* EpilepticTrees: Fans have been known to speculate at length about the S&S/''Series/DoctorWho'' connection. [[WildMassGuessing Are Sapphire and Steel Temporal Intervention Agents]]?
* NightmareFuel: Deservedly has its own [[NightmareFuel/SapphireAndSteel page]].
* SpecialEffectsFailure: Too many to list; even the expensive and difficult effects look cheap.
* TheWoobie: Mr Tully in Adventure 2.