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Corrected entry: The Eleventh Doctor refers to the Silurians as "Homo Reptilia." The prefix "Homo" refers to apes and is incorrect, as the Silurians are reptiles.

Josman

Correction: Homo Reptilia would mean something like Reptile Human. The Silurians are a race of reptile-like humanoids.

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Corrected entry: In 'Father's Day' (Series One), Rose holds herself as a baby, and it causes a 'wound in time', yet in 'The Big Bang' (S5 Finale), Amy interacts with herself when she was young, and nothing appears to happen.

mikep

Correction: The fact that all of reality is collapsing around them may have something to do with it - at the time of the interaction the universe is significantly smaller than it normally is, plus the young Amy has no equivalent conflicting future, as she'll be destroyed along with everything else shortly afterwards.

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Corrected entry: In "Blink" the angels are unable to move at times when no one's watching them. The explanation being that the audience are. But in "Flesh and Stone" the angels are able to move on screen.

Josman

Correction: This is a stylistic choice by the programme makers. In "Blink", the Angels were not seen to move directly - while the choice was made in that episode to present the actions of the Angels as if the audience were observers, this is purely for dramatic purposes; the audience are obviously not, in fact, present. In the later episodes, this conceit was dispensed with, allowing the Angels to be seen to move directly when no character was able to observe them.

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Corrected entry: In the first two parts of the ending episodes of the fifth series, the disappearing of the bees is mentioned. Albert Einstein said that if all the bees on the globe disappeared then man would only have four years left to live. Coincidence?

Correction: Except, Albert Einstein never actually said that. In fact, no one ever did. You can't believe every urban legend you hear, you know. And besides, the mentions of the bees' disappearances occurred in the fourth season, not the fifth. The Doctor DID say that some of the bees were "going home" as in to their home planet. It was never stated that they were extinct yet.

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Corrected entry: In 'Voyage of the Damned' it is stated that the Titanic ship would destroy Earth if it crashed. However in 'Turn Left' (series 4 episode 11), it only destroys London and renders southern England radioactive and uninhabitable.

Correction: So the original statement turned out to be wrong. These things happen; characters make mistakes.

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Corrected entry: 2005 Christmas special, the Christmas invasion: A few times it is possible to see the Major's epaulettes. The symbol is a crown as in the British army. But seeing as Unit is a United Nations organisation (it stands for United Nations Intelligence Taskforce), an officer would have no reason to have a crown symbol on his epaulettes.

Correction: The United Nations has no military forces of its own, it seconds troops from member states. These troops wear UN insignia relevant to their mission (e.g. UNPROFOR in the former Yugoslavia) but their rank insignia is from whatever military organisation they belong to - in this case a British Army Major.

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Corrected entry: Rose is kept alive because the daleks think what she knows may be useful to them. However to get the information from the scientist they tell him to kneel and extract the info they need from his brain. Why didn't they just do the same thing with Rose?

Correction: As is spelled out in the episode, the Daleks keep Rose and Mickey alive because they both carry the temporal energy required to open the Genesis Ark. While they only need one of them to actually open the Ark, the Daleks are intelligent enough to keep them both around in case of problems.

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Corrected entry: Season 2: Episode 10 - Love and Monsters: Elton said that when he was young, he went downstairs and found the Doctor there. However, the Doctor has only looked like he does now for maybe a year or less because he keeps regenerating and changing his looks, so when Elton saw him he should have looked completely different.

Correction: The whole time travel thing's really passed you by, hasn't it. The Doctor can show up practically anywhere and any when he wants to.

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