Doctor Who

Rise of the Cybermen (1) - S2-E8

Corrected entry: At the beginning of this episode Big Ben has a square face, yet at the end of the next episode it's a round face.

Matty W

Correction: It has a round clockface both times. The only reason it appears to be different is due to illumination: in "Rise of the Cybermen", Big Ben is seen in daytime, with sunlight shining on it, making the clockface proper difficult to distinguish from the frame around it, which is ultimately square-shaped. At the end of "The Age of Steel", it's nighttime and the clockface is illuminated, making it easy to distinguish from the frame.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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