It was a mistake.
Out of universe, just a production goof. In universe, Gary Mitchell made a human error.
From Memory Alpha:
The gravestone Mitchell creates for Kirk says "James R. Kirk". According to D.C. Fontana in the introduction for Star Trek: The Classic Episodes 1, when the mistake was discovered, Gene Roddenberry decided that if pressed for an ...
Ripley's shuttlecraft "Narcissus" floated through from the outer rim where LV-426 was, all the way into the core worlds. She's found, and taken to Gateway Station, a space station orbiting around/near Earth. Where she's interrogated and eventually finds a job.
But in those 57 years, technology has improved. Faster than Light travel allows for what was a 1~2 ...
On the technical side, as Jonny Bones said, because Ian Fleming didn't write a code-name, he wrote a character. A character with his own backstory, personality, mannerisms likes & dislikes.
A code-name would explain the changing faces and gadgets, but if you went with that idea, you would then have to explain how all the "James Bonds":
Were Commanders ...
So, official Tesseract timeline:
Captain America: The First Avenger
• hidden for thousands of years in Asgardian mural, uncovered by Red
• burned through hull of plane, fell into ocean
• recovered by Howard Stark soon afterward, taken into possession by
Strategic Scientific Reserve, later to become SHIELD
There's no concrete answers to why it's never acknowledged, but as Johnny Bones points outs, most of the films are based on books (Film to the left, book to the right):
Dr. No (1962) — Dr. No (1958, Fleming)
From Russia with Love (1963) — From Russia, with Love (1957, Fleming)
Goldfinger (1964) — Goldfinger (1959, Fleming)
I think it has to do with how technology has changed since then. During that time, we could only 'time-shift' TV shows with:
VCRs (notoriously hard to program)
Betamax (while it lasted)
Now we have:
DVRs (TiVo, from your TV service provider, etc)
Internet/Digital video services (Netflix, Hulu, network websites)
DVDs and Blu rays.
The time of the division was marked by violent upheaval on Vulcan. It isn't hard to imagine the records being lost, or the Vulcans never making the connection between those warlike Vulcans who disappeared thousands of years earlier and the Romulan Star Empire. From the Wikipedia entry on Surak:
During the "Time of Awakening" a Vulcan schism of those ...
There are many possible reasons for this.
Assuming automated control:
A sequence of commercials has been cued up to play from a video server, and then one was removed from the schedule after the video server had started playing it (to allow frame-accurate play-out, the command to start a commercial is sent a little before it is needed to account for server ...
Based on your comment:
@Walt I agree, but such a significant event surely must lie on a static timeline.
There is no static timeline, at least not to the degree that you're expecting it to exist. Acknowleding that Maude died 15 years ago would require acknowledging that Bart (10), Lisa (8) and Maggie (1) never knew Maude. More worryingly, Rod (10) and ...
According to Wikipedia's entry for Blondie (the comic strip), of the 28 movies made based on the strip, at least the first 14 were a continuous series meeting your definition:
Blondie was adapted into a long-running series of 28 low-budget theatrical B-features, produced by Columbia Pictures. [...]
Columbia was careful to maintain continuity, so ...
John Stamos' character was originally named Jesse Cochran; Stamos reportedly wanted his character to better reflect his Greek heritage so producers decided to change the character's surname to Katsopolis
In terms of an explanation:
In the first season, Jesse's last name was Cochran, but ...
AvP is not canon.
the promotional website Weyland Industries retconned the AvP movies from the canon by having Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce, pictured below) as the founder of Weyland Corp, as opposed to having AVP's Charles Bishop Weyland (Lance Henriksen) as the founder of Weyland Industries.
Ridley Scott also doesn't consider AvP a part of the ...
It seems you simply misunderstood the quote. Here's the full quote:
Andy: [reading Cornell magazine] Whoa. Libby Dirketts got married. Big Red mazel tov to the Libster. Ooh, says here Dan Becker fell off the side of Kilimanjaro in a climbing accident. It appears Dan's Sherpa survived to tell the tale-Oh, my God!
Phyllis: What? Is Dan okay?
There is a part in the episode at approx 12:30 where Kirk asks the Guardian if they are successful what will happen. The Guardian tells them all will be set back to normal and they will be returned as though nothing happened. The Guardian sends them back. Also notice they come back with uniforms back on, where at the point in the episode, Kirk and Spock do ...
It can be argued that Joker is the main character since he narrates the film and it basically follows his experiences. During the time period depicted (1967-68) soldiers were commonly sent directly from boot camp to assignments within Vietnam. In the film, all of the characters who were training at the bootcamp get their MOS assignments (Joker gets Military ...
The Animatrix has both prequel stories, as well as concurrent stories to the Matrix. One of the stories even becomes explicitly canon when the protagonist of it becomes a minor but important character in Revolutions.
The story itself takes place between The Matrix and Reloaded.
There is no spoilers for Reloaded or Revolutions in any of the 9 short films.
The Franklin (out of universe, named after the director's father, Frank Lin) is the first Warp 4 ship. Essentially a precursor to the NX-class. Aesthetics aside, it does at least share the same general design and looks purposefully retro. It makes sense that during the war, it was refitted with at least newer weapons (still only spatial ...
You're actually taking the word of Grindelwald (who lies and charms his way to get things done) very seriously.
For all we know, Grindelwald could be lying. Here are a few reasons why I think GG is lying
GG did not know about Credence -
In 'Fantastic Beasts', GG only thought Credence was a squib. He only realised Credence was an obscurial and his power ...
I don’t think Joker completely buys into the military mind-set the way the others do, so it not very likely he will talk about boot-camp with other members of his graduating class when he runs into them.
I don’t know what basic training is like now, but when I went through it (early 70’s) it was no high school that one might sit around reminiscing about for ...
It is The Land Before Time. There have been 14 movies in the series, but the 13th one is reboot. So, if we don't count it, there are still 12.
The Land Before Time is a franchise of Universal Studios animated films centered on dinosaurs. The series began in 1988 with The Land Before Time, directed and produced by Don Bluth and executive ...
The Up documentary series currently consists of nine films spanning 55 years. The original film, Seven Up!, was released in 1964 and featured interviews with several 7-year-old British children from a variety of backgrounds.
Since then, the original filmmakers have produced new documentaries revisiting the subjects every seven years. The most recent film in ...
How the movies are really connected?
Beyond Skyline is direct sequel to Skyline and takes place just after the events of first film. Jarrod's transformation happened in Skyline and Elaine and Jarrod were the main leads from the first film.
Why the movie did not mention anything from the previous one?
That's quite normal to not talk about a first film in ...
El Indio doesn't give the piece to Manco. It's already his. In earlier scenes, you can see Manco wearing it. I imagine it's some sort of brace for the wrist to help with recoil, and also that it's the sign of a professional Gunman.
If you look closely in the scene (Edit: I originally linked a video; it's no longer available) at about 2:06:10, you can see El ...
Beating the 14 movie streak of the Blondie movies, we now have 23 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2
Captain America: The First Avenger
Marvel's The Avengers
Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Captain America: Civil War
They couldn't see what was going on when Syndrome kidnapped Jack Jack.
Jack Jack starts displaying his powers when he and Syndrome are waaay up in the air. Here's the family's POV:
Those two blue specks there are Syndrome's jet boots. It's barely a dot to them. So they can see something might be happening to them both up there, but not what:
Maurice they show in The Conjuring is 20 years older than the one in The Nun. This movie takes place 20 years before The Conjuring where they show the case of Maurice. They also mention "20 Years Later" before playing that footage.
There is no continuity error. It is just a different actor playing an older version of a character.
In the words of Marc Guggenheim himself:
“Great question, again, above my pay grade,” Guggenheim replied. “I
will say this, the one thing I’ve learned is 'never say never.' I
could not begin to tell you how often we say to each other, ‘We never
thought any of this was going to happen. We never thought we’d see all
these characters. We never ...
Ignoring that these are plot holes born from decades of films, there is two possible explanations.
Xavier isn't really there. Xavier, the most powerful telepath in the world, has been shown to (in comics and cartoons):
Make people see things. He is simply projecting his image into people's minds, like he does his voice at various points.
Use Astral ...