Doctor Who

The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When Lazarus starts his speech, there is a shot of the Doctor and Martha watching. The Doctor has his arms at his sides. The scene cuts to Lazarus speaking, a shot in which the Doctor is visible from behind, unmoving. In the next shot of the Doctor, he has his arms crossed.

00:07:15

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The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: After Lazarus emerges from the pod, when he announces himself to the crowd, in a wide shot, his arms are lowered, but in a close-up immediately afterwards his arms are raised.

00:09:15

The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: During the reception, the newly rejuvenated Lazarus takes a tray of hors d'oeuvres from a waiter and starts eating them while talking to Lady Thaw, just as the Doctor and Martha walk up. Later in the conversation, just as Lazarus says to the Doctor that what happened inside the capsule was exactly what was supposed to, the tray vanishes.

00:11:10

The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When Lazarus begins transforming into the giant scorpion monster the first time, he's holding a tumbler of alcohol. When he drops to the floor as Lady Thaw asks what's wrong, the glass has vanished.

00:15:20

The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When Francine calls Tish over to ask her if she's seen Martha and the Doctor anywhere, Leo is taking a drink from a nearly-empty glass of champagne. When Leo is next seen on camera, as Francine asks Tish if Martha had ever mentioned the Doctor to her before, he's drinking from a much fuller glass of champagne.

00:16:00

The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Martha enter Lazarus' office, as the Doctor wonders where Lazarus is, in a wide shot he puts his hands in his pockets. In a close-up immediately afterwards, his hands are by his sides.

00:17:00

The Lazarus Experiment - S3-E6

Revealing mistake: When the Doctor and Martha get out of the elevator and enter the reception room in search of Lazarus, they pass by the string quartet. The violinist is not actually playing, as her bow is not touching the strings of her instrument.

00:18:05

Human Nature (1) - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor fits the Chameleon Arch watch into the headset, his hands change position between shots.

00:20:15

Daleks in Manhattan (1) - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When Tallulah is reunited with Laszlo, she puts her hands on his shoulders. Then, between shots, they jump to his neck, then the collar of his jumpsuit, then his jaw, etc.

00:39:35

Daleks in Manhattan (1) - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when Martha asks the Daleks what's going on and one of them explains that they are planning to evolve to live outside their shells, the Doctor changes position between shots while he's shown listening to this, standing behind Frank and Laszlo.

00:44:30

Evolution of the Daleks (2) - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When the hybrid Dalek Sec declares that the human prisoners in the lab will become like him, the Doctor is shown ducking out of the group to the side of the lab twice, in two successive shots.

00:01:15

Evolution of the Daleks (2) - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When Dalek Sec tells the Doctor, "The Cult of Skaro escaped your slaughter," the Doctor is lowering his chin. In the next shot, facing the Doctor, as he asks Sec how they survived, he still has his chin raised and head tilted back.

00:01:55

Evolution of the Daleks (2) - S3-E5

Audio problem: When the Dalek says "Humans will be spared", its ear lights are out of sync with the words.

00:11:40

Evolution of the Daleks (2) - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor slips Martha the psychic paper, when he and the Daleks leave, Martha is shown bringing her hand close to her body and opening the wallet with the paper. In the close up, she repeats the two actions.

00:12:05

Daleks in Manhattan (1) - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is taking the back off the radio, his grip on it changes between shots.

00:25:15

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Gridlock - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor gets directions to the motorway, when the red-haired female pharmacist leans over her counter to try and persuade him to buy some Happy, her hands change position between shots.

00:08:00

Gridlock - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor, after being placed on hold while attempting to call the police, talks to Brannigan and Valerie about other people he could contact, in close-ups, Valerie has her right hand resting on the top of her seat. In a wide shot, she lowers her hand, but in the next close-up of her, it's jumped to its previous position.

00:14:20

The Shakespeare Code - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lilith runs her hand along the side of the Doctor's head to distract him so she can get some of his hair, in the wide shots her fingers are extended past his ear. In a shot facing him, however, her fingers are curled and in front of his ear.

00:34:40

The Shakespeare Code - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is persuading Shakespeare to come up with some words to stop the Carrionites with, in wide shots he has his right arm around Shakespeare's shoulder and is holding his left arm. In close-ups, they are not in physical contact.

00:38:35

Gridlock - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: After arriving in New New York's undercity, the Doctor and Martha find a screen playing the news. The Doctor tinkers with it and gets a video of flying cars passing a picturesque view of the city. This is a clip from the last episode set on this planet, "New Earth" - the fact that in a close-up of the screen, the TARDIS can be seen parked on the cliffs as it was in that episode clinches it.

00:03:55

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