Doctor Who

Dinosaurs on a Spaceship - S7-E3

Revealing mistake: The Doctor tells everyone to run, which they do. As they go around a corner in the distance, the actors at the rear of the group, presumably believing themselves out of shot, slow to a trot. (00:04:45)

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The Vampires of Venice - S5-E6

Audio problem: When Francesco says "Did you just say something about Mummy?", his lips hardly move because of the fang prosthetic in his mouth, revealing that the line was dubbed back in afterwards. (00:39:00)

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Bad Wolf (1) - S1-E12

Revealing mistake: After the Doctor deactivates the signal hiding the Dalek fleet, when the camera zooms out to show the ships, the background image of the Horsehead and Flame Nebulae is cut off a bit below where the Dalek Emperor's flagship is shown, revealing the end of the picture they used for a background. (00:39:00)

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42 - S3-E7

Character mistake: The question to unlock one of the doors asks for the next number in the sequence 313, 331, 367. The Doctor gives the answer as 379 with a convoluted (albeit correct) explanation of happy primes, but there are much simpler solutions. The difference between the first and second numbers is 18 and the difference between the second and third is 36 (which is 2 x 18), suggesting that the difference between the third number and the next could be either 54 (= 3 x 18), giving 421 as the next number, or 72 (= 2 x 36), giving 439. It's likely that the Doctor would see that the answer is ambiguous, and yet he confidently states that the most complicated answer is correct. (00:08:45 - 00:09:15)

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The Impossible Planet (1) - S2-E11

Factual error: The graphics depicting the black hole show matter falling directly towards the centre of it. This would only happen if all the matter happened to be heading in that direction already. In reality, matter approaching the black hole at any other angle would swirl around the event horizon, like water going down a plughole.

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Smith and Jones - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Martha is walking up to the hospital just before the motorcycle gear-clad slab bumps into her, her right hand goes from by her side to holding her purse strap between shots. (00:02:15)

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The Idiot's Lantern - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: Rita has her right arm up in front of her while her husband is shouting at her. She lowers her arm, and in the next shot, she is holding it up again. (00:10:10)

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The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: When Clara asks Kate why her two assistants have entered the Black Archive, she rests her left arm on the sill of the window of the containment unit she's inside. In the next shot, when Clara slowly turns to look at "Kate", who's just revealed she's actually a Zygon imposter, her left arm is by her side. (00:39:55)

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The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: When the Doctors figure out how to disintegrate the door, when Eleven takes out his screwdriver to check the calculation and announces that it's complete, Ten's right hand, with which he's holding his screwdriver, goes from raised at roughly shoulder height to much lower between shots. (00:44:50)

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The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: When Osgood discovers Kate trussed up where the Zygons left her, when she pulls off the sheet covering her Kate's head is completely covered by a membrane-like mass. Moments later, after Osgood has begun working at Kate's hands to get her free, in the next shot with Kate's head in it her face is now uncovered. (00:46:15)

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The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the end in the Undergallery, when Ten walks up to the Gallifrey Falls painting, wondering what its actual title is, the door of his TARDIS, visible behind him, is open. In the next shot with the TARDISes visible, the door is shut. (01:10:55)

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The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: When the Eleventh Doctor takes off his fez, before throwing it into the time fissure, the position of his right hand on the hat changes between shots. (00:27:40)

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Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - S7-E12

Continuity mistake: In the storage room, when Clara takes a model of the TARDIS down from a shelf, how she's holding it changes between shots. (00:12:10)

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Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - S7-E12

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor begins to explain to Gregor that the TARDIS doesn't actually have a self-destruct, he places his right hand on Gregor's shoulder. In the next shot, his right arm is by his side and he isn't touching Gregor. (00:26:00)

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Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - S7-E12

Continuity mistake: When Gregor hands Tricky the patch from his jumpsuit, Tricky's hold on the patch changes. In addition, the patch is sagging in shots facing Tricky, but not in the close-up of it. (00:32:40)

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Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS - S7-E12

Continuity mistake: Before they enter the damaged TARDIS, when the Doctor watches Gregor put down Bram, and then asks Tricky why he's using a blast suit and respirator despite being an android, his hands are clasped in front of his chest in close-ups, but down below his waist in wide shots. (00:09:15)

Hide - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor puts on a harness during the preparations to rescue Hila, a flap on the front keeps switching between being straight out and being folded behind the strap it's attached to. (00:29:25)

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Hide - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: When Clara shakes the TARDIS' doors, demanding it let her in, her hands change position between shots. (00:36:25)

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Hide - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: While Emma is explaining to Clara what an empathic psychic is, the Doctor grabs a bottle of milk from the table and takes a swig out of it, holding the bottle in his right hand, before jumping into the conversation to state that empaths are both extremely compassionate and extremely lonely. While he's saying this, his left hand goes from gesturing in a close-up to holding the milk bottle in a wide shot. (00:06:25)

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Hide - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: When Emma tells Clara not to trust the Doctor, the position of her hands and fingers, holding her teacup, change between shots. (00:19:00)

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