Doctor Who

New Earth - S2-E4

Corrected entry: In the basement, the Doctor is threatening Cassandra/Rose, he has the sonic screwdriver out. When Cassandra enters him, the screwdriver disappears.

Movie Nut

Correction: He (or maybe Cassandra possessing him) puts it back in his jacket.

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. (00:31:15 - 00:38:15)

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. (00:03:55 - 00:07:55)

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 Satan Pit (2) - S2-E12

Corrected entry: Toby is seen crashing headfirst out of the ship but in the shot of his death, he is facing the ship.


Correction: Toby/The Beast turned around. It's even visible.

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.

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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.


Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

Corrected entry: The Daleks "plunge" Raj to get information about the Cybermen. Raj was locked away in the sphere chamber when the Cybermen revealed themselves as the ghosts, so he shouldn't have known, therefore the Daleks shouldn't know.

Correction: The Daleks don't know that there are Cybermen until Dalek Thay goes outside to investigate. Dalek Sec specifically says that there is another species invading Earth, infected with the superstition of ghosts. The specific wording of the statement implies that the Daleks got information on the "ghosts" from Raj, and deduced that they were another group of invaders as a result, but at that point still don't know who they are.

Correction: Raj's earpiece has communication technology. Someone in the building may have called him and told him about the situation, but it happened off camera.

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Corrected entry: The Doctor regenerates in Christmas 2004 and then crashes and sees Amy. In 2010, Amy said that was 12 years ago, making that year 1998.


Correction: The Doctor doesn't regenerate in Christmas 2004, he gets in the TARDIS after being in 2004 and exits the current point in time and then regenerates in the TARDIS. Also, leaving in the TARDIS would have him go through the time vortex meaning that he wouldn't have even been in 2004 anymore. The TARDIS had also gone completely out of control after he had regenerated and had been damaged, so the TARDIS stopping at a different point in the timeline could easily be a possibility.

Casual Person

Mummy on the Orient Express - S8-E8

Corrected entry: When Clara is making her speech about how she has chosen not to leave The Doctor and that Danny is fine with it, watch her hair clip. It switches from the left side of her hair to the right side.

Aled Wesker

Correction: The clip stays on the left side of her hair the entire time.

The Time of the Doctor - S7-E17

Corrected entry: When Clara sees The Silence, her reaction is fear, but she was born after the Moon Landing and would have to have seen it at some point in her life, so her reaction should be to kill them all on sight.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Correction: "Different universe." This is the Doctor's response when asked why the Silence were no longer being killed in "The Wedding of River Song." Even if that is not the case, this is an entirely different breed of Silence we've seen previously.


Love & Monsters - S2-E13

Corrected entry: During the part where Elton is describing his first time seeing the Doctor in the downstairs of his house, he states he is 3 or 4 years old, however the Doctor they show is the 10th Doctor, David Tennant, when it should be the 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccelston, since that scene was a flashback of most likely around 20 years ago, which is before the 9th Doctor reincarnated into the 10th.

Correction: The Doctor is a time traveller though. Even though the flashback occurred 20 years ago, the 10th Doctor obviously travelled from modern day to 20 years back in the TARDIS.

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New Earth - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: As the camera zooms out when Rose is captured and Cassandra is about to "go" into Rose, the psychograft disappears, but in the next shot of Rose it appears again. (00:11:45)

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The Satan Pit (2) - S2-E12

Doctor: So, that's the trap. Or the test or the final judgment, I don't know. But if I kill you, I kill her. Except that implies, in this big grand scheme of Gods and Devils, that she's just a victim. But I've seen a lot of this universe. I've seen fake gods and bad gods and demi-gods and would-be gods - out of all that - out of that whole pantheon - if I believe in one thing... Just one thing... I believe in her.

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Trivia: "Torchwood" is an anagram for Doctor Who. Russell T Davies came up with it during the filming of Series 1 to label the tapes in order to prevent theft and potential leakage, and decided to use the name in the show proper.

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