Doctor Who

Planet of the Daleks - S10-E4

Continuity mistake: In the very first scene of the story, Jo is holding a gun as she opens the TARDIS doors, but when they come into the console room, she has no gun and is using both hands to support the Doctor.

The Green Death - S10-E5

Plot hole: Professor Jones says they tried to borrow the cutting equipment a few weeks ago, but Mr. Stevens says it was yesterday. One of them must be wrong...

The Green Death - S10-E5

Revealing mistake: When Benton jumps over the maggots to get into the cave the Professor and Jo are hiding in, the jump causes the floor to move, giving away the fact that the floor is wood covered by a small amount of gravel.

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..

The Green Death - S10-E5

Revealing mistake: In the finale, when Stevens is beating on the computer console, it moves around quite a bit, even thought it is supposed to be a strong and stationary object.

The Green Death - S10-E5

Continuity mistake: In episode five, the Doctor escapes from Global during the day. When Yates is caught it's dark, but the next scene, on the slag heap, is in daylight again.

The Green Death - S10-E5

Other mistake: Near the end of episode 5, Stevens is reading out previous numbers of slave units and B.O.S.S is telling him the new ones. For New York, the previous figure was 7203 and the new figure 7580. However, for Moscow the previous figure was 10003 (ten thousand and three), and the new figure is 110098 (one hundred and ten thousand and ninety-eight), which is a big difference.

The Three Doctors - S10-E1

Continuity mistake: (End of Ep. 3 and start of Ep. 4) When the Third Doctor fights the dark side of Omega's mind, the rings that the Doctor wears on the pinky fingers of both hands switch to his ring fingers, then back again to his pinky fingers, between shots. Then as Omega chokes the Doctor, the ring on his right pinky vanishes between shots.

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The Green Death - S10-E5

Deliberate mistake: When the Doctor and Benton are throwing fungus at the maggots in episode six, a shot of a chunk of fungus rolling down a hill between two maggots is repeated.

The Green Death - S10-E5

Visible crew/equipment: In episode one, when Dai Evans is on the telephone in the mine, an arm of a crew member appears to the bottom right of the screen, giving the actor his cue to speak.

The Green Death - S10-E5

Factual error: When the inside of an apple is exposed to the air for about fifteen minutes it oxidises and goes brown, but Jo's breakfast apple goes brown by the end of the scene. (This is assuming she wasn't deliberately eating a brown apple).

The Green Death - S10-E5

Character mistake: When the Doctor is saying the decimals of Pi to avoid falling under the control of BOSS. He gets it wrong; he says "3.1416..." When it's actually 3.141592.

The Three Doctors - S10-E1

Audio problem: In Part 3 when the Brigadier gets behind the sand pile with Arthur Ollis, the Brigadier asks him "Did you find a way in?" This is not Nicholas Courtney's voice for this one line. He speaks again right after that and it is his voice. (00:13:20)

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The Three Doctors - S10-E1

Visible crew/equipment: (Part 3) After Omega has revealed himself to the Third Doctor, Jo, and Dr. Tyler, when he begins to speak privately to the Doctor the camera casts a shadow on Omega's body. Then after Omega turns around the boom mic dips into view at the top of the screen. And when Omega starts walking forward, the shadow of equipment (presumably the boom and mic) can be seen moving on the far wall, near the lower left of the screen. (00:03:10)

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The Chase - S2-E8

Trivia: Such was the popularity of Doctor Who in Britain in the mid-1960s that even the Beatles wanted to make an appearance in the show. So a scene was written into "The Chase" to allow them to appear. The idea had been devised of including a scene on the Time and Space Visualiser depicting a Beatles fiftieth-anniversary concert in 2015, with the Fab Four dressed up as old men. John, Paul, George, and Ringo themselves were interested in the proposition, but it was vetoed by their manager, Brian Epstein. It was then thought that an appearance by the Beatles on Top of the Pops might be used instead, but no such footage was available. Fortunately, the Beatles were scheduled to perform "Ticket to Ride" at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith on April 10th, 1965, and that footage was used instead.

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Answer: TARDISes are generally available for properly authorised use on Gallifrey; they're not usually assigned to a particular Timelord on a long-term basis. The Doctor stole his when he left his homeworld.

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