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    Queen Marlena and other toon continuity glitches

    It's driving me bonkers.

    In the classic show, there were not many continuity glitches, but I seem to remember one of them being that in an earlier episode Marlena's spacecraft had a different name than the Rainbow Explorer, which is its name in "The Rainbow Warrior", but for the life of me, I can't remember what it was. Help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lioncourt
    It's driving me bonkers.

    In the classic show, there were not many continuity glitches, but I seem to remember one of them being that in an earlier episode Marlena's spacecraft had a different name than the Rainbow Explorer, which is its name in "The Rainbow Warrior", but for the life of me, I can't remember what it was. Help?

    Feel free to use this thread for other continuity glitch discussion, too.
    I think it was "The Valiant." Like "the Earth probe Valiant." Something like that. And that's from "Teela's Quest."
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    Yeah, that sounds right, or at least really, really close...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chamita116
    I think it was "The Valiant." Like "the Earth probe Valiant." Something like that. And that's from "Teela's Quest."
    Yes you're referring to the early scene where Marlena is using MAA's invention to view her memory. You clearly hear her say "This is Lieutenant Marlena Glenn of the Earth probe Valiant" while trying to contact help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue
    I forgot all about that Lioncourt.
    I've been cursed with a long memory.

    I remember all sorts of strange and pointless bits of trivia...

    But I frequently don't remember what I had for breakfast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lioncourt
    I've been cursed with a long memory.

    I remember all sorts of strange and pointless bits of trivia...

    But I frequently don't remember what I had for breakfast.
    Well remembering what we ate for breakfast is pretty pointless anyway. I'd rather remember MOTU.
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    Maybe Earth probe Valiant is the name of something bigger than Marlena's individual space-ship...or some sort of code to use for communication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue
    Well remembering what we ate for breakfast is pretty pointless anyway. I'd rather remember MOTU.

    Yeah, good point.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka
    Maybe Earth probe Valiant is the name of something bigger than Marlena's individual space-ship...or some sort of code to use for communication.
    That would be an excellent way of explaining the glitch.

    Earth Probe Valiant could refer to a group of ships, with a common mission...namely, probing the galaxy for something or other. LIke alien life.

    And Rainbow Explorer could be her individual ship.

    Good thinkin' there, pard.

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    Hehe, I had thought this was the only episode that hinted that she knew who He-Man was, but I just watched The Energy Beast on the new DVD which has the funny exchange of Randor asking what everyone thinks about having a He-Man Day, and Marlena looks sideways at Adam and says that "It's about time we recognized He-Man." :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardub
    Hehe, I had thought this was the only episode that hinted that she knew who He-Man was, but I just watched The Energy Beast on the new DVD which has the funny exchange of Randor asking what everyone thinks about having a He-Man Day, and Marlena looks sideways at Adam and says that "It's about time we recognized He-Man." :-)
    Hey, I think "Search for the Past" also hints at it. When Randor and Man-at-Arms go out to look for King Miro, Queen Marlena purposely hunts Adam down to tell him to go after them. If she really thought he was the cowardly Prince of Eternia, she definitely wouldn't have sent him. Also, if she didn't know he was He-Man, she would have arguably sent someone, namely his bodyguard, Teela, with him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lioncourt
    It's driving me bonkers.

    In the classic show, there were not many continuity glitches, but I seem to remember one of them being that in an earlier episode Marlena's spacecraft had a different name than the Rainbow Explorer, which is its name in "The Rainbow Warrior", but for the life of me, I can't remember what it was. Help?

    Feel free to use this thread for other continuity glitch discussion, too.
    Oh, and I forgot to mention, I believe there is another continuity glitch in this episode. I guess it would really be in SOTS, though. Doesn't King Randor say to Adora that Man-at-Arms was with him when he pulled Marlena out of her ship. He clearly wasn't there in "The Rainbow Warrior." *shrugs*

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxy11814
    Oh, and I forgot to mention, I believe there is another continuity glitch in this episode. I guess it would really be in SOTS, though. Doesn't King Randor say to Adora that Man-at-Arms was with him when he pulled Marlena out of her ship. He clearly wasn't there in "The Rainbow Warrior." *shrugs*
    In "Teela's Quest", Duncan's machine shows Marlena remembering her coming alone from the ship after crash.

    While "The Rainbow Warrior" suggests that Randor found Marlena. Now this could be seen as conflicting...or maybe Marlena came alone from the wreckage and then passed out later on, where Randor found her.

    And SOTS adds Duncan to the whole mix.

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    In a trip to Morania, Janice tells Adam she was impressed with the way he boxed in the ice spider...but Adam was He-Man at the time... So Janice realised they're one and the same?
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