Archive for the ‘Continuity’ Tag

Was Derren Brown: Apocalypse fake? – Running the Gauntlet Without a Vest   10 comments

Watch part 2 from 34:00 onwards…

Notice that when Steve is running every time his camo jacket lifts up we can see that he is wearing two t-shirts, one navy and the other underneath that is white:



We can see the white t-shirt until Steve supposedly has to run through a pack of zombies…

During this 4-5 second segment even though Steve’s jacket is still lifting up  we can no longer see the white t-shirt and are only shown shots from behind Steven or obscured shots that cut off at the neck:





When Steven gets past the zombies his white t-shirt returns and so does his face:


Was the zombie gauntlet footage acted out and added in post-production for dramatic effect?

Watch it again and let me know what you think! 🙂

Was Derren Brown: Apocalypse Fake? The Evidence….   87 comments

In stage 3 of the first episodes setup ‘A Credible threat’ Derren sends a fake NASA article to Steven’s hacked mobile which he can be seen reading in the picture below. Notice the hoody, remote control and the drink in his hand….


The above screenshot is taken about 15 minutes into the episode and within the narrative of the show this is on or before August 24th. In stage 4 of the setup ‘Making It Real’ On August 24th Steven is driven to a cafe by his dad,  there he overhears an XFM broadcast warning that the Meteors are getting closer.

The show then skips to August 29th where Derren says that…..

“Following the XFM broadcast about unexpected magnetic disturbances, I’ve decided to create some of my own. Steven and his family are beginning to encounter problems with their television and their phones”

The screenshot below is taken about 17 mins into the program, 2 mins after the first screenshot and supposedly a week on. Notice that Steven is wearing the same hoody, the hood is slumped in the same direction, the remote control is in the same position and he has a similar glass in his left hand…


Is this just coincidence? an honest mistake in the editing? or proof that the whole program was staged and that Steven is a stooge?

Watch the program again from 14:30 onward and Let me know what you think! 🙂

Derren Brown: Apocalypse Continuity Error   11 comments

Interesting continuity error in Derren Brown: Apocalypse

Notice at 00:15 there are two bottles on the floor then at 00:19 they have both been moved and Steven is in a different position

Derren Brown: Apocalypse = Wizard of Oz   21 comments

I’m pretty sure Derren Brown’s ‘Apocalypse’ is a high-concept end of the world Wizard of Oz, here’s why……

In the setup of the first episode Derren has to convince his subject Steve that a meteor shower is getting a little too close for comfort. Steve’s van is rigged so that it won’t start; A mechanic is briefed to tell Steve that the problem with the engine is caused by the meteors. When the mechanic arrives a lingering close up shot of the side of his van shows a logo that reads ‘KANSAS Autos’


In the Wizard of Oz Dorothy lives on a farm in KANSAS until a cyclone arrives, and picks her, her house and her dog up and deposits them in the Land of Oz.

After the Meteor Shower strikes Steve wakes up in hospital rather confused, naturally he wanders over to a T.V. A faux military public information broadcast is being shown, a servicewoman says…….

“Look for and follow the marked and colour coded routes that will lead to your safe zones. The red routes in the North and East of the country lead to Scotland and the YELLOW routes in the south and west lead to wales”


In the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy asks how to get back home, Glinda advises her to seek the help of the mysterious Wizard of Oz in the Emerald City, which she can reach by following the YELLOW Brick Road.

When the broadcast is concluded a strange logo appears on screen and the woman says….

“This is the final broadcast from the British Armed Forces communication relay at EMERALD communication services”


Throughout the first Episode Derren reminds us that what Steve is going to experience will ultimately make him a better person, he says that….

“In this new post-apocalyptic world Steven will meet actors playing characters who’ve been specifically created to bring out the best in him. Through them he’ll learn about bravery, making decisions and compassion. That’s COURAGE, a BRAIN and a HEART”


In the wizard of Oz Dorothy just wanted to go back home to Kansas but in Oz she meets three other characters, the Tinman, who wanted a HEART, the Scarecrow, who wanted a BRAIN and the Cowardly Lion who wanted COURAGE. Derrens subject Steven can be seen as an Amalgamation of all 3 of these characters.

Oh and Leona/Lion….get it

Here she is holding a toy lion…..

In part 2 Derren contacts Steve via walkie-talkie/radio….

He identifies himself as ‘Oscar Zulu’. Take the first letter of each word and you get OZ 🙂

A helicopter is then sent to rescue Steven…..

On the side of the helicopter is a hot air balloon logo. This is taken from the Wizard of Oz Wiki page…

“…Oz is actually none of these things, but rather a kind, ordinary man from Omaha, Nebraska, who has been using a lot of elaborate magic tricks and props to make himself seem “great and powerful.” Working as a magician for a circus, he wrote OZ (the initials of his first and middle name) on the side of his balloon for promotional purposes. One day his balloon sailed into the Land of Oz, and found himself worshipped as a great sorcerer. As Oz had no leadership at the time, he became Supreme Ruler of the kingdom, and did his best to sustain the myth. He leaves Oz at the end of the novel, again in a hot air balloon”

Is Derren trying to tell us something? 😉


Did Steve Brosnan leak the Wizard of Oz story line on Twitter before it was supposedly filmed, have a look here:

Let me know what you think! 🙂