Doctor Who

Let's Kill Hitler - S6-E9

New this month Corrected entry: Hitler is depicted as right-handed, most noticeably when he pulls out his gun to shoot at the Teselecta. In reality, he was left-handed.

New this month Correction: Rubbish. As already corrected for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, there are many pictures of him signing documents with his right hand.

The Doctor's Daughter - S4-E6

Corrected entry: After the TARDIS sets down on the planet, the Doctor rushes to and opens the door to see where they are, and doesn't have his brown coat on. A second later, he emerges with his overcoat on.

Movie Nut

New this month Correction: We don't actually see him open the door, we see him running for the door. He could very easily have grabbed his coat from where he always leaves it and put it on before opening the door.

The End of the World - S1-E2

Corrected entry: The Doctor and Jabe make all this fuss about the lever that slows down the fans, when you can see that the space under the fans is big enough to crawl through. Jabe didn't have to die, as the Doctor could have crawled over there in like 20 seconds.

Correction: While it is true that someone could crawl along the side of the catwalk over to the lever on the other side of the fans, it would take a lot longer than 20 seconds, since walking is always faster. Furthermore, they don't have that much time, since Platform One's shields are failing and the station will be destroyed by the heat of the Sun if the computer is not reset. The fastest way to access the switch is to use the lever to slow the fans down, and walk across the catwalk, which is what is done.

Planet of the Dead - S4-E15

Corrected entry: The intro scene shows the thief hanging from the skylight trying to steal a gem. She escapes where she came in and yet the next scene shows her walking inside the museum. This scene doesn't make sense because she already had an effortless exit on the rooftop.

Correction: She wasn't on the roof, she was on an upper floor of the museum. She was stealing a large golden cup, not a gem. She did not enter through a skylight, either, but a hatch at the top of the dome.

Blink - S3-E10

Corrected entry: The image of an angel becomes itself an angel. Sally sparrow hands the doctor a folder with pictures of weeping angels that don't/haven't turned into weeping angels.

Correction: The idea that Weeping Angels reproduced by projecting themselves out of images was invented for the season 5 two-parter "The Time of Angels"/"Flesh and Stone", their second appearance. In that story, the Doctor refers to the "Blink" Angels as "scavengers", implying that they weren't powerful enough to be able to affect the images.

Night Terrors - S6-E10

Corrected entry: When the cupboard is drawing the Doctor and Alex in, the crane and the table it's on falls over. But when the cupboard door closes, the table and crane are back in place.

Movie Nut

Correction: The entire bedroom is restored to normal after the wardrobe shuts because of the reality-warping alien child. It's not a mistake.

Day of the Moon - S6-E3

Corrected entry: When Rory is shown on the Hoover Dam, running to the edge, twice you see the Mike O' Callaghan/Pat Tillman Bridge. An impossibility as this scene takes place in 1969, and the bridge did not begin construction until February 2005.


Correction: Helpful on-screen text informs us that this is the Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona, not Nevada's Hoover Dam.

The God Complex - S6-E12

Corrected entry: At first, the Doctor finds his room and it is number 11. When the Minotaur is chasing after them, and they hide in the Doctor's room, the number on the door is 7, not 11.


Correction: They didn't hide in the Doctor's room, they hid in Amy's room. That room was number 7 because her greatest fear is her when she was 7 years old, waiting for the Doctor - but he never comes back. The Doctor defeats the Minotaur by realizing Amy's greatest fear and then breaking her absolute faith in him. The fact that they hid in Amy's room is key to the resolution of the episode's plot.

The Parting of the Ways (2) - S1-E13

Corrected entry: The extrapolated shield covers the TARDIS and about 3 metres in front of it (it isn't even centred on the TARDIS), thus stopping Dalek lasers. The Doctor and co immediately walk out of this range and out of the cover it provides and spend the next few minutes talking outside this shield. Crazy and trigger-happy Daleks don't resume shooting or attempt to shoot at any point they are outside this shield, even the emperor doesn't take a shot. Side note: This shield can be walked though! Why didn't the Daleks move a metre forwards and resume firing. Daleks are known for their hyper-intelligence and a need to exterminate anything different, these Daleks seem more interested in being a bullies or parrots.


Correction: The Doctor explicitly says that he has extended the force field to give them protection. Since the TARDIS is sentient, one presumes that she's extending the field to follow our heroes about.

Blink - S3-E10

Corrected entry: The Weeping Angels move across a busy street with dozens of people around looking, yet later on they can't get across a couple of meters in two minutes with only Larry and Sally looking.

Correction: The Angels were moving above the street level. How many people look up on a regular basis, especially when it's raining as it was in the scene?

The Beast Below - S5-E2

Corrected entry: When the Doctor and Amy are in the star whale's mouth, the light given off by the sonic screwdriver is the previous version's blue, instead of the usual current green.


Correction: This happens several times throughout the series (such as in "Closing Time" in series 6). It suggests that the blue (or sometimes white) light is actually used as a torch instead of the green light, as blue and white are better colours for torches than green.

Exactly right. That version of the sonic screwdriver is shown to have a flashlight function.

World War Three (2) - S1-E5

Corrected entry: When the "human suits" are used, there is no zipper seen. When they go to open up, there's suddenly a zipper in evidence.

Movie Nut

Correction: This is alien technology. There is also no way these suits should fit around these aliens but they do.

New Earth - S2-E4

Corrected entry: The Doctor cures The Flesh by disinfecting them with a cocktail of the various cures created by the Cat Nuns. However, surely these cures would have no effect on The Flesh, as they were being used to test those very things? The diseases that The Flesh had would be the ones the nuns were yet to find the cure for, so even if the cocktail did remove some of the diseases it couldn't remove all of them.

Correction: The Flesh would respond to certain cures, depending on the particular infection. The Nuns were testing in very small, controlled batches. However, the strength of the cures in combination would have a positive effect.

Movie Nut

Smith and Jones - S3-E1

Corrected entry: When the Plasmavore drinks the doctor's blood, she inserts her straw into his neck just under his jaw on the right-hand side. However, when Martha starts CPR on the doctor after the Judoon leave, there is no visible wound from the straw's penetration.

Correction: When Martha performs CPR she is on the doctor's right & you can only see the left side of his head so you would not see the wound anyway.

Peter Wallace

Voyage of the Damned - S3-E16

Corrected entry: There in a noticeable gap between the second and third funnels on this Titanic. The original had even spacing between all four funnels, as does the model on Max Capricorn's desk.

Correction: How on earth is this a mistake? The Titanic in this episode is a spaceship with a nuclear storm drive, so there might be a gap for some engineering reason. And the model is not meant to be a completely accurate model, there are small discrepancies in most model ships.

Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Corrected entry: Donna Noble looks through her father's telescope to view Venus. This would be impossible at an estimated time of midnight.

Colin Fiat

Correction: Estimates of time do not count as mistakes. You need to give a confirmed time or this is not a mistake.

Blink - S3-E10

Corrected entry: In the scene where Sally and Lawrence are retreating into the basement, the Angels are causing the lights to go out. The house they are in has been abandoned for years, so where is the electricity for the lights coming from in the first place?

Correction: The angels probably have a generator somewhere if they're keeping the TARDIS in the basement of the house. They would need the light to see if there were any alternate ways of breaking into the TARDIS. It would be easy to get one, considering that they managed to get a huge blue box all the way through London without anyone noticing, why couldn't they get a generator?

Well, they certainly wouldn't need the light since they can see in the dark - that's why they turn off lights in the first place, to more easily get to their victims.

Voyage of the Damned - S3-E16

Corrected entry: In this episode, Mr. Copper was played by Clive Swift. To those who are familiar with British television, among other works, he played the long-suffering husband Richard Bucket (pronounced Bouquet) to his over-bearing wife Hyacinth in the sit-com Keeping Up Appearances.

Movie Nut

Correction: Naming an actor who is credited for the show is not trivia unless there's some connection with his or her former work.


Flesh and Stone (2) - S5-E5

Corrected entry: On screen, when Amy is blind and surrounded by Angels, the Angels move very slowly. However, in the episode "Blink", the Doctor says that Angels are faster than the eye can see. Even if they were damaged Angels, they would still move much faster than they did in the scene, as other damaged Angels were seen, and one moved about 50 metres in the blink of an eye.

Correction: The angels have fallen for the Doctor's bluff and still think that Amy can see them, so are moving carefully to avoid risking being seen.

Captain Defenestrator

Turn Left - S4-E11

Corrected entry: In the episode, because the Doctor was not around as he was killed in the alternate reality, all the present day invasions that he stopped in the normal reality happened. However, since his death was before many invasions in later seasons in the normal reality that were chronologically before his death (for example, The Carrionite invasion in 1599) the Earth should be already destroyed. Therefore, he couldn't die on Earth, so it would be a paradox that would erase his timeline.

Correction: Except none of this happened. All of this is an illusion brought on by the bug on her back. She just woke up.




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