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Rise of the Cybermen (1) - S2-E8

Corrected entry: At the beginning of this episode Big Ben has a square face, yet at the end of the next episode it's a round face.

Matty W

New this month Correction: It has a round clockface both times. The only reason it appears to be different is due to illumination: in "Rise of the Cybermen", Big Ben is seen in daytime, with sunlight shining on it, making the clockface proper difficult to distinguish from the frame around it, which is ultimately square-shaped. At the end of "The Age of Steel", it's nighttime and the clockface is illuminated, making it easy to distinguish from the frame.

The Girl in the Fireplace - S2-E7

Corrected entry: When Madame de Pompadour is walking in the gardens with her friend, the Doctor ducks down behind a pillar so he will not be seen. He puts his hands on the pillar but in the next shot they are gone, then they are back again.

New this month Correction: Having just watched that scene, the Doctor's hands don't disappear when he's ducking behind the pillar. There are no continuity errors in the placement of his hands in the scene at all.

New Earth - S2-E4

Corrected entry: In the basement, the Doctor is threatening Cassandra/Rose, he has the sonic screwdriver out. When Cassandra enters him, the screwdriver disappears.

Movie Nut

Correction: He (or maybe Cassandra possessing him) puts it back in his jacket.

New Earth - S2-E4

Corrected entry: The Doctor cures The Flesh by disinfecting them with a cocktail of the various cures created by the Cat Nuns. However, surely these cures would have no effect on The Flesh, as they were being used to test those very things? The diseases that The Flesh had would be the ones the nuns were yet to find the cure for, so even if the cocktail did remove some of the diseases it couldn't remove all of them.

Correction: The Flesh would respond to certain cures, depending on the particular infection. The Nuns were testing in very small, controlled batches. However, the strength of the cures in combination would have a positive effect.

Movie Nut

Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

Corrected entry: The Daleks "plunge" Raj to get information about the Cybermen. Raj was locked away in the sphere chamber when the Cybermen revealed themselves as the ghosts, so he shouldn't have known, therefore the Daleks shouldn't know.

New this month Correction: The Daleks don't know that there are Cybermen until Dalek Thay goes outside to investigate. Dalek Sec specifically says that there is another species invading Earth, infected with the superstition of ghosts. The specific wording of the statement implies that the Daleks got information on the "ghosts" from Raj, and deduced that they were another group of invaders as a result, but at that point still don't know who they are.

Correction: Raj's earpiece has communication technology. Someone in the building may have called him and told him about the situation, but it happened off camera.

Love & Monsters - S2-E13

Corrected entry: During the part where Elton is describing his first time seeing the Doctor in the downstairs of his house, he states he is 3 or 4 years old, however the Doctor they show is the 10th Doctor, David Tennant, when it should be the 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccelston, since that scene was a flashback of most likely around 20 years ago, which is before the 9th Doctor reincarnated into the 10th.

Correction: The Doctor is a time traveller though. Even though the flashback occurred 20 years ago, the 10th Doctor obviously travelled from modern day to 20 years back in the TARDIS.

Casual Person

The Age of Steel (2) - S2-E9

Corrected entry: Lumic is dying and wants to gain immortality though Cyber-conversion. So why does he insist on having the entire populace converted too? To control them? But he can already control everyone through the earpods! It makes no sense.

Correction: Like many villains, he thinks he knows what's best for the rest of humanity better than they do. He believes that cyber-conversion is what's best for the human race, even if they don't know it and resist the change.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

Corrected entry: The Doctor phones Jackie just as she runs past a sign which says E6. However, she later looks at a sign which says E3. Figures refer to staircase numbers, not floor numbers.

Josman

Correction: I've watched this episode again and the sign on the staircase says N3 not E3.

LizzieWD

The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

Corrected entry: When the Sycorax leader is talking to the humans they need to use a translation device to understand him because the TARDIS isn't translating. When they talk to the Sycorax leader he seems to have no trouble understanding their language without any apparent translation device.

DoctorWhofan3.14

Correction: Just because it isn't "apparent" doesn't mean that it isn't there. After all, the TARDIS translation circuits aren't visible either. Safe to say that, as a star-faring species, the Sycorax would have some method of understanding the races that they encounter.

Tailkinker Premium member

The Girl in the Fireplace - S2-E7

Corrected entry: When the Doctor enters Renette's room for the first time, he pulls back the curtain and looks out of the window. We see that it is heavily snowing on the famous French cathedral of Notre Dame. It is impossible to see Notre Dame from the windows of the chateau de Versailles, as Notre Dame is in the centre of Paris and Versailles is on the outskirts.

Correction: This scene does not occur at Versailles. When the doctor asks Reinette where she is she replies "Paris, of course." The fireplace is later moved to Versailles.

Tooth and Claw - S2-E5

Corrected entry: When the Doctor and Rose are first introduced to Queen Victoria, the Doctor says, "Rose, may I present her Majesty, Queen Victoria". Rose mouths the last few words of the Doctor's dialogue.

Correction: Rose would know who Queen Victoria is. She may have realized who it was as The Doctor was telling her and mouthed it out of awe rather than mimicking an actor's lines.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

Corrected entry: When the Doctor and Rose are talking in the bay, the Doctor's hair is blowing in the wind, but it's not when he is in the T.A.R.D.I.S., even though it's a realtime conversation, meaning the actor was obviously on the beach recording his lines with Rose and back on a set doing the inside scenes.

Correction: The TARDIS has some sort of barrier that affects gasses. When Donna opens the door in the vacuum of space in "The Runaway Bride" the air remains in the TARDIS. A barrier that can hold breathable air away from hard vacuum can certainly handle a breeze.

Except that that's not what's going on. The Doctor is projecting an image of himself through a small crack in reality into Rose's universe so they can communicate. He is physically onboard the TARDIS while doing so. There is no connection between the TARDIS' forcefield and what's going on at the end of "Doomsday." His hair should not be moving because he's not physically there.

Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

Corrected entry: The Daleks and Cybermen are pulled through the breach because of the "background radiation" that they gained when travelling between the two worlds. However, the Cybermen that were converted in the real world did not travel between worlds, so therefore had no background radiation on them, so should not have been pulled through the breach.

Correction: The people converted haven't travelled between worlds, but the technology that's been grafted onto them has. The technology's pulled through the breach like everything else, taking the convertee with it.

Tailkinker Premium member

School Reunion - S2-E6

Corrected entry: Mickey drives Sarah-Jane's car through the doors of the School to get inside. However, when the children are escaping the school, the doors are intact, and there is no sign of the car. The kids couldn't have escaped another way because the school was locked down.

Correction: When they set off the fire alarm, the doors probably automaticaly unlocked, as per most fire codes worldwide.

The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

Corrected entry: When the Doctor wakes up, Hariet Jones and her translator don't have to read from the electric translation device any more because the TARDIS is translating for them. But they've never been anywhere in the TARDIS.

Correction: The translation ability is comprised of equal parts of the TARDIS translation circuit and the Doctor's natural Time Lord telepathy. The ability has been explained in the original series as something that a Time Lord can share with his friends. As the Doctor regained consciousness, since he was likely expecting to be surrounded by Rose, her mum, and Mickey (friends), he could have simply shared with everyone in the area.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Doomsday (2) - S2-E16

Corrected entry: When the Doctor organises the huge vacuum, you see hundreds of Daleks being sucked in, but no Cybermen. Even if they were being sucked through somewhere else, there are still enough nearby to get sucked through there. They're not that much smaller.

Correction: According to the writers, the Cybermen were pulled back through the cracks in reality that they originally came through, rather than being sucked into the breach.

The Christmas Invasion - S2-E2

Corrected entry: In the in-vision commentary, Julie Gardener's party hat keeps going from being on her head and off throughout the episode without time to move it.

Correction: It's hardly unreasonable that a commentary might not be filmed in one shot; there are many reasons why they might wish to stop or even go back from time to time. A degree of editing is to be expected and there is no pretence otherwise. As such, no "continuity errors" can be considered valid.

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Rise of the Cybermen (1) - S2-E8

Corrected entry: When Rose is telling the doctor about Mickey's past, she tells him that his mother couldn't cope when he was a baby and he was brought up by his gran. Yet when she thought Mickey had been killed in the first episode, "Rose", she says she will have to tell his mum - with no mention of his gran.

Correction: Rose states in this episode that Mickey's gran died while she was still at school, several years earlier.

New Earth - S2-E4

Corrected entry: Cassandra says that being inside a male body is an entirely new experience. But in "The End of the World", she said she was born a boy (a "gender reassignment" being presumably one his/her many cosmetic surgical procedures).

Correction: She doesn't say at what age the gender reassignment was done. Given that this is the future, her parents may have done it immediately after her birth or at such a young age that she doesn't remember anything about being a boy.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

She doesn't say that being in a male body is a new experience. She says, "Ooh, I'm a man! So many parts... And hardly used!" Yes, she was born male, but given that a comment she makes in "The End of the World" implies she is at least 2,000 years old, it's been a long time since she was last in a male body. And as regards the "hardly used" comment, Cassandra can probably tell, given she has some access to the memories of the person she's possessing, that the Doctor hasn't had that body for very long.

Rise of the Cybermen (1) - S2-E8

Corrected entry: When the Doctor, Rose and Mickey arrive in the parallel universe, Rose says "So Tony Blair hasn't been elected". However, in season one, the Prime Minister in Rose's home reality is not Blair, nor does Blair take over after that man is killed (Harriet Jones does). So, given that Blair apparently wasn't elected in her reality either, Rose's question makes no sense.

Correction: Actually, it seemed that the Prime Minister killed by the Slitheen in "Aliens of London" was intended to be Tony Blair (who was first elected in 1997). And even if he wasn't, Rose did miss a whole year of Earth time when she first left with the Ninth Doctor--plenty of time for Blair to be voted out of office and replaced by another man. Besides, it's Mickey, not Rose, who makes the "Tony Blair never got elected" remark, as one of his suggestions for how a parallel world might differ from ours.

The Impossible Planet (1) - S2-E11

Corrected entry: The weapons carried by the security officers are contemporary P90 submachine guns first introduced in 1994, and more commonly seen on the Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis series. Yet "The Impossible Planet" and "The Satan Pit" are set in "43K" (presumably the year 43,000). It seems unlikely that such (by then) ancient 20th-century weapons would still be in use so far into the future.

Correction: Perhaps the design has proved popular throughout the years or the manufactures have made improvements to the overall weapon without changing its basic shape (if you notice, the barrel of the P90 is longer than normally seen on this weapon).

Rise of the Cybermen (1) - S2-E8

Corrected entry: Even though it is supposed to be an alternate reality, Cuba Gooding Junior is a celebrity in both, as Jackie mentions she was born on the same day as him. However Rose mentioned the date as February 1 (which is Jackie's birthday) whereas Cuba Gooding Jr was born on January 2 1968.

Correction: Again, it's an alternate reality. He might have been born on a different day.

Rise of the Cybermen (1) - S2-E8

Corrected entry: When Rose's phone first connects to the Cybus network on the parallel Earth, the first thing that shows on the phone is a news broadcast, yet the bar at the top of the phone shows the filename "welcome.jpg". Jpeg is a static image format.

Correction: That's true in this universe, but they're on an alternate Earth and things are subtly different - Rose's father is alive, people refer to things differently, etc.

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