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Doctor Who (1963)

14 mistakes in The Green Death - chronological order

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The Green Death - S10-E5

Other mistake: The end titles of episodes 2, 5, and 6 of "The Green Death" were run backwards and upside-down. According to some published accounts, this was due to the telecine operator forgetting to rewind the end title film sequence before playback.

The Green Death - S10-E5

Plot hole: Professor Jones says they tried to borrow the cutting equipment a few weeks ago, but Mr. Stevens says it was yesterday. One of them must be wrong...

The Green Death - S10-E5

Revealing mistake: When Benton jumps over the maggots to get into the cave the Professor and Jo are hiding in, the jump causes the floor to move, giving away the fact that the floor is wood covered by a small amount of gravel.

The Green Death - S10-E5

Revealing mistake: In the finale, when Stevens is beating on the computer console, it moves around quite a bit, even thought it is supposed to be a strong and stationary object.

The Green Death - S10-E5

Continuity mistake: In episode five, the Doctor escapes from Global during the day. When Yates is caught it's dark, but the next scene, on the slag heap, is in daylight again.

The Green Death - S10-E5

Other mistake: Near the end of episode 5, Stevens is reading out previous numbers of slave units and B.O.S.S is telling him the new ones. For New York, the previous figure was 7203 and the new figure 7580. However, for Moscow the previous figure was 10003 (ten thousand and three), and the new figure is 110098 (one hundred and ten thousand and ninety-eight), which is a big difference.

The Green Death - S10-E5

Deliberate mistake: When the Doctor and Benton are throwing fungus at the maggots in episode six, a shot of a chunk of fungus rolling down a hill between two maggots is repeated.

The Green Death - S10-E5

Visible crew/equipment: In episode one, when Dai Evans is on the telephone in the mine, an arm of a crew member appears to the bottom right of the screen, giving the actor his cue to speak.

The Green Death - S10-E5

Factual error: When the inside of an apple is exposed to the air for about fifteen minutes it oxidises and goes brown, but Jo's breakfast apple goes brown by the end of the scene. (This is assuming she wasn't deliberately eating a brown apple).

The Green Death - S10-E5

Character mistake: 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 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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The Chase - S2-E8

Trivia: Such was the popularity of Doctor Who in Britain in the mid-1960s that even the Beatles wanted to make an appearance in the show. So a scene was written into "The Chase" to allow them to appear. The idea had been devised of including a scene on the Time and Space Visualiser depicting a Beatles fiftieth-anniversary concert in 2015, with the Fab Four dressed up as old men. John, Paul, George, and Ringo themselves were interested in the proposition, but it was vetoed by their manager, Brian Epstein. It was then thought that an appearance by the Beatles on Top of the Pops might be used instead, but no such footage was available. Fortunately, the Beatles were scheduled to perform "Ticket to Ride" at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith on April 10th, 1965, and that footage was used instead.

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Question: In which season and episode is Gallifrey destroyed, or is it just a shocking new plot development for the new series?

Answer: It was never destroyed on-screen; it was intact at the end of the TV movie, and destroyed by the start of the 2005 series. It was destroyed in the novel "The Ancestor Cell," but in a completely different manner to what happened in the series.

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