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The Caves of Androzani - S21-E6

Revealing mistake: When Stotz cuts a hole in his ship's door, you can see that the inside of it is made of white polystyrene. They painted the outside of it but obviously forgot about the inside. Also listen to the sound it makes when Stotz punches the hole through - it sounds exactly like polystyrene.

Daz

The Caves of Androzani - S21-E6

Revealing mistake: When the Doctor is looking for a way to break through his manacles, he brushes against the machine with the bright light that he eventually uses to cut them. When he does, it wobbles when it obviously should remain motionless.

The Caves of Androzani - S21-E6

Revealing mistake: It's already been mentioned that Peri bounces off a mattress, but watch what happens when the Doctor walks over to see if she's all right. The 'cave' floor visibly moves under his foot.

Daz

The Twin Dilemma - S21-E7

Revealing mistake: Watch Elena's monitor screen just before she taps some keys and gets the display of information about the XV773 freighter. It's filled with a mass of tiny text which initially looks like just gibberish - but if you look closer, you'll see it's actually the computer program used to create the information display. Someone has even typed in the RUN command at the bottom of the screen, so that all the actress had to do was press the ENTER key and an instant faked "information readout" appears.

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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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Earthshock - S19-E6

Question: In Earthshock, season 19, at the end of episode 3, the Cyber Leader views his troops marching down the corridor. Each column is headed by a Cyber Leader. Is this a mistake, or is there more than one Cyber Leader allowed per army?

Answer: In 'The Five Doctors', three separate Cyberleaders are definitely used. So it's likely that Cyberleaders are like unit commanders, of which a fair-sized army might have several.

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