Doctor Who

Blink - S3-E10

Corrected entry: In the episode 'Blink,' the stone angels are able to move when no-one's looking at them. But there are some shots (such as when Sally leaves Wester Drumlin's) where no-one (except the audience) is facing the angels. Why aren't they moving? Even just a little movement, like breathing. They're still just stone statues.

Correction: Just because the angels can move, doesn't mean they always do. They live their lives as statues.

The Stolen Earth (1) - S4-E12

Corrected entry: Martha is supposedly in the New York, but the "exit" sign behind her is a European-style green one, while the ones in the US are red. (00:36:30)

Correction: The US uses both green and red exit lights.


The Unquiet Dead - S1-E3

Corrected entry: In the first scene with Rose and the Doctor, the Doctor is telling Rose they are traveling into the past. He says "18th century. How does 1860 sound?" The 18th century is the 1700s. (00:02:35)


Correction: He doesn't say 18th century. His exact words are, "1860, how does 1860 sound?"


Asylum of the Daleks - S7-E2

Corrected entry: In the scene when Oswin is putting timber boards on the door. She puts 5 boards on the door, then we see her baking a dish, she puts the dish in the bin. She then checks the door, and there are now only 4 boards.

Correction: SPOILER: None of what we see of Oswin is real. She is really a human turned into a Dalek, but her mind created a fantasy where she was never turned. So every time we see Oswin it is just her imagination.

The Age of Steel (2) - S2-E9

Corrected entry: Lumic is dying and wants to gain immortality though Cyber-conversion. So why does he insist on having the entire populace converted too? To control them? But he can already control everyone through the earpods! It makes no sense.

Correction: Like many villains, he thinks he knows what's best for the rest of humanity better than they do. He believes that cyber-conversion is what's best for the human race, even if they don't know it and resist the change.

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Flesh and Stone (2) - S5-E5

Corrected entry: When the Weeping Angels are trapping The Doctor, just before he gets grabbed by one, you can see one move its hand to grab him. (00:11:35)

kane raggett

Correction: If the Doctor wasn't looking at the Angel then it was able to move.

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The God Complex - S6-E12

Corrected entry: When the Doctor, Amy and Rory first arrive at the Minotaur prison ship, the Doctor picks up an apple and eats it without complaining, but in "the Eleventh Hour" the Doctor said he hated apples.

Correction: His tastebuds were new and adjusting from his regeneration. He could have tried them again and learned to like them.

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Daleks in Manhattan (1) - S3-E4

Corrected entry: When The Doctor, Martha, Solomon, and Frank first enter the sewers, Frank mentions, "You could hide a lorry down here." Lorry is a British term, not an American one. Because this story is set in the United States, he should say, "You could hide a truck down here."


Correction: Frank says "you could hide an ARMY down here".


The Family of Blood (2) - S3-E9

Corrected entry: When Headmaster Rocastle is outside in front of the school, he is talking directly to Jeremy Banes. He tells him that "people have died". However, the Headmaster addresses him as "Mr. Smith". Mr. Smith is the name the Doctor assumed when he became human.

Correction: I don't understand how this classifies as a mistake, it's merely stating facts that happened during the episode. There's no mistake here. Rocastle was talking about The Doctor, but he's known as John Smith while he's human.


Gridlock - S3-E3

Corrected entry: At the very start, two people are in a car, but it's being torn apart by Macra. The woman says that they'd lied to the computer and said they had three people instead of two. Yet when the Doctor is in a car with the man at the bottom layer of cars, the man says that if they lied and said that they had two people instead of three, the wheel would automatically lock. (00:24:50)

Professor Lazarus

Correction: That's not at all what he said. The Doctor asked why he couldn't manually drive down to the fast line. The driver responded that the wheel was locked, as in, it's always locked. It only unlocks if there are three people in the car.


The God Complex - S6-E12

Corrected entry: The Weeping Angels return for a cameo in this episode, but the Doctor says they are not real. In "The Time Of Angels" it reveals that the image of an angel becomes an angel, so they should become real.

kane raggett

Correction: It would only be real if the Angel is real. Like if it was an illusion of an Angel, the properties of the Angel would not be realized. Not even a drawing would suffice, it would have to be an actual image of an Angel.


World War Three (2) - S1-E5

Corrected entry: The reference to the UK needing special "secret launch codes" from the UN is a compete fiction. The UK could launch a nuclear strike without needing permission from the UN. The UK would, however, need permission from the United STATES [not United NATIONS] to launch a nuclear strike, as the Polaris missiles are leased from the US Government [although the UK owns the warheads].

Correction: This "mistake" is actually part of the fictional plot. The dialogue states that the reason the UN has the nuclear launch codes is because of previous poor history by the UK when handling them, referencing "Robot" from the old series of Doctor Who.

Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

Corrected entry: The Doctor phones Jackie just as she runs past a sign which says E6. However, she later looks at a sign which says E3. Figures refer to staircase numbers, not floor numbers.


Correction: I've watched this episode again and the sign on the staircase says N3 not E3.


Father's Day - S1-E8

Corrected entry: The actor who plays Rose Tyler in her mid-20s has brown eyes naturally whilst the actor who plays the baby version (in 1987) of Rose Tyler has blue eyes naturally.


Correction: Caucasian babies are almost always born with blue eyes. Eventually, they turn to the color that they'll remain for the rest of their lives. Typically within 9 months, however, it's been reported happening as late as age 2. Baby Rose is about 20 months old at this time (According to her bio at Tardis Index File, anyway), so it's possible her eyes haven't changed yet.

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The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

Corrected entry: When the Sycorax leader is talking to the humans they need to use a translation device to understand him because the TARDIS isn't translating. When they talk to the Sycorax leader he seems to have no trouble understanding their language without any apparent translation device.


Correction: Just because it isn't "apparent" doesn't mean that it isn't there. After all, the TARDIS translation circuits aren't visible either. Safe to say that, as a star-faring species, the Sycorax would have some method of understanding the races that they encounter.

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Show generally

Corrected entry: The Eleventh Doctor refers to the Silurians as "Homo Reptilia." The prefix "Homo" refers to apes and is incorrect, as the Silurians are reptiles.


Correction: Homo Reptilia would mean something like Reptile Human. The Silurians are a race of reptile-like humanoids.

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Corrected entry: In 'Father's Day' (Series One), Rose holds herself as a baby, and it causes a 'wound in time', yet in 'The Big Bang' (S5 Finale), Amy interacts with herself when she was young, and nothing appears to happen.


Correction: The fact that all of reality is collapsing around them may have something to do with it - at the time of the interaction the universe is significantly smaller than it normally is, plus the young Amy has no equivalent conflicting future, as she'll be destroyed along with everything else shortly afterwards.


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Corrected entry: In "Blink" the angels are unable to move at times when no one's watching them. The explanation being that the audience are. But in "Flesh and Stone" the angels are able to move on screen.


Correction: This is a stylistic choice by the programme makers. In "Blink", the Angels were not seen to move directly - while the choice was made in that episode to present the actions of the Angels as if the audience were observers, this is purely for dramatic purposes; the audience are obviously not, in fact, present. In the later episodes, this conceit was dispensed with, allowing the Angels to be seen to move directly when no character was able to observe them.

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The Girl in the Fireplace - S2-E7

Corrected entry: When the Doctor enters Renette's room for the first time, he pulls back the curtain and looks out of the window. We see that it is heavily snowing on the famous French cathedral of Notre Dame. It is impossible to see Notre Dame from the windows of the chateau de Versailles, as Notre Dame is in the centre of Paris and Versailles is on the outskirts.

Correction: This scene does not occur at Versailles. When the doctor asks Reinette where she is she replies "Paris, of course." The fireplace is later moved to Versailles.

Evolution of the Daleks (2) - S3-E5

Corrected entry: In the scene where Tallulah, Frank, and Martha are looking through the plans on the top of the Empire State Building, Tallulah goes to look out at the view. From the top of the Empire State Building, she can see the city and from her POV the Empire State Building is well lit up center frame. It shows the same shot several times throughout the episode.

Correction: That is not the Empire State Building lit up in the center of the screen, it is the Chrysler building, which was the world's tallest building for 11 months - until the Empire State Building was completed and surpassed it.

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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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