Doctor Who is a long, proud franchise with millions of fans.The show's adventures are some of the quirkiest and most exciting on television, staying fresh as other shows rise and fall. Its strengths lie in its imagination and characters, but the plotting can be all over the place. Plot holes in Doctor Who are often plentiful, but if the emotions of the story work then people tend to forgive them. But there are times when things make so little sense you just can't get behind the story.
The worst plot holes in Doctor Who stick out when the emotion of the story has failed, or rather the plot holes themselves fail the emotion of the story. There have been some whoppers in the show's time, with two of the most egregious examples being "Journey's End" from the fourth series and "The Angels Take Manhattan" from the seventh series.
Don't worry. There are plenty of other offenders on the list. Vote up the biggest Doctor Who plot holes.
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That Time the Statue of Liberty Was a Weeping Angel
While most agree that the seventh series episode "The Angels Take Manhattan" has a ton of problems, this one seems like the most glaring. The episode says that the Statue of Liberty is actually a massive Weeping Angel, which invites a whole bunch of questions. If it really is moving around attacking people, why didn't anyone notice it moving around? Not to mention NYC is full of millions of people, so at least one person MUST be looking at it every second of every day, which means it wouldn't be able to move at all.Is this impossible to ignore?
- 2374 VOTES
The Reapers Are Lazy
In the first series episode "Father's Day," Rose goes into the past and saves her father from death and ends up creating a paradox. Creatures called Reapers appear and start to attack everyone. We learn that they only appear when there's a paradox, but given how many paradoxes the Doctor runs into, why haven't we seen these guys more?Is this impossible to ignore?
- 3378 VOTES
All of a Sudden, Gallifrey Isn't Frozen in Time Anymore
At the end of the ninth series episode "Hell Bent," the Twelfth Doctor finally returns home to Gallifrey. Somehow, some way, it's escaped the pocket universe the Doctor(s) put it in during the events of "Day of the Doctor." It's never explained, but for more than two seasons, trying to free Gallifrey was a big deal. Then, suddenly, it isn't. What gives?Is this impossible to ignore?
- 4398 VOTES
When the Doctor Was Like, 'Peace Out, Ponds'
So, in "The Angels Take Manhattan," the Weeping Angels grab Amy and Rory and maroon them in 1930s Manhattan. For timey-wimey reasons, the TARDIS can't ever go back there. So, instead of figuring out a way to save them... the Doctor leaves them stranded in the past for the rest of their lives. Can't the Doctor just drop the TARDIS into New Jersey, take a cab over, and save Amy and Rory? Or how about using River's Vortex Manipulator?Is this impossible to ignore?