# Doctor Who (1963)

## 6 character mistakes

When Ian is trying to escape from the TARDIS in episode 1, he says, "He closed the door from over there, I saw him." It was in fact Susan who closed the door.

The Doctor gets Jo to do some mathematics to distract her. At one point she says "49 x 2=88", when it actually equals 98, then she says that "adding 10 equals 108". (In other words, Jo (Katy Manning) fluffed her line, got one figure wrong, then went back to script...).

The Doctor (Patrick Troughton) makes one of the funniest fluffed lines in the entire history of Doctor Who in the final episode. With all sincerity he says "We'll all be dead soon, unless you switch over to the sexual air supply." (The word Troughton was probably looking for was "sectional.").

When the Doctor is saying the decimals of Pi to avoid falling under the control of BOSS. He gets it wrong; he says "3.1416..." When it's actually 3.141592.

The Brigadier asks the pilot if she speaks Czechoslovakian, even though Czech and Slovak are different languages.

### Mistakes

The Daleks announce their secret plan on the city's external loudspeaker system, where Cory hears it. It can hardly be a 'secret' plan if it is broadcast for all to hear...

### Quotes

The Doctor: You can't rule the world in hiding. You've got to come out on the balcony sometimes and wave a tentacle or two.

### Trivia

This Doctor Who story was originally scripted and produced as a four-episode story, but, just two weeks before transmission, upon viewing the story, co-creators Sydney Newman and Donald Wilson felt that the final two episodes (Episode 3, 'Crisis'; and Episode 4, 'The Urge to Live') should be combined into a single episode. The new 'condensed' episode incorporated the opening titles of 'Crisis' with the closing credits of 'The Urge to Live'.

### Questions

Show generally

If the Doctor gets a TARDIS, does that mean other Timelords get a TARDIS as well?

Answer: TARDISes are generally available for properly authorised use on Gallifrey; they're not usually assigned to a particular Timelord on a long-term basis. The Doctor stole his when he left his homeworld.

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