The Difficulty of Continuity in Doctor Who
By Jim Smith
Ian: ”Doctor, I don’t understand this at all. We saw the Daleks destroyed on Skaro, we were there!”
Doctor: “My dear boy, what happened in Skaro was a million years ahead of us in the future.”
The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Episode 2
***Warning: if you are new to the series, this article may be somewhat spoilery.***
Doctor Who is a television show that, while, built around an amazing concept, that of a traveler in time and space, it also is fraught with the threat of continuity problems. In any given story the circumstances of not only where, but when have to be established...