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Mummy on the Orient Express - S8-E8

New this month Continuity mistake: When the Doctor offers Professor Moorhouse some jelly babies in a cigarette case, the position of the candy in the case changes between shots.

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Mummy on the Orient Express - S8-E8

New this month Continuity mistake: When the Doctor takes a phone handset from the wall and sonics it before calling Clara, his grip on the sonic screwdriver changes between the wide shot and the close-up.

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Deep Breath - S8-E1

New this month Continuity mistake: In the restaurant basement, while the Doctor and Clara are looking around while speculating on why the clockwork droids are harvesting organs, Clara moves a chain out of her way with her left hand before releasing it, only to be holding the chain again in the next shot.

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Deep Breath - S8-E1

New this month Continuity mistake: After the Doctor walks up to Vastra and Jenny and calls them "the green one and the not-green one", he gestures with his right hand in the direction of the TARDIS. In a wide shot immediately following, he gestures again.

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Deep Breath - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: After Strax hits Clara with a newspaper she comes downstairs and he asks her if she needs anything. She asks for water and he places the bucket of mop water on the table in front of Clara. They have a conversation about the water and at the end of the conversation Clara looks at her newspaper and the bucket has disappeared from the table in front of her. Neither of them moved it.

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Dark Water - S8-E11

Factual error: When Clara is speaking on the phone to Danny at the start of the episode her phone shows the call waiting screen for an incoming call from him.

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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.

Into the Dalek - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: Throughout the episode, the collar of the Doctor's shirt frequently tucks in and out of his coat from shot to shot. Especially noticeable in the scenes where they are looking for and subsequently fix the Dalek's radiation leak.

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Kill the Moon - S8-E7

Factual error: Near the end of the episode, the full Moon is shown in the daytime sky, well above the horizon. This is impossible, as any celestial body lit by the Sun has its full phase only when it is directly opposite the Sun; thus, a full Moon rises at sunset and sits high in the sky only during the night. For the Moon to be in the sky during the day as shown, it would have to be visibly of a phase other than full.

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Death in Heaven - S8-E12

Continuity mistake: Missy's cameo brooch is unpinned and hanging askew when she vaporizes Osgood, but the brooch rights itself and is pinned properly when Missy steps on Osgood's eyeglasses.

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In the Forest of the Night - S8-E10

Continuity mistake: When Clara is looking at the drawing in Maebh's homework book while the Doctor tells her about the solar flare, her grip on the book changes between shots.

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Death in Heaven - S8-E12

Continuity mistake: During the early scene with the Cybermen outside St Paul's, when Missy pulls out her phone/disintegrator weapon and shows the Doctor pictures of the Cybermen going viral all over the planet, and when she prepares to take a picture of the two of them, her grip on the device, as well as which hand she's holding it in, keeps changing between shots.

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Death in Heaven - S8-E12

Continuity mistake: When Missy orders her Cybermen to blow up the plane and kill some Belgians, her control bracelet is missing from her wrist in one shot.

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Mummy on the Orient Express - S8-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor phones Clara and discovers she's trapped in the locked car with Maisie, his phone keeps switching hands.

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Flatline - S8-E9

Factual error: After PC Forrest is killed by the Boneless, her nervous system is flattened and displayed on the wall, appearing as a mural. However, there are far too many nerves around where her liver would have been and not nearly enough around her brain.

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The Caretaker - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When Courtney comes into the caretaker's room in search of paper towels, there is a "keep out" sign (reading "Go Away Humans") hanging in the window of the inner door. When the Doctor is talking to her just before she leaves, the sign is missing. Over the course of the rest of the episode, the sign proceeds to appear and disappear a few more times.

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Time Heist - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when the Doctor and Clara are standing by the TARDIS on the planet they took the Teller and its mate to, Clara's hands go from touching the buttons on her jacket to loosely clasped lower down. In the third shot of her, they return to the first position.

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Death in Heaven - S8-E12

Revealing mistake: During the sequence where the Cyber-clouds covering Earth are burned away, there is a shot showing the clouds burning over the Sydney Opera House. The shot is, very obviously, a still image to which CGI of the burning sky has been added, resulting in an extremely unconvincing image.

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Deep Breath - S8-E1

Revealing mistake: After the clockwork droids shut down, when the ones in the restaurant basement start falling over, the extended blade of one of the toppling droids flops about like rubber.

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Deep Breath - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: Vastra hands the police inspector a bag of sonic lanterns, to be used to contain the T. Rex. In the next shot, looking at the TARDIS on the riverbank, he's not holding it.

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In the Forest of the Night - S8-E10

Continuity mistake: When Clara mentions worrying about a witch in a gingerbread house while she and the Doctor are searching for Maebh, the phones she is holding switch hands between shots.

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Into the Dalek - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: During Clara's first conversation with Danny, the folders in her hands are unmarked in close-ups, but have labels on them in wide shots. In addition, the folders and newspaper she's holding keep changing position between shots.

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Listen - S8-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor shows Clara the "listen" written on one of his blackboards, the handwriting is different to when it was first shown.

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Dark Water - S8-E11

Plot hole: When the Doctor and Missy, the latest incarnation of the Master, meet for the first time, she passes herself off as an android. Only later in the episode, after seeing the Gallifreyan hard drive that she has been uploading human minds to, does the Doctor realise that she is a Time Lady, and he doesn't realise that she's the Master until she tells him in the episode's cliffhanger ending. The problem here is that over the show's long history, Time Lords have been shown to have the ability to recognize each other instantly, an ability that makes perfect sense given their powers of regeneration. Previously in the new series, it was even stated that Time Lords can psychically sense each other, an ability demonstrated on-screen in "The End of Time." In "Dark Water", this does not happen, at all. Now, the Master has a history of using technology to block his/her psychic signal before - the Archangel satellite network from Series 3. However, at no point in this episode or the next one, "Death in Heaven", does either the Doctor or the Master even mention such technology as being used, leaving the mystery of how the Doctor didn't recognize Missy as a Time Lady at the very least a rather glaring hole.

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Death in Heaven - S8-E12

Revealing mistake: During the scene at the beginning where people are taking pictures of themselves with the Cybermen, there are a few moments where the Cybermen's armour is revealed to be rubber when people touch it.

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Kill the Moon - S8-E7

Visible crew/equipment: On the Moon's surface, the camera and boom mike can be seen reflected on the visor of the astronaut as she talks to Clara.

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Time Heist - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: After Delphox taps on the glass to awaken the Teller, her fingers close as her hand drops below shoulder level. After the angle change, her hand is above shoulder level, index finger extended.

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Robot of Sherwood - S8-E3

Revealing mistake: When the old man is stabbed, the sword is retracted and we can see there is no blood visible on the sword. This is visible even before the blood is wiped off.

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Robot of Sherwood - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: When Clara exits the TARDIS in Sherwood Forest for the first time, she closes the door. Shortly thereafter, when Robin draws his sword on the Doctor, the door has opened itself.

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Kill the Moon - S8-E7

Factual error: When Clara is watching the Earth through binoculars in order to see whether people left their lights on or off, the planet is rotating at an impossibly high speed.

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Death in Heaven - S8-E12

Visible crew/equipment: Just after Missy treads on Osgood's glasses after killing her, you can see a boom mike shadow on the wall.

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Kill the Moon - S8-E7

Factual error: In this episode, it is stated that the Moon's sudden increase in mass caused a devastating global high tide. The amount of the increase in mass is given as 1.3 billion tonnes. But the Moon has a mass of over 70,000,000,000 billion tonnes, or over 50 billion times the supposed increase. Such a negligible increase in mass, less than 0.000000002%, would have almost no effect on Earth's tides, let alone be devastating.

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Robot of Sherwood - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: When Robin Hood has finished introducing the merry men to the Doctor and Clara, Clara says "You really are Robin Hood and his merry men" and she is shown with her arms parted away from each other. In the next shot, her arms are suddenly closer to her. Then in the next shot, her hands are now closed together.

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