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The Girl Who Died - S9-E6

Factual error: The Viking village has tubs of electric eels in the boathouse, which prove instrumental to the plot as the power source of the makeshift electromagnet used to relieve several of the attacking aliens of their helmets. The problem is that the Vikings live somewhere in northern Europe, and this episode takes place in the 800s. Electric eels are native to the Amazon and Orinoco rivers of South America, which at this point in history no one in Europe knew existed.

The Girl Who Died - S9-E6

Deliberate mistake: In real life, Viking helmets didn't have horns on them, because it would be a liability in combat. The horns were actually for drinking. The Vikings in this episode were given horns anyway, because the writers didn't feel it was worth having to include an explanation of hornless helmets to a general audience.

The Woman Who Lived - S9-E7

Continuity mistake: For most of the robbery sequence at the beginning, the Nightmare (a disguised Ashildr) is holding her pistol in her right hand. When she's yelling at the Doctor for interfering with her robbery while he's looking at the chest strapped to the back of the carriage, however, she's holding it in her left hand. It switches back to her right after the carriage escapes.

The Zygon Invasion - S9-E8

Factual error: By halfway through the episode, the plot is alternating between following Clara and Jac in London, the Doctor in the fictional Central Asian country of "Turmezistan", and Kate in New Mexico. Despite the three locations being scattered all around the world, only in London is it depicted to be nighttime at any point in the episode. Central Asia and the southwestern USA are both shown to be daytime, despite the two locations being over halfway around the world from each other, and the events all taking place at roughly the same time.

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The Zygon Inversion - S9-E9

Continuity mistake: When Bonnie is filming the transformation of the Zygon man who she stripped of control over his shape, her grip on the phone she's using changes between shots.

The Zygon Inversion - S9-E9

Continuity mistake: When Bonnie throws the laptop with the Osgoods' message to the floor and stomps on it, the computer's position changes between shots - take note of the tape markings on the floor. In addition, the position of the plastic frame of the laptop's screen changes: in the first shot, it's mostly popped out, but in the second shot, it's mostly attached.

Face the Raven - S9-E11

Continuity mistake: When Clara takes Rigsy's chronolock, in the closeup of the tattoo Clara's lifting her hair with her right hand and showing the tattoo with her left hand, but in the next front-facing shot her hands have switched, she's holding up her hair with her left hand and showing the tattoo with her right hand. (00:26:45)

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Face the Raven - S9-E11

Continuity mistake: When the Shade leaves Clara and she falls, her body is twisted because of the way her legs are bent with one on top of the other and her arms are out to the side. In the overhead shot of her, her positioning has changed, her body isn't twisted and her arms are more straight down her side.

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Heaven Sent - S9-E12

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is first shown discovering the word "bird" written in the sand on the floor of the teleport chamber, the handwriting changes from being somewhat messy in the wide shot to being perfectly neat in the close-up.

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The Pilot - S10-E2

Other mistake: After the Doctor tells Bill that Heather's face isn't symmetrical, when he and Bill look into the "puddle" together the Doctor explains that instead of seeing her normal backwards reflection, she's seeing her face "the right way round." The problem occurs in the next shot of the Doctor and Bill seen in the puddle, because the "WOW!" patch on Bill's jacket is properly where it should be, but note everything else is actually backwards. Things such as Bill's color-block top and her denim jacket buttons are on the opposite way. Also note the Doctor's ring has switched hands. Presumably this shot was edited, and the "WOW!" patch was blurred on the left of Bill's jacket then digitally added to the right side, to give the appearance that it's "the right way round" as the Doctor said. (00:20:15)

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The Pilot - S10-E2

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor tells Bill that nothing gets through the TARDIS doors, when she responds that they're made of wood and have windows, the Doctor's left hand changes position between shots from being apparently by his side to suddenly resting on the door. (00:28:40)

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Trivia: "Torchwood" is an anagram for Doctor Who. Russell T Davies came up with it during the filming of Series 1 to label the tapes in order to prevent theft and potential leakage, and decided to use the name in the show proper.

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Chosen answer: The Master knows that deep down, he deserves death for the crimes that he's committed throughout his life, and since he regards The Doctor as his arch-foe, he expects it to be at his hands. The fact that The Doctor is still willing to forgive him for all of his crimes hurts him more deeply than death would.

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