Doctor Who

Dragonfire - S24-E4

Revealing mistake: At several points in the story the 'huge heavy ice cliffs' get blown fractionally upward by people running past them, showing that they are made of very thin, very light plastic.

Delta and the Bannermen - S24-E3

Continuity mistake: Due to some sloppy editing of the "cliffhanger ending" at the end of episode 2, and again at the start of episode 3, the Doctor, Mel and Burton are seen to freeze in place for no apparent reason, just BEFORE we see the Bannermen line up and aim their guns at them.

Delta and the Bannermen - S24-E3

Plot hole: In episode 3, the swarm of "bees" attacking Gavrok and his men look nothing like real bees, being far too large when they approach the camera's position. (In fact, stock footage of a swarm of locusts was used.).

Dragonfire - S24-E4

Plot hole: At the end of episode 1, the 'cliffhanger' ending is that the Doctor climbs over some railings, and then, by looping his umbrella on the railing, he begins to climb down. He looks down and it seems to be a very long way down. This is resolved in episode 2 by having Glitz walk around and let the Doctor step on his shoulders. Not only is it silly, but because Glitz walked around, it also makes the previous 'cliffhanger ending' totally meaningless.

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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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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