Doctor Who

The Shakespeare Code - S3-E2

Other mistake: When the Doctor and Martha are in their bedroom, there are many candles lit. Later, when Martha blows out one candle, the whole room goes black.

LizzieWD
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Suggested correction: This is a common film technique, as audiences aren't exactly interested in watching someone walking around the room blowing out candles. She just probably blew them out later, and the pitch black is just showing that part of the room is dark now.

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)

Tailkinker Premium member
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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.

Bishop73

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.

Smith and Jones - S3-E1

Factual error: A reflection of a full Moon is shown near the end. When Earth is viewed from the Moon earlier, over half of it is illuminated by the Sun. For it to be full Moon, the entire Earth would have to be dark. In addition, the place where the hospital was transported to was dark, and not sunlit. (00:37:45)

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Suggested correction: When the reflection of the full Moon is viewed it is night time several hours after we saw the Earth from the Moon.

Peter Wallace

Yeah, no, the phases of the Moon don't work like that. New Moon and Full Moon are two weeks apart. Since the Moon appears to be, judging by the appearance of the Earth, between New and either First or Last Quarter, it is impossible for a Full Moon to be visible later that night.

The Runaway Bride - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Donna asks the woman if she could borrow £10 because it's Christmas, you can see that Donna is wearing sports shoes instead of her usual white wedding shoes. (00:10:05)

LizzieWD
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Suggested correction: No, she's wearing the same shoes if you pay attention.

Never mind - she is wearing running shoes for no apparent reason.

The Sound of Drums (2) - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: When the Master stands up on the Valiant to announce that he is the Toclafane's "Master", President Winters is visible in the background, only the Toclafane aren't there. In the next shot, they return, buzzing around Winters' head.

LizzieWD
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Suggested correction: This seems to be caused by angles - the Toclafane are floating fairly high up, around the level of Winters' shoulders and above, but the Master is lower down. Hence, why they're not visible in the shot.

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.

Human Nature (1) - S3-E8

Plot hole: The Doctor leaves Martha a recording with instructions for her for when he's human. However, the flashbacks to the incident that led to him using the Chameleon Arch don't leave enough - or any - time for him to have made the recording.

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Suggested correction: He would have been planning the change to human for a while now, not just made it up on the fly. So he could have made a recording before the opening scene.

The episode makes it pretty clear that he and Martha got taken by surprise by the Family's attack. The Doctor also explicitly says, when he gets out the Chameleon Arch headset, that he never thought he'd use it. The flashbacks consistently present his decision to become human as one made as an urgent, in the moment one.

The Runaway Bride - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: As Donna appears in the TARDIS, the bouquet she was holding has disappeared. It wasn't dropped as she disappeared.

Movie Nut
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Suggested correction: Perhaps she dropped it in the time stream.

MasterOfAll

The Age of Steel (2) - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: Pete Tyler holds the sonic screwdriver against a section of rope next to his leg, but it breaks below his feet.

Josman
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Suggested correction: After the ladder breaks, and before we see Pete's feet again, we see him climbing a bit up the ladder. When his feet are next shown, he has them on the new bottom rung of the ladder. It would seem that the rope broke exactly where Pete was holding the screwdriver - right by his ankle.

Nightmare in Silver - S7-E14

Plot hole: At the beginning, when the Doctor, Clara, Angie and Artie get off the TARDIS, the two kids are absolutely convinced that they're on the Moon, despite the Doctor explaining that they're actually at the Spacey Zoomer ride on Hedgewick's World, the greatest amusement park in the universe. The kids only realise they really aren't on the Moon when Webley emerges from inside of a fake rock formation, followed by the soldiers. The part of the room that the soldiers come from, which should have been fully visible to the time travellers from the beginning - in fact, they should have been looking directly at it when they leaned out of the TARDIS in the very first shot - looks nothing like the Moon and contains a sign for the Spacey Zoomer ride and a large map of the amusement park.

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Suggested correction: Perhaps they didn't see everything and only focused on small things, or they remembered the Futurama episode with an amusement park set on the moon.

The Impossible Astronaut - S6-E2

Other mistake: After River shoots at the astronaut going into the lake, she drops her arm. The next second, she turns around and the gun is holstered without her having made any movement to do so, and there was no sound made.

Movie Nut
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Suggested correction: The holster is low enough for the subtle movement her right arm makes to be using it. As for the sound, the removal of her gun doesn't make a sound either. The only sound heard is directly before it when she put her medical scanner away.

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