Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Other mistake: When Sulu tells Kirk he is coming to help, he states the Excelsior is currently in the Alpha Quadrant. The problem is the the Alpha Quadrant in the Star Trek universe is one quarter of the total Milky Way Galaxy. While technically correct, Sulu giving his position as in the Alpha Quadrant is useless to Kirk in terms of knowing when to expect help. It doesn't matter where Khitomer is in the galaxy. Sulu saying he is in the Alpha Quadrant gives Kirk absolutely no idea of when he will arrive. He could be anywhere from 5 minutes away to 5 weeks away or even further. Remember, it was originally projected to take Voyager 70 years to go from the Delta Quadrant back to the Federation in the Alpha Quadrant.

Guy

Continuity mistake: When Kirk and Sulu are talking about the details of the peace conference, you can see Sulu on the small display behind Kirk. When Kirk asks when the conference starts, you can see on the small display that someone leans in to tell Sulu the information. When the camera cuts to Sulu the person is no longer leaning in but is standing behind Sulu. (01:28:20)

smd9

Revealing mistake: When the Enterprise begins to leave the spacedock, the background inside spacedock (behind Enterprise) seems to move in two different directions, the top moves towards the right, the bottom towards the left.

jbrbbt

Continuity mistake: At the dinner you can see the contents in Kirk's glass changing from full, to nearly empty, to half-full again, without Kirk either drinking from the glass or having the glass refilled.

Budoshi

Continuity mistake: It's slight, but noticeable. The nails used to keep Chang's eye patch in place change slightly over the course of the film. For example, when they're beamed aboard the Enterprise, the nail closest to Chang's eye is at the top of the patch. But, during the climactic battle, it's down, closer to his nose.

Other mistake: It was shown that whatever form Martia was in, whether it be the attractive semi-human form, the Sasquatch form, or the little girl form, her voice always remained the same. Why didn't her voice remain when she morphed into Kirk?

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Suggested correction: Clearly she has the ability to control when and how her voice changes in the same way she controls her physical form.

Jason Hoffman

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene when Sulu is on the bridge and the energy wave begins vibrating the Excelsior, when Sulu's tea cup begins vibrating across the table, it's first seen closer to Sulu. The next close shot shows it vibrating right to the edge of the table. Yet in the next wide shot, it's back where it was near Sulu again. Then in the following close, it's back at the edge, this time sliding off to the floor. (00:04:00)

Continuity mistake: When the Excelsior enters the battle in orbit of Khitomer, General Chang's Bird Of Prey is on top of her. However, when he orders to fire upon her, she is hit from below.

Character mistake: At the trial, the witness said that "With the first shot, we lost our gravitational field. I found myself weightless, and unable to function." However, the first shot caused the ship to start listing to port. It was the second shot that caused the gravitational failure.

Movie Nut
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Suggested correction: People misremember events all the time, especially if the events are unexpected and chaotic. At best a character mistake.

I called it a character mistake.

Movie Nut
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He could also simply be lying in order to explain why he did not do whatever he should have after the 1st shot, since he was an easy target for the intruders and did not die in battle, which would have been honorable. Klingons are not the most honest of people.

It's also important to remember this was a "show" trial, where many things were manipulated to make Kirk and McCoy look guilty. Everything the Klingon witnesses say is suspect.

Jason Hoffman

Continuity mistake: When Valeris advises Kirk that there is a supply of Romulan ale onboard, the clock behind her reads 16:14:08. After Kirk commends her and leaves the bridge and the camera switches to Spock, the clock reads 16:14:06. (00:19:25)

Teru_Kage

Continuity mistake: After welcoming Gorkon to dinner, Kirk walks over to Spock and says "I hope you're happy". The clock behind Spock first shows 16:13:57 as Kirk is walking over, and then 16:13:55 when he reaches Spock. (00:19:20)

Teru_Kage

Continuity mistake: At the end, as the crew are talking about being arrested for feelings, the time on the bridge clock is 17:56:19 as Chekov sits down. We hear the viewscreen activate, cut to see Sulu talking, and the time above the screen is suddenly 17:56:28.

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Captain James T. Kirk: Spock, you want to know something? Everybody's human.
Captain Spock: I find that remark... Insulting.

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Trivia: Originally, this movie was going to be a prequel about when Kirk and Spock first met at Starfleet Academy.

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Question: This might be subjective, but why does the Enterprise take so much damage, especially interior damage, long before the shields actually collapse?

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Chosen answer: There's a limit as to how much the shields can protect the ship. Depending on the force of the explosions, the ship still suffers some damage from any weapon blasts. Also, the shield only holds for so long and gradually loses it protectiveness with successive attacks, causing increasing damage to the ship.

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