Doctor Who

Destiny of the Daleks - S17-E1

Factual error: Davros comments that, between them, the Daleks are carrying half a megaton of explosives - in other words, roughly twenty-five times more explosive force than the Hiroshima or Nagasaki bombs. An explosion of that size should cause enormous destruction (vaporizing everything within roughly two kilometers), yet when the Doctor detonates them they explode with about as much power as a small stick of dynamite each.

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DaveJB

The Web Planet - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: In the end part of this story, in the large spider's den, the string supporting it is visible.

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The Claws of Axos - S8-E3

Revealing mistake: The Filer vs. Filer fight in the lab is very amusing, not only because of the several glimpses of the stuntman doubling for Filer, but also because of the way the "metal" railings around the set wobble as they slam into them.

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Matty W

The Invasion - S6-E3

Audio problem: The first victim of the hypnotic signal stops walking when he hears it, but the sound of his footsteps continues for several seconds afterwards.

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The Claws of Axos - S8-E3

Character mistake: The Doctor gets Jo to do some mathematics to distract her. At one point she says "49 x 2=88", when it actually equals 98, then she says that "adding 10 equals 108". (In other words, Jo (Katy Manning) fluffed her line, got one figure wrong, then went back to script...).

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Nightmare of Eden - S17-E4

Plot hole: When the Doctor goes into the CET projection of Eden, to fight the Mandrells, he disappears into the bushes on the left-hand side of the screen. Cue much shaking of foliage, and Tom Baker's cries of 'ooh', 'aargh' and 'ouch'. The Doctor then reappears with his clothes all tattered and torn, due to his 'fight' with the Mandrells...but the the fact that there is not a mark (not even a scratch) on Tom Baker is something of a giveaway that all Tom Baker did was disappear behind some bushes and do a quick change into a tattered version of his costume.

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The Twin Dilemma - S21-E7

Plot hole: Azmael doesn't recognise the regenerated Doctor (In the shape of Colin Baker) whereas on most other occasions other Time Lords do recognize each other through telepathy. This is odd behaviour by Azmael, considering that Azmael and the Doctor HAVE actually met before, and possibly more than once. (Azmael last met the Doctor in the Doctor's fourth incarnation, and was the best teacher the Doctor ever had. On that occasion, Azmael got drunk.).

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The Android Invasion - S13-E4

Revealing mistake: In order to save money filming the lift-off of Crayford's rocket from Oseidon, the producers decided to use stock footage of a Saturn 5 blast-off. Unfortunately, that meant the words "UNITED STATES" in large red lettering are seen on the side of the rocket...which is a little bit of a giveaway, especially as the rocket is supposed to be a BRITISH space probe.

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The Ribos Operation - S16-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Romana brings the Tracer near the jewel cabinet in episode one, the wire powering the prop can be seen at the bottom of her hand.

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Pyramids of Mars - S13-E3

Revealing mistake: The "crystal" tube holding Sarah wobbles whenever it is touched.

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The Mark of the Rani - S22-E3

Factual error: One of the characters in this story is called "Lord Ravensworth." Yet the story is set in 1813, and Sir Henry Liddell was not ennobled and raised to the Peerage to become Lord Ravensworth until 1821 (eight years later).

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The Mind Robber - S6-E2

Other mistake: The Master says he wrote 5,000 words a week for 25 years and Zoe says "but that's over half a million words." Yes it is, to be exact, six and a half million words. (5,000 x 52 x 25 = 6,500,000).

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The Happiness Patrol - S25-E2

Revealing mistake: In episode one, as the Doctor is repairing the buggy, one of the patrol runs on too soon, realises that he's come in ahead of his 'cue', and runs back.

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Earthshock - S19-E6

Audio problem: In episode two, the Cyberleader misses a button on his console, yet we still hear a beep...

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The Five Doctors - S20-E7

Other mistake: The Cyber Leader is supposed to follow the Master's footsteps exactly in order to get across the chessboard. He doesn't. This cannot be classed as a character mistake because the Cyber Leader knew what was involved. I believe this mistake was caused by the actor not being able to see the chessboard through his helmet.

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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Revealing mistake: Watch really closely when Leela throws the knife at one of the robots. You can see the knife fall to the floor about a second after she throws it. Then, of course, the next shot shows the knife sticking out of the robot's chest. Guess Leela isn't quite as good a shot as we thought.

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Earthshock - S19-E6

Continuity mistake: The hole that the Cybermen make in the door increases in size just before they step through it.

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Daz
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The Five Doctors - S20-E7

Revealing mistake: When a Cyberman's arm is sliced off by the Robot's shuriken, you can see his real arm bulging out at the right side of his body.

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Destiny of the Daleks - S17-E1

Revealing mistake: Right after Davros yells "The Daleks will rule the universe," in Episode 3, one of the Dalek operators accidentally starts to lift the top off his Dalek before the scene ends.

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DaveJB

The Tomb of the Cybermen - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: The Cybermen retreat into their tombs backwards; this was achieved by simply having the film of them coming out of their tombs run in reverse.

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