Corrected entry: Khan and his 72 counterparts were all a breed of the same genetic engineering. Why would McCoy remove the guy from the cryotube to keep him in a coma so Kirk's body could be saved for Khan's blood? The other 72 super humans were identical to Khan. No need to save Khan for his blood when there were 72 other donors right there in sickbay.cadillacdude1975
Corrected entry: Admiral Marcus ordered Kirk to fire all 72 torpedoes at Khan, because he secretly wanted to kill Khan and all of his crew members which he knew were hidden in the torpedoes. Given the fact that each of the torpedoes had their fuel containers removed and replaced with the cryotubes containing Khan's crew coupled with Scotty's statement that "photon torpedoes run on fuel", none of these modified torpedoes would have had been able to propel themselves after being launched from the Enterprise. So how would they have been able to navigate the distance from the Enterprise all the way to the planet? On the off chance that "fuel" referred to the warhead rather than propulsion, then the lack of fuel would have meant that the torpedoes wouldn't have been able to detonate as they did during the climax of the movie.Teru_Kage
Corrected entry: Enterprise and Vengeance's battle forces the Enterprise to drop out of warp 237,000 KM from earth. If the Vengeance hadn't damaged the Enterprise, when were they planning to drop out of Warp? At light speed, even a few more seconds of travel would have taken Enterprise way past Earth.
Corrected entry: The process used to neutralize the volcano on Nibiru is repeatedly referred to as "cold fusion." Cold fusion is actually the process of initiating a nuclear reaction at room temperature, which means starting a cold fusion reaction would have obliterated the inhabitants rather than save them. Even if this movie takes place in the future, it doesn't make sense for scientists to apply this existing term to describe a totally unrelated thermodynamic process.Teru_Kage
Corrected entry: *Spoiler* After Kirk is irradiated when realigning the reactor core and Spock visits him at the reactor door, they place their hands on either side of the glass. Spock forms the Vulcan salute ("V" sign) which is visible after Kirk's hand slides down in the shot from Kirk's side of the glass. The next shot is from the outside (Spock's side) and Spock's hand remains flat against the glass but no longer in a salute.
Corrected entry: After the Vengeance has crashed into Earth, Spock is chasing Khan and at one point they run across a street and we see a car brake suddenly to avoid them. When the camera view changes to a street level view we can see some pedestrians walking past the car and they can be seen passing through the front of it, showing that it was added using CG.Alktop
Corrected entry: The Vengeance may have been an advanced model of starship, but it was ultimately made with comparable materials as other ships. Having 72 torpedoes detonate within the hull should have (or nearly) destroyed the entire ship instead of just blowing a hole in the side of its hull. The strength of its advanced shields would be irrelevant from the inside of the ship.
Corrected entry: Spock stated that Vulcans "embrace technicality" but there was nothing technical about the violation of the Prime Directive when the crew decided to stop the volcano from destroying Nibiru. Given Spock's insistence on following rules and regulations, there is no way he would have agreed to render the volcano inert, as doing so violated the Prime Directive (as stated by Pike, under the Prime Directive the Enterprise crew was "supposed to survey a planet, not alter its destiny").Teru_Kage
Corrected entry: Spock announces that the Enterprise's gravity systems are failing and, from that point on,"down" is no longer towards the bottom of the ship, but is instead towards whichever side of the Enterprise happens to be nearest to Earth as the ship spins out of control. This would make sense except that the ship is in freefall and therefore everything on it should not be experiencing any gravity at all. A correction for a similar mistake supposes that the shifts in gravity are due to fluctuations caused by the malfunctioning gravity systems as they attempt to come back online. The main problem with this excuse is that, if the gravity systems are attempting to restart, then there must be intervals between each attempt wherein they are NOT started - moments where they are offline during which there should be no gravity aboard the Enterprise. These moments never occur, and so the gravity systems cannot be attempting to restart. They are simply down, and the inevitable result of such a situation was misrepresented in the film to increase the tension for the audience.
Corrected entry: In the final fight between Spock and Khan, you see them hitting each other on top of a ship/shuttle, and then one after the other, both jump on top of another ship/shuttle passing below. When Spock jumps, on landing he rolls backwards and almost falls off the shuttle. When climbing back up, Khan realizes this and starts running towards Spock to kick him, which he does. In the next shot, Spock is thrown back from the kick, however he is not on the ship's edge but several feet towards its middle, with no time to have got there.
Corrected entry: As soon as the Vengeance's weapons fail to destroy the Enterprise, Scotty was revealed to have gone to engineering and turned off the shields. Scotty then phones Kirk to beam him back to the Enterprise and Kirk points out the Enterprise is low on power. Scotty then replies "What do you mean? Low on power? What happened to the Enterprise?" How did Scotty not know that the Vengeance damaged the Enterprise? As the Enterprise and Vengeance were fighting in mid-warp earlier on, the Vengeance kept blasting the Enterprise, knocking it out of warp. If Scotty was in engineering the entire time, he should have been aware of the fact that the Vengeance's weapons were currently in use whilst the Enterprise was right next to it.
Corrected entry: As the Enterprise plummets to Earth, Sulu comments that unless the shields come back online, the Enterprise will burn up upon re-entry into the atmosphere. Yet by the time power is restored and shields are back up, the Enterprise is well within the Earth's atmosphere, as indicated by all the clouds above and below the ship. So how did the Enterprise survive re-entry without shields?Teru_Kage
Corrected entry: When Kirk left the bridge to lead the away team to Kronos, he gave the conn to Sulu. It only took a short moment for Sulu to walk from his seat to the captain's chair, but in that short time frame Kirk and company had somehow managed to change into civilian wardrobe and make their way to the shuttle bay hanger.Teru_Kage
Corrected entry: It is established that the Khan in the film and the one in the original series are one and the same (given that Khan originates from before the timeline divergence, he's just been woken up differently in the new timeline). If that is so, how can Khan be so resistant to phaser hits? He is hit with a blast multiple times, and not even knocked out. In the original series, Kirk knocked Khan out by hitting him in the head once with a small object. Khan should not have been able to take those phaser blasts.
Corrected entry: How is it that the battle between the Vengeance and the Enterprise took place for so long without anyone on Earth providing assistance? Shouldn't Starfleet have some sort of planetary defense contingency against a starship (or fleet of them) appearing within the Earth's orbit?Teru_Kage
Corrected entry: Scotty entered the Jupiter construction site of the USS Vengeance without anyone noticing. Given that the base was a top secret facility run by Section 31, it is highly unlikely that it wouldn't have security system on high alert monitoring all approaching ships. And Scotty didn't know ahead of time what he was looking for, so it's not likely he would have had the foresight to mask his approach.Teru_Kage
Corrected entry: In the opening sequence, it is revealed that the Enterprise is hiding on the bottom of Nibiru's ocean to avoid alerting the indigenous population to her presence. However, given that the natives appear to be in an early tribal state of evolution and have no knowledge of space flight, there is no reason the Enterprise couldn't have stayed in orbit and conducted shuttle maneuvers from there without ever being detected.
Corrected entry: The movie takes place in the year 2259. Every reference to Khan's hibernation stated that he was frozen for "300 years", which would mean that genetically engineered superhumans were created in the year 1959. Naturally, there's some leeway when someone refers to "300 years" but even setting the threshold to 250 results in the year 2009. It would have been more convincing if they had set it at "200" or "over 200 years".Teru_Kage
Corrected entry: *Spoilers* - Shortly after Kirk is killed by the radiation in the warp core, Dr. McCoy realizes that Kirk's cells can be regenerated by Kahn's blood. McCoy desperately tries to signal Spock to tell him not to kill Kahn because they need his blood to save Kirk. Apparently McCoy totally forget that they have 72 other genetically-enhanced members of Kahn's crew on board the Enterprise to harvest blood from. He even removes one of Kahn's crew from their cryo-stasis chamber so that he can use it to keep Kirk's brain cells viable; he actually had a genetically-enhanced man right there on a bed in sickbay to harvest blood from.BocaDavie