Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Continuity mistake: When Captain Terrell kneels down and says "What the hell is that?" Chekhov's gloved hand can be seen on the left side, but in the next shot Chekhov is already in the next room.


Continuity mistake: When Kirk is marooned by Khan, Carol asks David to show them the Genesis Cave and he says "we can't just sit here", Kirk puts on his glasses, looks at his watch and replies "yes we can", in the very next shot the glasses are gone as David stands up.

Continuity mistake: When the Enterprise is making a run for the Mutara Nebula, they show a scene in a photon torpedo bay. On the wall the sign says "TORP BAY 4." The problem is that the Enterprise only has 2 photon torpedo bays. Bay 1 (Starboard side) and Bay 2 (Port side). This version of the Enterprise has no aft photon torpedo bays.


Continuity mistake: When Admiral Kirk and party arrive in the transport pod, they dock on the port side docking port in the secondary hull. But the airlock they emerge from is in the docking port for the port side torpedo bay, as signified by the sign in the background saying "TORP BAY 2." You can see the docking port they are supposed to have docked at to emerge from on the side of the torpedo launchers, just above of the secondary hull. The reason for this is because they re-used the stock footage from ST:TMP when Kirk and Scotty docked at the same docking port.


Plot hole: Why doesn't Reliant know that Khan is exiled here? The Federation is so terrified and opposed to genetic engineering that it's still illegal 300 years after Khan. So why is there no warning along with the data on the Ceti Alpha system? Kirk logged what happened with Khan and his solution of marooning him. Starships use nav data to navigate star systems. Ceti Alpha 6 exploded, yet the helmsman or computer never noticed that there is one less planet than there was when Kirk was there? There is no debris from the explosion? Ceti Alpha 5 is the exact same size and was conveniently blown into the exact same orbit as Ceti Alpha 6 used to have? So there is nothing whatsoever to make the crew even suspect that it's not 6? Enterprise would have to have scanned the planets in the system to know that one was habitable for Khan. Did Ceti Alpha 6's destruction somehow magically turn Ceti Alpha 5 into its exact duplicate? If Starfleet ships have been there to map after Ceti Alpha 6 exploded, none of them bothered to check on the exiles? Pretty callous for Starfleet, don't you think? With the technology and amounts of information available to Starfleet vessels, there is NO logical reason for the Reliant to think that this planet is Ceti Alpha 6. Finally, would the Federation be willing to test a device whose exact effects will be unknown on a planet so close to another inhabited one? (00:21:00)

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[Spock has just been severely irradiated while saving the ship, and is dying.]
Spock: Do not grieve, Admiral - it is logical: the needs of the many outweigh
Kirk: The needs of the few...
Spock: Or the one.

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Question: Presumably, the Genesis Planet was formed out of the dust and gas of the Mutara Nebula. But where did its sun come from?


Chosen answer: According to the novelisation of the film the Genesis project was initially designed to be capable of creating an entire solar system. While the focus of the project eventually narrowed down to altering an individual planet, the sub-routines necessary to create a star were still in place and were activated when the device detonated within the nebula.

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