Doctor Who

The Power of Three - S7-E5

Revealing mistake: When Brian is woken up by the cube he was watching suddenly moving, the cube is obviously not lying flat on the table surface, being slightly tilted up in order to make room for the device being used to make it spin.

The Power of Three - S7-E5

Continuity mistake: When Rory finds his dad on the spaceship, Brian is lying on a gurney next to the two farthest slabs, which are empty. When Amy and the Doctor come through the portal to the spaceship, Brian's gurney is between the two closest slabs, with Rory lying on the closest one, which previously had a completely different person lying on it.

A Town Called Mercy - S7-E4

Factual error: During the standoff after the Doctor forces Jex over the town's boundary line, Amy manages to make a revolver accidentally fire off twice in a row. Revolvers like that need to be cocked between each firing, which didn't happen the second time.

A Town Called Mercy - S7-E4

Continuity mistake: When Amy's holding a revolver while arguing with the Doctor, just before she accidentally fires it a second time, she goes from holding it pointed to her right to holding it pointing to the ground in front of her between shots.

The Wedding of River Song - S6-E14

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor compares Amy's inaccurate drawing of Rory to the real deal and laughs, in a shot facing Rory the Doctor is shown lowering the picture, than in the next shot facing the Doctor he still has the picture raised. In addition, his grip on the paper changes from holding the bottom of the page to the side.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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. (00:27:45)

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.

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.

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. (00:17:20)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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