Doctor Who

Planet of the Ood - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Donna enter Warehouse 15 and see the Ood Brain, the Doctor rests his hands on the railing with his right hand off to his side. In shots from above and behind him and Donna, his right hand is closer to him. (00:35:30)

Planet of the Ood - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When Ood Sigma steps in front of Mr. Halpen while he's holding the Doctor and Donna at gunpoint and suggests he have a drink, the glass Sigma holds up is empty, despite the fact that he was heard pouring Halpen's tonic into it just moments before. In a shot later in the scene, the glass is shown full. (00:37:30)

Planet of the Ood - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: For most of the scene where the Doctor and Donna find the dying Ood Delta-50, the front of his body is covered in snow. After he mentions "the circle", when the Doctor is asking what that is, the snow on Delta-50's chest is gone. (00:06:25)

Planet of the Ood - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: During the first scene in Warehouse 15, when Dr. Ryder puts his hands on the railing as he looks over it, the exact positioning of his right hand changes between shots. (00:15:05)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Sybilline priestesses kneel after the High Priestess speaks, in a shot from the front, Donna, sitting on the altar, has her hands in front of her - she's using her left hand to take the rope off her right wrist. In the next shot, from behind, her hands are at her sides. In addition, the rope still on her right wrist disappears. (00:27:05)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Revealing mistake: When the Doctor and Donna are walking through the underground tunnels towards Mount Vesuvius, tunnels that can be presumed to be fairly warm due to their connections to volcanic activity, their breath is visible - something that only happens in cold temperatures. (00:31:20)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor explains to Donna how he sees the universe, the distance between them changes several times. (00:31:40)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is talking to Evelina at the end, her hair changes position between shots. (00:44:00)

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The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Donna leave as Caecilius, Metella, Evelina and Quintus stand and watch the destruction of Pompeii, the TARDIS changes orientation between shots - in both of them, one from in front of the family and one from behind, the TARDIS' door, with the sign, is visible. (00:45:10)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: After Metella hands Caecilius the beetle brooch, his hands change position between the close-up and the wide shot. (00:46:10)

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The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Donna are talking to Caecilius, when they introduce themselves as "Spartacus" and Caecilius makes several guesses as to their relationship, wondering if they're married or siblings, in shots facing them, the Doctor and Donna are standing fairly close together. In shots facing Caecilius, however, the Doctor and Donna are standing much further apart. (00:11:05)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: After Lucius' arrival, when the Doctor escorts Donna towards the TARDIS, telling her they have to go, which she doesn't agree with, between shots his hands change position between having his right hand on her back, or having both his hands on her shoulders. (00:13:55)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Caecilius are talking while the Doctor examines the hypocaust, Caecilius keeps changing position. (00:17:40)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: In Lucius' house, when the Doctor pulls the cloth off the shelf with the stone circuits, the position of Quintus' hand on the shaft of the torch he's holding changes between shots. (00:19:10)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Donna changes into contemporary clothing, she has a purple shawl of sorts draped over her dress. In the first shot, she's shown with her hand out from under the cloth, but in the next shot her hand is under the cloth. (00:19:30)

Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Ms. Foster's computer switches back on because it's picking up a signal from the Adiposian First Family, in a shot facing him, the Doctor reaches towards it with his left hand. In the next shot, from behind him and Donna, his left hand is resting on the wall next to the computer, before he reaches for it again. (00:39:25)

Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor attempts to persuade Matron Cofelia, who is hanging in a levitation beam, to come over to the roof of the Adipose Industries building, Donna's hands, resting on the parapet on the edge of the roof, change position between shots. (00:41:15)

Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When the office worker gives the Doctor her phone number, he's holding the paper differently between the wide shot and the close-up. (00:04:35)

Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Donna starts fiddling with the Adipose necklace she stole, this causes an Adipose to be created out of Stacey's fat cells. When this begins, Stacey is in the upstairs bathroom applying lip gloss, and she's holding the applicator wand when her stomach begins to move. When she pulls up her shirt to look at her distending stomach in the mirror, the lip gloss wand is gone. (00:07:15)

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Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is leaving Roger's house, a gadget in his pocket starts beeping. He pulls the device out with his left hand, but in a close-up of it immediately afterwards, it's in his right hand. (00:07:35)

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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Season 2 generally

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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