Star Trek

Corrected entry: Kirk quickly locates Uhura and runs to find her to question her about the Klingon transmission. From there he runs to the bridge. In a shot from behind Kirk as he enters the bridge, you can see that Uhura is to the left, already on the bridge when the doors open.

Correction: This was already submitted and corrected. Uhura follows Kirk and McCoy to the bridge, stays out of the way while Kirk is talking to Pike and Spock, then she speaks up when Kirk turns to her for evidence.

Shannon Jackson
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Corrected entry: Kirk quickly locates Uhura and runs to find her to question her about the Klingon transmission. From there he runs to the bridge. Uhura is already there when he enters the bridge.

Correction: Incorrect. Uhura follows Kirk and McCoy to the bridge, stays out of the way while Kirk is talking to Pike and Spock, then she speaks up when Kirk turns to her for evidence.

Tailkinker Premium member
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Corrected entry: When Scotty ejects the warp core and detonates it to escape from the black hole, they ride the shock wave out of danger, then jump to warp speed - without a warp core.

Correction: They do not jump to warp after escaping the singularity; once they are carried away by the explosion they are traveling on impulse.

BocaDavie Premium member
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Corrected entry: In the opening scene, just before U.S.S. Kelvin crashes into the Romulan ship, Captain Jim Kirk asks his wife if it is a boy or a girl, and then they discuss what name they should give. Such advanced technology and yet they didn't know the gender of the baby.

Chetan

Correction: We can already determine fetus gender with the technology of today, yet many expectant parents still insist on being surprised. I don't see why that would change in 200 years.

Garlonuss Premium member
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Corrected entry: Upon hearing that Vulcan is going to be destroyed within minutes Spock goes into the turbo lift to take him to the transporter. Within seconds Nero orders the space drill up to his ship where Sulu falls off the device and Kirk has to sky dive to rescue him. Chekov, who is aware of a way of beaming these two to the Enterprise races out of the bridge, opposite to the turbo lift, down the corridor to the transporter room. Where he then beams both Sulu and Kirk aboard the ship. Spock then enters the room to be beamed down to Vulcan. Why did Spock go in the turbo lift to the transporter, when it was on the same deck as the bridge, since he had only seconds to save his family? (00:57:15 - 00:58:25)

Avensiscomic

Correction: When Spock leaves the bridge, he's empty-handed. When he arrives in the transporter room, he's carrying a full equipment belt with a phaser, communicator and so forth. He took the turbolift to go and get the belt before beaming down.

Tailkinker Premium member
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Corrected entry: Phasers are energy based weapons, yet when Spock and Kirk are firing their phasers aboard the Romulan ship, it constantly sounds like bullets ricocheting off metal.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Correction: The phasers that we know of from the original series fired a laser-like steady beam for as long as the trigger was held down. The weapons in this alternate time-line appear to be firing energy-based projectiles - not a beam, even though they are still referred to as "phasers". The projectiles fired from these weapons apparently make the noises we hear when striking metal.

BocaDavie Premium member
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Corrected entry: If Nero changed the future of the original Star Trek universe when he attacked, and the subsequent destruction of the USS Kelvin, how could Spock appear in the same universe 25 years later? Both the Narada and the Jellyfish were sucked back into the past. However, the Narada was taken back in time first. Any changes made would make a new "alternate reality" that would have been separate from Spock's when he appeared, as they both left the same future around the same time. Spock's ship would have appeared without a Narada being in existence. (00:01:00 - 00:25:00)

Avensiscomic

Correction: As time travel doesn't actually exist, there are no definitive rules that state precisely how any film that involves time travel must proceed. Spock's ship and the Narada fell into the same wormhole, therefore it hardly seems unreasonable that they would reappear in the same reality, regardless of opinions that it should be otherwise.

Tailkinker Premium member
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Corrected entry: At one point you can see a computer running Windows XP. If you look at the bottom of the screen you can see the distinctive blue and green taskbar.

Correction: Where? What scene? You'll need to resubmit this 'mistake' with a clearer indication as to where it occurs, it's just too vague.

GalahadFairlight
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Corrected entry: When James Kirk is riding his bike to the ship yard, it is a futuristic bike with an apparently clean energy source, but when they show him in a later shot from the front you can see the smoke from the motorbike.

Correction: Smoke, or steam? We are given no clue onscreen as to how the bike is powered, so its rather presumptious to assume the 'smoke' coming from it is not clean.

GalahadFairlight
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Corrected entry: If Delta Vega is close enough to Vulcan for Spock to see its destruction in bright daylight, shouldn't it be pulled into (or at the very least affected, specifically time dilation) by the ensuing black hole?

Sanguis

Correction: As corrected elsewhere - yes, Delta Vega would be affected eventually. However, the time from when they arrive to when they leave (assuming Spock leaves soon after Scotty and Kirk) is short enough to not feel the effects of the black hole significantly.

Zwn Annwn
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Corrected entry: When Chekov reports to the crew their "mission" to go to Vulcan, he states that they have observed a lightning storm in space which triggers Kirk to recognize the attack on the fleet and Vulcan. Problem: The "lightning storm" in space was caused by a black hole, the black whole was not formed until they dropped the red matter into Vulcan's core, therefore the Vulcans could not have reported on such an event as it had not occurred in their system yet.

tonester2007

Correction: Incorrect. The lightning storm in space was caused by Spock's arrival through the wormhole, just as the original was caused by Nero's ship coming through.

Tailkinker Premium member
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Corrected entry: When a ship goes to warp, there is no flash where the ship disappears from view. But in every Star Trek episode ever with a warping ship, when a ship enters warp speed there is a flash of white light.

Correction: In the show, yes, but this is a totally different take on the series. If the director feels there shouldn't be a white flash when the ship warps, that's artistic license, not a mistake.

Brad Premium member
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Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, when Spock exits the turbo lift and asks permission to board the bridge, the closing lift doors reveal the reflection of a film crew member.

Correction: Incorrect. It's a reflection of one of the bridge crew stood to the left of the turbolift. The turbolift doors are convex in shape and reflect the bridge on the periphery of the what you see on screen.

GalahadFairlight
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Corrected entry: When older Spock witnesses the destruction of Vulcan, he sees the planet very clearly from the surface of Delta Vega, the same way we see the moon from Earth. For the two planets to be this close to one another would be impossible. The tidal forces alone would cause massive destruction on the surface of both planets. Not to mention the fact that a singularity created on Vulcan would almost certainly destroy the neighboring planet as well.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Correction: It's established that Vulcan has a sister planet in close proximity. Impossible or not, this planet (and its moon) were both visible (and quite large) in "The Motion Picture." Assuming the singularity conforms to our understanding of black holes (and doesn't dissipate because of the red matter), then yes it would consume Delta Vega... eventually.

JC Fernandez
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Corrected entry: When the Enterprise is in dire danger of being sucked into the black hole, the view window is shown as seriously cracking. In the next scene, as they rocket away, the view screen has no cracks.

Correction: Incorrect, the cracks are difficult to see because of the bright light caused by the warp core explosion, but they are still visible. Not a mistake.

GalahadFairlight
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Corrected entry: When the Kelvin is attacked by Nero, the chief engineer says that the weapons are down, however in the next scene, when the women get sucked into space you can see the Kelvin's weapons firing even though they're meant to be disabled.

Correction: No, he says, "Weapons offline, main power down 38%", and 'offline' in the Star Trek universe has never meant 'disabled', so it's clear that in the time the Chief Engineer said that, the weapons were brought back online.

GalahadFairlight
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Corrected entry: Nero has returned to the past, before his entire world was destroyed; wouldn't it make more sense for him to focus on saving his entire planet, rather than destroying Vulcan?

Correction: Romulus was always going to be destroyed, nothing was going to avert that, and even if there was the slightest chance, he's too wrapped up in his grief for his lost wife and child.

GalahadFairlight
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Corrected entry: Whenever the Romulan mining ship lowers its laser drill into the atmosphere of a planet, the drill and chain hang straight down. Regardless of whether the ship is station-keeping over the same spot on the rotating planet or has found the proper geosynchronous orbital altitude to stay there, the lowered chain would experience orbital tidal forces sideways along its length that would not allow it to stay "straight up and down", even if one believes that it is strong enough to endure the tension involved.

Correction: Force Fields, Shields, and Inertial Dampers all keep the Drill steady. All are regularly used technology in the Star Trek Universe.

dablues7
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Corrected entry: During the scenes involving Captain Pike's interrogation on the Narada, they show him strapped to a chair which is in a pool of water. They later show a bird's eye view of him in the chair with no pool of water in sight, followed shortly by a side view in which the sloshing of the water can again be heard.

Correction: Having seen the movie a couple of times, the water is always visible in the overhead shots.

Greenman37
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Corrected entry: The first shots of the Enterprise in space show it docked at the massive space station with the bridge facing the center of the station. When they show Spock entering the bridge for the first time (when the ship is still docked) you can see the view out of the front viewscreen/window. You should be able to see the huge space station, but all you see is empty space.

BocaDavie Premium member

Correction: The space station is visible on the viewscreen. As Captain Pike enters the bridge, he walks across the view of viewscreen from right to left, and on the far right side of the screen, you can see the main central hub of the space station.

GalahadFairlight
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Character mistake: When Chekov is discussing the plan to hide behind Saturn, he says, "...if Mr. Scott can get us to warp 4...". But on the viewscreen, it shows they are already traveling at warp 4.31. (01:34:40)

wizard_of_gore Premium member
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Question: What was Nero doing for the 25 years between his attack on the Kelvin and the one on Vulcan? Additionally, how did he know when and where Spock was to appear? Did he sit his ship in front of the black hole for 25 years? And why was his ship armed to the teeth? It's supposed to be a mining vessel.

Answer: There was a scene cut from the movie that shows Nero being held in Rura Penthe, the klingon prison planet that was attacked in the transmission that Uhura intercepted and translated. The attack was the Narada crew coming to free their commander. And if you were to read the Countdown comic book that is used to give back story to Nero and his relationship with Spock, you'd see that the Narada originally looked nothing like what we see in this film. It was more utilitarian. But after the destruction of Romulus, Nero and crew come across a Romulan space station that is taking in refugees from the doomed planet. They had been working on some technology reverse engineered from Borg technology. Nero offered his ship as a test candidate as they were looking to start field testing it on a ship at that time. And as far as waiting for Spock, it could have been a simple thing to calculate the time and place of Spock's arrival using temporal mechanics based on the size and intensity of the singularity that sent them there, and an educated guess of when Spock entered the anomaly based on the telemetry they had at the moment they entered in themselves. They've had 25 years to wait and calculate what they needed to know.

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