Star Trek

The Tholian Web - S3-E9

Other mistake: After Chekov goes beserk on the bridge and Dr McCoy and Scotty restrain him, Spock enters the scene and grabs Chekov by the sides of his face. His hands are close together as a human's face is around eight inches wide. When the camera cuts to Chekov's perspective view of Spock, Spock's arms are spread way far apart. Either Chekov's face has ballooned to over two feet wide or Spock is grasping the Panavision camera by its two sides. (00:14:34)

Assignment: Earth - S2-E26

Continuity mistake: When the computer opens and begins operation in Gary Seven's office, it's white. In the close up, it goes from white to purple when asking for identification. Afterwards, the color continues to change.

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The Immunity Syndrome - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: At the shuttle craft deck, Spock is standing on the same side of the door as McCoy, then moves to the other side. When McCoy looks at Spock, he is standing on McCoy's side of the door again, then is back on the other side when the door opens.

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The Return of the Archons - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: After Kirk and the landing party beam down, they are met by a man who tells them where they can stay for the night but they will have to hurry because it's almost the "red hour." At that time the camera shows a clock that reads 5:58. After being introduced to the daughter of the man who can give them shelter, a gong rings and magically it is 6:00, 2 minutes later, although only 32 seconds of real time has passed. (00:05:18 - 00:05:50)

Amok Time - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: Spock is standing in the background with his back to the wall and his hands behind him. A few seconds later, the shot changes to him deep in the "Plak Tow", with his left shoulder touching the wall and with his hands intertwined. The next shot has him standing with his back against the wall again, hands behind his back again. The scene would have flowed nicely if they hadn't inserted the "Plak Tow" shot in between. That two second clip had been used already a few minutes earlier. (00:33:03)

Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - S3-E15

Revealing mistake: When Lokai leaves the bridge near the end of the episode, when he goes into the turbolift on the bridge he heads right as soon as he enters, giving away the fact that this is not a small enclosed area. (00:45:45)

The Return of the Archons - S1-E22

Other mistake: After Sulu is "absorbed", he is beamed up to the ship. After materializing, his demeanor could be described as calm, gentle, meek and euphoric. After that scene, the captain's log quotes Kirk as saying "Mr. Sulu has returned, but in a highly agitated mental state." Was Kirk looking at a different Sulu than we were? A gentle, meek and euphoric condition incorrectly being touted as "highly agitated"? Time for shore leave. (00:01:28 - 00:03:53)

Spock's Brain - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: It would seem that with the incredible advanced knowledge and furnishings that have been bestowed upon the Imorg down below, the 'Teacher' should have at least provided them with adequate high tech structuring and not the ratty, torn and warped substandard sheet rock seen on the bottom of the walls in these two camera shots. Yep, they can remove and restore a brain but can't find a place to buy good quality plasterboard. (00:23:40 - 00:33:51)

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Charlie X - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: After McCoy examines Charlie and they talk about how Charlie learned to talk by just listening to the ship's tapes, when Charlie stands up the two actors' marks can be seen on the floor - the short one for Charlie and the longer one for McCoy, where they both will stand momentarily.

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The Enemy Within - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When "good" Kirk beams up from the planet, the insignia on his shirt is not there. Then it appears when he's walking with Scotty. (00:03:00 - 00:05:25)

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Deliberate mistake: Special effects of the ship in space were very expensive in the 60s and couldn't be wasted. So when a larger model was built with slightly different nacelles, shots of both versions became common, even within the same episode. This is why the Enterprise sometimes had red needle-tipped nacelles and sometimes lighted "spinning" ones, and in aft views she had either round white spheres or perforated vents at the nacelles' ends.

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The Cage - S1-E1

Plot hole: Pike says he doesn't want women on his bridge, Number One being the one and only exception, and he keeps ordering Colt off it. His apology to Number One indicates that A) he doesn't think of her as female, and B) she's the only exception to his rule. So how does he overlook the very female crew-woman seated at the science station? (00:06:55)

Jean G

Shore Leave - S1-E16

Visible crew/equipment: You can see the shadow of a boom mike on a tree just after the Caretaker appears. (00:44:05)

Charlie X - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Capt. Kirk and Charlie enter the turbolift heading for the bridge, Kirk is wearing one style of tunic and when the turbolift arrives on the bridge, Kirk is wearing a completely different tunic.

The Cage - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When the doctor is mixing the drink and Pike gets up off the bed to accept it, an equipment shadow sweeps across the left side of the screen. (00:03:55)

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Is There in Truth No Beauty? - S3-E5

Other mistake: In the final scene, Kirk is still in the transporter room, but does not have on a visor when the ambassador transports out. Spock has his visor on, but then you see Kirk walk out of the transporter room without a visor and he is not going mad.

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Devil in the Dark - S1-E26

Revealing mistake: A straight and level seam connecting the top and bottom halves of the tunnel Spock is crawling through is visible.


Tomorrow is Yesterday - S1-E20

Factual error: Towards the end of the show the Enterprise is leaving Earth orbit and heading towards the sun. We see the Earth diminish and the moon appear looking exactly as it does from Earth. From this angle we should be seeing the "dark side" of the moon, which looks completely different. (00:40:50)


Charlie X - S1-E3

Other mistake: Spock and McCoy have a brief argument over whether Charlie could have survived on his own all those years. Because they're talking at the same time, Spock saying "Doctor" as McCoy says "Mr. Spock," the closed captioner apparently misunderstood McCoy's line. The caption has him calling Spock "Dr. Spock." (00:09:15)

Jean G

Where No Man Has Gone Before - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Kirk is fighting Gary Mitchell, his tombstone reads James R. Kirk. Kirk's middle name is Tiberius. Mitchell is a friend of long standing and would not have got it wrong. (00:44:30)

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Spock: Live long and prosper.

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Trivia: Gene Roddenberry created the transporter as an easier (and cheaper) way of getting Enterprise crew members onto a planet's surface, rather than landing the ship on the planet.

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