Doctor Who

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?

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.

Bishop73

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

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.

fanaticalwhovian

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

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.

MasterOfAll

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.

Casual Person

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.

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

MasterOfAll

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.

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illiniman14

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

NumberZero21

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.

Captain Defenestrator

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.

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kane raggett

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

Casual Person

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.

Captain Defenestrator

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."

LizzieWD

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

Ioreth

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.

Knever

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.

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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.

Knever

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.

Knever

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.

Josman

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

LizzieWD

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.

Chad_Bronson

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.

Captain Defenestrator

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.

DoctorWhofan3.14

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.

Tailkinker

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.

Josman

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

Mist Grabber

Show generally

Corrected entry: At the end of "World War Three" there is a side shot of The Doctor leaving the TARDIS in which you can see inside, but the control room isn't visible, just the side on the police box. In "The Runaway Bride" there is a shot from the same angle, but this time the control room is visible.

Josman

Correction: The Doctor mentions that the TARDIS has totally redesigned 'herself' after the crash at the start of the series. Thus the view through the door is going to be different.

Show generally

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.

mikep

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.

Sanguis

Show generally

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.

Josman

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.

Tailkinker

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.

The Unicorn and the Wasp - S4-E7

Corrected entry: In the scene where Donna is examining the room Lady Clemency Eddison had kept locked for the past 40 years, there is a teddy bear on the bed. However, the story takes place in 1926, meaning the room had been locked since 1886. Teddy bears were not invented until 1902.

Correction: Stuffed animals are known to have existed in Ancient Egypt. While the 'modern' commercially produced 'teddy' bear did not appear until designed by Richard Steiff in 1902, stuffed representations of animals go back into history. There is no reason to think that one of the animals represented could not have been a bear and that Lady Eddison could not have acquired such a representation.

Tailkinker

The Doctor Dances (2) - S1-E10

Corrected entry: Written on the side of the German bomb Jack is sitting on are the words "Schlechter Wolf. which is a mistranslation of the English "Bad Wolf. It should have been "Böser Wolf. Böse = bad, as in evil. Schlecht = bad, as in rotten, as in 'the milk has gone bad'. You are unlikely to say that the milk has 'gone evil'

Correction: Given that the name Bad Wolf is from the company that runs Satellite Five in the future & that is where Rose got the name from I don't think that she's going for the correct terminology when she scatters the words through time, just that she makes the connection between all the instances of seeing Bad Wolf & getting back to Satellite Five.

Tooth and Claw - S2-E5

Corrected entry: When the Doctor and Rose are first introduced to Queen Victoria, the Doctor says, "Rose, may I present her Majesty, Queen Victoria". Rose mouths the last few words of the Doctor's dialogue.

Correction: Rose would know who Queen Victoria is. She may have realized who it was as The Doctor was telling her and mouthed it out of awe rather than mimicking an actor's lines.

Captain Defenestrator

Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

Corrected entry: When the Doctor and Rose are talking in the bay, the Doctor's hair is blowing in the wind, but it's not when he is in the T.A.R.D.I.S., even though it's a realtime conversation, meaning the actor was obviously on the beach recording his lines with Rose and back on a set doing the inside scenes.

Correction: The TARDIS has some sort of barrier that affects gasses. When Donna opens the door in the vacuum of space in "The Runaway Bride" the air remains in the TARDIS. A barrier that can hold breathable air away from hard vacuum can certainly handle a breeze.

Midnight - S4-E10

Corrected entry: It may not seem "significant", but when Mrs. Silvestri is mimicking the Doctor as he recites pi to multiple decimal places, she finishes with "wow" yet he never said it. At this stage, the presence that has possessed her can only repeat what's already been said.

Correction: No, he did say wow.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the first two parts of the ending episodes of the fifth series, the disappearing of the bees is mentioned. Albert Einstein said that if all the bees on the globe disappeared then man would only have four years left to live. Coincidence?

Correction: Except, Albert Einstein never actually said that. In fact, no one ever did. You can't believe every urban legend you hear, you know. And besides, the mentions of the bees' disappearances occurred in the fourth season, not the fifth. The Doctor DID say that some of the bees were "going home" as in to their home planet. It was never stated that they were extinct yet.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In 'Voyage of the Damned' it is stated that the Titanic ship would destroy Earth if it crashed. However in 'Turn Left' (series 4 episode 11), it only destroys London and renders southern England radioactive and uninhabitable.

Correction: So the original statement turned out to be wrong. These things happen; characters make mistakes.

Tailkinker

Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

Corrected entry: The Daleks and Cybermen are pulled through the breach because of the "background radiation" that they gained when travelling between the two worlds. However, the Cybermen that were converted in the real world did not travel between worlds, so therefore had no background radiation on them, so should not have been pulled through the breach.

Correction: The people converted haven't travelled between worlds, but the technology that's been grafted onto them has. The technology's pulled through the breach like everything else, taking the convertee with it.

Tailkinker

Boom Town - S1-E11

Corrected entry: When the Doctor asks Jack about the extrapolator, Jack replies, "It's not compatible, but it should knock off about 12 hours". How can it knock off 12 hours if it's not compatible?

Correction: Meaning it will work, just not as well as it would if it were compatible.

wizard_of_gore

School Reunion - S2-E6

Corrected entry: Mickey drives Sarah-Jane's car through the doors of the School to get inside. However, when the children are escaping the school, the doors are intact, and there is no sign of the car. The kids couldn't have escaped another way because the school was locked down.

Correction: When they set off the fire alarm, the doors probably automaticaly unlocked, as per most fire codes worldwide.

The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

Corrected entry: When the Doctor wakes up, Hariet Jones and her translator don't have to read from the electric translation device any more because the TARDIS is translating for them. But they've never been anywhere in the TARDIS.

Correction: The translation ability is comprised of equal parts of the TARDIS translation circuit and the Doctor's natural Time Lord telepathy. The ability has been explained in the original series as something that a Time Lord can share with his friends. As the Doctor regained consciousness, since he was likely expecting to be surrounded by Rose, her mum, and Mickey (friends), he could have simply shared with everyone in the area.

Captain Defenestrator

Planet of the Ood - S4-E3

Corrected entry: You learn that there are three different types of Oods you can purchase: The Normal Slave, The Charming Slave, and The Comedy Slave. The Comedy Ood said "D'oh" when he was talked to, which is a reference to Homer Simpson's catchphrase in the famous comedy show The Simpsons. However, this is in 4126 A.D., so how could they possibly remember a character in a TV show that was over 2000 years ago? Even assuming that this show went on for another 100 years, which is unlikely, it would still not make any sense. And it's not even that a few people remember such an ancient show, it's everyone in the room (they all laugh when they hear this) - which consists of approximately 20 people. We can't even remember characters from 20 years ago (well, most of us), so the fact that they could remember Homer Simpson is a mistake.

Correction: This is entirely your opinion. The Iliad and the Odyssey are epic poems, written, rather appropriately, by Homer, that are dated to nearly 3000 years ago and are still known today - the Iliad was recently adapted into the film Troy. There are Latin phrases used 2000 years ago by the Romans that survive in the language today. Numerous phrases from Shakespeare, written a mere four hundred years ago, are regularly used and recognised by the general public and there's no reason to think that we'd suddenly stop using them now; likewise many of his characters remain in the public consciousness. And with modern technology it's now far easier to preserve modern-day entertainments like The Simpsons for future generations to watch. So there's plenty of precedent for a catchphrase surviving far into the future.

Tailkinker

Voyage of the Damned - S3-E16

Corrected entry: During the bridge scene, a host's halo brushes The Doctor's right arm, but goes nowhere near his left, which The Doctor then grabs as if he'd been hit there.

Correction: It does hit his left arm you can see the blue "sparks" on his left arm. Also it doesn't touch his right arm.

Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

Corrected entry: When the Doctor organises the huge vacuum, you see hundreds of Daleks being sucked in, but no Cybermen. Even if they were being sucked through somewhere else, there are still enough nearby to get sucked through there. They're not that much smaller.

Correction: According to the writers, the Cybermen were pulled back through the cracks in reality that they originally came through, rather than being sucked into the breach.

The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

Corrected entry: In the in-vision commentary, Julie Gardener's party hat keeps going from being on her head and off throughout the episode without time to move it.

Correction: It's hardly unreasonable that a commentary might not be filmed in one shot; there are many reasons why they might wish to stop or even go back from time to time. A degree of editing is to be expected and there is no pretence otherwise. As such, no "continuity errors" can be considered valid.

Tailkinker

Rise of the Cybermen (1) - S2-E8

Corrected entry: When Rose is telling the doctor about Mickey's past, she tells him that his mother couldn't cope when he was a baby and he was brought up by his gran. Yet when she thought Mickey had been killed in the first episode, "Rose", she says she will have to tell his mum - with no mention of his gran.

Correction: Rose states in this episode that Mickey's gran died while she was still at school, several years earlier.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In the Second last episode of series 3 when they are running over the bridge. You can see the Heddlu sign on the police station (Heddlu is welsh for police). You can also see a Cardiff bus at the bus stop underneath.

Correction: They are in Cardiff, Wales. The Doctor knew the Master could only travel between Cardiff, where the rift in time is located and Utopia thus he went to Cardiff to find him. However the Master had the TARDIS transported to the Valliant as seen later in the episode and also Martha's flat (apartment) is in London. The Heddlu sign and the Cardiff bus are just location mistakes

Blink - S3-E10

Corrected entry: The fundemental feature of the statue monsters is that they cannot move if anyone/anything is looking at them. At the end they are tricked into looking at each other (by the Tardis dematerialising) and so are trapped forever. But they are in a basement with a light on, when the light goes off they will escape. In fact they earlier made the light blink so they could move and attack the good guys.

Correction: This is a character mistake at best. The fact that this mistake was made in no way changes the events of the episode. It merely means that the threat wasn't neutralized while it was mistakenly believed to be so.

New Earth - S2-E4

Corrected entry: Cassandra says that being inside a male body is an entirely new experience. But in "The End of the World", she said she was born a boy (a "gender reassignment" being presumably one his/her many cosmetic surgical procedures).

Correction: She doesn't say at what age the gender reassignment was done. Given that this is the future, her parents may have done it immediately after her birth or at such a young age that she doesn't remember anything about being a boy.

Captain Defenestrator

The Unquiet Dead - S1-E3

Corrected entry: Charles Dickens says he is going off to catch a mail coach ("Quite literally 'Post Haste'" is the line). However, mail coaches ceased to be in regular use some 40 years earlier in the 1830s, killed off by the arrival of the railway network.

Correction: He could be using slang. Mail coach = Mail train.

Father's Day - S1-E8

Corrected entry: Near the end, when Rose's dad runs in front of the car at the church, a Renault Clio is seen down the street. Clios weren't available to buy until 1990 (three years after the episode was set) and the one seen is a Clio II, which weren't available until 1998.

Correction: Time was falling apart, as seen with the first telephone "call" and the unreleased rap song, so why couldn't the Clio fall into that time?

Rise of the Cybermen (1) - S2-E8

Corrected entry: When the Doctor, Rose and Mickey arrive in the parallel universe, Rose says "So Tony Blair hasn't been elected". However, in season one, the Prime Minister in Rose's home reality is not Blair, nor does Blair take over after that man is killed (Harriet Jones does). So, given that Blair apparently wasn't elected in her reality either, Rose's question makes no sense.

Correction: Actually, it seemed that the Prime Minister killed by the Slitheen in "Aliens of London" was intended to be Tony Blair (who was first elected in 1997). And even if he wasn't, Rose did miss a whole year of Earth time when she first left with the Ninth Doctor--plenty of time for Blair to be voted out of office and replaced by another man. Besides, it's Mickey, not Rose, who makes the "Tony Blair never got elected" remark, as one of his suggestions for how a parallel world might differ from ours.

The Unquiet Dead - S1-E3

Corrected entry: The Doctor advises Rose to change her clothes as to be less conspicuous in the 1860's, yet he himself did not change his clothing.

Correction: He states he changed his jumper, however, it has been widely stated that he simply 'blends in.'

Dalek - S1-E6

Corrected entry: Why does Henry Van Statten need to "bypass" the security codes to his own base?

Correction: The Dalek changed the codes when it smashed the computer.

The Impossible Planet (1) - S2-E11

Corrected entry: The weapons carried by the security officers are contemporary P90 submachine guns first introduced in 1994, and more commonly seen on the Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis series. Yet "The Impossible Planet" and "The Satan Pit" are set in "43K" (presumably the year 43,000). It seems unlikely that such (by then) ancient 20th-century weapons would still be in use so far into the future.

Correction: Perhaps the design has proved popular throughout the years or the manufactures have made improvements to the overall weapon without changing its basic shape (if you notice, the barrel of the P90 is longer than normally seen on this weapon).

The Empty Child (1) - S1-E9

Corrected entry: Capt. Jack Harkness introduces himself as "American Volunteer, 133 Squadron, Royal Air Force". It is an historical fact that there was such a squadron, made up of American volunteers.but it was not formed until August 1941. The events in "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances" are supposed to have taken place during the "Blitz" on London, which lasted from October 1940 to May 1941. Capt. Jack could not be a member of an RAF squadron that didn't yet exist.

Correction: Capt. Jack is from the future, as is Rose and the Doctor. There are many possibilities, e.g., looking in history to find a random designation and found one from the wrong time, or it might even be his designation from the future.

Rise of the Cybermen (1) - S2-E8

Corrected entry: Even though it is supposed to be an alternate reality, Cuba Gooding Junior is a celebrity in both, as Jackie mentions she was born on the same day as him. However Rose mentioned the date as February 1 (which is Jackie's birthday) whereas Cuba Gooding Jr was born on January 2 1968.

Correction: Again, it's an alternate reality. He might have been born on a different day.

Dalek - S1-E6

Corrected entry: Any security system worth its salt would stop accepting codes after too many incorrect ones have been entered. This is pretty much standard for security software, even today. No security system of the future would be written so badly as to just allow millions of combinations to be sent one after the other so quickly. The Dalek should really never have been able to get out as the door panel should have blocked after three or four invalid codes were entered.

Correction: Technically true, but Van Statten was so arrogant that he never thought that anyone could possibly hack the code anyway. Character mistake.

wizard_of_gore

Rise of the Cybermen (1) - S2-E8

Corrected entry: When Rose's phone first connects to the Cybus network on the parallel Earth, the first thing that shows on the phone is a news broadcast, yet the bar at the top of the phone shows the filename "welcome.jpg". Jpeg is a static image format.

Correction: That's true in this universe, but they're on an alternate Earth and things are subtly different - Rose's father is alive, people refer to things differently, etc.

umathegreatstationarybear

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Corrected entry: 2005 Christmas special, the Christmas invasion: A few times it is possible to see the Major's epaulettes. The symbol is a crown as in the British army. But seeing as Unit is a United Nations organisation (it stands for United Nations Intelligence Taskforce), an officer would have no reason to have a crown symbol on his epaulettes.

Correction: The United Nations has no military forces of its own, it seconds troops from member states. These troops wear UN insignia relevant to their mission (e.g. UNPROFOR in the former Yugoslavia) but their rank insignia is from whatever military organisation they belong to - in this case a British Army Major.

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Corrected entry: Rose is kept alive because the daleks think what she knows may be useful to them. However to get the information from the scientist they tell him to kneel and extract the info they need from his brain. Why didn't they just do the same thing with Rose?

Correction: As is spelled out in the episode, the Daleks keep Rose and Mickey alive because they both carry the temporal energy required to open the Genesis Ark. While they only need one of them to actually open the Ark, the Daleks are intelligent enough to keep them both around in case of problems.

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Corrected entry: Season 2: Episode 10 - Love and Monsters: Elton said that when he was young, he went downstairs and found the Doctor there. However, the Doctor has only looked like he does now for maybe a year or less because he keeps regenerating and changing his looks, so when Elton saw him he should have looked completely different.

Correction: The whole time travel thing's really passed you by, hasn't it. The Doctor can show up practically anywhere and any when he wants to.

Tailkinker

World War Three (2) - S1-E5

Corrected entry: After the Slitheen realize that the Doctor's ruse with the alcohol is a ruse, the metal shielding around the windows and doors slams shut quite quickly. Later, while talking with the Slitheen again, the shielding closes much slower. Seems like their motors run at speeds determined by the dramatic tone of particular scenes.

Correction: When we see the doors closing slower, the scene is happening in slow motion which is an artistic decision not a mistake.

Aliens of London (1) - S1-E4

Corrected entry: Rose's mum phones the Alien hotline and tells them all about the Doctor. She says that he's called the Doctor and has a Blue Box, fair enough. But then she says he called it a TARDIS. Except that no one called it a TARDIS in front of her. The closest was Mickey calling it "that box thing"

Correction: What is seen on screen does not represent every second of real time, so therefore it is quite possible that the name was mentioned at some moment which was not seen on screen.

Mad Ade

The Unquiet Dead - S1-E3

Corrected entry: When Rose is having a friendly chat with Gwyneth, just before the Doctor walks in the room, a crew member's shoulder and arm is visible in the bottom left of the screen.

Correction: That's the Doctor's shoulder and arm. The material of the clothing is the same as his jacket, and he's standing the same distance away from Rose and Gwyneth.

Rose - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When the Doctor goes into Rose's house, he checks his face to see if his regeneration has gone well, but later, we discover that he has been in his current carnation for days (Maybe months). Shouldn't he have looked into a mirror before that?

Correction: Perhaps the Doctor hasn't had a chance to look at himself since his last regeneration, or he may still be getting used to his new face

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