Star Trek

The Return of the Archons - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: The U.S.S. Archon wasn't violating the prime directive, the prime directive was formed in 2253.

The Return of the Archons - S1-E21

Audio problem: In the transporter room, as Kirk is talking to Sulu, the door opens, McCoy comes in, and the door shuts. Trouble is that the characteristic sound of the door is missing.

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The Return of the Archons - S1-E21

Revealing mistake: The rocks pelting Kirk and the landing party when all hell breaks loose bounce when hitting the actors, the brick walls, and the concrete sidewalk.

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The Return of the Archons - S1-E21

Other mistake: On the bridge, as the camera looks at the view screen, there is a flashing blue light reflecting on the console in front of Sulu, but there is no light other than scanner under the viewer flashing and it's too far away to project light that far, and it's amber colored.

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The Return of the Archons - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: As Marpon talks to Spock, his right hand goes from being palm forward toward Spock, to being vertical, palm open, thumb upwards, and back.

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The Return of the Archons - S1-E21

Revealing mistake: In the holding cell, as Spock attempts to analyze McCoy's mental state, the alcove is brightly lit a hand held lamp. As the camera pulls back, the light is seen to move, and then is turned off.

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The Return of the Archons - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: As Kirk talks to an "absorbed" McCoy, in the back-and-forth cuts between them, the part in Kirk's hair jumps from left to right and back.

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The Return of the Archons - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: While Kirk is attempting to convince Marplon and Reger to take them to Landru, a distant shot shows Marplon's right hand descend from his chest to his side. Immediately thereafter, a close-up shows Marplon's hand again suddenly at his chest.

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Space Seed - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: At the hearing in the final scene, there are two bits of debris of some sort (small, black and roundish) littering the floor at the bottom left of the screen. Whatever it was disappears when Scott, Spock, Kirk and McCoy get up to leave the room. (00:48:20)

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Space Seed - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: When the landing party beams over at the beginning, the transporting officer is wearing a blue jumpsuit, but when they go to the closeup of his hands, they have a red uniform, two braid stripes, and are the standard shot they use when Scotty does the transporting.

Space Seed - S1-E22

Plot hole: It is stated during the episode that Khan was, at one time, the ruler of over 1/4th the Earth's population, during a very key moment in the planet's history (The "Eugenics" Wars). Such a personage undoubtedly would be very well known to 23rd century Earth people, at a level of infamy approximating Julius Caeser or Adolf Hitler. Yet it is only 2/3rds the way through the episode, thanks to a computer search by Spock, that the crew divines his identity. Lt. McGivers at the very least should have almost instantly recognized him.

Space Seed - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: At the compression chamber, the pressure meter goes from thirty to ten too quickly to be accurate between shots. After showing ten, the meter jumps back to twenty.

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Space Seed - S1-E22

Revealing mistake: Just before Kirk and Khan fight in Engineering, Khan bends Kirk's phaser pistol in half, but the small hand phaser on top is still functional.

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A Taste of Armageddon - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: Just after the ship is first attacked, Scotty tells McCoy, "We can't fire full phasers with our screens up." Say what? The Enterprise couldn't operate transporters with the shields up, but it fired its phasers, full or otherwise, with the screens up every time it went into battle, and always had. If they'd been forced to shut their shields down every time they fired, the Enterprise would have been history long before this. (00:23:30)

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A Taste of Armageddon - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: The landing party had been apprehended and placed in a locked room under the supervision of a single guard. Spock manages to free them and Kirk knocks out this guard, leaving him in the locked room. Later on in the episode, they return to this very room and somehow this guard is gone. He could not have woken up and walked out because it is a locked room and Kirk took his key. (00:23:45)

A Taste of Armageddon - S1-E23

Plot hole: The ambassador and his aide beam down to the planet. This would not be possible because earlier on Scotty refused to lower the screens/shields until the Captain told him to do so. It had already been established in an earlier episode titled "Arena" that transporters don't work with screens up. (00:32:40)

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A Taste of Armageddon - S1-E23

Factual error: How do the Eminiarians fire a weapon based on sound ("Decibels - 18 to the 12th power") up into the vacuum of space at the Enterprise?

A Taste of Armageddon - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: The chamber the guards try to shove Fox in is open when Spock shoos everyone away. But it's closed when he goes to blast it.

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A Taste of Armageddon - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: At the door, as Spock gives Yeoman Tamura her orders, his hands are in front of him. In the close up, they are suddenly by his sides.

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A Taste of Armageddon - S1-E23

Revealing mistake: It is easy to tell where the matte painting and live action area meet when Fox and the assistant appear.

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