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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) - 124 mistakes in entire show
Continuity: Near the end of the episode, right after Lore fires the phaser at Dr. Crusher, Data tackles Lore and knocks the phaser out of Lore's hand. The phaser flies towards the cargo transporter and when it impacts, it breaks in two. You can see a piece of it go flying off to the left. Then shortly after when Data throws Lore onto the transporter pad and Lore picks up the phaser, it's in one piece again.
Continuity: Watch when Geordi on the bridge calls up Dr. Crusher in Sick Bay. There's a white-haired medical assistant working on someone behind Geordi. Then when Dr. Crusher responds to Geordi's page, the same assistant is down in Sick Bay with her. Then they cut back to Geordi and the assistant is back up on the bridge again.