Doctor Who

The Wedding of River Song - S6-E14

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and River are wrapping his bowtie around their hands in a handfasting, the length of the cloth changes between the close-up and the wide shot.

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Closing Time - S6-E13

Revealing mistake: When the Cybermat gets free after the Doctor tries to hit it with a pot and accidentally gets Craig instead, it is very obviously CGI when it slides along the floor and stops by a piece of furniture.

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Night Terrors - S6-E10

Continuity mistake: When Alex is hugging George after rescuing him from the peg dolls, George's arms are down in shots facing Alex, but his left arm is up in shots facing him.

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The Vampires of Venice - S5-E6

Factual error: Isabella is a black girl living in 1580 Venice. So how is it that she has perfectly straight hair, when modern hair care products won't be invented for centuries?

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A Good Man Goes to War - S6-E8

Revealing mistake: Several of the hallways in Demon's Run, particularly the one where Madame Kovarian has the baby brought to her and the one the Doctor's standing in when he realises where Amy and Rory's baby was conceived, are the repainted sets of the TARDIS hallways from "The Doctor's Wife", three episodes before.

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A Good Man Goes to War - S6-E8

Audio problem: When Madame Kovarian says, "Give the order, Colonel Runaway," she is seen facing three-quarters away from the camera. Her jaw does not move as she speaks.

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The Crimson Horror - S7-E13

Revealing mistake: Just before Strax leaves grumbling that he's going to play with his grenades, if you look closely you can see his face mask peeling.

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The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Other mistake: Billie Piper is listed as playing "Rose" in the closing credits. Rose was certainly mentioned, yes, but Piper in this episode was actually sentient superweapon the Moment, who merely took Rose's form, and was in all other respects nothing like the former companion.

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Dark Water - S8-E11

Plot hole: When the Doctor and Missy, the latest incarnation of the Master, meet for the first time, she passes herself off as an android. Only later in the episode, after seeing the Gallifreyan hard drive that she has been uploading human minds to, does the Doctor realise that she is a Time Lady, and he doesn't realise that she's the Master until she tells him in the episode's cliffhanger ending. The problem here is that over the show's long history, Time Lords have been shown to have the ability to recognize each other instantly, an ability that makes perfect sense given their powers of regeneration. Previously in the new series, it was even stated that Time Lords can psychically sense each other, an ability demonstrated on-screen in "The End of Time." In "Dark Water", this does not happen, at all. Now, the Master has a history of using technology to block his/her psychic signal before - the Archangel satellite network from Series 3. However, at no point in this episode or the next one, "Death in Heaven", does either the Doctor or the Master even mention such technology as being used, leaving the mystery of how the Doctor didn't recognize Missy as a Time Lady at the very least a rather glaring hole.

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The Poison Sky (2) - S4-E5

Other mistake: When the Earth's nuclear launch sites are being brought online, country by country, in preparation for a strike at the Sontaran ship, Russia is puzzlingly omitted, even though North Korea of all nations is included.

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The Unicorn and the Wasp - S4-E7

Factual error: In real life, Agatha Christie's famous disappearance occurred in December 1926. This episode is quite plainly not set in winter, what with the outdoor garden party and lush green foliage.

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Death in Heaven - S8-E12

Revealing mistake: During the scene at the beginning where people are taking pictures of themselves with the Cybermen, there are a few moments where the Cybermen's armour is revealed to be rubber when people touch it.

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Tooth and Claw - S2-E5

Factual error: The Koh-i-Noor, as depicted in this episode, looks absolutely nothing like the real diamond. The episode's gemstone is about the size of the palm of the Doctor's hand, and shaped in a stereotypical conical cut. The real Koh-i-Noor is much smaller and oval-shaped.

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The Almost People - S6-E7

Continuity mistake: When the TARDIS crashes through the ceiling and lands in the tunnel, the side visible to the camera is not the one with the door. The camera cuts away, and when it returns to the TARDIS, on the same angle as before, the door is now facing the camera, as revealed by the sign and St. John's Ambulance medallion.

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The Almost People - S6-E7

Continuity mistake: In the penultimate scene, just before the Doctor melts Amy's Flesh avatar, he points his sonic screwdriver, snapping it to its full length and opening up the four metal bits around the light at the tip. In the next shot, the screwdriver is "closed", but in the shot after that it's "open" again.

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The Almost People - S6-E7

Continuity mistake: The Flesh, the substance that the gangers are made of, is capable of replicating people and their clothing. However, devices such as the sonic screwdriver are off-limits, which is why there is only one even after the Doctor's ganger is created. This is made clear when the Doctor tosses the screwdriver to his ganger before the ganger Doctor sets off to look for Rory. However, when the Doctor, Amy and the three human factory workers are trapped in the crypt with the overheating acid pool, the Doctor is seen using the screwdriver to scan the acid, even though the device should still be in the possession of the other Doctor.

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The Doctor's Wife - S6-E5

Continuity mistake: When Idris/the TARDIS stumbles in the junkyard and the Doctor catches her, just before she tells him that one of her kidneys has failed, her right hand, holding a piece of circuitry, moves between in front of his chest in shots facing him and resting on his shoulder in shots facing her.

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The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: After the Sycorax ship has arrived above London, when Rose has decided that they need to shelter in the TARDIS and is explaining this while preparing to put a housecoat/dressing gown/bathrobe on the unconscious Doctor, the garment jumps between the bed and her hands in a few shots.

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The Unicorn and the Wasp - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: Thoughout the episode, Donna's rhinestone-studded hairband changes between going over or under her ears.

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Turn Left - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: The house that Donna and her family are shown living in in Series 4 is different from the house the Doctor dropped her off at at the end of her first appearance, "The Runaway Bride." You would assume they'd merely moved - except that in this episode, Donna and her family are shown living in their Series 4 house before the events of "The Runaway Bride", on the day Donna gets the job that leads to her meeting the Doctor in the first place.

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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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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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