Doctor Who

The Daleks' Master Plan - S3-E4

Audio problem: At one point where the trail of Visian footprints are appearing, we hear the sound effect of the foot hitting the ground, but the footprint fails to appear.

Matty W

The Invisible Enemy - S15-E2

Other mistake: When Marius injects the cloned Doctor and Leela into the real Doctor, the syringe is full of air, although the later graphic shows them in liquid.

Pyramids of Mars - S13-E3

Continuity mistake: When Sarah Jane is sitting on the floor inside the transparent tube and the two gold-trimmed mummies/guardians appear in the background, you can see the dust on the surface of the tube change noticeably as the fade occurs.

The Curse of Fenric - S26-E3

Plot hole: A line of dialogue in "The Curse of Fenric" indicates that the Russians planned to make their escape by "going to the North Way", in other words, escaping to Norway. However, the story is set in the summer of 1943, when Norway was under Nazi occupation. It would not be a smart idea for any Russian military personnel to head for Nazi-occupied Norway.

Inferno - S7-E4

Plot hole: Just after the Doctor meets the Brigade Leader, he looks at the countdown and says in a very loud voice, "only 3 hours and 22 minutes". Several minutes later, when he leaves the office after stunning Benton, the countdown still reads 3 hours and 22 minutes. Did the countdown clock stop? (00:15:10 - 00:22:10)

The Mind Robber - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: This story starts off where the previous story ('The Dominators') finished, but Jamie says something completely different to alert the Doctor to the approaching lava flow.

Nightmare of Eden - S17-E4

Visible crew/equipment: In episode 2, as K-9 seals the wall panel, watch out for the hand which emerges to hold it in place.

The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Continuity mistake: The Doctor's scarf vanishes while he's detained in the crew's quarters.

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Genesis of the Daleks - S12-E4

Continuity mistake: The Doctor's big brown overcoat was taken by the regular Kaled army in episode one and disappeared. In episode six, the Doctor goes into the incubator room and comes out with his brown overcoat magically restored.

The Daemons - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: The hoofmarks seen by both Yeats and Benton from the helicopter appear to be huge when seen from the air. Yet, when the helicopter lands, the hoofmarks are suddenly much, much smaller.

The Wheel in Space - S5-E7

Plot hole: When the airlock door is opening at the end of the final episode, the Cyberman is the only one who appears to be affected by the air rushing out. Although 'rushing out' is probably overstating the speed of the 'explosive decompression'. It's not so much an explosion as a gentle breeze...

City of Death - S17-E2

Plot hole: In episode 4, watch what Romana does to Professor Kerensky's time machine in order to make it work. It is surprising that the time machine works at all, considering she is supposed to be in Paris at the time. Romana wires up the time machine to a British (i.e. 3-pin 240 volts) electric plug instead of a "continental" 3-pin 110 volt plug.

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Inferno - S7-E4

Continuity mistake: In episode 1, when the Doctor opens the garage doors with his 'door handle', note the two men in the background, the position of the car behind him and the white pillar. In the next shot, the men and pillar disappear and the car moves to a different spot. In the shot after that, the tanker truck is now parked in front of a pillar. You can see near the beginning of episode 3 that there are two entirely different buildings that the tanker had been filmed in front of. (00:14:25)


The Dalek Invasion of Earth - S2-E2

Audio problem: When the Doctor says that what they're seeing now is the middle period of Dalek history, you can hear a metallic thing being dropped off screen.

Matty W

Inferno - S7-E4

Visible crew/equipment: In episode two, the shadow of the boom mic crosses Jon Pertwee's head as he's giving the "epsilon coordinates" to Liz.

The Ambassadors of Death - S7-E3

Continuity mistake: There are a handful of similar continuity errors, but one that stands out in particular occurs at the end of Episode 1. The Doctor and Liz go into the lab and Taltalian steps out from behind the door wearing glasses and brandishing a gun. However, in the recap at the start of episode 2 he isn't wearing glasses and moves differently.


The Invisible Enemy - S15-E2

Visible crew/equipment: In episode four, when the Doctor is congratulating himself on blowing up the Swarm, the shadow of a boom mike can be seen.

The Invisible Enemy - S15-E2

Plot hole: After the Doctor and Leela's clones fade, the camera pans to show Leela's knife. But since the knife was created in the cloning process, it should have faded out with Leela, the Doctor and their other personal items.

The Invisible Enemy - S15-E2

Continuity mistake: In episode three, the readout strip dangling from K-9's mouth shortens between when he shoots the infected crewman and shoot Leela.

Inferno - S7-E4

Revealing mistake: In episode 6, during the generally poor fight sequence between the Brigade Leader and Greg Sutton, Greg's first punch to the face misses the Brigade Leader by miles. (00:19:10)


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