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More Hollywood gaffs
I just watched tonight's Crossing Jordan. One of the fun things about this show is that it supposedly takes place in Boston - but the writer's obviously don't know much about the area other than how to read a map. Big gaffs in the past included the episode with a crash on the Red Line where someone moved between the cars just before a derailment. *bzzzzt* Not on the Red Line you don't.

Tonight's episode included someone fleeing from 'Worcester Airport'. They showed an exterior shot of a water front airport - looked like Boston Logan to me. (For those not in the area, Worcester's airport is landlocked on a hilltop.) They then showed an interior shot, and out the windows were large aircraft on a large airfield. Worcester Regional Airport is small, and the last commercial airline pulled out years ago - just after MassPort refurbished the airport and added jetways and such. The airport isn't bad - but the surface access is hideously poor, a route of confusing surface streets - so it was always unpopular. (Oh, there's a long back story there. The airport was moved a LONG time ago due to politics, and the old location was closer to the eventual highways. And they've been trying to build a better bypass route to the airport from the highway for a long time, but it keeps getting shot down by local politics. No one wants an access corridor in their neighborhood.)

Anyway, I was amused.

I am: amused amused
Current Media: quiet

pfloyd From: pfloyd Date: November 22nd, 2004 04:18 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Sort of reminds me of a couple of episodes of X-Files that took place here in Worcester, but the filming was in Vancouver. The only thing I remember is one outside scene that would have been believable for Vernon Hill, but everything else was just plain wrong. Ah well, what can we expect for this town?
pdelahanty From: pdelahanty Date: November 22nd, 2004 07:48 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Wasn't there another X Files that took place in "the Boston subway"? From what I remember, it was obviously not the T to anyone who had ever visited Boston. For starters, our subway cars don't have a big "M" on the side. You'd think the first thing a set decorator would add to a set is a "T" logo. ...or at least show the city's correct subway map when you do a close-up on the screen. It's available online and anyone in the world can see what it looks like.
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: November 22nd, 2004 08:49 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Not on the Red Line you don't.

Well, you can, but the train staff will get very annoyed with you.
From: autarchia Date: November 22nd, 2004 10:07 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
If you are paying that much attention to details, Jill Hennessy should invest in a new pushup bra.

Of course I've noticed bigger gaffs, like how whole eps can go by with nobody wearing gloves while handling evidence.