.S. flag had only 48 stars.
In the Episode "The Acid Test", some children are shown playing with a type of football (soccer ball) not available until the mid-'90s.
The map in Crawford's Groom Lake office shows a post-Cold War world, while the scene took place in early 1959.
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Continuity 

In the episode "God's Equation", Lisa is seen with an "alien head" tattoo on the back of her right shoulder. This completely disappears during her talk with Allie during the hostage situation at the encounter meeting.
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At the end of the opening credits of each of the ten episodes, Allie is seen writing left-handed. However, in the close-up of her hand, she is writing right-handed.
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The episode "Acid Tests" is set in 1970, and it involves two alien hybrid twins who are said to have been born in 1959; yet, the corpse of "Larry" is at least sixteen years old because the sheriff makes reference to the fact that Larry started using his powers at that age. A birth year of 1949 would fit perfectly, however, indicating that this is a dialogue error.
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At the end of "Maintenance", the last day shown is November 8th, 1980. When that date first appears on the screen, it is daylight. Then we see Eric waiting for Becky to get out of her house (in order to live with her to Maine), it is then night time. When she doesn't go out he decides to hit the road back to his military base and finish packing up. When he enters the base, it is daylight again. However, when he finally takes off to Maine, while he is on the road, it is night time again and the date shown is still November 8th, 1980. It should be November 9th (or later) since at least one day and a half separates the scene when that date first appeared and the last scene it appears in.
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Errors in geography 

The convenience store sells copies of the Vancouver Province newspaper. Also, there is a "British Columbia Surgeon General's Tobacco Warning" on the wall.
The government headquarters in "Ellsworth, Maine" has a Canadian flag flying in the background.
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A Canada Post mail box is seen outside the car dealership.
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Cars with "Beautiful British Columbia" plates are seen frequently at various locations, no matter where the scene is supposed to take place.
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When Dr. Wakeman is describing the reports of UFO sightings, he mentions one in Zanzibar. However, the light that shows up is on Madagascar.
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Lubbock, Texas is portrayed as being hilly and wooded with lush meadows. Lubbock is very flat and has no indigenous trees, only shrubs (grassland is also scarce due to the small amounts of rain the region receives).
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Miscellaneous 

As Lisa tries to protect Allie from Mary and Dr. Wakeman outside the university building (after the hostage situation), her position changes repeatedly between shots.
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At the beginning of the episode "Maintenance," during the recap, a scene between Captain Marty Erickson and the adult Eric Crawford is shown which was not shown before in the mini-series. Either it was intended to be shown after the recap during the new episode, or was a deleted scene from a previous episode.
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Jesse Keys joined the military under the name "Frank Pierce" However, the dog tags he throws away at the beginning of "Acid Tests" say "Keys, Jesse".
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Revealing mistakes 

In the episode "Maintenance," Jesse looks at a newspaper that has a headline "Ambassador to El Salvador disagrees with Pentagon". However, the story carries a byline of "New Delhi" and talks about a meeting between the prime ministers of India and Pakistan. It also mentions "Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee", even though the scene takes place in 1980 and Vajpayee would not become PM of India until 20 years later.
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In "Jacob and Jesse", when Major Crawford is shown photos of the "contacters", one of his assistants walks back and forth through the light beam of the slide projector without the picture on the screen being disturbed.
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