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26875.  Fri Oct 14, 2005 4:34 pm Reply with quote

Big , Big mistake. marsupials are mammals but not placental mammals.

Misleading an entire audience and poo-pooing a member of the panel for being correct. Tut-tut Mr Fry, if you're going to be condescending to guests at least make sure you are right.

26881.  Fri Oct 14, 2005 4:51 pm Reply with quote

Gixer mike, read the Marsupials are mammals! a few threads down from this one. It has heavily been discussed.

Jumping Jack rights this about the matter:

Stephen is not perfect. Like anyone else he makes the occasional mistake. Almost always these are spotted and corrected, sometimes they are not.

In the first show Stephen mentioned that Nero burned Christians as human torches along the Appian Way. It turns out that this famous event actually took place five years after Nero's death, under the Emperor Vespasian (69-79) when 6,000 rebels were crucified after the unsuccessful revolt of Spartacus in 73/72 AD.

The management apologise for letting this one go. We don't know everything either and we don't have the resources to check every word that everyone on the show says.

We would, of course, like to have these, but, because everyone behind the scenes in modern TV is on minimum wages and short contracts, the QI team during the editing is skeletal and under intense time pressure.

Hopefully, if the show gets more successful and the company as a whole becomes reasonably solvent, we find the time and the money to go over the shows with a fine tooth comb after they have been cut rather than before they are recorded.


26921.  Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:32 am Reply with quote

So much ill-feeling towards poor Stephen.


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