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The Master claims that his "Dalek bumps" can function as "etheric beam locators". The Fourth Doctor took an etheric beam locator out of his pocket in Genesis of the Daleks.
The Master, after his first return from the sewer, states that he only had occasional company. Presumably he ran into the future versions of himself that also fell into the sewer.
The planet Terserus was previously mentioned in The Deadly Assassin as the planet where Goth found the emaciated Master.
Plot hole: The Master was in the TARDIS before Lee. Lee had the only key known to the Master to open the door (he most likely did not know about the spare about the "P" mentioned by the Doctor later)
How the Doctor managed to acquire jelly babies after his regeneration is unknown. He had no access to his earlier incarnation's clothes or possessions.
Other Mistake: When the Doctor tells Grace he has 13 lives, his words do not match his lips.
The robes that the Master puts on before attempting to steal the Doctor's lives are similar to those worn by the Time Lord council during their appearances in episodes such as The Five Doctors.
In the couple of years before this film was produced, it was rumoured that American actor David Hasselhoff was interested in playing the Doctor! In this vision, the TARDIS would have talked, and, if taken up as a series, episodes were likely to be self-contained affairs, rather than the traditional multi-part stories. Thankfully, none of these rumours came to anything!
Producer Phil Segal has admitted that the final shooting script was assembled under tremendous pressure and fell some way short of what he'd originally hoped for. In the end he opted to try and make the film as enjoyable as possible and not worry about every plot hole. It was, presumably, pressure of time that caused Segal to make the Doctor half human, to relocate the Eye of Harmony in the TARDIS, and to allow the Doctor to reverse time and bring his companions back to life.
The Eye of Harmony previously appeared in Season 14's The Deadly Assassin, but on that occasion it was an ebony monolith located on Gallifrey, the nucleus of a black hole that was the source of all Time Lord power. It is unexplained as to why only human eyes can open the Eye. But then so is the exact nature of a 'temporal orbit'. And how the Master can transform himself into the snake-creature. And what exactly happens in the climax, and...
Gareth Jenkins's letter to Jim'll Fix It read:
I like Dr. Who very much because I have got Colin Baker's Doctor Who suit made by my Nan and a tent TARDIS. Please could I see Colin Baker and go inside the TARDIS.
Yours sincerely Gareth Jenkins (Age 8).
Plot Hole: The motorbike collision defies belief. The bikes are (apparently) completely incinerated in the collision but the Doctor is unharmed while Midge is only wounded.
Continuity: When the Master captures Midge, the sabre tooth is dropped and not recovered. But the Master has it again later in the episode before the bike collision.
Revealing Mistakes: Anthony Ainley's yellow contact lenses aren't placed correctly in his first scene, causing his eyes to appear to be looking in different directions.
Continuity: Midge's feet magically untie themselves from the Master's lasso trap.
Equipment Visible: When the Doctor and Patterson leave the Youth Club, the boom mike can be seen reflected in the glass wall behind them.
Plot Hole: When the gas grenade goes off in Millington's office, the Doctor covers it with a wastepaper basket. But there are still billowing clouds of the supposedly deadly gas around them.
Revealing Mistake: When Fenric tips over the king on the chess board, the tape keeping it from rolling away is visible.
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funny but sad, battle for earth, beings from another world, historical people as characters, hostile monsters