Corrected entry: During the mashed potatoes scene, Lt. Valeris demonstrates that it's impossible to fire a phaser on board the Enterprise without setting off a ship-wide alarm. However later in the film, she murders the two assassins, Burke and Samnoe using, according to McCoy, "a phaser on stun at close range." Yet no alarm sounded in the ship, alerting the crew that a phaser had been fired on board.
Corrected entry: If only two months went by between the explosion of the Klingon moon and the meeting at Starfleet Headquarters, when exactly did Chang and his cohorts have the time to construct the bird-of-prey that can fire while cloaked? Two months would not have been long enough to build such a vessel, and since there was no reason for the peace talks until after the moon exploded, there would be no reason to have such a vessel being built before the events of the movie happen.
Corrected entry: Valeris informs the crew that her comrades will make sure to jam ship to ship transmissions, yet minutes later the Enterprise is able to contact the Excelsior. In addition, why wouldn't the Excelsior contact Khitomer to warn them of the impending assassination attempt?
Corrected entry: Towards the end of the film, the Enterprise is getting an audio/visual transmission from Captain Sulu on the Excelsior. You see Captain Sulu on a big screen. Female Vulcan, Lt. Valeris, is standing right in front of the screen. You can see a ledge at the bottom of the screen, and her shoulders are even with the ledge, and she's near the middle of the screen. Then they switch to a shot of Captain Kirk, and then back to a closer shot of the screen. This time, Lt. Valeris has disappeared. You can see the bottom ledge and the middle of the screen. Then there's another shot of Kirk, then back to the screen, with Lt. Valeris magically back again.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Lt. Valeris finds the gravity boots, at the end of the scene she attaches them to the locker door. Just before she places the boots on the door, you can see velcro or some other kind sticky material on the locker door.
Corrected entry: After the first conference with the president of the Federation, all the men file out of the room, save Ambassador Sarek, who can be seen sitting in a chair beside the president's desk. In this shot, the president reaches for his eyeglasses. The very next shot cuts to the president taking off the glasses, showing the side of his desk where Sarek was sitting - but Sarek isn't there, and nor is his armchair.
Corrected entry: The character of Valeris was originally slated to be Lt. Saavik. The filmmakers tried to get Kirstie Alley back, but found out that her stardom in "Cheers" now made her too expensive. It was then decided that Saavik as she was known would never betray the Federation, so Valeris was created. This explains Valeris' infatuation with whether Spock is lying, as her words were originally Saavik's, mirrored in "The Wrath of Khan" (when Spock tells her, "I exaggerated," after she accuses him, "You lied.").
Corrected entry: In his log entry at the beginning of the movie, Captain Sulu mentions that he has been commanding the Excelsior for three years on a mission in Beta Quadrant. In the next scene, as they walk into the briefing at Starfleet Command, McCoy asks where Sulu is. Kirk has to remind him that Sulu is now a captain, and on assignment. It seems odd that McCoy wouldn't have known that, or that he would have expected Sulu at a briefing taking place very far away from the location of Sulu's mission.
Corrected entry: When the court is listening to the playback of Kirk's personal log stating he never could forgive the Klingons for the death of his son, General Chang is standing behind Kirk and several meters away. He asks Kirk if those were his words. Kirk says, "Those words were spoken by me." When Kirk's defense counsel objects, we see a wide angle shot of the room behind Kirk, and Chang is no longer there.wizard_of_gore
Corrected entry: In the scene where the Enterprise surrenders and Kirk and McCoy are about to beam to the Kilingon ship, if you watch carefully you can see Spock put his hand on Kirk's shoulder and place the tracking device there, which comes into play later when the Enterprise rescues him from the dilithium asteroid.
Corrected entry: Enterprise hits the prototype Bird Of Prey with a torpedo they build with the equipment they're carrying for categorizing gaseous anomalies. At the beginning of the film, we hear that its actually the Excelsior that is out on a mission categorizing gaseous anomalies. Considering Enterprise was at dock and the crew decommissioned, its unlikely they would have had the equipment on board.
Corrected entry: When Praxis explodes, it's real bad luck that the Excelsior is on the same level as the two-dimensional expanding shock wave. Couldn't the crew bring the ship easily out of the way by moving it "up" or "down"?
Corrected entry: When the Chancellor's ship is fired upon by the cloaked Bird of Prey, the clock above the Enterprise bridge viewer shows the time as 01:18. When the assassins have beamed back to the Enterprise and the Klingon ship begins to list, the time is 01:38. Right after this, when Chang tell Kirk that he will "Blow you out of the stars", the clock above the bridge viewer shows a time of 01:29. This is on the DVD version.
Corrected entry: Spock interrogates Lt. Valeris with the mind meld, he finishes and takes his hands off her. She is in some kind of emotional trauma, her mouth is wide open gasping like a fish and she's whimpering. Spock turns around and the camera angle changes to face him. In the background Valeris is standing there looking very cool and calm. I'd imagine it would be rather difficult to collect herself in less than a second.RJR99SS
Corrected entry: When searching the crew quarters, a magnetic boot is found in Dax's locker. The locker door either shows damage in the paint when the scene had to be re-shot or it's the device to hang a non-magnetic boot onto a non-metal door. This is evident both when Valeris hangs the boot on the door and when Chekov removes it later on.
Corrected entry: Right before Kirk beams aboard the Klingon vessel, Spock pats him on the back. He turns around and you can see the large black tracking device that Spock has stuck to his back. Throughout the film they use this device to track Kirk. Kirk was arrested, sentenced, and sent to a prison. Kirk wears his uniform throughout this entire process and the tracking device is blatantly obvious on him. Why didn't any Of his many Klingon guards frisk him and remove it?RJR99SS
Corrected entry: The character of Colonal West is an uncredited character. This character is portrayed by Rene Auberjunois, the same actor who plays Odo on DS9. Any actors appearing in a ST movie out of character are uncredited. (Neelix as the Holodeck Mate'd in ST: First Contact, and Tuvok on the bridge of the Enterprise B in Generations) However, this came out before DS9, so he must have already been signed on to the series.
Corrected entry: Captian Sulu's coffee mug clearly shows "NCC-2000 U.S.S. Excelsior" on the side of it. A few scenes later, when the mug is vibrating and bouncing around on the table, the writing is gone.
Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, the Excelsior is hit by a shockwave coming from the Klingon moon Praxis (the Excelsior would be in Federation space, dozens of light years from the moon). The force of the shockwave is such that the ship is physically thrown about, as are the crew. A blast that is so strong at such an extreme range would surely destroy not only the moon but also the Klingon homeworld and most other things in Klingon territory. This, however, isn't the case; Praxis is later shown to be only half destroyed.
Corrected entry: Captain Kirk and Dr. Mccoy escape from the Dilithium mines together with the shape shifter. They go to the surface and get out of the magnetic shield that prevents Enterprise from beaming them up. When they fight and get discovered later, it seems it is all a setup and they are beamed up by Enterprise just before they are shot. But why did the shapeshifter lead them to a place outside the magnetic field? If only they were inside it (no markings around to show they are outside the field), they could never have been saved.
Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, Sulu's Captain's Log (voice-over) tells how his ship, Excelsior, is cataloging gaseous anomolies. Later, when the Enterprise has no way to fire back against a Klingon ship that can fire while cloaked, Ohura says, "What about all that equipment we're carrying to catalog gaseous anomolies?"
Corrected entry: Throughout the movie, and including the climatic battle sequence between the Enterprise and General Chiang's Bird of Prey, Scotty is wearing his black "casual" duty uniform. When Kirk and company beam down to Kitimer, Scotty is wearing his red uniform. When they return to the Enterpise, he's back in his black uniform.
Corrected entry: When communicating with the Klingon vessel, Uhura uses a book to search for the correct words and translation. She can't use the universal translator to do the job for her, because the Klingons would recognise that. Why doesn't she use the universal translator as example and then simply repeat it to the Klingons, instead of making a mess of it with the books?
Corrected entry: Towards the end of the film when the Enterprise is under attack by the invisible Klingon ship, Spock asks Dr. McCoy if he'd like to perfom a surgery on a torpedo to enable it to detect the plasma emitted by the Klingons. But McCoy is a medical doctor and can hardly be qualified for this work. Why doesen't Spock just ask Scotty, who is also present and doesn't have anything else to do?
Corrected entry: In begining of the movie, a moon in the Klingon home system explodes, sending out a shockwave that travels across Klingon space, across the neutral zone and into Federation space to hit the USS Excelsior so fast that it wasn't detected before it hit the ship. First of all, the shockwave should be restricted to the speed of sound, it would have taken years to arrive to the Excelcior's location and second, in the movie S.T.: Generations, a shockwave from a collapsing star takes several minutes to hit a space station in the same system.
Corrected entry: Years of dispute with the Klingons, and Federation engineers haven't managed to circumvent the cloaking device - yet a 100% effective torpedo is built on the Enterprise by a doctor, during a battle, using instructions from a radio-operator, in under 10 minutes. Makes you wonder why Starfleet actually has engineers.
Corrected entry: When communicating with the Klingon vessel, Uhura consistently mispronounces the Klingon word for 'over.' The Klingon she's speaking to pronounces it 'reen.' Uhura keeps pronouncing it 'ren.' The mistake is relevant because they're speaking Klingon directly to avoid being recognized as a Starfleet vessel.
Corrected entry: During the scene in which Bill and Admiral Cartwright discuss Operation Retrieve with the Federation President, the person who briefs the president on Operation Retrieve is called Colonel West. But when you look at West's uniform closely, it can be seen that he carries the rank of Admiral. And according to many Star Trek sites, the rank of Colonel doesn't even exist in Starfleet's ranking system.