Star Trek

Corrected entry: When Sulu uses the parachute to get back onto the drill's platform he cuts the cord as he is being pulled into the venting flame. For some reason the flame cannot burn the cord but can easily incinerate an alien.

Correction: We do not know what the cord is made of. It could easily be fireproof, as opposed to organic matter, which is not.

wizard_of_gore

Corrected entry: While running from the cop, young James Kirk barrels towards a cliff in his stepdad's car. He is able to slow down some before reaching the edge, and jumps out, barely grabbing the edge to keep from going over himself. The car is still going a good speed as it slides sideways and goes off the cliff. But as the camera follows its movement over the edge, it is seen falling almost straight down. The momentum it had, from its still considerable speed, would have had it moving out away from the canyon wall as it went down, not just going straight down.

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Quantom X

Correction: It's a trick of perspective, the car is a fair enough distance from the cliff as it falls.

Phixius

Corrected entry: When the Admiral announces they have received a distress call from Vulcan, Spock prematurely reacts to the name of the planet before it is spoken.

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jbrbbt

Correction: He is not initially reacting to the name Vulcan when he turns. Just before that name is said, the words distress call are said, and it is that moment when Spock turns his head, coincidentally before the name of his planet was spoken. Just about anybody would react to the words distress call by instantly looking at the person who said it.

Quantom X

Corrected entry: When Kirk et al are seen walking through the Enterprise shuttlebay, the shuttles are showing the registry of NCC1701A. The Enterprise's registry code, as seen throughout the film on the ship's hull, has no "A" suffix.

Lloydy

Correction: The only shot of the Enterprise shuttlebay interior is the one through the main shuttlebay doors when the ships first land aboard the Enterprise. No one is ever seen walking through the Enterprise shuttlebay. You might be thinking of the shuttlebay in Starfleet headquarters., which includes multiple ships, some of which might have an A-designation. The two Enterprise shuttles I noted show no such A-registry.

Corrected entry: As Spock is performing the mind meld on a random Romulan, an attacking Romulan is shot from the front by Kirk. Kirk then arrives from behind the Romulan with his phaser drawn. Impossible.

Brad

Correction: This part of the Narada is composed of multiple catwalks, stairs and elevated platforms. The shot actually comes from the side (not the front), then Kirk has to move around from behind to get to where Spock is.

Corrected entry: Considering the time it took for the fleet to travel from Earth to Vulcan, coupled with the fact that Vulcan had started feeling seismic activity even earlier, we can conclude that it takes a fair amount of time for the Narada's drill to penetrate a planet's structure. There should have been plenty of time for Vulcan's defense force (or even a shuttle craft) to fly up and shoot the drill, as Spock did at the end of the movie. For that matter, why didn't the Enterprise shoot a torpedo or fire phasers at the drill? Same goes for Earth.

Teru_Kage

Correction: Yes, Spock destroyed the drill... with a ship from the FUTURE. Given what we see the Narada did to a fleet of starships, it's safe to assume that any Vulcan or Earthly defense would have been (and may have been offscreen) easily thwarted by Nero's people.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: After realizing that the Jellyfish was on a collision course, ordering the Narada to open fire wouldn't have helped at all; destroying the Jellyfish would have led to containment breech of the red matter, which in turn would have swallowed up the Narada as well. A better option would've been to simply warp away. From the previous scene, the Narada was able to jump to warp in a matter of seconds to pursue the Jellyfish, meaning that jumping to warp is a relatively quick and easy task. Even after the missiles were fired, Nero still had plenty of time to order a warp retreat.

Teru_Kage

Correction: Characters are allowed to be fallible, to make wrong choices without it being considered a mistake. Nero's angry, he wants to see Spock dead, and, being a miner by profession rather than a warrior, lacks the training to overcome his anger and consider his options rationally. If this leads him to make a wrong call, that's just him screwing up, not a plot hole.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: If Spock had not shown up at the end of the movie to offer his services, Kirk would have left spacedock without a First Officer. Starfleet wouldn't allow the flagship of the Federation to go on a mission without a complete command crew.

Teru_Kage

Correction: Why not? They did it in The Motion Picture. Clearly it's no big deal to pick up an officer for an empty post after leaving Earth.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: Sulu and Kirk are fighting on the drilling platform. Sulu claims to be trained in fencing, but does not use any real fencing moves or tactics.

Correction: Fencing tactics would not have helped him in this situation. Since the bad guy is using "brawling" fight tactics, fencing moves and tactics are out the window.

XIII

Corrected entry: Spock Prime charges out of the wormhole/timewarp and Nero sets about capturing him, which apparently takes some time to accomplish. Spock Prime knows the destructive power of the Red Matter and he would in no way ever allow this substance to fall into the hands of a madman, even though it would cost his life. This was the only logical conclusion Spock Prime could have made.

alfredodedarc

Correction: Pure assumption. Spock cannot be aware that Nero would intend to wipe out every planet in the Federation; given his experience in diplomacy, he would have every reason to believe that he could reason with Nero. Choosing to attempt that rather than taking the suicide option does not make for a plot hole.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: Nero claims that Starfleet has border protection grids surrounding its planets, hence his need to capture Pike and interrogate him. Yet earlier, Nero's ship managed to get past Vulcan's defenses with nothing but his ship's weapons. Yes, they're advanced weapons, but Nero needed Pike's information to get past Earth's defenses, so there's no reason he'd be able to get past Vulcan's.

Brad

Correction: There's any number of ways Nero could have obtained the information he needed about penetrating Vulcan's defenses and not Earth's. He could have posed as a Vulcan [if this timeline follows TOS timeline, then no one is aware of what Romulans look like]. Or he could have captured a Vulcan ship and interrogated one of its officers.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the scene showing the drill first attacking Vulcan (before Amanda comes out and sees it) the shot is showing a clear blue sky around the upper parts of the drill. Vulcan has been established as having an orange/brown tint to both the planet and its atmosphere. No amount of "alternate reality" explanation works here.

Correction: All this means is that the atmospheric conditions were different on this particular day. There are any number of seasonal or meteorological reasons why the sky make look different. Vulcan has only been depicted about a dozen times throughout the various Trek series, that hardly means that the sky's appearance would look exactly the same every time. Here on Earth, if one were to visit the polar regions a dozen times in the winter, the sky would always be dark. But if you suddenly visited it in the summer, would that suddenly be a mistake? Nope.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: If Starfleet has border protection grids surrounding its planets, as Nero says, then how could he easily get past Vulcan's defenses?

Brad

Correction: Because Nero's ship is 100 years more advanced than anything the Federation has.

Guy

Corrected entry: Throughout the movie, it is mentioned that Nero's drill prevents sensors and communication. It prevents the Enterprise (and other Starfleet ships) from detecting Nero's ship at Vulcan and later prevents them from contacting Earth to call for reinforcements. However, when the Enterprise is en route to Vulcan, during his announcement to the crew, Chekov says that they received a distress call from Vulcan saying that they were experiencing extreme seismic activity (which we later learn is caused by the drill) which would have been impossible if communications were 'jammed' by the drilling.

Correction: The jamming may have been "line of sight." A communication station on the side of planet *opposite* Nero's ship would be able to send a distress signal and report seismic activity of unknown origin.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Captain Pike is attempting to convince Kirk to join Starfleet in the bar, he wrongly says that the Federation is a humanitarian and peace keeping armada. Starfleet is the armada, the Federation is the inter-planetary government.

Correction: We shouldn't expect Pike to give a comprehensive and detailed definition of Starfleet and the Federation (and the distinctions between the two) in that particular scene. He wasn't holding an academic lecture on the nature and purpose of the Federation/Starfleet. Pike wanted to get Kirk join Starfleet. So yes, Pike was simplifying things a bit. Not to mention that The Original Series was never spot-on and terribly well-defined at times concerning the purposes and missions of either the Federation or Starfleet. So this confusion/ambiguity fits in with how we've seen the era depicted in the past.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Just after the Enterprise gets out of warp at Vulcan, and as they are going under the remains and get parts of the engine ripped of you can see that "The Narada" is not there, yet in the next shot it reappears.

ClearanceClarence

Correction: You cannot see it in the shots of the Enterprise going through the debris field; it is either obscured by the debris or off camera. Its does not disappear then reappear; it only comes into sight when the Enterprise clears the field.

BocaDavie

Corrected entry: At the bar fight, Kirk falls on the patterned floor, landing face first, after being punched by a cadet. In the close up of his face, he lands approximately in the middle of the white square. The next shot of the side of his face as he is pulled up off the ground by the cadet, the position of his head in relation to the white square has changed. He has moved left, significantly closer to the reddish square on the floor.

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ployp

Correction: The location Of Kirks head is the same relative from one shot to the next. His head is in the aprox. same location. An inch or two does not count as an error. Check time code 22min and 17 seconds and 22min 19 seconds. This is not an error.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Kirk is taking the Kobayashi Maru, the tactical report refers to the enemy ships as Klingon Warbirds. However, when you can see the view screen, the vessels shown are actually Klingon D-7 Battle Cruisers.

Correction: You're confusing Klingon warbirds with Birds of Prey. Putting aside that name changes could be easily explained as a change due to the altered timeline, the term "warbird" in relation to the Klingons was established in Star Trek: Enterprise (which predates the film's chronology). D-7 Battle Cruiser may be the technical term for the ships and "warbird" its nickname, much like an A-4 aircraft is also called a Skyhawk.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: We know that the only thing that is keeping the Enterprise from being sucked into the black hole that destroyed the Romulan ship is the warp engines, whose force keeps them away from it. However, when Scotty ejects the warp core, there would have been nothing to stop the Enterprise from being sucked in as well, because there was a few seconds between the core being ejected until it exploded inside the black hole.

Correction: Not according to the Star Fleet Technical Manual. The warp core provides a stream of high-energy protons that power the warp engines. Once the core is ejected the warp engines would continue to function until the supply of high-energy protons contained within the nacells is depleted. Think of it this way - your car engine will continue to function for several seconds after the gas tank is removed by using up whatever gas is left in the fuel lines.

BocaDavie

Corrected entry: Chekhov is Russian and has a Russian accent. but actually, in the Russian language there is no 'W' sound and there IS a 'V' sound so his 'wessels' actually should have been 'vessels.'

Correction: It's never been outright stated that Chekov's v/w transposition is due to his accent. He may simply have a speech impediment.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: On the Narada attack on Vulcan, immediately after the red matter bomb enters the hole previously drilled, Kirk reports this to the Enterprise. In that shot, there is a shockwave seen leaving the hole as if the bomb had detonated, but considering the hole was drilled to the planet's core, it would take (substantially) longer for the bomb to reach Vulcan's core. If the bomb was an adapted torpedo and the shockwave its thruster kick-starting, it doesn't make much sense to have used it first as a drop bomb and then a torpedo (should have been fired, not "dropped") - note that the shockwave appears seconds after entry; plus the fact that the planet's interior is liquid magma, so making a "hole" to its core doesn't make sense since it would be instantly closed.

Correction: All assumptions, unfortunately. We have no idea how this particular bomb works, if it has a first stage cut-off that propels the red matter through the magma or if an explosive thruster kicks in at a certain depth. As is the case with all science fiction technology, unless you can prove that it is impossible we will just have to accept that the device works in the manner seen on screen. Whatever does not make sense with this particular weapon could be explained by the special handling that red matter requires; the same reason that the stuff could not just be transported to Vulcan's core.

BocaDavie

Corrected entry: Just as young James T. Kirk jumps off the car before the chasm, we can hear its tires drifting. That is not possible on dirt.

Enso

Correction: Not so. It is possible to squeal tires on dirt. It depends on the composition of the dirt underlying any possible gravel.

rswarrior

Corrected entry: It is illogical for 'new' Spock to destroy the Narada drill when he has the ship with the red matter. The Romulans can't do anything with the hole if they don't have the red matter to put in it; taking time to destroy the drill only gives Nero more opportunity to recapture or destroy the 'squid' ship. Does he do it to anger Nero and ensure the Narada pursues him away from Earth? No, that's pretty much a done deal with or without the drill being destroyed. Maybe to prevent the creation of a volcano in San Francisco? That would be a secondary concern to saving the whole planet from the red matter.

BocaDavie

Correction: Spock had no idea if the Romulans had already taken a red matter sample to launch into Earth's core. So destroying the drill was definitely the logical thing to do. Plus the drill was disrupting communications and transporter functions. Not to mention that we've seen that the drill being active interferes with the transporter. Kirk was in process of rescuing Pike. They wouldn't be able to beam back to the enterprise until the drill was destroyed.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When the cadets are preparing to enter the shuttles to take them to their ship. Uhura confronts Spock. Spock refers to her as Lieutenant despite her only being a cadet (which is confirmed by Captain Pike when he relieves the COMMS officer).

garok89

Correction: Starfleet Academy is a training facility for officers. Upon graduation, cadets will receive their commissions, generally at the rank of ensign, but exceptional individuals may be commissioned as a lieutenant. With the crisis on Vulcan, the Academy's graduating class have been commissioned en masse and assigned to the relief fleet. As such, while still technically a cadet, Uhura legitimately holds the rank of lieutenant.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: Kirk is promoted to Captain in an auditorium filled with the Academy cadets that were present at his trial for cheating on the Kobayashi Maru. The faces should almost all be different - the only surviving cadets from the trial would be the ones who were assigned to the Enterprise; all the others were killed in the battle with the Narada.

BocaDavie

Correction: Most of the faces are not recognizable in either scene, particularly the latter one. The concentration of black/gray uniforms at the front of the auditorium in the latter scene indicates that it's filled with more academy and Starfleet brass than the earlier scene.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: The view of Saturn's rings from Titan's atmosphere looks impressive, but from Titan's orbit the rings always appear nearly edge-on.

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Correction: Untrue. Here is an image taken from the Hubble telescope where Titan (the large reddish disc) is nowhere near being aligned to the rings' edge. http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/files/2009/03/hst_saturn_4transit.jpg

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: The establishing shot of the Narada drilling into Vulcan shows the beam is visible from Spock's parents' home, and in fact Spock's mother can see it, and reacts in horror. Yet a few minutes later she is in the cave with the Vulcan leaders, who appear to be praying and have no idea what is going on, and Spock's mom seems rather calm and clueless as to what is happening.Putting aside the fact that Vulcan seems to have no defenses against the Narada, is the Vulcan Science Academy equally inept as to not being able to figure out what is going on? Wouldn't Amanda and Sarek have gotten to a shuttle and escaped? And since Sarek is the ambassador to Earth, why are they on Vulcan to begin with?

Vader47000

Correction: Okay, first you have WAY too many mistakes in one entry. 1. They are praying to save their world. This is not original in the world. There are several world religions on Earth that believe in the power of prayer over science (even ones that approve of scientific advances). She may have no idea what that beam is doing other than destroying her world. 2. There is no indication that they don't eventually figure out the effects/intention of the beam. But that doesn't mean that they have the resources available to stop it. Hence the distress call. 3. They didn't escape because "they are charged with the preservation of our culture" per Spock. This is the same as firefighters/paramedics/cops working during hurricane/disaster conditions. 4. They said he is ambassador. He could have been a past ambassador. And a current ambassador is still allowed vacation time to his home.

shortdanzr

Corrected entry: Judging by the attitude of the Vulcan children, Sarek's decision to marry Amanda was not popular on Vulcan. One child calls Sarek a traitor. The head of the Vulcan Science Academy panel even tells Spock his human mother is a disadvantage. Clearly humans are looked down upon by Vulcans in this movie. Yet, despite the prejudice against Spock for his association with humans, Sarek's egregious act of marrying the human to begin with is apparently overlooked. Despite being the Ambassador to Earth, he also serves on the VSA selection committee (shouldn't he be on Earth?) and his human wife is allowed to hang out in the sacred cave with the Vulcan leaders. If they hate her so much, why is she allowed to be there?

Vader47000

Correction: While Spock's human heritage is seen as a disadvantage, it doesn't stop him being seen as a worthy candidate for acceptance to the prestigious Vulcan science academy; as you would expect from the logically minded Vulcans, his ability is seen as being of greater importance than his links to humanity. Sarek's ability was already long-proven, as seen by his selection as the Vulcan ambassador to Earth, when he made the decision to marry Amanda, so, while his decision might be considered strange, it would hardly be logical to demote or overlook an individual of proven talent because of it. As for allowing Amanda into the cave, she's the wife of an elder of Vulcan. Even if they hated her (and after at least 25 years on-planet, she's likely to be at least accepted by this point), excluding her purely on racial grounds would be illogical.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: Before dropping out of warp near Vulcan, Pike orders Enterprise to red alert and its shields up. He's acting on a hunch from Kirk that the planet is being attacked. First, the ship's sensors should be able to detect the wreckage in orbit, but that would negate the drama of dropping out of warp amid the debris. Second, the shields should protect the Enterprise against the floating hunks of metal, yet several bounce off the Enterprise hull, and a destroyed saucer section of another ship scrapes the Enterprise nacelle and damages it as if the shields were never up. Shouldn't the debris bounce off the shields? As is typical for the Star Trek franchise, the effectiveness of the shields is only as strong as dramatic license permits.

Vader47000

Correction: Historically, the shields have generally not protected the Enterprise from large, slow moving debris. They are designed to protect against energy based attacks. The shields would not prevent the Enterprise from slamming into another ship, for example.

wizard_of_gore

Corrected entry: In the scene following young Spock's fight with the other Vulcan children, after his father approaches him, the shot is a close up of Spock's head, in which you can see light passing though his right ear lobe from the window behind him, however, the light is reddish, since Vulcan blood is green, as proven by the green blood on his lip in the same shot, the light passing though his ear lobe should be greenish, not red.

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nitemare

Correction: *Oxygenated* Vulcan blood is green. There's nothing to say that unoxygenated blood might couldn't be a different color (much like unoxygenated human blood is a darker red).

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In his attempt to rescue the Vulcan leadership, Spock beams down to the planet, then has to run up the side of a mountain to reach the sacred cave. Later we see there is plenty of room just outside the cave entrance to stand to be beamed out. Why couldn't Spock just beam to the mouth of the cave and save himself the precious time of having to run up the mountain?

Vader47000

Correction: Sure, there's plenty of room outside the caves. But it would also be a very precarious position to beam in, as there were many rocks coming down the unstable mountainside. Spock was probably beamed a reasonably safe distance away to avoid being pummeled by a falling rock.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Old Spock seems to know that it is 2258. Yet he assumes Kirk should be in command of the Enterprise by then. In the prime universe Spock is from, Kirk doesn't become captain until 2265. And if Spock is simply suggesting that Kirk could be captain now, his knowledge of Starfleet should tell him otherwise.

Vader47000

Correction: Old Spock apparently was never told what year it is by the Romulans; he only knows that it is some time in the past. He obviously thought it was 2265 or later.

BocaDavie

Corrected entry: Despite the Kelvin supposedly existing in the pre-Nero Prime universe, it displays design characteristics more in line with the Abrams rebooted universe concept, such as a window on the bridge instead of a viewscreen, an irregular warp nacelle configuration and an engineering section that looks like a factory.

Vader47000

Correction: Since we've never before seen a starship from the Kelvin era, this conclusion is exclusively based on supposition. Whatever happened in the original timeline to alter the design aesthetic simply didn't occur in the altered timeline and so things from the Kelvin-era ships carried over to the rebooted Enterprise.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: After encountering the Narada, the Kelvin receives a transmission from one of Nero's crewmembers instructing the Captain to fly over. Remember, the Kelvin pre-dates the divergence in the timeline, and in the prime universe, no human or Romulan had seen the other until more than 30 years later. So the Kelvin should have assumed the man was a Vulcan and asked questions accordingly, such as, "If you're Vulcan, why attack us?"

Vader47000

Correction: Because the Captain's not stupid. He knows Nero is not a Vulcan. Pointy ears do not a Vulcan make. He may not know what race Nero is, but he doesn't need to know much about him to see that he's not friendly.

Phixius

Corrected entry: The Kelvin computer tells George Kirk that the auto-pilot is disabled, leading him to decide to remain behind. He fires the ship's weapons to protect the escaping shuttles. Once the shuttles are safe, the status display shows that weapons are offline. Kirk sets a collision course and then sits in the captain's chair for a couple of minutes and does nothing else but talk to his wife and await his death. If there's no auto-pilot, how did he program the collision course and why would the computer follow it? Shouldn't he have to be at the helm flying the ship manually? And if not, why isn't he trying to get to an escape pod? According to the readout, he has at least a minute.

Vader47000

Correction: You've answered your own submission with one of the MANY questions you've included. Regardless of the weapons now being offline, so long as Kirk remains at the helm, he can adjust the course of the ship if the Nerada alters its course to intercept the escape pods, so no matter what time he has left, he has to stay at the helm. The computer merely warns him of the collison, clearly with the auto-pilot being offline is in part why the computer cannot alter course to avoid the collision. Your submission would have been better separated, and most of it should have been submitted as questions.

GalahadFairlight

Corrected entry: Nero's drill interferes with both transporters and communications. Yet when Kirk, Sulu and Olson space-jump to the drill, the Enterprise can read their telemetry data and the trio can provide verbal updates.

Vader47000

Correction: The drill interferes with long-distance *subspace* communication, hence their inability to contact Earth (as well as why they didn't receive a warning from the ships that arrived first). Clearly it doesn't disrupt all communication as Nero is able to contact the Enterprise. As for the telemetry readings, that could be patched via the suits' communication system. In other words, the readings could be coming from Kirk and co's suits, not from the ship's sensors. Even if they are readings from the ship's sensors, establishing coordinates is the simplest part of the transporter system, but not the only thing needed in order to successfully beam in or out. It's been long established in Trek that you can't beam onto a shielded ship, despite having telemetry readings as to the other ship's location.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Spock is on the bridge of the Enterprise, then goes into the lift and it looks like he's going up, but when he gets out, he's on the bridge again.

Foreegly

Correction: More detail is needed. We see Spock in the turbolift several times in the film. Which instance are you referring to?

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Nothing can escape a Black Hole once it crosses into its Event Horizon (the point of no return). Even with warp drive engines, the energy required to escape a Black Hole is infinite and the Enterprise/Narada would have run out of power before being able to escape. Not only that, but they would have been shredded by the gravity shearing effects.

Correction: Two things about warp drive engines. One, they allow for Faster Than Light travel. Black holes can only pull objects in at the speed of light. Warp drives are therefore faster than black holes. Two, warp drive engines are fictional. Straight up. So they can do anything the film makers want them to do, so long as they keep it consistant. As for "gravity shearing effects": again, this is fictional technology. Any ship that can travel faster than light is guaranteed to have some sort of inertial dampeners to protect it from precisely this. Matter of fact, Spock specifically mentions this feature when the Enterprise is first taking off at the near-beginning of the movie.

Phixius

"Black holes can only pull in objects traveling at the speed of light" it depends on the black hole. The gravitational pull of a black hole varies from back hole to black hole, and there are tons of black holes capable of pulling in objects traveling faster than the speed of light. Also, students in astronomy analyzed the scene, and gathered information about the enterprise, and the black hole, and the distance between the enterprise, and the black hole. By doing so they worked out that in order to produce the amount of energy required to free the enterprise from the black hole the warp core would need to have a thousand times more mass than the enterprise. More than the enterprise was built to take.

Please identify an object in the real world which travels faster than the speed of light, because I'm pretty sure that's famously impossible.

Corrected entry: When Spock and Kirk first meet Scotty, after Spock explains how Scotty has not yet discovered trans-warp beaming, the camera shows Scotty from the front and Spock and Kirk from the back. When he asks "Are you from the future?" Kirk responds "Yeah, he is, I'm not," however, if you look closely Kirk does not move his jaw with what he's saying.

Correction: The shot is taken from behind Kirk and Spock. His mouth/jaw is not in view at all. Impossible to tell if he is moving his mouth or not.

XIII

Corrected entry: When Kirk and Gaila are in bed and Gaila turns on the lights, there is a green smudge from Gaila's makeup on Kirk's right nostril.

Correction: They were making out. I get my girlfriend's makeup (which matches her skin color) on my face all the time.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Kirk lands on the Narada's drilling platform over Vulcan, he pulls off his helmet and tosses it aside before charging the Romulan who emerges from the drill. He fights barehanded and has his phaser knocked over the edge. The next shot from Sulu's viewpoint shows Kirk hitting both Romulans with his helmet somehow back in his hands.

Correction: In previous shots from Sulu's vantage point, Kirk's helmet is clearly visible lying on the drill head only a few feet behind where Kirk is standing. Given that Kirk is now unarmed, with his phaser knocked out of his hand, it's hardly unreasonable that he might scoop up his helmet to use as a makeshift weapon, rather than continuing barehanded. The camera is off Kirk for several seconds prior to the first shot of him holding the helmet, so he had plenty of time to do so.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: When Kirk takes over as captain of the Enterprise, he makes a ship wide announcement to that effect, saying Spock had resigned his commission. He didn't resign his commission, he resigned his command.

Correction: Character mistake, especially in the heat of the moment.

Guy

Corrected entry: When the ships leave Earth for Vulcan, we can see a whole string of them as they gain altitude in Earth's atmosphere to go to their respective starships. Starfleet is in San Francisco, but the transport/crew ships themselves are coming much further south and east than that. Also, when Nero targets Earth with his drill, we can see the Alaska panhandle in the upper right of the screen. However, his computer indicates that San Francisco is located much further southwest, near the Hawaiian Islands.

Correction: San Francisco is correctly placed. The shot is composed at an angle so the center of the screen is actually to the northwest (Note how the Aleutian Islands, which normally face southwest are more west-northwest.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Just after Sulu volunteers for the away team, there is a beauty shot of the Enterprise, showing the "bridge window" and most of the primary ship hull. Unfortunately, the "NCC-1701" text on the hull is facing the wrong way. In all other shots of the ship, the text faces away from the bridge. In this shot it is facing towards the bridge.

Correction: No it is not. You're being thrown off by the way the camera's view does a roll and reverses the viewing angle. Look again - the tops of the numbers are toward the bridge as in all other shots.

johnrosa

Corrected entry: In the scene where Kirk is taking the Kobiashi Maru test, Uhura says the ship is being attacked by Klingon warbirds. This is wrong. Klingon ships are birds of prey, not warbirds. Romulan ships are warbirds.

Clarence Daugette

Correction: Klingon vessels were referred to as "warbirds" in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Broken Bow." Uhura's use of the term is therefore correct.

Guy

Corrected entry: When Spock teleports to Vulcan just before the planet is destroyed, the image begins with him on a large slab of rock on one knee. It appears there is an airplane flying across the image from right to left, just above his head.

Correction: Yes, there is a craft of some kind racing across the sky far from camera. There are many doing so at various points during the emergency evacuation of the planet. Vulcans do possess the the capacity for flight.

johnrosa

Corrected entry: When the Romulan is pulling Kirk onto the ledge during their fight at the end, you can see the wire harness under Kirk's pants.

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shatteredglassart

Correction: Actually you can't. You can see Kirk's belt which he wears throughout his time on Nero's ship, but after checking frame-by-frame, nothing out of the ordinary is visible in or under his pants.

johnrosa

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

Corrected entry: At 13:19 one question to a Vulcan student was about the volume of the sphere. He answers 4/3*pi*r^2 instead of ^3 in the Hungarian version.

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Correction: These children are being tested. It therefore follows that they could quite reasonably get a question wrong. Even Vulcans are not infallible.

Tailkinker

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

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie after Spock beats up the bully, there is a scene with his father. In the first shots in that scene, you can see sunlight shining through his ear. His inner-ear lights up a bright red. The red comes from the blood in your veins going through your ear. However, it is well known and also seen in the scene (blood on his lip) that Spock's blood is green. So shouldn't his ear light up as bright green?

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lionhead

Correction: Vulcans have green blood, but apparently must have red arteries and capillaries (the vessels that carry the blood) or their lips would also be green.

BocaDavie

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

Corrected entry: During the discussion on the bridge about how to attack Narada, Spock says he will beam aboard and "steal back" the red matter device. However, at this point, Spock does not know that the device was stolen from elder Spock in the first place.

Correction: Simply a figure of speech, it doesn't necessarily imply that Spock knew that elder Spock was the originator of the device.

GalahadFairlight

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

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?

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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

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

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

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.

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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

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

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

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

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie Captain Kirk dumps the core to escape from the black hole. This would have been impossible as the Enterprise was already at warp and dumping the core would have terminated the Enterprise's engines, therefore leading to the destruction of the ship.

Correction: The Enterprise can continue on impulse power which is not derived from the warp core, and considering the warp explosion is the reason for pushing the Enterprise away and the black hole has absorbed some of the energy from the explosion, is why the Enterprise is not destroyed. Not a mistake.

GalahadFairlight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Corrected entry: After older Spock does a mind-meld with Kirk and shows him the past, he is shown breathing heavily and dazed. In the next shot, he is completely relaxed and calm like nothing happened.

creep161

Correction: Having watched it again, Kirk's breathing gradually returns to normal in all subsequent shots from the end of the mind meld. Not a mistake.

GalahadFairlight

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

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

Corrected entry: When the Enterprise arrives in Vulcan space, there is much debris floating around from the previous ships that were destroyed. The Enterprise tries to duck under a large piece, but it scrapes the top of one of the nacelles, knocking many panels off. In later scenes the damage has disappeared.

Correction: Not so. After that scene, there is never again a clear camera shot of the damaged part of the nacelle, therefore it's pure speculation to suggest it isn't still damaged.

GalahadFairlight

Corrected entry: When the captain of the U.S.S. Kelvin is headed to his shuttle, the turbo lift in which he is riding descends, and he exits to the shuttle bay [this is visible as an exterior panning shot]. However, the shuttle bay is on a pylon above the saucer section, so the lift should enter from below, not above.

Correction: The Captain of the USS Kelvin starts out located on the bridge, which is situated at the topmost section of the saucer. To go anywhere, shuttle bay included, he would first have to take a lift down to the access way between the saucer and pylon then cross over and go up. Since his travel to the shuttle bay seems instantaneous we can assume we didn't see his whole journey. Star Trek lifts not only go up and down but also sideways, so the path of the lift might well descend from above instead of below since we don't know the interior layout of the ship.

Corrected entry: On the inhospitable ice planet, why is Spock living in a cave? He tells the young Kirk that there is a Starfleet Outpost nearby (presumably well-heated), yet apparently he never actually tried to seek shelter there until he had someone to go with him?

Correction: He is living in the cave because he does not want to interfere with the time line any more than he already has. By isolating himself, he can avoid interfering.

wizard_of_gore

Corrected entry: The singularity that consumed Planet Vulcan simply closed on itself, yet the singularities that consumed the Romulus sun and Nero's Narada ship, each with different amounts of red matter used, either stay open to pull the Narada and Jellyfish in, or tries to pull in the Enterprise.

beyondthetech

Correction: Different cases. The circumstances are different each time, different amounts of red matter, one opens within a planetary core, one within a ship, the third within a supernova shockwave. Given that the whole thing is made-up science anyway, it's impossible to say how the red matter singularities should react in any given situation.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: If the red matter created the black hole and created a time/space tunnel for Nero's ship and for Spock's ship to go back in time, material from the supernova star should have come through also.

Correction: This is an opinion, not a mistake. We don't know the laws of physics for what does and does not go through the red matter created singularities.

Joshua Skains

Corrected entry: Every time someone is beamed to and from the Enterprise, they appear at their destination in the body position they were in when they were transported. But at the film's conclusion, Spock is beamed from a sitting position in the pilot's chair of his craft, and re-appears on the Enterprise's transporter pad standing up.

Correction: There is no rule against moving during the transport sequence - we see it several times during the film (Spock's mother turns round, Kirk and Sulu tumble repeatedly). We only see the very beginning of the transport sequence with Spock - he's then not shown until he materialises on the pad several seconds later. He simply felt the sequence commence and stood up to avoid an undignified arrival.

BocaDavie

Corrected entry: Kirk and Scotty are able to transport from Delta Vega to the Enterprise, despite it being many hours after the Enterprise had departed the planet at high warp to rendezvous with the rest of the fleet (and possibly through the ship's shields). Spock explains that Scotty later invents the ability to transport to and from ships at warp speed, but this does not account for the distance they are traveling.

Correction: Spock doesn't, but Scotty does account for the distances himself. When Spock gives him the equation for the transwarp theory, its Scotty himself that states that it can be done between two points a long distance apart. His first attempt is what led to the disappearance of Admiral Archer's beagle - this time clearly works.

GalahadFairlight

Corrected entry: When George Kirk is flying the Kelvin into the Romulan mining ship, the initial time to impact reported vs. the time it took to fly into the Romulan mining ship was not quite in sync. George and Winona Kirk chat a little longer than time allowed in the naming of James T. Kirk.

movies00

Correction: "Ticking countdowns" in movies are often stretched to heighten the drama. If a period of 25 years can be portrayed in a 2 hour movie, why can't 20 seconds be portrayed in 35?

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