Doctor Who

The End of Time: Part Two - S4-E18

Revealing mistake: Obvious dummy for the Doctor when he is being rolled down the stairs.

Casual Person

The Family of Blood (2) - S3-E9

Revealing mistake: The pyrotechnic mortars used in the destruction of the Family's ship are visible in the shots leading up to their detonation. As the Family run from their ship through the field, the mortars are visible against the branches behind them. Shortly afterwards, they detonate, creating the illusion that the invisible craft has exploded.

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Victory of the Daleks - S5-E3

Revealing mistake: When the TARDIS dematerialises and causes wind to blow against Churchill and Amy, their clothes are affected - but the cigar smoke in the air is unaffected, and actually drifts towards the vanishing TARDIS.

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The Ghost Monument - S11-E3

Revealing mistake: Despite having three suns, everything on Desolation only casts one shadow.

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

Revealing mistake: The Monks show the Doctor and company simulations of a future, lifeless Earth - but some visible trees reveal the origins of the footage as being from the aftermath of natural disasters. (00:24:10)

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The Husbands of River Song - S9-E14

Revealing mistake: When Hydroflax's head is sitting on the section of the TARDIS console with the telepathic circuits, the console is obviously sagging inward, as if made of rubber.

Let's Kill Hitler - S6-E9

Revealing mistake: Mels is shot in the stomach by Hitler, leading to her regeneration. Rory, when checking the wound, says he's going to try and stop the bleeding. However, when she stands up while glowing with regeneration energy, and in every scene afterwards where Mels/River is wearing that dress, there is no bullet hole or bloodstain visible.

Silence in the Library (1) - S4-E8

Revealing mistake: Also applying to the second episode of the two-parter, "Forest of the Dead": The keyboards on the Library's computer terminals are very obviously standard Apple keyboards - this in an episode set in the 52nd century.

The Shakespeare Code - S3-E2

Revealing mistake: When Lilith bespells Shakespeare to write the end of Love's Labour's Won the way the Carrionites want it, there are several shots where a white fleck of some kind is visible in the lower centre of the screen, stuck to the camera lens. (00:17:10)

Rose - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: Most of the time, the eyes of the dummies are molded and opaque. But in the mall, there are small holes in the eyes.

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The Big Bang - S5-E13

Revealing mistake: In the museum after the Doctor, Amy, young Amy and Rory escape the Stone Dalek, the Doctor uses the Vortex Manipulator to go back in time to tell Rory in 102 AD to let him out of the Pandorica. The third time he goes back, Amy moves despite being dead.

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Night Terrors - S6-E10

Revealing mistake: When the landlord, Purcell, wakes up on his floor because his pet dog is licking his hand, we see a few pieces of dog food fall from his fingers - should have been a re-shoot, but all credit to the actor, he knows it has happened and is quick to hide them again.

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The Vampires of Venice - S5-E6

Revealing mistake: When the Doctor begins climbing a pillar on top of the bell tower, we can see white sky on the central arch. Two other arches in the very same shot show really dark CG sky.

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New Earth - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: As the camera zooms out when Rose is captured and Cassandra is about to "go" into Rose, the psychograft disappears, but in the next shot of Rose it appears again. (00:11:45)

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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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