Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Factual error: When Kirk falls off El Capitan, he is shown falling all the way past the tops of the trees. I have been to Yosemite and the trees are tall, but not tall enough to give Spock enough time to slow then stop Kirk's fall.


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Suggested correction: This is a few hundred years in the future.

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By the time Kirk reaches the top of the trees, he is traveling at terminal velocity (assuming Kirk was halfway up, about 2000 feet from the ground, and an initial fall rate of 32 feet per second, per second), approximately 120 mph, about 200 feet per second. If the trees were 1000 feet tall and Spock caught Kirk right at the top of the trees, that would give him 5 seconds to slow down and stop Kirk. Impossible. Fortunately, in the movie he was able to accomplish this feat, or it would have been a very short movie. :).

Other mistake: Spock lifts his crew mates with the rocket boots. He passes deck numbers 35 through 78 from bottom to top. First off, deck numbers go from top to bottom. The bridge is on deck 1. Second, the Enterprise of that class only had 23 decks.

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Chekov: Rescued at last!
Uhura: Return to pre arranged coordinates for pick up.
Sulu: Coordinates?
Chekov: Don't tell them you're lost, you'll never live it down!
Uhura: Is there a problem, gentlemen?
Sulu: Uh, yes, uh... We've been, uh, we've been caught in a blizzard!
Chekov: [Blowing into the communicator.] And we can't see a thing! Request you direct us to the coordinates!
Uhura: My visual says sunny skies and 70°!
Chekov: Sulu look! The sun has come out! It's a miracle!
Uhura: Don't worry fellas! Your secret's safe with me. I'll send a shuttlecraft to pick you up.
Sulu: Uhura, I owe you one. Sulu out.

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Trivia: If I am correct the Yoman who gives Kirk the status report he signs on the bridge is in reality William Shatner's daughter, Melanie Shatner, who had also appeared in TOS Episode Miri as one of the children.

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