Doctor Who

Pyramids of Mars - S13-E3

Plot hole: Why is the warning about Sutekh broadcast in English? (It clearly is as the Doctor identifies three E's in the transcript).

Planet of Evil - S13-E2

Revealing mistake: In episode four, when Vishinsky and Sarah go into the storage room to get the force field generators, the plaque on the door flops around like the cardboard that it is.

The Tenth Planet - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: The dialogue between Cutler and the technician at that beginning of episode 3 is slightly from that which closes episode 2.

The Gunfighters - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: The six-shooters, in the climactic gunfight, fire off a lot more than six shots without reloading.

The Curse of Fenric - S26-E3

Plot hole: One sequence which makes little sense is when Ace triggers the booby-trap gas grenade on the chess board. Although the Doctor places a wastepaper basket over the grenade, the green toxic gas is very much present for the rest of the scene but does not harm either the Doctor or Ace, despite it being shown to have been lethal to the soldiers in a preceding scene. (NOTE: This error only applies the TV broadcast and the original video release; the error was noticed and corrected in 2003 for the DVD release of this Doctor Who story).

The Trial of a Time Lord 13-14 (aka The Ultimate Foe) - S23-E4

Revealing mistake: In the final episode, Glitz and the Master leave the console room while the Doctor is driven into submission, but they are quite obviously standing by the scanner screen.

The Three Doctors - S10-E1

Audio problem: When the companions are returning to Earth via the pillar of smoke, you can see and hear each person walk up the steps and then supposedly disappear. Unfortunately, you can then hear them walk down the other side of the steps..

Robot - S12-E1

Other mistake: When the K1 Robot breaks out of Kettlewells factory in part 2 or 3, it trips up.

The Keeper of Traken - S18-E6

Revealing mistake: The Grove is one of the most obvious indoor sets masquerading as a lush outdoor environment. The sound the actors' feet make on the floor is especially unforgivable.


The Invisible Enemy - S15-E2

Continuity mistake: Lowe's "frozen" makeup changes between when he emerges from the freezer and when Leela brings him a cup of coffee.

The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Revealing mistake: At the beginning of episode four, when the Doctor is surrounded by robots, we initially see SV7 with *blue* eyes. Clearly someone forgot to add the glowing red-eye CSO.

The Curse of Peladon - S9-E2

Plot hole: The delegate Alpha Centauri is a 'hexapod' - a creature with six legs and feet. ('Hex' = "six", 'pod' = 'foot'.) But throughout this Doctor Who story, Centauri can be seen with all six legs and feet in the air, projecting from the front of the creature... so what is it walking around on?

The Mind Robber - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: Near the end of episode three, Jamie starts to read the printout. At first, he is reading the printout the right way round. But when we next see him, he seems to be reading it upside down. Then the third time we see him, he is back to reading it correctly (right way up).

The Romans - S2-E4

Factual error: The geographical references in this story are somewhat suspect. Assissium is the modern town of Assissi, some 70 miles north of Rome and the same distance east from the sea. The Great Fire of Rome took place in July 64AD.

The Invasion of Time - S15-E6

Plot hole: Leela's decision to stay with Andred is very sudden. They barely speak during the serial.

Inferno - S7-E4

Revealing mistake: When Stahlman is killed - the second time - the shot of his green primord face reveals the actor's unpainted neck under his beard.

Planet of the Spiders - S11-E5

Continuity mistake: In episode two, Lupton steals a boat, throwing the pilot into the water. Moments later, we see him struggling with the pilot again - who is perfectly dry.

The Monster of Peladon - S11-E4

Continuity mistake: In episode six, the Doctor is using the Aggedor statue to fight the Ice Warriors. The door to the refinery was partially destroyed by the Ice Warriors earlier. But in every shot of Aggedor appearing or re-appearing, the door can be seen intact at the edge of the shot.

Genesis of the Daleks - S12-E4

Revealing mistake: When Ronson is killed by the Daleks, you can see Ronson reacting a little too soon to the Dalek laser. (00:14:40)


The Talons of Weng-Chiang - S14-E6

Audio problem: In episode five, when the Doctor and Leela are in the opium den, the Doctor's lips do not match his spoken dialogue.

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