Doctor Who

The Sea Devils: Episode Two - S9-E10

Continuity mistake: In episodes 2 and 3, watch the clock on the wall in the Master's quarters. When the Master pulls a gun on the Doctor and the Doctor quickly pulls the door shut, the clock shows ten minutes to three. In the next episode, after the swordfight is over and the Doctor is being led out by the guards, the clock now shows approximately eight minutes after twelve.

The Curse of Peladon: Episode One - S9-E5

Plot hole: The delegate Alpha Centauri is a 'hexapod' - a creature with six legs and feet. ('Hex' = "six", 'pod' = 'foot'.) But throughout this Doctor Who story, Centauri can be seen with all six legs and feet in the air, projecting from the front of the creature... so what is it walking around on?

The Sea Devils: Episode Four - S9-E12

Plot hole: The Doctor and the Master both surface in bright orange diving suits and are the only two wearing them. But when the supposed body of the Master is dragged out it is also wearing an orange diving suit, and the Doctor and Master are still wearing theirs, so a third suit appeared from nowhere.

The Curse of Peladon: Episode Two - S9-E6

Continuity mistake: As Jo walks along the castle ledge to escape from The Ice Warriors' room, there is, at one point, a quick shot of a piece of the ledge breaking off under Jo's shoe and falling down the cliff face. However, the shoe isn't Jo's. If you look closely, you'll see that the shoe in that brief shot is more pointed and of a darker colour than the shoes Jo is wearing, and has a strap across the ankle instead of being a slip-on.

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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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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