Doctor Who

Doctor Who (1963)

26 mistakes in season 16 - chronological order

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

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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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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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