Doctor Who

The Ribos Operation - S16-E1

Plot hole: After Romana and the Doctor hide in the relic room, the Captain enters, then bends down to inspect the door that conceals the Shrivenzale. Unfortunately, the actor turns to his right when he does so, which make it rather odd that he doesn't see the white-clad Time Lady standing right in front of him.

The Pirate Planet - S16-E2

Revealing mistake: There are times in this episode where the strings holding up the Captain's trophies are visible. Additionally, the "billions of tons" of planet sways back and forth slightly.

The Pirate Planet - S16-E2

Factual error: While gravitational forces can be "balanced" between planets at very specific points, the notion of balancing them completely to cancel each other out everywhere, as depicted in the Captain's trophy room, is nonsense.

The Pirate Planet - S16-E2

Plot hole: Mr. Fibuli reports that the aircar the Doctor tried to steal is immobilized. Yet somehow, K-9 is able to activate it.

The Androids of Tara - S16-E4

Visible crew/equipment: In episode three, when the Doctor enters the Pavilion of the Summer Winds and shuts the door, the door slowly swings open again. A hand then appears from behind the set wall and pulls the door closed.

The Stones of Blood - S16-E3

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor helps Romana over the cliff, the stock footage of a sun setting over a calm sea does not come close to matching the total darkness and stormy seas in previous shots.

The Doctor: You can't rule the world in hiding. You've got to come out on the balcony sometimes and wave a tentacle or two.

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Planet of the Spiders - S11-E5

Trivia: The first thing the Third Doctor does on-screen is collapse out of the TARDIS, which is also the last thing he does in that incarnation.

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Question: In which season and episode is Gallifrey destroyed, or is it just a shocking new plot development for the new series?

Answer: It was never destroyed on-screen; it was intact at the end of the TV movie, and destroyed by the start of the 2005 series. It was destroyed in the novel "The Ancestor Cell," but in a completely different manner to what happened in the series.

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