stories were great, but everything else...sets, model-shots,
special effects...it all wobbled. (As with the Red Dwarf
section ignoring mistakes with the floor numbers, this
section ignores the countless times shadows from the boom
mike are visible in shot.) Get this lot...
2 - SPACEFALL
Blake is confined in a different flight chair from the
one in the pilot episode.
The star screen in the window wobbles when Avon climbs
into the hatch.
When we first see the Liberator it appears to be on its
side (Space realism perhaps).
The strings are showing when Raiker tumbles out of the
transfer tube into space.
On Liberator's Flight Deck Zen's analysis dome is missing.
Blake is wearing a buckled seat belt while in the
restraint harness, then manages to stand up without
Avon's confinement harness isn't properly closed.
The wall shakes when Leylan uses the communicator and
again when he replaces it.
3 - CYGNUS ALPHA
A plot-timing error. Blake, Avon and Jenna boarded the
Liberator roughly four months after the London launched
from Earth. The London was supposed to take eight months
to reach Cygnus Alpha. Blake et al couldn't have been on
the Liberator more than a few hours before they arrive in
orbit around Cygnus, but by then the London has already
landed. What happened to the intervening four months?
The bars to the holding cell wobble when Gan confronts
Neither Jenna nor Avon use the levers on the teleport
Vargas materialises on the opposite side of the room from
the teleport bay.
Blake teleports after Vargas, Gan, and Vila, but arrives
on the Liberator at the same time.
4 - TIME SQUAD
Jenna's gun is transparent-rimmed as she enters the
projectile, but is then solid-rimmed after she climbs out.
Jenna's gun lights up three times as she walks down a
During the fight with the alien in the teleport bay
Jenna's right trouser leg gets torn at the knee. You can
see her putting her hand over it to try and hide it, but
to no avail.
Gan tilts the console several times while he and Jenna
are fighting the Guardian in the teleport bay.
Jenna's holster-belt is undone when she kills the first
The tool hits Jenna on her right shoulder but the bruise
is on her left arm.
When the Guardian attacks Jenna in the teleport bay, the
kick to her midrift misses by a mile.
5 - THE WEB
The wall behind Gan shakes as he sneaks up on Cally.
When Avon sets off down the corridor to look for the
bomb, a camera is caught in shot at the left edge of the
screen (it doesn't show on some TVs because of the
extreme position, although the camera's shadow is visible).
A pillar has appeared out of nowhere in the teleport
section while Avon is doing his repairs. It's gone again
The inside and outside of the habitat aren't the same
There's no sign of the forest through the habitat's main
window, just a blank background.
After Blake takes the power cells out of their hiding
place they appear to be empty.
As the Decimas sneak up to attack Gila and Novara, one of
the film crew can be seen reflected in the metal lining
of one of the cabinets.
When Gila and Novara die, the neck-hooks on the manikins
get caught in shot.
At the end of the Episode, the seat in the central pit of
Liberator's Flight Deck makes a peculiar squeaking noise
when Blake sits in it.
6 - SEEK-LOCATE-DESTROY
When Cally is knocked out her gun is disconnected and
falls to the floor. When the trooper picks it up a moment
later the cable is plugged in again. It is also solid-rimmed
when Cally drops it, but transparent-rimmed when the
trooper picks it up.
Cally falls on her arm when she is knocked out, but her
arms are stretched out from her sides a moment later.
The Trooper fighting Cally disappears after the
explosion, then re-appears in later scenes.
When Cally beats up the trooper, he gets knocked
unconscious when his ELBOWS collide with a supply crate.
The story about Blake's capture by Travis doesn't really
match the flashbacks in Episode 1, "The Way Back".
The Trooper who sets the alarm off is carrying a gun, but
it disappears when Vila flattens him.
Cally turns Travis' seat away from the door. However,
when Blake hits Travis' arm an instant later, he's still
facing the door.
7 - MISSION TO DESTINY
When he closes the air vents, Blake knocks one of the
controls off the wall.
Avon hits himself in the face with the butt of his gun
when he hands it to Blake.
Avon breaks his teleport bracelet - you can hear the
plastic casing snap just before he contacts Vila.
Avon jumps when Cally scrapes the floor with her chair.
Sara plucks a gun out of thin air.
Avon's hand is too high when he grabs Sara.
8 - DUEL
Travis should say, "I knew the patrols would push
him into this star system". Instead he says they
would "push him into this Galaxy."
Gan sees Sinofar at the beginning of the episode, but
then nods at the end when Blake says, "You never saw
9 - PROJECT AVALON
A camera gets caught in shot when Jenna leaves the flight
By the evidence of the holes in the wall, Jenna's gun
seems to be firing bullets instead of energy bolts.
The trooper shot in the doorway by Shevner has
disappeared when the reinforcements arrive.
When trying to hide from the security droid, Vila hits
his head on a utility pipe.
The Avalon-android blinks after she is shut down.
10 - BREAKDOWN
The flight consoles wobble all the time while Gan attacks
Jenna and Blake.
The wall of the medical unit wobbles when Avon activates
Blake starts his line "I'll join you in a minute"
Gan hurls Avon into one corner of the computer section. A
few seconds later Avon seems to be lying on the opposite
side of the room.
Blake can be seen waiting in the corridor to enter the
computer room while Gan is fighting Avon. He's blocking a
patch of light which suddenly becomes visible through the
door as he moves out of the way.
Avon teleports to XK72 with only one bracelet but comes
up with a second one to give to Dr Renor.
11 - BOUNTY
Blake doesn't hold down the transmit button on his
bracelet when he contacts the Liberator.
When Tyce disarms Blake she removes both the gun and the
power cable. When Blake turns to face her a moment later,
the power cable is plugged into his belt again.
The Federation guard whom Blake attacks disappears as the
car drives away.
Blake isn't wearing gloves when he's gassed in the
teleport section, but is when Vila releases his hands.
Blake and Gan's control necklaces are undone during the
scene where the crew are locked up.
Tyce manages a change of outfit on the way to the flight
deck from the teleport bay.
Jenna appears to attack the same Amagon twice.
12 - DELIVERANCE
Ensor isn't wearing a teleport bracelet when he
materialises on the Liberator.
Vila's bracelet falls off while he helps lift Ensor from
the teleport bay.
13 - ORAC
The flight log shows scenes Zen couldn't have seen on the
While she's on Aristo, Cally's bracelet changes wrists.
Travis' shot seems to travel round a corner to kill the
In the tunnel Travis' run to Servalan seems far longer
than their walk back to the barricade.
Liberator wobbles while in orbit around Aristo. Also, a
matte tag can be seen moving across the top left of the
screen in the same shot.
The table wobbles continuously while Blake is setting up
the Flight Log.
Ensor's plant-shower has sprung a leak.
Vila is caught in shot while waiting for his cue to enter
the teleport section.
Avon's shot seems to pass through Travis' back to hit his
14 - REDEMPTION
Blake spits when he shouts "Vila!"
Blake starts his line 'Avon get the others down here' too
Both Liberator and Spaceworld wobble when the ship enters
and again when it leaves.
15 - SHADOW
Bek starts his line, "With what you drank..."
Cally doesn't carry a moon disc up when she teleports,
but she's taken one as a pet on the Liberator.
16 - WEAPON
As Blake enters the Flight Deck, Cally is mouthing her
The door to Servalan's office has suddenly moved onto a
When talking to Travis, Servalan starts too soon on
"Not too obviously I hope."
When Carnell walks into Servalan's office the door
doesn't close behind him properly.
Travis doesn't die when Servalan uses IMIPAK's key, even
though he has been marked.
Blake's Clone calls Coser by name then asks him who he is.
A boom mike hanging over the Clone Blake's head is caught
in the shot when he talks to Coser.
An odd wire is stuck in the Clone's hair at the end of
the episode and keeps dangling in front of his face.
17 - HORIZON
The pursuit ships wobble as they close in on the
18 - PRESSURE POINT
Gan's bracelet is on his left wrist when he teleports,
but on his right wrist when he enters the church.
Servalan and Travis try to take cover from the grenade by
running towards it instead of away from it.
19 - TRIAL
A BBC worker's toolbox is sitting under Cally's console
before the attack on Space Command HQ.
20 - KILLER
Orac is lit up when he's not switched on, just before
giving information about K47.
As the Liberator leaves Fosforon, the London can be seen
docked with it by a transfer tube.
The salvager launches as a Sputnik-type rocket and lands
as a T-16 freighter.
The salvager launches in daylight and lands at night.
21 - HOSTAGE
Blake's gun disappears when he falls down the slope.
The costume of the crimo fighting Ushton changes from
yellow-trimmed to red-trimmed.
Cally can't open her bracelet and settles for sliding it
over her hand.
22 - COUNTDOWN
The badge on Selson's uniform changes colour.
Grant teleports up with Vila's bracelet, but Vila later
has a bracelet on.
Blake, Vila, and Avon teleport down in daylight, but the
launch doors open onto a night sky.
23 - VOICE FROM THE PAST
Travis teleports without a bracelet but he's wearing one
when he materialises.
When Travis appears, Blake's bracelet is hidden under his
sleeve, then it becomes visible. Then it becomes hidden
again, then it reappears for him to snatch it off.
24 - GAMBIT
The black king suddenly goes missing from the board when
the Klute plays Thrylce at Speed Chess.
The Communicator is in a different place on the teleport
console from where it was in the previous Episode.
Cally's bracelet changes wrists several times while she's
in Freedom City.
Jerriere's earring falls off while he's talking to
Chenie tries to help Docholli put his coat on, but holds
it upside down. He eventually gives up trying to wear it
and just throws it over his shoulder.
25 - THE KEEPER
Jenna's bracelet changes wrists, then disappears before
she and the others are attacked. It then reappears
Jenna receives a necklace she already owns from Gola's
sister (she was wearing it in "Voice From The Past").
26 - STAR ONE
Central Control was supposed to have been transferred to
Star One thirty years earlier, so how come Lurena was one
of the volunteer maintenance team? She surely can't be
older than thirty herself.
Lurena tilts a light beacon when she kills Sharkov.
Liberator wobbles as it moves into orbit around Star One.
The brown top under Blake's jacket disappears when he
One of the explosives slides down the wall while Cally
tries to place it.
Orac begins his line "A contact sometime in the past..."
27 - AFTERMATH
When Avon fights the Sarran, a man in a red coat is
caught in shot at the top of the cliff.
Avon lands on Sarran with one bracelet, but produces
another one to give to Dayna.
Dayna's arrow hits the Sarran square in the back, but
she's standing to the right of where he and Avon were
28 - POWERPLAY
The Liberator, the fastest ship in existence, completes
the journey from Sarran to Chenga after the hospital
ship, despite setting off first. Admittedly Liberator is
damaged, but even so.
Vila is able to contact the Liberator via his bracelet
but as the ship isn't in orbit around Chenga he must be
way out of range.
29 - VOLCANO
When Tarrant and Dayna run down the slope, the power
cable is not plugged into Tarrant's gun.
Avon tilts the flight console when the Liberator is hit.
Cally telepaths to Avon that there are three troopers
when there are four.
When she's about to teleport to Obsidian, Cally's
bracelet falls off.
Tarrant's neck chain keeps vanishing and reappearing.
30 - DAWN OF THE GODS
Liberator wobbles several times during the flight
sequence at the start of the episode.
A camera can be seen reflected in Orac's casing while he
says "Excuse me, I have many observations to make."
The Auronar have suddenly been renamed the Aurons.
31 - THE HARVEST OF KAIROS
On the soundtrack, Avon says "astute" but in
the picture his lips are mouthing the word "distinguished".
Dayna's bracelet has vanished after she teleports aboard.
Then she's wearing it again on the Flight Deck.
When ordering them to protect her from Jarvik, Servalan
stands in the way of her guards.
The module still has the landing base attached after it
32 - CITY AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
Avon sends both Vila and Cally to the surface by
switching the teleport controls off instead of on.
Dayna isn't carrying the mobile explosive device when she
teleports to the planet surface.
Kerril's gun lights up when it isn't firing.
Vila says they were "out there in the sunshine"
but the sky was dark and starry.
When the "travel terminus opens for business",
the sky above the city is dark, but everywhere else it's
33 - CHILDREN OF AURON
Derril is visible through the main screen of Servalan's
command cabin before he walks in.
When Servalan throws the cup at the trooper it disappears
as it leaves her hand (she's very obviously chucked it
behind the chair).
Dayna wears a jumpsuit she left behind on Sarran.
The reason for Cally's exile from Auron is different from
the one given in the first series.
34 - RUMOURS OF DEATH
Avon says he nearly stole half a billion credits from the
Federation Banking Cartel. In Series one, "Spacefall",
Vila said it was just five million.
Chesku blinks several times after he's been killed.
Vila doesn't operate all the teleport controls when he
sends the rest of the crew down to Earth.
35 - SARCOPHAGUS
Tarrant tilts the Flight Deck console after he falls against it.
36 - ULTRAWORLD
Dayna produces another bomb out of thin air.
37 - MOLOCH
The Prison ship lands at night, but moments later Vila
and the other prisoners are walking in broad daylight.
Vila's bracelet falls off during his fight with the guard
but he's still wearing it a couple of seconds later.
38 - DEATH WATCH
Deeta turns to aim his gun at Karla and nearly takes her eye out with it.
39 - TERMINAL
The Teleport console wobbles a number of times while
Cally and Dayna are playing Galactic Monopoly.
Avon is unarmed when he walks onto the Flight Deck, then
plucks a gun from thin air to aim at Tarrant.
Avon's gloves disappear after he removes them to pick up
the guidance unit. He has them again in the next episode.
Punctuation error on the computer screen: "The
patients condition continues..."
Throughout this series, the makers often used matte
pictures instead of model shots. These always resulted in
very obvious circles showing up on the screen around the
40 - RESCUE
The planet Terminal is a different shape and color from
in Series Three.
Vila wears a costume he left behind on Sardos in "Moloch",
instead of the one he teleported to the planet in in
Someone walks through the bushes behind Vila after he
rescues Tarrant, but there's not supposed to be anyone
The barrel of the gun Dayna finds in Scorpio's locker is
The wall wobbles while Dayna is searching for the
Avon says Ensor spent the last twenty years of his life
in hiding. In series one, "Orac", Blake said it
was forty years.
Avon's hairstyle changes on the way down to the cavern.
41 - POWER
Everyone teleports aboard Scorpio without bracelets.
Avon is knocked over by Gunn Sar and falls in the mud,
but when he's imprisoned later his costume is clean.
42 - TRAITOR
Yellow electric cables are visible on Scorpio's deck.
Tarrant and Dayna change outfits in the teleport.
The lift door closes behind the General before Leitz
operates the control.
After he finishes speaking to Dayna, Tarrant and Leitz,
Hunda gets to his feet and bangs his head on some
branches. Ironic, as he'd just warned Leitz to keep his
43 - STARDRIVE
Scorpio and the pursuit ships wobble.
Dayna's bracelet is undone while she's talking to Dr
44 - ANIMALS
The door mechanism activates before Dayna presses the
Avon slips on the floor as he kicks the chair over.
45 - HEADHUNTER
The android's costume is ruined after the explosion, but
is in good condition when it confronts the crew. Later
it's ruined again.
When Mueller's robot tries to teleport Tarrant back down
the teleport control comes away in his hand.
The five-second countdown on the computer screen lasts at
least fifteen seconds.
Avon's gun is destroyed by the android but he has it
46 - ASSASSIN
The buttons on Tarrant's costume appear and vanish (first
he has three, then he has four, then three again).
More yellow power cables on the deck.
47 - GAMES
Gerren cradles his right shoulder all through the episode
but it was his left shoulder that was shot.
The Federation trooper killed by Vila is gone when
Tarrant, Dayna and Gerren get there.
Orac is in two places at once. He's on Scorpio's flight
deck with Dayna, and also being carried around by Vila.
Servalan has only two men with her in front of the
Necron's temple cave, but three men go into it.
The panel tilts away from the computer bank when the
trooper is electrocuted.
49 - GOLD
There's a bright circle around the Space Princess
Avon's foot sticks out when he and Soolin hide in the zVp
50 - ORBIT
In the orbiter, Orac starts to slide off the console and
Vila has to stop him. When the orbiter performs an even
more extreme climbing maneuver later on, Orac remains
When Avon is pushing the Perspex Block across the floor
he has to work hard to push it most of the way, but then
he rolls it without difficulty down the ramp into the
51 - WARLORD
Servalan plucks a bomb out of thin air.
52 - BLAKE
Wires hang out of Orac as Avon teleports, but they're
fixed when they land.
All the troopers killed in the final shoot-out are not on
the floor when Avon is surrounded.
The wall shakes when Deva collides with it.