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Doctor Who (1963)

10 mistakes in The Pirate Planet

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The Pirate Planet - S16-E2

Revealing mistake: There are times in this episode where the strings holding up the Captain's trophies are visible. Additionally, the "billions of tons" of planet sways back and forth slightly.

The Pirate Planet - S16-E2

Factual error: While gravitational forces can be "balanced" between planets at very specific points, the notion of balancing them completely to cancel each other out everywhere, as depicted in the Captain's trophy room, is nonsense.

The Pirate Planet - S16-E2

Plot hole: Mr. Fibuli reports that the aircar the Doctor tried to steal is immobilized. Yet somehow, K-9 is able to activate it.

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 Giants - S2-E1

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'.

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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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