Torchwood

Torchwood (2006)

12 mistakes in season 1

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Countrycide - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: In the pre credits sequence, when the lady gets out of her car the antagonist slashes her rear tyre however after the antagonist is attacking her inside the car we see a rear shot of the vehicle, and the tyre is fully inflated.

Captain Jack Harkness - S1-E12

Factual error: When Gwen finds Toshiko's hidden message from 1941, she realizes that it was written in blood, and her flashlight reveals the bright red letters on the now-yellowed piece of paper. But after 60+ years, the iron in the blood would oxidize. The writing on the note should be rust-brown, not red. (00:33:40)

Jean G

Greeks Bearing Gifts - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: While she's talking to Mary in the flat, Toshiko's hair keeps changing between shots, going from combed evenly to split apart with one section hanging in the middle of her forehead and the rest brushed back. (00:31:30)

Jean G

Day One - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, Gwen has a long, loose strand of hair hanging over her left temple - but every time the camera angle changes, it disappears. (00:01:00)

Jean G

Combat - S1-E11

Factual error: Between getting disconnected by the bad guy and calling Ianto, Jack gets a dial tone on the dead man's cell phone. Cell phones don't generate dial tones. (00:11:10)

Jean G

Out Of Time - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: John is about to eat liver and potato with Emma before she storms out saying, "I don't like liver". While they are talking, the potato is facing Emma and Gwen. After Emma leaves, the liver faces Gwen and the spot where Emma was.

Captain Jack Harkness - S1-E12

Factual error: "Captain" Jack Harkness actually wears the rank insignia of a group captain, equivalent to an army colonel and never abbreviated to "captain". In fact, the RAF does not have a rank of captain (the equivalent rank is flight lieutenant). Neither does it have the position of "squadron captain", as he is described - a squadron commander in World War II usually held the rank of squadron leader (equivalent to an army major).

Necrothesp

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Suggested correction: "Captain" Jack Harkness actually wears the rank insignia of a group captain, equivalent to an army Brigadier. The equivalent rank of Captain in the RAF is Flying Officer.

Mark Andrew

Nope. Group Captain = Colonel (Air Commodore = Brigadier). Flight Lieutenant = Captain (Flying Officer = Lieutenant).

Necrothesp

Group Captain in the RAF does in fact equate to Captain in the Royal Navy. The Army equivalent being, as stated, Colonel.

Ghost Machine - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: From the first "front on" view of Gwen and Owen in the arcade as they are running to catch the alien device, you can see behind Gwen to the right that Owen is being played by a stunt double.

Liam D

Captain Jack Harkness: Under normal circumstances, an exuberant Roman soldier would be my idea of a perfect morning.

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