Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Revealing mistake: As they prepare for Warp speed the man is touching control buttons on the console in Engineering. If you look closely, as he touches them, the entire panel reacts to his touches, suggesting that all the lighted buttons and the surface are all one piece.

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Revealing mistake: After leaving space dock, the Enterprise is shown flying by the camera. As it does, there is a shaft of blue light directly underneath the ship. This can only be a poorly disguised pole under the model.

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Revealing mistake: When the shuttle pod makes its first pass on the port side of the space dock (starboard of the shuttle) a piece of the earth shows over the last strut as the pod passes (blu-ray and Netflix version).

Continuity mistake: As the camera goes in on the window of the station, there is no travel pod parked at the airlock. When Kirk and Scotty go to leave, there is one conveniently there, with no announcement of arrival. (Corrected in the Director's Edition).

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Other mistake: When Kirk and Scotty are in the travel pod going to the Enterprise, one shot of the outside of the pod has them looking like two dimensional cut outs. Also, from interior to exterior shots of the pod Kirk goes from facing directly ahead, to a quarter profile and back.

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Continuity mistake: When the Enterprise first leaves space dock, the deflector array is orange until warp speed, then it's blue. Inside V'Ger, it alternates from orange to blue.

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Spock: Each of us... At some time in our lives, turns to someone - a father, a brother, a God... And asks..."Why am I here? What was I meant to be?"

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Trivia: Mark Lenard, who played Spock's father, Sarek, in the original series, is the only person to play a Romulan ("Balance of Terror"), a Vulcan (Sarek), and a Klingon. He played the Klingon Captain in the final Klingon ship to be destroyed by V'Ger.

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