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 ...
Prometheus and Alien deliberately share a lot of themes, as well as the same universe, but they are not directly prequel and sequel (spoilers follow...)
The Space Jockey in Alien is old enough to be fossilised. Possibly by the same events that wiped out the Engineers in Prometheus (2000 years ago according to Shaw's carbon dating) but too close to Alien's ...
The first thing that comes to my mind is Tracy (Diana Rigg), the woman Bond (George Lazenby) marries in On Her Majesty's Secret Service:
The follow up film, Diamonds Are Forever , shows James Bond (Sean Connery) tracking down Blofeld in the pre-title credits, but it is only assumed that Bond is doing so out of revenge for Tracy's death. ...
The moon visited by the Prometheus, called LV-223, is not the same planet visited by the Nostromo in Alien, which is called LV-426. I believe that the latter was not named on screen until the second film, Aliens. So they are two different Engineer ships and two different dead Engineers.
Similarly, the distress call/warning intercepted by the Nostromo was ...
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
When James Bond points his gun at Valentin Zukovsky it is clear that his gun is a Walter PPK. Notice there are no grooves on the side of the gun towards the back
When Valentin's henchman points his gun at James, grooves can be seen on the side of the gun towards the back of the gun.
This to me shows that the henchman is using a different gun and not a ...
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)
OliverC s answer is great. Just adding something to make it more informative. Searched the net and found an interesting note on the continuity of the Bond film series.
In 1995 producer Michael G. Wilson in a fan convention in New york stated:
Bond films weren’t one big film series but rather a “series of series.”
when asked about continuity of the ...
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.
I would hazard a guess that, if you were a kid in the 70's/80's that you may just not have watched many of the serialized shows. (of course, I was a kid in the 80's and remember watching all of these...) Off the top of my head, from the 80's, you've got:
Hill Street Blues
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 ...
All the series of Blackadder are related in the sense that the main character is meant to be a descendent of the previous Blackadder, but in each case several generations apart - they are not the same person. Each generation is hundreds of years apart:
Blackadder is set in the Middle Ages. The Prince Edmund character lives 1461–1498.
Blackadder II is set ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Each season is set in a different time, therefore it's not the same character:
The Black Adder: An alternate history set during the period of the Wars of the Roses
Blackadder II: Elizabethan London
Blackadder the Third: During the Regency Period
Blackadder Goes Forth: World War I, in the trenches of the Western Front
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 ...
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:
Columbia was careful to maintain continuity, so each picture progressed from where the last one left off. Thus the Bumstead children grew from toddlers to young adults onscreen. [.....
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 ...
Ridley Scott has stated clearly before this movie was released that it is not a prequel to the Alien film. It takes place almost a hundred years before LV-426 is found.
With that said, Ridley Scott has talked about making a trilogy of the Prometheus films. We can assume that the strange looking xenomorph shown at the end of Prometheus is an early ancestor ...
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 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?
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 ...
There has never been enough detail provided in the episodes that have aired to date - there are a few hints and a few jokes along the way (like knocking down a wall and using a ramp) - but this one doesn't really have an answer currently.
The boat "Diane" does have an answer as to what happened to it;
In the episode "Kill Ari" (3x02) Jen goes home with ...