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Historical Events  Movies
James Bond


MMDE: The name's Bond, James Bond

Current: My name is Bond, James Bond

All the Bond actors apart from Daniel Craig used the line "My name is Bond, James Bond" or just "Bond, James Bond" when introducing themselves.

This comes as a surprise to many people who aren't familiar with this, because the phrase "The name's Bond, James Bond" is the first thing they usually blurt out when asked what they remember it to be.

The reason for this false memory isn't very clear - perhaps using "The" rather than "My" is a less personal way of saying it, which would fit in better with his spy roles. 

In any case, those experiencing this false memory are usually shaken and stirred.

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Mickey Mouse's tail

The strange tale of Mickey's tail

MMDE: Mickey Mouse has no tail

Current: Mickey Mouse has a tail

Did Mickey Mouse always have a tail?

References today show he did, but many don't remember him having one at all. In fact, some who suddenly become aware of this Mandela Effect describe a shock when they look again at photos and videos because they describe the "new" tail as "looking wrong" and "out of place". Even on clothing, such as old t shirts and sweat shirts, where the ink for the tail has worn in exactly the same way as the rest of the image meaning it can't have been somehow "recently added".  

It's odd that people remember Pluto having a tail, since he was around at exactly the same time. Also, if Micky Mouse had a tail it would be very noticable in Disneyland since there re many people wandering about all day wearing a costume of him.

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Roy Batty

C-Beams and Orions Shoulder

MMDE: Like tears in the rain

Current: Like tears in rain

Ask most Blade Runner fans to quote Roy Battys famous dying monologue and they'll probably say "like tears in the rain". That's not the way it is seen today, however - it's "like tears in rain".

Based on Philip K Dicks "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?", the movie is legendary amongst Sci-fi fans and has a resurgence with the 30+ year long awaited sequel, Blade Runner 2049.

But the actual line? Perhaps Dekkard should wheel out his trusty Voight-Kampff machine...

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Another time travel Mandela Effect!

MMDE: Morlocks were bright blue

Current: Morlocks are pale blue

The number of movies about time travel which themselves feature Mandela Effects is getting crazy.

First we had the Back to the Future van change, then a few Terminator 2 ones as well as our old friend Dr Who.

Now it turns out there's one from the original - the 1960 adaptation of HG Wells "The Time machine". The monsters in that movie were called "Morlocks" and many remember them appearing as bright blue with long white hair. Are they experiencing a Mandela Effect? This is because all references today show them as a pale blue, and nothing like as as one description of them: "being the same shade as a smurf."

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Judge for yourself

MMDE: Judgement day

Current: Judgment day

Another Mandela Effect relating to the title of Arnie's Terminator 2!

Which of the titles in this image looks correct to you?

This is an unusual one because there is already a Mandela Effect associated with the title - it's the mysterious sloping "A", and as pointed out there, this, like the Back to the Future van change, is another movie featuring time travel which itself is a Mandela Effect.

Those experiencing the Mandela Effect are looking for patterns such as letter changes, or significant words (such as "judgement"), in signals such as time travel movies, with the idea these could all add up to some message we are all supposed to interpret...

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Terminator 2

Another time travel movie which itself is a Mandela Effect

Can you spot the difference between the two titles in this image?

A sloping "A" might seem trivial until you realise a few odd things connected to this. First, this is another film where time travel features as the main theme in the movie, and the movie itself is a Mandela Effect, just as in for example the Back to the Future terrorist van change.

The second strange thing about this is the residue. When you look at the original, as seen in the opening credits of the movie (you can't get more definitive than that!), you see the A is sloping to the left. Yet a Google search throws up many images showing that same title but with it sometimes sloping to the right, as well as to the left.

Finally, since this is a font change you'd have thought the creators of a font specifically made to match the movie would get it right - these are even called "terminator" fonts. Check the "A" on these:

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Cruella DeVille

Cruel devil

MMDE: Cruella DeVille

Current: Cruella De Vil

The villain in Disney's '101 Dalmatians' had a name which was a clever play on words - Cruella DeVille. Or did she? Searches now find only references to Cruella De Vil, and many are putting this down to more than a false memory but a Mandela Effect.

Could this be caused by the fact she drove a DeVillle car in the movie? It had the license plate "DE VIL", so that doesn't really help settle things either way.

The movie was actually based on a book by Dodie Smith. At the end Mr's Darling comments on how fitting her name is, because she really is a devil, which just again reinforces the play on the "devil" name.