Doctor Who

The Impossible Astronaut - S6-E2

Visible crew/equipment: Just after Amy comes out of the bathroom, a boom mic can be seen popping up behind the agent's shoulder.

00:28:55

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The Next Doctor - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor grabs the rope there are several metres more behind him. But, as he's hoisted off the ground, he is almost at the end.

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Blink - S3-E10

Audio problem: While Billy Shipton is showing Sally Sparrow the TARDIS (in the room where he keeps the abandoned cars), just after he says, '[You] can't even get in it', he rattles the TARDIS' handle to demonstrate. Watch carefully: When he shakes the handle we hear a rattling noise as if the door is shaking, but in fact the door stays rock solid.

00:19:35

Utopia (1) - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor gets the rocket to work by tinkering with the boost reversal circuit, he picks it up with his left hand, sonics it, and then transfers it to his right hand, all in a shot where he has his back to the camera. In the next shot, facing him, he's holding it in his left hand as he pulls something off the device. The shot after that, facing Professor Yana again, the circuit is back in his right hand.

00:19:55

Utopia (1) - S3-E11

Character mistake: When the Futurekind spy starts sabotaging the silo's systems, and Chantho notes that they're losing power, she says, "We're losing power-tho!" - forgetting the "Chan-" prefix that she starts anything she says with, in order to not swear by her species' standards.

00:27:00

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The Pyramid at the End of the World - S10-E8

Continuity mistake: While the Doctor, et al. are in the pyramid with the Monks, when the Monk tells the Secretary General that if his consent isn't pure it will kill him Xiaolian is standing right behind him, which can be seen in shots facing the Secretary General and shots facing the Monk, but in the one shot of the Secretary General as he's being vaporized Xiaolian has vanished yet Xiaolian is still standing in the same spot in the shot facing the Monk.

00:26:10

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The Witch's Familiar - S9-E3

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, Missy is using a knife to sharpen a stick to a point. Later in the scene, when she says to Clara that if they go rescue the Doctor, everything the Daleks can throw at them is between them and him, she lists only the stick among their assets. The knife is never seen or mentioned again after Missy was done with it.

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The Girl Who Died - S9-E6

Factual error: The Viking village has tubs of electric eels in the boathouse, which prove instrumental to the plot as the power source of the makeshift electromagnet used to relieve several of the attacking aliens of their helmets. The problem is that the Vikings live somewhere in northern Europe, and this episode takes place in the 800s. Electric eels are native to the Amazon and Orinoco rivers of South America, which at this point in history no one in Europe knew existed.

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Listen - S8-E4

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor is knocked unconscious, Clara uses the psychic circuitry to pilot the TARDIS to what turns out to be a moment in the Doctor's past, in the barn first seen in "The Day of the Doctor." The loft in the barn where the young First Doctor is sleeping in bed, however, was not present in the previous episode.

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Suggested correction: These events take place thousands of years apart. Buildings (especially wooden ones) are likely to change in that time.

The barn appears three times, in "The Day of the Doctor", "Listen" and "Hell Bent." Its appearance in "The Day of the Doctor" is chronologically in-between its appearances in "Listen" and "Hell Bent." Both of the two latter episodes have the loft, but "The Day of the Doctor" doesn't. That's the mistake here.

Human Nature (1) - S3-E8

Plot hole: The Doctor leaves Martha a recording with instructions for her for when he's human. However, the flashbacks to the incident that led to him using the Chameleon Arch don't leave enough - or any - time for him to have made the recording.

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Suggested correction: He would have been planning the change to human for a while now, not just made it up on the fly. So he could have made a recording before the opening scene.

The episode makes it pretty clear that he and Martha got taken by surprise by the Family's attack. The Doctor also explicitly says, when he gets out the Chameleon Arch headset, that he never thought he'd use it. The flashbacks consistently present his decision to become human as one made as an urgent, in the moment one.

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The Time of Angels (1) - S5-E4

Character mistake: When Amy says "Doesn't anybody need me?" from the door of the dropship, there's a misspelling on the door: "Trip Hazzard" instead of "Trip Hazard."

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Daleks in Manhattan (1) - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When Diagoras enters the Daleks' lab, he is shown pulling on his right glove twice.

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Aliens of London (1) - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: In close-ups of the modified pig, seams are visible on its forelimbs.

00:22:45

The Runaway Bride - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: As Donna appears in the TARDIS, the bouquet she was holding has disappeared. It wasn't dropped as she disappeared.

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Suggested correction: Perhaps she dropped it in the time stream.

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Extremis - S10-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Bill and Nardole run away at the end of the countdown, the reflection of the camera dolly and cameraman can be seen on the CERN countdown board.

00:35:55

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Oxygen - S10-E6

Continuity mistake: During the Doctor's class he draws lines on the chalkboard, which continually change shape between shots.

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Knock Knock - S10-E5

Continuity mistake: When Bill walks out of the TARDIS, her teddy bear is lying in the box she's carrying with its head to Bill's right. In the next shot from behind Bill as she sets the box down on the ground, the teddy is suddenly lying the opposite way.

00:06:45

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Sleep No More - S9-E10

Other mistake: The Doctor says "These are a sort of mark 2, yeah?" The subtitles say "These are a sort of Mach 2, yeah?"

00:17:40

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Before the Flood - S9-E5

Other mistake: O'Donnell imitates another character retching. The subtitles show this as (WRETCHES).

00:03:00

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Before the Flood - S9-E5

Other mistake: Prentis says "In my ship, I have directions to my planet and a selection of items that you can oppress me with." The subtitles say "[...] appraise me with."

00:06:25

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