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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Revealing mistake: Watch the scene where Uvanov sticks a Laserson probe into the head of one of the Vocs (V4) as it is strangling the Doctor. After he shoves the probe in, you can quite see the suit's helmet come away from the rest of the suit.

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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Revealing mistake: Watch really closely when Leela throws the knife at one of the robots. You can see the knife fall to the floor about a second after she throws it. Then, of course, the next shot shows the knife sticking out of the robot's chest. Guess Leela isn't quite as good a shot as we thought.

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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Leela runs into Toos' quarters (and finds D84 leaning over Toos), we see a low-angle shot of her entering the room. Look at the brief shots of her before and after D84's line, "Please do not throw hands at me," and you'll see the front of the camera that took that low-angle shot jutting out into the doorway behind her, before it slowly retreats out of vision.

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang - S14-E6

Revealing mistake: A 1970s newspaper - the headline concerns Denis Healey, Chancellor of the Exchequer in the 1974-79 Labour Government - can be seen in Litefoot's laundry basket in episode three.

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang - S14-E6

Continuity mistake: Magnus Greel puts Leela in the distillation chamber and switches it on. Cue red lights, special effects, and Leela writhing about. Then the Doctor arrives and throws a battle-axe into the works. Sparks fly, and the machine stops, presumably broken. Later, however, when Greel is pushed into the chamber, it turns on and does its thing just as if nothing had happened to it. Oh, and the axe thrown earlier disappears too.

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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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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Revealing mistake: When the Doctor and Leela are put in Uvanov's cabin to await questioning there is a shot of a robot listening to them in which you can see the actor's neck.

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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Revealing mistake: When SV7 comes into Taren Capel's workshop, its usual eyes are missing - only black discs are visible (later in the scene, these are overlaid with the red speckled pattern to show the robot being reprogrammed).

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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Other mistake: In episode two, when Poul enters the room where Uvanov and D84 are holding Leela, the body of Cass breathes.

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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Revealing mistake: When Taren Capel is modifying a Voc robot, there is a shot of the robot's agitated hands as he reassures it. On the robot's silver gloves, the "Marigold" logo is visible. ('Marigold' make rubber gloves that are used when washing dishes). Perhaps that particular Voc robot had been assigned to dish-washing duty that day...

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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Continuity mistake: From time to time in episode four, the "frozen" robots on the command deck can be seen to wobble - the most noticeable is when SV7 is threatening Uvanov over the communicator.

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang - S14-E6

Continuity mistake: In episode 1, when the Doctor and Leela leave the TARDIS, the door is open and is not moving. They then walk away from the TARDIS for a few seconds. When they hear the attack on Bullard (the Cab Driver) and run past the TARDIS again, the door is magically closed.

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The Hand of Fear - S14-E2

Factual error: The nuclear physics in the reactor scenes is laughably incorrect.

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The Hand of Fear - S14-E2

Visible crew/equipment: After Rokon's message in episode four, Eldra starts ranting and raving. A BBC camera can be seen in the doorway behind the Doctor and Sarah.

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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Visible crew/equipment: In episode three, when Toos talks about the disposal of robots, a crewman can be seen behind her, toward the back of the set.

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The Masque of Mandragora - S14-E1

Factual error: Giuliano explains to Sarah that he thinks the world is round as though this were radical. But this was the common belief throughout the late Middle Ages. The argument was about how big the Earth was and the ignorance about the existence of a continent between Europe and Asia.

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The Masque of Mandragora - S14-E1

Factual error: Giuliano makes references to the invention of the telescope. Yet the invention of the telescope was at least a century after the events in the story and Galileo's experiments more than 50 years after that.

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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Revealing mistake: When the Doctor confronts D84, the robot is shown in profile as the Doctor forces it to speak. The movement of the actor's jaw is visible behind the mask.

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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Revealing mistake: Immediately after the Doctor stabs SV7 in the back of the head and the robot crashes to the floor, the next scene shows the fallen figure of SV7 in the background - breathing heavily, with his chest moving up and down.

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang - S14-E6

Revealing mistake: There are *modern* power points, covered with masking tape, visible on the walls of Litefoot's laboratory. The story is set in the 1890s.

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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Revealing mistake: Near the end of episode one, the Doctor peers into a hopper and sees ore piling up inside. The image of the ore wobbles back and forth.

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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Revealing mistake: At the beginning of episode four, when the Doctor is surrounded by robots, we initially see SV7 with *blue* eyes. Clearly someone forgot to add the glowing red-eye CSO.

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang - S14-E6

Audio problem: In episode five, when the Doctor and Leela are in the opium den, the Doctor's lips do not match his spoken dialogue.

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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Revealing mistake: In Episode 3, when Dask is cutting the wires, the second explosion happens too early.

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The Hand of Fear - S14-E2

Revealing mistake: At the climax, when the Doctor and Sarah are setting up the scarf trap, the Doctor bumps a rock, which wobbles.

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The Face of Evil - S14-E4

Continuity mistake: When Leela attacks the guard near the computer complex in episode three, his gun goes flying down the hall. But she then picks it up right next to his body.

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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Continuity mistake: In episode four, when the Doctor is patching the communicator into the android's head, he takes off the communicator's top, yet it is back on a few seconds later.

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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Leela bandages Toos' arm, a member of the crew is visible on the edge of the set.

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang - S14-E6

Factual error: When The Doctor questions the arrested Chinaman in the Police Station (in episode one), the Doctor claims to be able to speak several Chinese dialects. What the Doctor actually says to the Chinaman is "How Are You?" in Cantonese, but the rest of what the Doctor says is completely improvised gibberish that SOUNDS Chinese, but is, in fact, complete nonsense.

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang - S14-E6

Visible crew/equipment: The shadow of a boom mike is visible on the curtains near the stage in the final fight.

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang - S14-E6

Visible crew/equipment: In episode six, when the Doctor and his friends are hiding behind the table and Mr. Sin is blasting it, look out for the pyrotechnic wire dangling from the underside of the table.

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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Continuity mistake: When Toos is being hunted by a robot, she shuts the door on its hand. When you see this scene from the inside of the room, the robot's hand is trapped at a different place to the next shot, which is from outside the room.

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang - S14-E6

Factual error: The Doctor mentions at one point in the story that he had once been fishing in the River Fleet with the Venerable Bede. The Venerable Bede was a distinguished 7th century scholar, who lived his entire life at Jarrow, on Tyneside, and never at any time came to London.

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang - S14-E6

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor smashes the crystal lattice on the floor, the deactivate Mr. Sin flinches.

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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Continuity mistake: When Uvanov captures Leela he says she has killed three people, but he only knows Chub and Cass are dead. Then Poul tells him about Kerril.

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang - S14-E6

Revealing mistake: At various points in the series, Mr. Sin is obviously a dummy and not an actor. But the most obvious is during the last fight when Sin jumps the Doctor. After a struggle, cut to a forward angle and the Doctor grabs and throws an obvious dummy to the ground.

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The Robots of Death - S14-E5

Revealing mistake: When the Doctor is trying to unlock Uvanov's cabin door, Leela goes to join him and grabs the edge of the metal railing, which bends badly and then goes back to its original shape.

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