Equipment Visible: When the general comes into the room to meet the Doctor, Ben and Polly, the shadow of the boom mike moves over the soldier on the 'phone.
Equipment Visible: When the sergeant turns the periscope to see the Doctor, Ben and Polly, the boom mike creeps into the upper right corner of the shot.
Revealing Mistake: The arctic base's periscope shifts around when the TARDIS materializes nearby.
How can Earth and Mondas have identically shaped land masses, as each planet has been separately affected by continental drift for millions of years?
Factual Error It is always seen snowing in Antarctica. Given its high altitude, the Antarctic air is very dry and precipitation is rare.
Writer Kit Pedler is incorrectly credited as Kitt Pedler for this episode.
Polly: You're looking terribly worried, Doctor.
The Doctor: Am I, my dear? Yes, I'm afraid I am rather worried.
Ben: What is it, Doctor? What's up?
The Doctor: Well, you see Ben, I know what that planet is, and what it means to Earth.
Ben: What does it mean to Earth?
The Doctor: Only that pretty soon we shall be having visitors.
Ben: Visitors? What, here? Who do you think's bringing them, Father Christmas and his sledge?
Video: Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet (BBCV 6874) released as part of the Doctor Who: Attack of the Cybermen/The Tenth Planet box set (BBCV 7030) in November 2000. Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet (Warner Home Video E1529) released in U.S.A./Canada in May 2001.
Novelisation: Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet by Gerry Davis (ISBN 0 426 11068 4) first published by Tandem in 1976.
This episode sees the first appearance of the Cybermen, who would become almost as popular an enemy for the Doctor as the Daleks.
Dramatically, the robot-like Cybermen are shown at the end of the episode to have human hands, hinting at their cyborg natures.