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How did Ben get roughed up between S3:E4 and S3:E5 of Lupin?

In the third season of Lupin, Ben is arrested at the end of Episode Four. The police have him cornered, with no chance of escape. We don't see him actually being cuffed and taken away, but Ben's ...
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Why did the "drive to the hospital" scene abruptly switch from day to night?

In Malignant (2021), we see Sydney drive to the abandoned hospital to collect evidence, and there is a shot of the building in broad daylight, perhaps a few kilometers away. She even reacts to seeing ...
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Is this a continuity error in The Dark Knight Rises?

When Bane attacks the Stock Exchange in The Dark Knight Rises, it's daytime. But 5 minutes later, it's pitch black night. Is this a mistake?
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What long-lasting continuity changes has The Simpsons undergone throughout the years?

Rewatching The Simpsons recently has made me realise that there have been slightly more long-lasting changes in the show than I thought there were, though still not many. What major, long-lasting ...
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Is Disney+'s Moon Knight considered to be Canon to the MCU or other Disney Marvel productions?

Has the status of Moon Knight's canon to the prime MCU universe (The one in which end game is depicted) been discussed in any official material, including interviews, behind-the-scenes documentaries, ...
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What happened to Nacho Varga's car on Better Call Saul at the end of Season 5?

In the Better Call Saul episode "Bad Choice Road" (S5 E9) Nacho Varga and Lalo Salamanca depart from Kim and Jimmy's parking lot bound for Mexico (per the dialogue). They are driving Nacho's ...
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Is the title of The Man With the Golden Gun deliberately deceptive, or is something missing from the adaptation?

In 'Goldfinger' Auric Goldfinger is last seen shooting at James Bond with a golden pistol. However, the villain in the later film, 'The Man With the Golden Gun', is not Goldfinger as might have been ...
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How was it 2020 so soon after July 2019?

In Season 1 Episode 4 of Outer Banks we are shown the coroner's report of the murders being investigated, which reveals the date to be July 19th, 2019: Over the course of the first season, it seems ...
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Why Is the Simpson's backyard tree blue in 'Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy' (S06E10)?

While the show makes use of pastel colors, I don't remember this level of liberties taken with domestic plants. This tree on the Simpsons' yard looks standard in every other episode of the hand-...
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Does Phoebe believe that gravity exists?

When Phoebe is trying to get pregnant, she lies upside down in a chair and says "I'll let gravity do its job". However, seasons later, she tells Ross she doesn't believe that gravity exists. ...
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Is this continuity error in "Jagged Edge" intentional?

1985's Jagged Edge has a continuity error. In the scenes that take place during the first day of the trial, Glenn Close, who plays a defence attorney, is wearing three different outfits while she is ...
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Did Mega Maid's last scene correctly show the setting of the vacuum switch?

In the Mel Brooks movie Spaceballs, the spaceship Spaceballs One transforms into a giant maid with a vacuum cleaner. At the end of the movie, Mega Maid self-destructs, sending the head and the hand ...
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Was Rian Johnson told the answers to The Force Awakens’ mysteries?

In making Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, writer and director Rian Johnson invented his own answers to the mysteries raised in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. In particular, he ...
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Are there any references in the movie 'Jason Bourne' that acknowledge the continuity of 'The Bourne Legacy'?

The Bourne Legacy is the 4th film in the Bourne series but without Matt Damon. It tells a parallel story of a different kind of enhanced agent, while referencing the continued developments of ...
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Strange continuity near end of "The Fanatic"

Near the end of "The Fanatic" there is some very strange continuity. The stains on the shirt worn by one character keep changing from one shot to the next, sometimes small, sometimes large, sometimes ...
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Why does Rod Flanders have black hair in the episode "Lisa's First Word" (9F08)?

In The Simpsons season four episode Lisa's First Word Rod is displayed as black-haired in one scene, but otherwise appears with his typical brown hair. I would have expected that the coloring errors ...
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How does a new TV series ensures that its actors will be available for the future? [closed]

As I understand it, a new TV series sometimes goes like this: A pilot episode is produced, the network airs it or test-runs it, and the network decides whether to contract more episodes for a ...
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Planet of the Apes the original movies time discrepancy

In the original series of Planet of the Apes both Brett and Taylor arrive at different times. Planet of the Apes: Taylor, Dodge and Langdon crash land according to their Earth time chronometer -...
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What is the history of the Tesseract in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, taking into account the events of 'Captain Marvel'?

The 'Captain Marvel' movie is set in the 1990s, injecting into the continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). A key plot point is the use of the Tesseract as (once again) a power source. The ...
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Is what is happening in the courtroom known outside the courtroom in real time?

In the TV show Bull, sometimes during the courtroom scenes something will happen and then the scene will cut away to some people who seem to be watching the events in real time and evaluating the ...
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Does Titans TV serial share the same universe as other DC TV serials?

DC serials like Arrow and Flash share the same universe. Does Titans TV serial share the same universe as these serials?
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Is there any explanation for the differences to the existing Harry Potter timeline?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald two facts are revealed that challenge the existing timeline: A. Dumbledore was born long after Percival was sent to Azkaban and Albus was magically bound ...
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Release of Divergent: Ascendant [closed]

Is there any definitive knowledge on whether the 4th Divergent movie (Divergent: Ascendant) is going to be released? I have heard that it was shelved, and I have also heard that it is going to be ...
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Possible continuity error in The Nun?

At the end of the movie The Nun, we see that Frenchie's real name is Maurice. And as they are leaving the Abbey, an inverted cross appears on his neck indicating that he's possessed. The scene cuts to ...
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Why is everyone surprised by Jack-Jack's powers?

During the scenes in Incredibles 2 where Bob is looking after Jack-Jack he is surprised to discover that the toddler has powers and, later, Helen is also surprised to discover he has powers. But Jack-...
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Are there any continuity issues with ignoring Mission Impossible 2?

I am watching the Mission Impossible movies for the first time, and it appears to me that if you skipped Mission: Impossible 2 there would be no problems. The love interest doesn't seem to be ...
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What is the connection between Skyline (2010) and Beyond Skyline (2017)?

I watched the 2017 movie Beyond Skyline and it did not feel like a second part of a movie. Then on Wikipedia I read this line: Beyond Skyline is a 2017 American science fiction action thriller film ...
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American Vandal leg brace: clue or continuity error?

In American Vandal, there's at least two different scenes where Christa Carlyle has a cast on. But it's on different legs in two of the shots. Did they make a mistake? Or was this supposed to be one ...
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Terminator 2- What happened to the SWAT officer?

Very minor and nitpicky question here folks, but during the hallway scene when the T800 disables the SWAT officers, I noticed that the officer to the far left is the only one who isn't seen getting ...
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How can I link The Ring Two (2005) and Rings (2017)?

At the end of The Ring Two (2005), Rachel closes the lid of the well, sealing Samara inside.What was the point of doing this? In Rings (2017), Samara still roams free in the tapes. What changed ...
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AvP and Covenant Timeline conflict?

In Alien vs Predator it is revealed, that the aliens are an ancient race that for at least hundreds or thousands of years are the greatest prey for the great predators. Alien vs Predator is set in the ...
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Where did the other Gladers get the spears from, to get out of the maze?

In the film The Maze Runner, at the near end when Thomas, Teresa, Minho, Newt and Chuck as well as the rest of the Gladers who decided to stand for the escape and fight their way through the Grievers ...
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Was the regenerating tooth an error, or something else?

So I just watched A Cure For Wellness, and wasn't very impressed by it. Normally when I watch movies I keep an eye out for plot holes and continuity errors, because it often entertains me more than ...
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Do any of these car movements near the end of Orphan Black season 2 episode 3 (& start of 4) make any sense or are they even possible?

In the TV series Orphan Black season 2 episode 3, a corporate agent is hunting for Sarah, who left a hidden location in a truck. She drives to a remote rural location down a dead-end road in the ...
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Why was Kes ignored in Year of Hell?

In the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Before and After", Kes shifts backwards through time. Part of this time is spent during the "Year of Hell", during which she learns vital information about the ...
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Is there a canon explanation for certain holodeck differences between Star Trek shows?

Namely, I noticed that in Star Trek: The Next Generation, holographic characters and objects can actually travel a little distance/last for a few moments outside of the holodeck. (e.g. A couple of ...
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Why didn't Author, Author reference A Measure of a Man?

The Voyager episode "Author, Author" is basically a shameless ripoff homage to the TNG era episode of "Measure of a Man". In that, an android known as Data has to face a tribunal to be declared ...
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What happened to the humans?

In Underworld Blood Wars, there is barely any humans. At all. Yet just a short time before, humans had nearly exterminated both Vampire and Lycans alike, with ruthless efficiency. The entire world ...
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Differences between reboot, remake, reimagining - is my understanding correct?

I know that reboot is a term often used by the media to mean a comeback of a franchise from scratch, but is my understanding correct of the terms: Reboot: To start again from scratch, all previous ...
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Longest Continuous Plotline Across a Series of Films

After watching the thirteen films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I've been wondering if there is a longer running series of films that maps out a continuous storyline. I've found this article on ...
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Why did the marks think they recognized Hardison in s4e16 "The Gold Job"

In season 4 episode 16 of Leverage, the scoobies are attempting to con a brother and sister owners of a scamy Cash for Gold business. During the later half of the con, a land deal, the brother says "...
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Why did the plot instantly skip from the monster's escape to the townspeople's defense preparations?

The next scene after the monster escapes from the castle in Young Frankenstein does instantly show the townspeople preparing for him (the scene with Helga's grandpa and mother) which means that they ...
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Why is there a marked grave?

At the end of Buffy the Vampire season five, which was also the ending of the WB run of the series, The episode concludes with a shot of the clearly-marked grave. When the show returns in season ...
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What happened to the Federation Universal Translator Technology?

In Star Trek Beyond, an alien is recovered drifting towards the Yorktown. Her language isn't understandable, so they put her in a large round device, take a while to figure out the language, and ...
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Was the Starfleet officer connected to the later series?

In Star Trek Beyond, we are briefly introduced to a high-ranking Starfleet officer, Commodore Paris. In the original timeline, Voyager had Admiral Owen Paris, and his son Tom Paris. Is Commodore Paris ...
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How does the USS Franklin fit in the pre-Kelvin Timeline?

In Star Trek Beyond, we are introduced to the USS Franklin (NX-326). Where does this NX registry, Starship class ship fall in the pre-Kelvin timeline, as compared to the pre-reboot continuity?
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What is the significance of the piece of leather Manco wears around his right wrist?

Manco, a.k.a. the Man With No Name, wears this for pretty much the entirety of For a Few Dollars More. The one exception I could find was when he was snooping around after dark in Agua Caliente, and ...
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Why is Kirk's middle initial wrong in series 1 episode 3 of Star Trek?

In the third episode of the original series of Star Trek, "Where No Man Has Gone Before", a powerful psychic makes a grave for Kirk as part of an elaborate attempt to kill him. The grave has a ...
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How long did it take the space marines in Aliens to reach planet LV-426?

In the beginning of the 1986 movie Aliens, people lose contact with terraformers on planet LV-426. It is decided that a unit of space marines, along with Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) should fly ...
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How can Professor X walk and use his powers?

After the bullet accident in X Men First Class, Charles Xavier (Prof. X) was only able to walk if he injected the serum that Beast created: (Days of Future Past) This serum blocks his mind powers, ...
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