hifijohn

20th Jan 2019

Star Trek (1966)

The Empath - S3-E12

Plot hole: Spock calculates that it will take 72 hours for the solar flare to pass, and Kirk orders the Enterprise out of the area. 3 days is a long time to go without food or water, and as the station is deserted as far as they know, there'd be no way to supply themselves, but the Enterprise leaves without a second thought.

hifijohn

15th Jan 2019

Star Trek (1966)

27th Dec 2018

Star Trek (1966)

I, Mudd - S2-E8

Plot hole: How did the android Norman get aboard the enterprise? If he beamed aboard I'm sure someone would have noticed and where did he beam from? The Enterprise was nowhere near any planet and I'm sure they would have detected any spacecraft nearby.

hifijohn

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Suggested correction: These are unanswered questions, not plot holes.

But something phrased as a question because it has no decent answer can constitute a plot hole.

Jon Sandys Premium member

27th Dec 2018

Star Trek (1966)

The Doomsday Machine - S2-E6

Plot hole: Commodore Decker takes over command of the enterprise but Spock says if McCoy can certify him incompetent (which he obviously is) he can be relieved of command. McCoy says he will certify him now, so why doesn't he? In other episodes it has been stated that McCoy can order anybody regardless of rank to an examination to see if they are physically or mentally fit.

hifijohn

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Suggested correction: Spock immediately asks McCoy for the results of his medical exam of Decker, which are required for him to be certified unfit. McCoy says he hasn't done one. Therefore, he can't certify it.

27th Dec 2018

Green Acres (1965)

29th Nov 2018

The Brady Bunch (1969)

Adios, Johnny Bravo - S5-E1

Plot hole: Greg Brady is suppose to be under 21 so he can't legally sign any type of contract, also at the end he rejects his new persona and tears up the contract. Tearing up a contract doesn't nullify it.

hifijohn

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Suggested correction: This is correct, however, it's not unlikely for this to happen at this time period. There were several cases in the 70s where they had individuals who were over 17 but under 21 sign contracts as it wasn't a widely known law to the public yet. One of the most notable being David Cassidy. As having Greg sign it would make the contract void to begin with, they wouldn't bother coming after him for not fulfilling his contract as it wasn't legal anyway.

26th Nov 2018

Star Trek (1966)

26th Nov 2018

Star Trek (1966)

Tomorrow is Yesterday - S1-E20

Plot hole: In the transporter room the captain calls to see if Major Christopher is ready, Christopher somehow knows exactly what button to press on the console to answer back.

hifijohn

26th Nov 2018

Star Trek (1966)

The Man Trap - S1-E2

Plot hole: The salt creature needs salt, but there is no need for the creature to kill anybody, just have them deliver a large shipment of salt the next time some ship come to visit the planet.

hifijohn

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Suggested correction: As shown several times, the creature is acting on craving and impulse. It's able to not attack Dr. Crater because they have a mutual relationship, as well as he provides salt for her from their supplies. But their supplies are running low, as he even stated they did have 25 pounds of salt but displays a jar with barely any left in it. It is reasonable to assume that he has had to start rationing the supply of salt to her to keep her till they could get another shipment. They were not getting the salt right off after Kirk arrived, and so the creature could not resist the urge to suck salt it needed out of the crewman when they were together alone, reason and logic being clouded by its desire and feral cravings.

Quantom X Premium member

26th Nov 2018

Star Trek (1966)

Barney and the Cave Rescue - S4-E13

Plot hole: Andy and Helen go into the cave and there is a cave in. They find their way out and go into town to change, when they hear on the radio that Barney is getting the townsfolk together to form a rescue, Helen and Andy go back to the cave so barney can rescue them. This makes absolutely no sense. Once they get out of the cave why didn't they go back to tell Barney they were out, why did they have to flag down a truck for the ride back into town? Did they get to the cave with the squad car? It's hard to believe nobody saw them back in town, and how did they get to the cave?

hifijohn

17th Nov 2018

Star Trek (1966)

Miri - S1-E9

Plot hole: 300 years is just too long for the children to be on their own. How did they keep their clothes relatively clean for 300 years? Since the kids are playing all day they aren't out in the fields planting and harvesting crops for food, how did they eat?

hifijohn

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Suggested correction: For the clothes, it's highly unlikely that they wore the same sets for 300 years. They are in a town/city and on a world that is mostly empty of most human life now. They can easily just find more clothing their size from other houses and even stores. As far as food, children are very good scavengers.

Quantom X Premium member

The issue of clothing is not so much an issue as is the issue of food. Given that the children are growing at an incredibly slow rate, their metabolism is probably much, much, much slower and would require far less sustenance.

Charles Austin Miller

Ah yes, didn't think of that. That too.

Quantom X Premium member

30th Oct 2018

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Plot hole: They extract the crew from the tear duct, it was very close to the brain injury, so why didn't they start from there to begin with?

hifijohn

30th Oct 2018

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Plot hole: The sub winds up in the wrong circulatory system because of a fistula, so just extract the sub and re-inject back after the fistula and continue with the original journey.

hifijohn

8th Oct 2018

Star Trek (1966)

5th Oct 2018

I Love Lucy (1951)

Lucy Visits Grauman's - S5-E1

Plot hole: A block of cement that big would be very heavy, far too heavy for Lucy and Ethel to carry, not to mention someone would have noticed them carrying back to their hotel room.

hifijohn

24th Sep 2018

King of the Hill (1997)

Death Buys a Timeshare - S9-E3

Plot hole: During a heatwave, the Hills are dying from the heat and even look for a pool to swim in to cool off.This makes no sense, they live in a ranch house which would have central air or at worst some window air conditioners.

hifijohn

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