Doctor Who

The Creature from the Pit - S17-E3

Revealing mistake: Just as the Doctor asks where the TARDIS has materialised, watch the control console wobble. However, isn't it strange that the hat-stand in the TARDIS console room remains upright why does the console wobble, and the hat stand not move in the slightest?

The Creature from the Pit - S17-E3

Plot hole: The Doctor should not need a book on Tibetan as he already knows the language...he went to Tibet in the Season 11 story "Planet of the Spiders." (Of course, that was Jon Pertwee, the 3rd Doctor. Perhaps losing the mastery of the Tibetan language was a result the regeneration into Tom Baker).

The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Revealing mistake: Immediately after the Doctor stabs SV7 in the back of the head and the robot crashes to the floor, the next scene shows the fallen figure of SV7 in the background - breathing heavily, with his chest moving up and down.

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The Pirate Planet - S16-E2

Revealing mistake: The split screen used to make two Doctors appear simultaneously is apparent when the Captain's chair appears to blur while both are in shot.

Resurrection of the Daleks - S21-E4

Other mistake: When the Doctor's mind is scanned, we see his previous incarnations and companions, but Leela is not shown. Katarina is represented by a black and white photograph.

The Android Invasion - S13-E4

Visible crew/equipment: In episode one, the Doctor and Sarah crouch behind a pod to escape the android laser fire. They lie on a large brown piece of cloth conveniently placed to keep them from getting dirty.

The Dominators - S6-E1

Plot hole: When Jamie and Cully go on the offensive, Jamie lures a quark away from a drilling site into a narrow valley, then Cully drops a boulder onto it. Yet when we see the crushed quark, it is next to a drill, on flat land.

Revenge of the Cybermen - S12-E5

Plot hole: The Vogans live on a planet made of gold. They helped develop the gold weapons that defeated the Cybermen. They know the Cybermen are coming and live in a state of paranoia about that eventuality. So why in the world do they attack the Cybermen with useless projectile weapons instead of "glitter guns" or some other gold-based weapon?

The Horns of Nimon - S17-E5

Continuity mistake: In this episode part of the TARDIS set was erected incorrectly, resulting in some of the roundels emerging from the wall rather than being indented into it. This is very visible in all the TARDIS 'console room' shots.

Revenge of the Cybermen - S12-E5

Visible crew/equipment: Quite a few times during this story arc you can see Vogans without their gold eye make-up so you can see human coloured eyelids when the rest of them is all brown.

The Sun Makers - S15-E4

Continuity mistake: After shooting the two guards near the beginning of episode three, K-9's nose blaster retracts twice - one in close-up, once in medium shot.

Inside the Spaceship - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Susan's socks disappear during the opening credits.

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 Monster of Peladon - S11-E4

Continuity mistake: When opening the door to the refinery, the Doctor leaves his sonic screwdriver on top of the panel. However, a few seconds later, when we next see the panel, the sonic screwdriver has disappeared.

The Green Death - S10-E5

Plot hole: Jo should know what the dematerialisation circuit looks like. She saw it in 'Terror of the Autons', 'The Three Doctors' and several other episodes.

The Talons of Weng-Chiang - S14-E6

Revealing mistake: There are *modern* power points, covered with masking tape, visible on the walls of Litefoot's laboratory. The story is set in the 1890s.

The Daleks' Master Plan - S3-E4

Visible crew/equipment: At the beginning of episode 2 when the Daleks are talking, a stage light is reflected on one of the Daleks.

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Genesis of the Daleks - S12-E4

Deliberate mistake: Chief of Security Nyder wears an iron cross on his uniform which mysteriously disappears in episode 3 - apparently the producers felt it was too close a reference to Nazism so it was removed from the show. (Source: DVD commentary).


Horror of Fang Rock - S15-E1

Continuity mistake: When Palmerdale wakes Harker up and asks him if he can use the telegraph, Harker answers him, then asks him to repeat the question, then answers again.

The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Revealing mistake: Near the end of episode one, the Doctor peers into a hopper and sees ore piling up inside. The image of the ore wobbles back and forth.

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