Doctor Who

Doctor Who (1963)

4 corrected entries in The Talons of Weng-Chiang

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang - S14-E6

Corrected entry: There is more than one giant rat in the sewers, so what happened to the rest of them?

Correction: If you listen carefully, the rats only survive because of Weng-Chiang's tinkering with their biology and constant feeding. They will presumably starve to death without him.

The Talons of Weng-Chiang - S14-E6

Corrected entry: When Doctor Who tried to light the fuse of the 'gas bomb' he has constructed with a "Lucifer" match, watch carefully. The first match snaps in two without lighting; the second match lights...but also snaps and falls to the floor. The Doctor only successfully lights the fuse at the THIRD attempt.

Correction: But he *does* light it with the third match. Lots of people have trouble striking matches - especially 19th century ones. More trivia than a goof.

The Talons of Weng-Chiang - S14-E6

Corrected entry: When the gang of Weng-Chiang's henchmen attack Bullard (the Hansom Cab Driver), the Doctor and Leela go to his rescue. However, Bullard is set upon by FOUR the end of the scene, the Doctor and Leela chase away FIVE henchmen.

Correction: Actually, Bullard is set upon only by Mr. Sin. The thugs then show up to drag him away - a four man job. It's quite possible a fifth man was in the vicinity keeping watch or something and joined in when the fight broke out (the filming is confused and chaotic making it impossible to keep track of all the combatants).

The Talons of Weng-Chiang - S14-E6

Corrected entry: When the Doctor recovers from being made unconscious as a result of the Dragon Ray, he suddenly sits bolt upright, and says to Litefoot and Jago: "There's a one eyed yellow idol to the North of Khatmandu. There's a little marble cross below the town." "Kipling?", Litefoot asks. "Harry Champion, 1920", replies the Doctor. was a certain J.Milton Hayes who wrote those lines, and many years AFTER the period in which this story is set.

Correction: This isn't the only occasion where The Doctor just makes something up. I believe it was supposed to be "impishly amusing" rather than incorrect.

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