Doctor Who

Pyramids of Mars - S13-E3

Visible crew/equipment: In episode 4, look out for the legendary "Hand of Sutekh" - a hand (presumably that of a member of the crew) holding the cushion down in the scene where Sutekh stands up.

Pyramids of Mars - S13-E3

Visible crew/equipment: In episode four, after Marcus opens the second door in the pyramid (the one with the hidden switch), someone wearing a white shirt can be seen through the opening.

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.

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.

Pyramids of Mars - S13-E3

Plot hole: It is never explained why so much of the story takes place in England. All of the equipment for Sutekh's rocket comes from his tomb and could just as easily - probably more easily - have been set up right there in Egypt. And at the end, instead of just walking out of his tomb, he takes the spatial corridor to England just so he can get caught in the Doctor's trap.

Pyramids of Mars - S13-E3

Factual error: The Doctor states that the radio waves take two minutes to get from Mars to Earth. The time interval can vary dramatically depending on where the two planets are in their orbit. But at absolute closest approach, Mars is just over three light minutes from Earth.

Pyramids of Mars - S13-E3

Continuity mistake: In the first minute of episode three, one of the evil robot mummies attacks Sarah Jane Smith. In doing so, it lunges forward, misses Sarah Jane, and smashes the "Marconiscope" device, which explodes in flames. However, seconds later, the 'Marconiscope' device is still visible in the next shot, but totally undamaged.

The Android Invasion - S13-E4

Visible crew/equipment: In episode one, the Doctor and Sarah crouch behind a pod to escape the android laser fire. They lie on a large brown piece of cloth conveniently placed to keep them from getting dirty.

Pyramids of Mars - S13-E3

Plot hole: Why is the warning about Sutekh broadcast in English? (It clearly is as the Doctor identifies three E's in the transcript).

Planet of Evil - S13-E2

Revealing mistake: In episode four, when Vishinsky and Sarah go into the storage room to get the force field generators, the plaque on the door flops around like the cardboard that it is.

Pyramids of Mars - S13-E3

Continuity mistake: In episode 3, when the Doctor leaves the old house to find the dynamite, you can see his hat resting on a chair as he walks out the door. Immediately afterwards you see him walking through the woods with Sarah, and see that the hat has magically relocated itself to being back on his head again. And when he eventually gets back to the cottage, the hat is there, still in the chair as if nothing had happened.

The Seeds of Doom - S13-E6

Revealing mistake: The fake snow in episodes one and two is effective - with the exception of when the Doctor is digging up the second Krynoid pod, where it is painfully obvious the snow is styrofoam packing peanuts.

The Seeds of Doom - S13-E6

Plot hole: At the very end, the TARDIS materializes in Antarctica and Sarah comments that they've returned. But the TARDIS was never there - the Doctor and Sarah went to Antarctica by helicopter.

The Doctor: This is a situation that requires tact and finesse. Fortunately, I am blessed with both.

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Planet of Giants - S2-E1

Trivia: This Doctor Who story was originally scripted and produced as a four-episode story, but, just two weeks before transmission, upon viewing the story, co-creators Sydney Newman and Donald Wilson felt that the final two episodes (Episode 3, 'Crisis'; and Episode 4, 'The Urge to Live') should be combined into a single episode. The new 'condensed' episode incorporated the opening titles of 'Crisis' with the closing credits of 'The Urge to Live'.

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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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