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The Ark in Space - S12-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Harry arrive in the cryogenic chamber, they walk around for some time inspecting the chamber and talking. Towards the end, they notice a green slime trail newly appeared on the floor. But the trail was visible in the very first overhead shot of the chamber.

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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.

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Genesis of the Daleks - S12-E4

Continuity mistake: In episode 6, when the lead Dalek is saying 'Pity? I have no understanding of the word' the lights on the top of its dome stop working. They start working again in the following shot.

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Robot - S12-E1

Revealing mistake: Perhaps criticizing the special effects is unfair, but the extremely obvious use of toy tanks and a rag-doll Sarah in certain scenes is one of the worst examples in the history of the show.

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The Ark in Space - S12-E2

Revealing mistake: When Vira emerges from the hibernation chamber, the Styrofoam that forms the pallet squeaks.

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Genesis of the Daleks - S12-E4

Continuity mistake: When Sarah falls from the scaffolding, a plank of wood saves her from death. Trouble is, she fell a foot from the outside of the scaffolding and most of the plank was inside the scaffolding, therefore her feet would have hit it and she could only have landed with her head pointing inwards. But when we see her, her head is pointing outwards.

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Robot - S12-E1

Continuity mistake: At one point in the story, the Doctor hurriedly types out a letter to leave for the Brigadier and Sarah-Jane, and pins it to the TARDIS. Later when Sarah-Jane reads the note, you can see it's been handwritten.

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Robot - S12-E1

Plot hole: The linchpin of the plot makes no sense whatsoever. In an effort to diffuse international tension, the superpowers would allow Britain to publish the codes that would allow anyone in the world to launch their nuclear missiles? And then, after going through the drama of not one but two countdowns, it's revealed that the superpowers can just activate safety over-rides to prevent the launch. So how in Hades did the SRS have any threat whatsoever to wield over them and issue their demands?

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Genesis of the Daleks - S12-E4

Revealing mistake: During the Doctor's early conversation with the timelord, there is fog swirling around them. But when the Doctor agrees to take on the mission, it suddenly appears very concentrated around the tip of the rocks behind them, as if generated from a source behind the rocks. Normal fog would not do this, and it's clear that dry ice was used as the fog effect (DVD commentary confirms this).

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Genesis of the Daleks - S12-E4

Revealing mistake: Whenever there's a close-up of Davros, it's very easy to see that there's a gap around his mouth where the mask should blend in with the actor's face, but doesn't. This mistake was rectified, incidentally, in Davros' next appearance in Destiny of the Daleks.

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The Ark in Space - S12-E2

Revealing mistake: As the cast move through the transom of the space station, observe the starscape through the lower windows. At certain points you can see a thin strip of light where the black curtain used for the stellar backdrop meets the studio floor.

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Genesis of the Daleks - S12-E4

Continuity mistake: At the very beginning, Sarah comments to the Doctor that they haven't returned to "the beacon". But when they were last on Nerva - in Ark in Space - it was referred to as a space station. It doesn't become Nerva beacon until the next episode.

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Robot - S12-E1

Audio problem: When the Doctor chops a brick in half, you can tell that the brick is really made from balsa wood by listening to the sound it makes when it hits the ground.

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Revenge of the Cybermen - S12-E5

Plot hole: The Vogans live on a planet made of gold. They helped develop the gold weapons that defeated the Cybermen. They know the Cybermen are coming and live in a state of paranoia about that eventuality. So why in the world do they attack the Cybermen with useless projectile weapons instead of "glitter guns" or some other gold-based weapon?

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Revenge of the Cybermen - S12-E5

Visible crew/equipment: Quite a few times during this story arc you can see Vogans without their gold eye make-up so you can see human coloured eyelids when the rest of them is all brown.

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Genesis of the Daleks - S12-E4

Deliberate mistake: Chief of Security Nyder wears an iron cross on his uniform which mysteriously disappears in episode 3 - apparently the producers felt it was too close a reference to Nazism so it was removed from the show. (Source: DVD commentary).

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Robot - S12-E1

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

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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.

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Genesis of the Daleks - S12-E4

Revealing mistake: In episode 6, when the Thals detonate the charges, smoke is seen coming through the door before the detonator is pressed down.

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Revenge of the Cybermen - S12-E5

Continuity mistake: The use of gold against the Cybermen is wildly inconsistent in this episode. It is said that it suffocates them. Yet Cyberman have been seen functioning perfectly in vacuum (The Moonbase and the Wheel in Space), it affects the Cybermats, who are little more than metal drones, and it affects the Cybermen's radar, which does not breath.

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Robot - S12-E1

Plot hole: The SRS has, at their command, a robot who can punch through armor plate and dig through solid rock. So why do they go to such great lengths to get the disintegrator gun - only to use it to open a safe the robot could easily have ripped open?

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The Ark in Space - S12-E2

Deliberate mistake: In episode three, the Doctor and Vira meet a half-changed Noah. He holds a gun on them, then drops it at Vira's feet and the door is suddenly closed. This is because the scene was originally longer and involved Noah begging Vira to kill him before the Doctor shuts the door. it was trimmed down to get it past BBC censors.

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Genesis of the Daleks - S12-E4

Visible crew/equipment: In episode 1, when General Ravon is being held at gunpoint and he says 'they won't last much longer', the shadow of the boom pole is moving on the door behind him.

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Revenge of the Cybermen - S12-E5

Continuity mistake: At the end of Genesis of the Daleks, the Doctor was wearing his big brown overcoat. However, at the beginning of this episode, he is wearing his red jacket again.

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Robot - S12-E1

Deliberate mistake: Benton is a Warrant Officer in this story, but the end credits refer to him as "Sergeant Benton".

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Revenge of the Cybermen - S12-E5

Revealing mistake: At the climax of episode four, the Beacon plunges close to Voga and orbits very fast before the Doctor manages to break free. The planetscape that appears on the screen is quite obviously a revolving drum with bits of clay on it.

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Genesis of the Daleks - S12-E4

Visible crew/equipment: Just after the Daleks move past the Doctor and the female Thal soldier in the corridor, a piece of lighting equipment is reflected on the wall behind her.

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The Ark in Space - S12-E2

Revealing mistake: When Noah bangs his green arm down, in a close-up you can tell that the arm has green bubble wrap around it.

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Revenge of the Cybermen - S12-E5

Plot hole: Sarah is transmatted down to Voga after being injected with alien poison by a Cybermat. According to the Doctor, the transmat will recognise Sarah's human molecules and separate and reject the (non-human) poison molecules. As clothing fabrics tend to made of non-human molecules, how come Sarah and Harry didn't arrive on Voga stark naked?

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Genesis of the Daleks - S12-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor drops the time ring, it lands very close to the wall. When he picks it up later, however, it's in the middle of the corridor.

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Revenge of the Cybermen - S12-E5

Other mistake: Shortly after the Doctor makes his speech to the Cybermen about how pathetic they are, you can see a Cyberman's head wobble.

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Revenge of the Cybermen - S12-E5

Continuity mistake: For a supposedly emotionless creature, the Cyberleader is easily provoked to a fit of rage, including throwing the Doctor around the Beacon.

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Robot - S12-E1

Revealing mistake: In the last part, the giant robot steps on a soldier. There are several things wrong with this scene. 1) You can see the matte halo around the robot's foot. 2) The robot does not leave a footprint. And 3), after the soldier gets squashed, his arm is visible waving over the robot's foot.

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