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A little bit of fun, as we celebrate when things went horribly wrong, including continuity clangers, poor special effects, and clunky dialogue.

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Sunday, 24 February 2008

Programmes that would have done so much better if they had been given a more appropriate timeslot ...

 

2004/2005
New Captain Scarlet within the Saturday morning "Ministry of Mayhem" (ITV1).

2005/06
THE ROCKFORD FILES BEING ON BBC & ITV AT THE SAME TIME

2006/07
Not Awarded

2007/08
Not Awarded

2008/09
Not Awarded 

2009/10
Not Awarded

2010/11
Not Awarded

2011/12
Not Awarded

2012/13
Not Awarded

2013/14
Not Awarded

2014/15
Not Awarded

 

 

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Sunday, 24 February 2008

The times when a clipboard and copious noted would have come in handy ...

 

1993/94
Bonnie Langford (Doctor Who)

1994/95
Miles O'Brien's Ever Changing Rank (Star Trek: The Next Generation/Deep Space Nine)

1995/96
Jim Phelps in the Mission:Impossible Movie

1996/97
Mulder's Sister (The X-Files)

1997/98
A Half Human Doctor Who (The 1996 Doctor Who Movie)

1998/99
Space Helmet Visor Opening on the Moon (Space:1999 episode Space Warp)

1999/2000
Dalek History (Doctor Who)

2000/01
Klingons Between Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation

2001/02
Enterprise

2002/03
The disappearing milk crates (Trumpton)

2003/04
Starsky's reappearing cardigan in the pilot movie of Starsky and Hutch

2004/05
Lady Penelope reads out a completely different address to the one written on a filing card - Thunderbirds "Path of Destruction"

2005/06
'OPERATION COVER-UP' PORTRAITS FAILING TO STAY ROLLED OVER TO CONCEAL THE IDENTITY OF THE TRACY BROTHERS - THUNDERBIRDS "TRAPPED IN THE SKY"

2006/07
A MODERN-DAY ROAD SIGN APPEARING IN THE FIRST EPISODE (THE FLASHING BLADE)

2007/08
James T Kirk's middle initial as an "R" on his gravestone (STAR TREK - "Where No Man Has Gone Before")

2008/09
Straker using his 1980s car in a 1971 flashback (UFO - "Confetti Check A-OK")

2009/10
The changing shape of the planet Terminal (BLAKE'S 7 - “Terminal”)

2010/11
Two of the pirates disappearing without explanation (DOCTOR WHO - "Curse of the Black Spot")

2011/12
Kirk's ever-changing uniform (Star Trek - “Charlie X”)

2012/13
Geordi La Forge still wearing his uniform from the alternate timeline, in Ten Forward at the end of the episode (Star Trek: The Next Generation “Yesterday’s Enterprise”)

2013/14
Cloaking devices appearing in ENTERPRISE when it’s brand-new technology in The Original Series (Star Trek, Star Trek: Enterprise).

2014/15
Lister having his appendix removed more than once (Red Dwarf - “Thanks for the Memory” and “Legion”)

 

 

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Sunday, 24 February 2008

Visions far bigger than available budgets ...

 

1993/94
Skippy’s Paws (Skippy the Bush Kangaroo)

1994/95
Teleporting (Blake's 7)

1995/96
The Rat (Fawlty Towers)

1996/97
Seaview Surfacing at a 45º angle (Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea)

1997/98
The Tank in "Robot" (Doctor Who)

1998/99
Christopher Pike Medical Chair (Star Trek)

1999/2000
Salem The Cat (Sabrina The Teenage Witch)

2000/01
The Giant Ant (The Saint)

2001/02
The Rat in "The Talons of Weng Chiang" (Doctor Who)

2002/03
The Myrka in "Warriors of the Deep" (Doctor Who)

2003/04
The Carrot Monster in "The Great Vegetable Rebellion" (Lost in Space)

2004/05
Dinsoaurs in "Invasion of the Dinosaurs" (Doctor Who)

2005/06
INSECT CREATURES in "HARVEST OF KAIROS" (Blake's 7)

2006/07
DALEK SAUCERS (Doctor Who – "THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH")

2007/08
The Galactic Trig Aliens (The Tomorrow People

2008/09
Meat Monster (Torchwood - "Meat")  

2009/10
The Monster (The Avengers - "The Man Eater of Surrey Green")

2010/11
The Radiation Monsters (SPACE: 1999 “The Bringers of Wonder”).

2011/12
Panther paws pressing buttons (Manimal - “Illusion”)

2012/13
Korob and Sylvia, the blue and yellow stickbug aliens (Star Trek “Catspaw”)

2013/14
Blake’s spacewalk (Blake’s 7 “Voice from the Past”).

2014/15
The Slyther (Doctor Who “The Dalek Invasion of Earth”)

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Sunday, 24 February 2008

Words written and said in haste, repented at leisure ...

 

1993/94
"...if it hadn’t been for you meddling kids (Scooby Doo, Where are You?)

1994/95
"What is it Lassie?"

1995/96
"Get that cheese to sick bay" (Star Trek: Voyager)

1996/97
"Biddi Biddi Biddi" - Twiki (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century)

1997/98
"Holy contributing to the delinquency of minors" (Batman)

1998/99
"A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist" (Knight Rider)

1999/2000
"Take the Cybermen from behind" (Doctor Who)

2000/01
"It's worse than that - Spock's brain is missing" (Star Trek)

2001/02
"They are a dying race of aliens. Hereditary sterility was evident" (UFO)

2002/03
"That Cow had my name on it" - Mulder (The X-Files)

2003/04
"No, not the Mind Probe!" - Castellan (Doctor Who "The Five Doctors")

2004/05
"And now on ITV1, Celebrity Wresting" - ITV Continuity (ITV1)

2005/06
"I HEAR YOU’VE NEVER BEEN TOSSED BY THE SAME MAN TWICE, LITTLE JOHN" - (The Adventures of Robin Hood)

2006/07
Mulder: "One more anal-probing gyro-pyro levitating ectoplasm alien anti-matter story and I'm going to take out my gun and shoot somebody"  (The X Files)

2007/08
Murdock: "Face, we haven't got time for that. Boy George is waiting behind the Sheriff's office - we've got to go"  (The A Team - "Cowboy George"

2008/09
Batman: "Stop fiddling with that atomic pile and come down here!"  (Batman)

2009/10
“The explosion decapitated him. He wouldn't have felt a thing” (Spooks - “Aftermath”)

2010/11
"Now get the hell out of our galaxy, both of you!" (Sheridan to the Vorlons and the Shadows, BABYLON 5 - “Into The Fire”)

2011/12
“The poor devil, he’s been assaulted by a root beer bottle” (Batman - “The Devil’s Fingers”)

2012/13
 “I wish I had a little boy of my own that would help me. Oh, I've a wonderful idea. I'll make a toy-boy” (Mr Bumbledrop, Torchy the Battery Boy “Pom-Pom and the Toys”)

2013/14
 “...And now, adrenaline-fuelled action...” - (Channel 4 continuity announcers prior to EVERY episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD).

2014/15
"If anything happens to Porthos, I'll be the one watering their Alvera Trees!” (Archer, Enterprise “Night In Sickbay”)

 

 

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