Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Plot hole: How do they have an external view of the three Klingon ships that were vaporized? Even if the ships had the ability to transmit external visuals, after the last ship was destroyed, how are they able to see images of empty space where the ships had been? The same thing happens when the Epsilon station is destroyed. Where is the external camera?

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Plot hole: When the Enterprise first encounters V'ger, Spock determines that they cannot communicate because V'ger is transmitting at a frequency and speed that is too advanced for Enterprise to interpret. At the end of the movie, when they finally encounter V'ger itself, they determine that it cannot communicate with Earth because it is using 300 year old technology and no one on Earth can receive the signal. Which is it?

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Suggested correction: Both. V'ger has been upgraded and has evolved. When they first encounter it, it's communicating with its advanced technology. At the end, it's trying to communicate with "the creator" and so is using its original language.

Jason Hoffman

It still doesn't make sense. V'Ger does not know who the creator is, so why would it attempt to communicate with the creator using only it's original signal type?

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