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"Doctor Who" The Waters of Mars (TV Episode 2009) Poster

(TV Series)

(2009)

Goofs

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Factual errors 

The news articles and obituaries shown on screen are dated "Thursday 22 November 2059". November 22nd will actually be a Saturday in 2059.
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Burning wreckage is on the ground next to the Doctor. Mars has a thin atmosphere with less than 0.2% oxygen and cannot support a flame.
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Water and objects are seen falling at the same rate as on Earth but the gravity on Mars is only 38% the gravity on Earth.
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Mars is shown in glowing sunlight and a red-orange sky. In reality Mars has a "butterscotch" (yellow-brown) sky during the day and a pink sky at sunset and sunrise due to high levels of dust in the atmosphere.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the Doctor is telling Adelaide about her granddaughter Susie Fontana Brooke, an internet information page showing Susie's accomplishments is shown. However, the names of Susie's exploration team are actually those of Adelaide's team.
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Almost every obituary repeats its opening paragraph as the first lines of its last visible paragraph.
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Tarak Ital's name is misspelled as "Tarek Ital" in Yuri Kerenski's obituary.
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Captain Adelaide Brooke's obituary shared that her birthday was the 12 May 1999, and stated that she lost her parents after the Dalek invasion in 2008 at the age of 10. In 2008, she would have been 8 or 9.
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