Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Audio problem: When Spock mind melds with Valeris, you hear a heartbeat. Whose heartbeat is this? It is specifically stated in the original series that Vulcan hearts beat almost twice as fast as humans. It is, however, never established that Vulcan metabolic functions slow during a mind meld, due to conscious physical control or otherwise.

Grumpy Scot
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New this month Suggested correction: It was "never established that Vulcan metabolic functions slow during a mind meld." Not "it was established that they do not." If something is not established one way or the other, then there is no contradiction and therefore no error.

Plot hole: At the end Sulu knew where the secret meeting was but didn't think to notify Enterprise, knowing full well what the situation was with the ship and Kirk etc.

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Suggested correction: Sulu didn't know about the bird of prey that could fire when cloaked, so didn't know the importance of them getting there.

Jason Hoffman

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.

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

I called it a character mistake.

Movie Nut

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