Doctor Who

The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Visible crew/equipment: As the Doctor tries to get Wilfred out of the car, the camera goes to follow his movement and there is a reflection of the lighting rig and camera on the car.

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The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Revealing mistake: In the beginning, the ATMOS system takes the car to the Thames, then runs it into the river. At first, the car runs forward normally. After the angle change, there's a huge white cloud of mist behind the car that dissipates quickly, meaning an air cannon of a sort was used to propel the car into the river. (00:02:35)

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Partners in Crime - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: The cables on the window washer's bucket are fine until Foster shines her sonic pen on it. In the close up, the spot on the cables looks to be already cut and of course wired with the pyrotechnic device. (00:26:15)

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Fear Her - S2-E14

Visible crew/equipment: As the workman and Rose push the car, there is a clear reflection of the lighting panels and a boom mike on the car. (00:05:35)

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New Earth - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Chip/Cassandra finishes the line about being a walking doodle, he's smiling. After the cut, he's straight faced.

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The Long Game - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor gives Rose instructions, he crosses his arms and leans against the TARDIS. In the close up, he does it again. (00:00:25)

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Rose - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The Doctor pulls the arm off Rose, deactivates it, and the fourth and fifth fingers are the last to stop moving. When the angle changes, the first two fingers are the last to stop.

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Daleks in Manhattan (1) - S3-E4

Plot hole: The guy working for the Daleks offers the homeless men in Hooverville a dollar a day to go into the sewer because the Daleks need more people. Most of the people refused and one called it slave wages. If they were not getting paid until they came back, and since the Daleks were planning on experimenting on them, the people weren't going to come back; why not offer them a large amount of money big enough to entice them but small enough not to be suspicious?

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The Time of Angels (1) - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Amy are in the museum looking at the Home Box, after they steal it, they run to and enter the TARDIS, which is parked at the end of the hall by the last glass case. However, in the first shots of them in the museum, the camera was pointed directly at that spot, and the TARDIS wasn't there. (00:02:20 - 00:03:00)

The Fires of Pompeii - S4-E2

Other mistake: Near the start, the Doctor and companion, just after having experienced a violent earthquake within the city of ancient Pompeii, discover someone sold the TARDIS after fleeing toward where they parked it and finding it gone. But where it had stood there is a floor to ceiling shelf of clay pots, very aligned, unshaken, unmoved from the shelves. (00:04:00)

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The Age of Steel (2) - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor and Mrs. Moore are walking through the tunnel of Cybermen, there is constantly a light source in front of them. When the shot looks ahead, there are no lights. This is due to the cameraman giving more light so this all can be filmed.

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The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe - S7-E1

Revealing mistake: When Cyril is walking around the statue and chair in the tower, if you look closely you can see the statue's hands move or shake.

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Closing Time - S6-E13

Continuity mistake: When Craig enters the house and falls back when the cybermat is attacking him, his arms are down by his sides, breaking his fall. As he lands, he's suddenly holding the mouse so it can't bite him.

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Night Terrors - S6-E10

Continuity mistake: When Amy and Rory are searching the darkened kitchen, the flashlight Rory holds switches hands between cuts when it starts turning on and off.

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Blink - S3-E10

Visible crew/equipment: As Sally enters the living room in the abandoned house, in the shot where she walks through the doorway, a cameraman holding the camera can be seen reflected in the window of the door next to her. (00:00:35)

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Robot of Sherwood - S8-E3

Revealing mistake: When the old man is stabbed, the sword is retracted and we can see there is no blood visible on the sword. This is visible even before the blood is wiped off. (00:06:55)

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The Hungry Earth (1) - S5-E8

Audio problem: After landing, the Doctor comes out and jumps in place several times. As he does, the sounds of his landings don't sync up with his motions.

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Robot of Sherwood - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: When Clara exits the TARDIS in Sherwood Forest for the first time, she closes the door. Shortly thereafter, when Robin draws his sword on the Doctor, the door has opened itself.

The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: In the TARDIS as Donna navigates, the Doctor uses a hammer to help correct the trajectory, then rests it on his neck and shoulder. A second later, when the phone rings, his hand, holding the hammer, is suddenly much lower, below his waist level. (00:03:15)

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The Runaway Bride - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: The cab Donna's in passes a red vehicle on the bridge. A second later, it's nowhere to be seen looking back. (00:12:15)

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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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