Revealing mistake: When the Federation fleet is preparing to warp to Vulcan, you'll see the first ship blast off, but the second ship blasts off out of nowhere. You could argue that the ship was out of sight and below the Enterprise, but the light trail isn't that long. The light trail starts in front of the Enterprise where you should be able to see a star-ship. (00:40:45)
Continuity mistake: At the end of the film when Kirk is being awarded his medal, behind the Federation Counsel you can see 3 flags in the background- the center flag is the California state flag. After Kirk shakes Pike's hand, and the camera pans up and back, the California flag is hanging significantly different so that it is no longer recognizable, seeming almost blank white. As the ceremony is indoors and all attending are standing motionless, this flag should not have moved. (01:56:25)wizard_of_gore
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.
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