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Marco Polo - S1-E4

Factual error: The story is set in 1289, when Marco Polo was anxious to leave China against Kublai Khan's wishes, so what's Polo doing on the Pamir Plateau?

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Marco Polo - S1-E4

Other mistake: In episode seven, Kublai Khan refers to backgammon as a game of cards....obviously he's not an experienced backgammon player.

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Marco Polo - S1-E4

Factual error: "Peking" is mentioned several times in this story, but this is an anachronism - this story is set in the year 1289 when Peking (now called Beijing) was known as "Khan-balik".

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100,000 BC - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: Susan is supposed to be running through a forest. It is painfully obvious that, in fact, she is simply running on the spot against a back-projected film, and the branches that hit her are simply studio stagehands, hiding just out of shot, hitting the actress with twigs.

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Inside the Spaceship - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: You can see the studio floor in the "white void" outside the TARDIS door in early shots during episode one of this story.

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The Daleks - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: About 90 seconds into Episode Two, the shadow of the boom mic crosses Ian's face.

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100,000 BC - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Ian and Barbara enter the TARDIS for the first time, Susan operates the door switch. Later on, when the Doctor electrocutes Ian, he uses the exact same switch.

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The Keys of Marinus - S1-E5

Plot hole: Yartek tried to disguise himself as Arbitan, by wearing Aribtan's robes, and pulling the hood over his giant rubber head. Strangely enough, no-one seems to notice that "Arbitan" is now suddenly speaking with completely different voice, and now has a two-foot-tall-head.

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100,000 BC - S1-E1

Character mistake: When Ian is trying to escape from the Tardis in episode 1, he says, "He closed the door from over there, I saw him." Although it is in fact Susan who closed the door.

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Marco Polo - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: The caption slide at the end of episode two reads: 'Next Episode: The Cave of Five Hundred Eyes'. While the title slide comes up at the start of episode 3, it simply says "Five Hundred Eyes".

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Inside the Spaceship - S1-E3

Other mistake: William has a bit of a nightmare, completely throwing the others during one scene by saying the same line ("It's not very likely") twice, and fumbling the line "You knocked both Susan and I unconscious". He also omits the scripted explanation for the melted clocks.

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The Daleks - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: The boom mic shadow makes an apperance in Episode Two, moving across the console as the Doctor suggests abandoning Barbara.

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The Daleks - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: In episode six, Ian helps Barbara get a grip on the rock and piece of the polystyrene pops off in his hand.

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The Daleks - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: In episode three, Temossus claims the Thals have been travelling for four years. But in episode five, Ganatus claims it is one year.

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The Daleks - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: In episode one, when Ian notices the breeze, a wide shot of the forest shows the background dropcloth is moving.

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The Daleks - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: The supposedly heavy statue Ian drops down the lift to destroy the pursuing Dalek in episode four wobbles when he first touches it.

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The Keys of Marinus - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: In episode one, the Voord that falls down the pyramid shaft is very obviously a cardboard cutout.

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The Daleks - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: Toward the end Episode Two, when Susan opens the TARDIS doors, the console wobbles.

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The Daleks - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: In the Dalek city, it is unfortunately obvious that the "tunnels" behind the actors are just photographic blow-ups, as you can see the bottom of the wall meeting with the floor.

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100,000 BC - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: The boom mic makes an quick appearance about 18 minutes into episode one. It is in the upper left corner when the camera switches from a close up of the Doctor and Susan to a medium shot of all four characters.

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