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The Idiot's Lantern - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: When the Connollys are watching TV, in the shots facing the chair and sofa, the chair Eddie was sitting in is further away from the couch than in the shots from above, where the chair is almost touching the couch. (00:04:46)

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Love & Monsters - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: Jackie gets Elton to take his shirt off by deliberately making a huge red wine stain on the front. When Elton comes back to the estate with the pizza, his shirt is unstained. (00:27:17)

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Aliens of London (1) - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Indra Ganesh offers Joseph Green the briefcase with the Emergency Protocols, he's holding it with the handle in his right hand in wide shots, but with it in his left hand in close-ups of him. (00:12:36)

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Silence in the Library (1) - S4-E8

Revealing mistake: When the Doctor notices the unnatural triangular shadow signalling the presence of the Vashta Nerada and points it out to Donna, the shadow appears over Donna when she's standing in front of it, showing that it's a special effect added to the shot afterwards. (00:11:10)

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The Vampires of Venice - S5-E6

Audio problem: When Francesco says "Did you just say something about Mummy?", his lips hardly move because of the fang prosthetic in his mouth, revealing that the line was dubbed back in afterwards. (00:39:00)

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Bad Wolf (1) - S1-E12

Revealing mistake: After the Doctor deactivates the signal hiding the Dalek fleet, when the camera zooms out to show the ships, the background image of the Horsehead and Flame Nebulae is cut off a bit below where the Dalek Emperor's flagship is shown, revealing the end of the picture they used for a background. (00:39:00)

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42 - S3-E7

Character mistake: The question to unlock one of the doors asks for the next number in the sequence 313, 331, 367. The Doctor gives the answer as 379 with a convoluted (albeit correct) explanation of happy primes, but there are much simpler solutions. The difference between the first and second numbers is 18 and the difference between the second and third is 36 (which is 2 x 18), suggesting that the difference between the third number and the next could be either 54 (= 3 x 18), giving 421 as the next number, or 72 (= 2 x 36), giving 439. It's likely that the Doctor would see that the answer is ambiguous, and yet he confidently states that the most complicated answer is correct. (00:08:45 - 00:09:15)

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Smith and Jones - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Martha is walking up to the hospital just before the motorcycle gear-clad slab bumps into her, her right hand goes from by her side to holding her purse strap between shots. (00:02:15)

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The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: When Clara asks Kate why her two assistants have entered the Black Archive, she rests her left arm on the sill of the window of the containment unit she's inside. In the next shot, when Clara slowly turns to look at "Kate", who's just revealed she's actually a Zygon imposter, her left arm is by her side. (00:39:55)

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The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: When the Doctors figure out how to disintegrate the door, when Eleven takes out his screwdriver to check the calculation and announces that it's complete, Ten's right hand, with which he's holding his screwdriver, goes from raised at roughly shoulder height to much lower between shots. (00:44:50)

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The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: When Osgood discovers Kate trussed up where the Zygons left her, when she pulls off the sheet covering her Kate's head is completely covered by a membrane-like mass. Moments later, after Osgood has begun working at Kate's hands to get her free, in the next shot with Kate's head in it her face is now uncovered. (00:46:15)

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The Day of the Doctor - S7-E16

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the end in the Undergallery, when Ten walks up to the Gallifrey Falls painting, wondering what its actual title is, the door of his TARDIS, visible behind him, is open. In the next shot with the TARDISes visible, the door is shut. (01:10:55)

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The Satan Pit (2) - S2-E12

Doctor: So, that's the trap. Or the test or the final judgment, I don't know. But if I kill you, I kill her. Except that implies, in this big grand scheme of Gods and Devils, that she's just a victim. But I've seen a lot of this universe. I've seen fake gods and bad gods and demi-gods and would-be gods - out of all that - out of that whole pantheon - if I believe in one thing... Just one thing... I believe in her.

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Season 2 generally

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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Question: 1. Why was Rose not allowed to touch her past self without creating a paradox and causing those creatures to appear and eat everyone, but Amy was allowed to touch her younger self without any repercussions? 2. Why was Rose able to have the time vortex in her head for a few minutes and it only knocked her unconscious whereas the Doctor had it inside him for about 30 seconds and it basically killed him and caused his regeneration?

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Chosen answer: 1) When Stephen Moffat took over he ignored a lot of what had been developed before (there is not in-universe answer). 2) It would have killed Rose, so the Doctor absorbed the energy. His body regenerated before the energy could do a significant amount of damage that would prevent regeneration.

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