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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

New this month Revealing mistake: When an Atraxi ship appears over the village green, there's a shot where the Doctor, Amy and Rory turn to look at it, and they're standing in bright sunshine with their shadows visible - despite the fact that the Atraxi have surrounded the planet with a forcefield that dims sunlight, so those shadows shouldn't be possible.

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skater49th

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

New this month Continuity mistake: When the Doctor throws his hands in the air and exclaims, "Who da man!?", Rory's phone, which he was holding in the shots immediately prior, is missing.

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skater49th

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

New this month Continuity mistake: After Prisoner Zero is taken away, when Rory asks the Doctor if everything is back to normal, the Doctor is holding Rory's phone in his right hand while dialing a number. In the shot immediately after, focusing on Rory, where the Doctor walks by him and lightly smacks him on the shoulder, the phone is suddenly in the Doctor's left hand.

00:50:20

skater49th

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

New this month Continuity mistake: After the Doctor steps through the hologram of his past selves and introduces himself to the Atraxi, in a wide shot, there's a red jacket lying on the ground to the left of Rory. In a close-up of Amy and Rory immediately following, the jacket has suddenly leaped into Rory's arms, to join the other clothes he's holding. When the Atraxi flies away, the red jacket is back on the ground again.

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skater49th

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

New this month Continuity mistake: When Amelia comes out of her house with a torch to look at the crashed TARDIS, its exact position in her hand changes between shots a few times.

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skater49th

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

New this month Continuity mistake: After the Doctor spits out some yogurt that Amelia gave him and wipes off his mouth, there's still some yogurt on his face and chin. Immediately afterwards, he involuntarily jerks around a bit due to regeneration sickness, and the yogurt is gone.

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skater49th

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

New this month Continuity mistake: At one point while the Doctor is explaining to Amelia what the crack is, there's a shot where he has his hands on the wall examining the crack as he leans over Amelia's desk, then the camera cuts to a shot of Amelia where the Doctor is standing upright with his hands not touching the wall at all.

00:10:15

skater49th

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

New this month Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Angelo and Jeff recognize the Doctor, leading to him learning that Amy was known for drawing cartoons of him when she was younger, he keeps changing position between shots.

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skater49th

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Other mistake: When the Doctor tells the Atraxi "Oh, you're not the first lot to have come here, there have been so many," one of the monsters shown from their scan of Earth is a group of Ood. Even if in one of their uprisings they attacked the Earth, it would have been in the far future. The Doctor has had no encounters with them on Earth, and he knows them to be peaceful, so why would they be amongst the aliens who have threatened the planet? The only Ood who has been to Earth at this point is Ood Sigma, and he didn't come to attack. In addition, a group of Hath is also shown. These aliens have never been seen on Earth at all.

00:53:30

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The Big Bang - S5-E13

Revealing mistake: When the Doctor travels back in time after being shot by the stone Dalek, falls down the stairs and tells himself that he has 12 minutes to live we never see either of the 2 Doctors' faces onscreen at the same time, and if you look at the hair on the Doctor that's dying it is completely different to Matt Smith's. That's because it is Gordon Seed, Matt Smith's stunt double.

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THGhost

The Beast Below - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When Amy's age is given as 1306, the computer screen reads 1308 instead.

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LizzieWD

The Big Bang - S5-E13

Continuity mistake: When Amy's dad stands up to present his speech at her wedding, a tear runs down the right side of Amy's face. In the next shot of her the right side of her face is completely dry.

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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Factual error: When the Doctor spots Rory taking a photo of Prisoner Zero, we're shown a brief close-up of Rory's hospital identity badge. The date of issue is given as "30/11/1990". The main body of the episode is set in 2008, two years before Rory and Amy's wedding in 2010. It's further established in the episode that Rory and Amy played together as children after her first meeting with the Doctor in 1996, with Rory observing that Amy made him dress up as the Raggedy Doctor. Rory could not possibly have worked for the hospital for eighteen years at the time of the episode.

00:33:10

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Suggested correction: Continue watching the show as this is a clue and not a mistake. In later episodes Rory becomes the Last Centurion who watches over Amy for over 1,800 years while she is in the Pandorica. So while Rory was born in 1989, because of time travel and events that occurred to him, he's lived long enough to work at the hospital since 1990.

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At that stage, Rory had not time-traveled at all. If he had been working at the hospital since 1990, he would have been a baby. And it was shown in "The Big Bang" that he works as a guard in the Museum where the Pandorica is kept in the alternate timeline, not at the hospital.

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Victory of the Daleks - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is shown talking to the Daleks on their spaceship, he is standing several metres away. But the people viewing him from Earth see him standing right in front of them.

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Josman

The Pandorica Opens - S5-E12

Revealing mistake: When the Cyberman arm is shooting at the Doctor and Amy, just after the Doctor jumps out to draw its fire, Amy leans on the Pandorica and you can see it bend in, revealing that it's made out of plastic or something.

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Vincent and the Doctor - S5-E10

Factual error: Amy inspires Vincent to paint sunflowers for his iconic Sunflowers painting. The episode takes place in 1890, even though Van Gogh completed Sunflowers two years earlier in 1888.

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Vincent and the Doctor - S5-E10

Factual error: By the time the Doctor and Amy meet him, Vincent van Gogh had already mutilated his ear. He should be missing part of his left earlobe.

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The Pandorica Opens - S5-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When the Cyber-arm is shooting at the Doctor and Amy, there is a brief shot when the Doctor is talking where you can see the crew member who is shooting at them.

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breweryrat

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Deliberate mistake: The young Amelia Pond (played by Caitlin Blackwood) has brown eyes, however her older self (played by Karen Gillan) has green eyes.

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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor says, "Hang on, I missed it!" he smacks his head a couple of times and leaves a red mark on his forehead. When he turns his head immediately after that and says, "I saw," the red mark is no longer there.

00:32:35

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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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The Pandorica Opens - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: The Doctor's hairstyle alternates from parted over the left side to a right side part and back while standing by the Pandorica.

00:27:40

Movie Nut

Cold Blood (2) - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: When Amy is trying not to forget Rory, the memory of him getting shot does not show the laser blast striking him.

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LizzieWD
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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor brings Amy onto the TARDIS, the material of the tweed jacket he's wearing is entirely different in the close-ups of the Doctor's hands, as he's fiddling with the gears on the panel.

00:59:45

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The Time of Angels (1) - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is ready to catch River Song, the TARDIS exterior shown is that of the Tenth Doctor's, not Eleven's. In particular, the St John's Ambulance logo is missing.

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The Pandorica Opens - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, when the Doctor takes Amy to planet One, he holds out his hand for Amy to take hold of when they're about to leave the TARDIS. When you see her from the back, Amy lifts her hand wearing her red fingerless gloves. But when it switches shot and faces Amy from the front, she takes the Doctor's hand wearing no gloves. When she steps out of the TARDIS, her gloves are on again.

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Flesh and Stone (2) - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: When Amy lies down on the tree stump, her hair is all over her face, but on the wide shot her hair is behind her head.

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LizzieWD

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Eleventh Doctor is hanging from the TARDIS across London, every wide shot shown shows the TARDIS spinning, but whenever a close-up of the Doctor is shown, the background doesn't spin.

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Cold Blood (2) - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor stands between Restac and his fleeing companions, using his sonic screwdriver to disable the Silurians' weapons, as the camera angle changes, the Doctor's grip on the screwdriver switches back and forth between pointing it at the lizards and holding it straight up and down, รก la the Neuralizer from Men in Black.

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The Time of Angels (1) - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When River shows Amy and the Doctor the video of the Angel, next to the Doctor on the ceiling is a bar with two cloth handles, one on each end. The Doctor accidentally rips off the handle closest to him and the viewscreen. A minute later when Amy is alone and we are looking at the Angel video, this handle is back up. It's gone again in subsequent shots.

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The Vampires of Venice - S5-E6

Factual error: Isabella is a black girl living in 1580 Venice. So how is it that she has perfectly straight hair, when modern hair care products won't be invented for centuries?

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The Pandorica Opens - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: When River is talking to the Roman commander after disintegrating a piece of furniture with her pistol, she is shown raising her fingers from the pistol's grip in a shot facing the commander. However, in all following shots facing her, her fingers are still lowered.

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The Lodger - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is flipping through a book while talking with Amy on his earpiece, in the close-up shot he's using his right hand, but in the wide shot is using his left hand, going through the pages the other way.

00:12:10

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Cold Blood (2) - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when the Doctor is explaining to Amy that she will forget Rory when the crack in time is finished eating him because he's part of her personal timeline, and he has his hands on her temples, Amy's hair is covering her ears in some shots, but not others.

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Cold Blood (2) - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: When Ambrose, while standing with Elliott, admits to killing Alaya, in the first shot, Elliott is standing in front and to the right of Ambrose. In the second shot, he's standing to her left.

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Flesh and Stone (2) - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: In the last scene, when Amy attempts to seduce the Doctor, she pulls his suspenders off his shoulders and he pulls them back on. As a result, the suspenders change position between shots.

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The Beast Below - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the beginning with the boy on the Vator being sent "below", the Smiler in the lift is shown with its head turned to its frowning face shortly before it is shown changing its expression.

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The Beast Below - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor first meets Liz 10, during their conversation, her hood is pulled completely over her hair in shots facing her, but some of her hair is sticking past her hood in shots facing the Doctor.

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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Factual error: When the TARDIS is flying over London at the beginning, the London Eye is visible. It's supposed to be 1996, and the Eye was built later than that, for the new millennium celebrations.

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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: During the scene on the hospital roof, when the Doctor is telling off the Atraxi while simultaneously choosing a tie out of several he stole from the locker room, the number of ties draped around his shoulders and the position of his hands changes between shots.

00:52:35

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: At the end of the hospital roof scene, as the Atraxi are flying away, the Doctor is seen reacting to the TARDIS key in his jacket pocket heating up twice.

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The Big Bang - S5-E13

Continuity mistake: When little Amy looks out the window to see what makes the noise you can see the yard is out of her window (it's a little blurry) but when you look through the window properly it isn't there.

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The Big Bang - S5-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When Amy is guesstimating Amelia's age, the camera pans to the right and into a crew member's arm.

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The Pandorica Opens - S5-E12

Revealing mistake: As Amy stands where she is told, a cable comes towards her feet. As it does, a black thread can be seen pulling it up to wrap around her leg.

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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: As Amy first enters the TARDIS, the Doctor comes up from her left, says his line, and leaves from her left. When the angle changes, he passes in front of her from her right.

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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.

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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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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 Hungry Earth (1) - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: Throughout this episode, Amy's earrings seem to disappear and reappear.

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LizzieWD

Amy's Choice - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: When Rory and Amy are running from the Eknodine, there is no mud on Rory's back, but he was thrown on his back into mud a minute before.

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The Hungry Earth (1) - S5-E8

Plot hole: When the Doctor realises that something is coming up from below ground, he tells Nasreen and Tony that at the speed the three transports are coming, the underground arrivals will reach the surface in 12 minutes. The rushed preparations that ensue, including hurrying from the drill hall to the old church and setting up a surveillance network outside, couldn't have taken less than 12 minutes to set up, especially given that they also had to: inform the others trapped inside the shield (Rory, Ambrose and Elliot), inform Rory and Ambrose that their significant others (Amy and Mo) were missing, run between the old church and the block of houses and gather supplies. And, lest we forget, there's also Rory and the Doctor arguing about what happened to Amy and Ambrose's initial skepticism as to what is occurring.

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The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: As the Doctor stares down at young Amy, he takes a perfectly red apple from her and bites it. When the angle changes, and he spits the bite out, the apple has changed to an ordinary red and green one.

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Movie Nut

The Big Bang - S5-E13

Factual error: When the Doctor, Amy and Rory are on the roof and the Doctor says "The question for now is total event collapse means that every star in the universe never happened", the Gherkin can be seen in the background. However, the Gherkin wasn't built until 2003, whereas this episode takes place in 1996.

00:22:40

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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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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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LizzieWD

The Time of Angels (1) - S5-E4

Other mistake: At the end when the Doctor is seen shooting the gravity globe, he does not actually move his finger but the pistol still fires.

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