Doctor Who

Doctor Who (1963)

528 mistakes - chronological order

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Revealing mistake: In a few UNIT stories you can see where BBC TV badges have been on the UNIT land rovers

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Factual error: The Doctor meets Jamie at a time after the Battle of Colloden. But, in "The War Games," Jamie says he met him in 1745. Colloden took place in 1746.

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Josman

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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.

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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.

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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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Matty W

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." Although it is in fact Susan who closed the door.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Daleks - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: About 90 seconds into Episode Two, the shadow of the boom mic crosses Ian's face.

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The Daleks - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: The boom mic shadow makes an apperance in Episode Two, moving across the console as the Doctor suggests abandoning Barbara.

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The Daleks - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: In episode six, Ian helps Barbara get a grip on the rock and piece of the polystyrene pops off in his hand.

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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.

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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.

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The Daleks - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: Toward the end Episode Two, when Susan opens the TARDIS doors, the console wobbles.

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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.

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The Daleks - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: There are numerous scenes where the background Daleks are blown-up photographs. The most obvious is in episode five when the Daleks are discussing the radiation drugs.

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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.

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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.

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The Daleks - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: Toward the end of episode one, when Ian is wondering where Barbara is, the shadow of a boom mic moves over the door behind him.

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