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Mistake in X-Files Season Seven "Millennium" episode


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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   Robert_Z

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Posted June 12 2003 - 02:36 PM

(I don't think this needs a spoiler alert.)

This may have been mentioned already, but in the Millenium episode, Mulder and Scully go visit that guy in the mental ward. He says he is watching the Boston College/Notre Dame football game on TV. However, the date is December 29. By late December, the regular season is over. Plus, BC and ND play each other every year. There is no way any Bowl would pair these two teams in a bowl game rematch...unless it were for the national title, which would be played in early January.

#2 of 13 OFFLINE   Joseph_mx

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Posted June 12 2003 - 02:44 PM

Nothing is real in that show Posted Image
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#3 of 13 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted June 12 2003 - 02:45 PM

What does that have to do with DVDs? I wouldn't describe it as a glitch, which may by definition be an applicable term, but usually indicates a technical problem rather than a storytelling problem.

What is this? Just a small fact-checking error that has zero to do with telling the story. Really. Oh, and the guy was in a mental ward...I don't recall every detail of the story, but maybe the dude was, uh, crazy?
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#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted June 12 2003 - 02:53 PM

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but maybe the dude was, uh, crazy?
Actually he wasn't. He was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation, at the end of which he successfully regains custody of his daughter. But I agree that this isn't a "glitch", and I'm retitling the thread accordingly (and moving it to the TV Programming forum).

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#5 of 13 OFFLINE   Ike

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Posted June 12 2003 - 04:45 PM

I sure hope someone was fired over that.

#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Jeff Jacobson

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Posted June 14 2003 - 06:40 AM

Maybe he was watching it on a videotape.

#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Robert_Z

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Posted June 19 2003 - 10:52 AM

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Maybe he was watching it on a videotape.


I'll have to check on that. I don't remember seeing a VCR nearby.

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I sure hope someone was fired over that.


I wouldn't go that far. Maybe they should just be abducted and have computer chips implanted in the back of their necks.

#8 of 13 OFFLINE   Rob Speicher

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Posted June 19 2003 - 12:58 PM

I think Ike was being sarcastic - it's a nitpicky error.

#9 of 13 OFFLINE   Paul McElligott

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Posted June 19 2003 - 05:49 PM

That's not as bad as Notre Dame playing USC on Christmas Eve in Die Hard. Everybody knows they always play each other the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

That ruined the whole movie for me. :P)
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#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Chad R

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Posted June 20 2003 - 06:45 AM

Perhaps it was an ego thing from one of th writers, wanting to include their favorite , or dream, matchup in an episode. Sort of like the episode later in the season when someone is watching the failed Chris Carter show (I can't remember the name) and even says "It's good" not once but twice!

That's shameless.

#11 of 13 OFFLINE   Paul McElligott

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Posted June 20 2003 - 07:58 AM

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Sort of like the episode later in the season when someone is watching the failed Chris Carter show (I can't remember the name) and even says "It's good" not once but twice!
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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   Dave Poehlman

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Posted June 20 2003 - 08:13 AM

It just proves that you can "trust no one"!

#13 of 13 OFFLINE   Chad R

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Posted June 20 2003 - 04:22 PM

Harsh Realm!!! Thank you! One of those annoying tip of the tongue deals!!


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