Doctor Who

The Impossible Astronaut - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is shot and killed while trying to regenerate on the beach, he falls with both legs extended. When River, Amy and Rory run up to him his left leg is bent. The camera cuts away again, and when it cuts back to show the Doctor's body one more time both legs are straight again. In addition, his left arm changes position between shots, between stretched out pointing away from his body on close-ups to bent with his hand resting on his thigh in wider shots. (00:08:15)

The God Complex - S6-E12

Continuity mistake: As Lucy goes down the hall, she opens door 214, then 215. As she comes to the next door on the right, she opens 214 again, rather than it being 216. This is particularly noticeable because the third room she enters is "her" room, containing her greatest fear - and the first room she went into numbered 214 had a completely different fear. (00:00:56)

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The Wedding of River Song - S6-E14

Continuity mistake: When River sits down by the table as she and Amy are talking and drinking wine, in shots of River, Amy's wineglass is sitting on the corner of the table. In shots of Amy, the glass is first absent, then Amy reaches over, grabs it and takes a sip before resting it on the table with her hand holding the stem, whereas her hand is in her lap in shots of River. (00:40:40)


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Closing Time - S6-E13

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor overhears Alfie crying while stirring something in the kitchen, he has the spoon in his hand in the close-up, but his hand is suddenly empty in the wide shot. (00:23:02)

Night Terrors - S6-E10

Continuity mistake: When Purcell is sinking into his carpet, just after a shot where he's shown having sunk into the floor up to his waist, we see a shot focusing on his dog where Purcell's legs are visible as he falls forward onto his hands, despite his legs having already been pulled under. (00:23:38)


Let's Kill Hitler - S6-E9

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is talking to the Voice Interface Amelia, when he starts saying that "Scotland's never conquered anywhere, you know, not even a Shetland", his left arm, which was stretched out along the railing in the previous shot, is suddenly lowered. (00:27:28)

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Let's Kill Hitler - S6-E9

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor is talking to the Amelia voice interface, in a shot of him from behind his position slumped against the railing is different from shots of him from the front. (00:27:37)

The Doctor's Wife - S6-E5

Continuity mistake: When Idris/TARDIS tells the Doctor he's like a kid trying to rebuild a motorbike who never reads directions, her arms change position and the circuitboard she's holding switches hands between a close-up and following wide shot. (00:23:41)


The Doctor's Wife - S6-E5

Continuity mistake: When Idris/TARDIS starts to run out of the room only to stop, grunt in pain and put her hand to her side, the hand in question switches from her right to her left between shots. (00:20:41)


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New Earth - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: As the camera zooms out when Rose is captured and Cassandra is about to "go" into Rose, the psychograft disappears, but in the next shot of Rose it appears again. (00:11:45)


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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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