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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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