Now why hasn't anyone cursed Galbatroix? You apparently don't need to know his name to work this sort of magic, but no one has done this. Why? It seems so easy. Just say the magic words and poof. Do you know what we call this? We call this a Plot Hole.
My god, this plot is like Swiss cheese!
wild magic and miracle working, chaos theory and weird science, acts of god and freak occurrences, at the point where unbelievable coincidences and contrived events converge, I reach my hand into the gaping hole that exists in the plot
of the universe, I send my prayers across the barrier of logic, calling forth the forces of pure dumb luck to aid my quest, let the improbable happen, I summon DEUS EX MACHINA
No! It can't be! How'd you get back here before us? Yzma:
Ah—(pause) How did we Kronk? Kronk:
Well you got me. By all accounts it makes no sense.
Oh, good, the Nazis are here. They'll fix this up. Joel:
'We're the Padding
Department! Where's the plot hole?'
: Itís enough to make you want to forgive that itís a total coincidence/plot-hole that Magnetoís hanging out at that spot, which is one of the few glaring flaws of the script. He has no reason whatsoever to be there. Matt
: Not a one! ďSo hey, hereís the plan. Iím going to break out of jail and then Iím going to stand in a field for a long time waiting for a plane to crash. Itís ironclad!
Itís worth noting that The Wrath of Khan
plays as fast and as loose with continuity as JJ Abramsí reboot, demonstrating that the Star Trek
canon was never quite as sacrosanct as various fans want to believe. This was a show which couldnít decide who was paying Kirkís wages for most of the first season, let alone that he didnít actually receive any wages. The most obvious other continuity goof here is the suggestion that Khan remembers Chekov from Space Seed (ďI never forget a face!Ē
), despite the fact that Chekov wasnít actually a part of the cast at the time...Walter Koenig famously jokes that Chekov once held up a toilet when Khan really needed to go
, leading to a life-long vendetta.
makes it to the center of the galaxy, despite the fact no ship can supposedly survive the radiation
but I guess if your ship has the name "Enterprise"
painted on it, it can survive anything
... Oh and the Klingon ship also makes it through, again they never explain how or why, I guess the whole "gee no ship can survive the trip" thing is a bunch of bullshit RIGHT MR. SHATNER
Picard, I invite you to dinner
, but I'm in no hurry even though my DNA is fucked up so I'll die in 24 hours unless I kidnap you and drain your blood. No hurry at all, so let us wait till tomorrow, because ... because ... Christ, who the fuck wrote this script?
[next day] Shinzon:
Did you sleep well? I did; I'm 12 hours closer to death! Now, let me waste even more time
by talking to you about my childhood. The Romulans cloned you to create me, then stuck me in the dilithium mines and abused me for years. This is why I now seek to bring glory to the Romulan Empire by ... Sweet Mother of God, I can't believe I'm in this shitty movie.
: Once, back when you looked more like the guy from Seabiscuit
and less like the only likeable character in The Social Network
, you were talking to Mary Jane outside your house. But then she got in a fancy car driven by her boyfriend. So you decided to buy a car to impress her, but they were too expensive. So you entered a wrestling competition, but the owner stiffed you on your prize money. Because of that, you let a thief escape with his money. Because of that, Uncle Ben died. There's a very clear sequence of events
that anyone paying attention can follow. For comparison, last week you fought Electro, who was mad at you for missing his birthday
. After you defeated him, you went home and watched TV for a while. Then you decided to investigate your father's disappearance because you were mad at his briefcase. Spider-Man
: So what you're saying is that if my life were a movie
, it wouldn't make sense. Cracked
: If your life were a movie, it wouldn't just "not make sense"... It would have audience members crying into their popcorn and hurling whiskey-spiked Slushees at the projector
Hold on... How come Vriska could read Jade's "Holo-screen" (?) Did she somehow learn how to read in English? Oh fuck, Homestuck's leaking like a sieve, EVERYONE ABANDON SHIP!!!!!!!!!!!
"CHRISTOPH WALTZ leaves the FILM as confused as the AUDIENCE."
— The Three Musketeers: The Abridged Script
"Severus was not quite sure what a "Plot Hole" was, but Faustus seemed to be obsessed with them, and claimed they were everywhere. The evidence, he claimed, was abundant if you looked at England alone: Hogwarts had had a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher every year for twenty years without anybody noticing or commenting on it; nobody ever said the Dark Lord's name yet everybody seemed to know it; the Death Eaters, an illegal secret society, had decided it would be a brilliant idea to get indelible tattoos."
"If Ike is killed from the Black Knight's son, I'll just assume the cause of death to be that he fell into a Plot Hole
— Taken from a discussion speculating what will happen in Radiant Dawn
, before it was officially released in English.