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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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Liquid water is seen pouring from the two infected crew and pooling on the roof. Mars is too cold and the atmosphere is too thin to support liquid water for more than a few seconds.
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Plot holes 

When the Daleks invaded Earth in the episode The Stolen Earth, they were intent on destroying all of reality, except for themselves. It therefore makes no logical sense that they would just leave the young Adelaide alone instead of exterminating her or taking her aboard the Dalek crucible.
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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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