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Other mistake: In every William Hartnell title scene there is a point where it tells you that you are watching "DOCTOR OHO". It lasts for three seconds and is probably the result of a lazy FX team as the left side is a mirror image of the right.

100,000 BC - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: Susan is supposed to be running through a forest. It is painfully obvious that, in fact, she is simply running on the spot against a back-projected film, and the branches that hit her are simply studio stagehands, hiding just out of shot, hitting the actress with twigs.

100,000 BC - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Ian and Barbara enter the TARDIS for the first time, Susan operates the door switch. Later on, when the Doctor electrocutes Ian, he uses the exact same switch.

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100,000 BC - S1-E1

Character mistake: 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.

100,000 BC - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: The boom mic makes an quick appearance about 18 minutes into episode one. It is in the upper left corner when the camera switches from a close up of the Doctor and Susan to a medium shot of all four characters.

The Daleks - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: In episode one, when Ian notices the breeze, a wide shot of the forest shows the background dropcloth is moving. (00:02:10)

The Daleks - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: The Dalek that Ian hides from in Episode Seven has a bad castor. The flopping of one of its wheels is audible. (00:08:20)

The Daleks - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: In episode three, Temossus claims the Thals have been travelling for four years. But in episode five, Ganatus claims it is one year.

The Daleks - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: The supposedly heavy statue Ian drops down the lift to destroy the pursuing Dalek in episode four wobbles when he first touches it.

The Daleks - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: In the Dalek city, it is unfortunately obvious that the "tunnels" behind the actors are just photographic blow-ups, as you can see the bottom of the wall meeting with the floor.

The Daleks - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: The Dalek the crew ambush in episode three has a magnetic block in its sucker and, after the attack, a mud-covered eyestalk. At the beginning of episode four, the eye-stalk is visibly clear of mud, yet is later seen plastered with mud once more.

The Daleks - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When the Thals are using sunlight to blind the Dalek cameras in Episode Six, wide shots of the Dalek city show it moving back and forth from bad matte combination.

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.

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Planet of the Spiders - S11-E5

Trivia: The first thing the Third Doctor does on-screen is collapse out of the TARDIS, which is also the last thing he does in that incarnation.

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Earthshock - S19-E6

Question: In Earthshock, season 19, at the end of episode 3, the Cyber Leader views his troops marching down the corridor. Each column is headed by a Cyber Leader. Is this a mistake, or is there more than one Cyber Leader allowed per army?

Answer: In 'The Five Doctors', three separate Cyberleaders are definitely used. So it's likely that Cyberleaders are like unit commanders, of which a fair-sized army might have several.

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