Doctor Who

The Unicorn and the Wasp - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: At the lake, when the Doctor stands in front of Agatha and tells the Vespiform, "You're not meant to be like this! You've got the wrong template in your mind!", in the close-up shot he has his left arm raised, but in the Vespiform's POV shot he has his right arm raised. (00:39:45)

The Unicorn and the Wasp - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Robina Redmond is announced, and Lady Eddison says, "She's the absolute hit of the social scene - a must," in the first shot, Lady Eddison is standing close enough to her wheelchair-bound husband to cast a shadow on him. In the second shot, the distance between them has suddenly increased. (00:05:10)

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The Unicorn and the Wasp - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: After questioning the houseguests, the Doctor and Agatha are talking. She uses the phrase "little grey cells", and the Doctor responds, "Oh, yes, little grey cells. Good old Poirot." When he does this, he's holding a saucer in his left hand and rests a teacup he's holding in his right hand atop it, as he turns toward the chair that the suspects were sitting in. In the next shot, as he walks over and sits in the chair, he is suddenly holding the teacup and saucer in his right hand, with his left hand in his pocket. (00:13:55)

The Unicorn and the Wasp - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: After explaining that he's laced the soup with pepper, the Doctor, when he says, "Anyone got the shivers?", turns his head from looking to his left so he's looking in front of him. In the following wide shot, his head is turned to his left again. (00:26:10)

The Doctor's Daughter - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor opens the secret door in the tunnel wall, he puts the sonic screwdriver into his inner jacket pocket. In the next shot he's in, as he says, "Now, what were you saying about running?", he does it again. (00:22:55)

The Doctor's Daughter - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When Donna suggests that she distract the next guard using her "womanly wiles", she flips her hair behind her shoulder. In the next shot, when the Doctor tells her to save her wiles for later, the hair has spontaneously moved to its former position. (00:19:35)


The Poison Sky (2) - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor activates the teleport, Donna is onboard the Sontaran ship, holding a cell phone in her left hand. When she arrives in the basement of the ATMOS factory, she's holding the rubber mallet in her left hand, and her right hand is empty, with the phone nowhere to be seen. (00:32:40)

The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When the clone Martha sits up in the tank, in a shot from behind her the umbilical cord is trailing down her back. In a shot facing her, it's draped over her shoulder, only to return to being down her back when she unplugs it. (00:35:20)

The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Jo Nakashima says, "If you won't listen, I'll find someone else who will," she's holding her purse and bundle of papers in the crook of her left arm. When she opens the door of her car, the items have jumped to her right arm. (00:00:45)

The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Private Harris orders the two hypnotized workers in the basement of the ATMOS factory to let him through the door they're guarding, he's holding a torch in his left hand, and when shown from behind has that hand down by his side. In the Sontarans' video feed, which also shows him from behind, his left hand is on his assault rifle. (00:11:15)

The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When General Staal surprises Privates Harris and Grey in the room with the cloning tank beneath the ATMOS factory, the position of his right hand, holding his command baton, changes between shots several times. (00:14:10)

The Sontaran Stratagem (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor gets embarrassed as Donna lightly mocks him for not realizing that when she said she wanted to go home, she only meant for a brief visit, he rubs his chin with his left hand. When Ross Jenkins interrupts by saying, "Ready when you are, sir," the Doctor is now rubbing his chin with his right hand. In the shot after that, it's back to his left hand. (00:20:40)

Planet of the Ood - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor opens a shipping container full of Ood and he and Donna stand in the entryway, he only opens the right-hand door, leaving the other one shut. In a shot from behind the two of them, facing into the crate, the left-hand door is now wide open. (00:17:15)

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 1 generally

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?


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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