Star Trek

This Side of Paradise - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: Kirk threw a "spore flower" across the bridge and it landed towards the front of the bridge. Later on, Kirk returns to the bridge and despite all the crew being on the planet the flower is gone. (00:28:20)

olohzika

This Side of Paradise - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: As Spock beams up from the planet, Kirk, who is manning the transporter controls suddenly pulls a steel pipe from nowhere. (00:33:55)

olohzika

This Side of Paradise - S1-E24

Plot hole: When Captain Kirk is the last person unaffected by the spores, he's on the bridge lamenting the fact that he is trapped in orbit above the planet since he can't pilot the ship alone. He also can't call for help because Lt. Uhura sabotaged long range communications. but Captain Kirk has somehow forgotten about the shuttle craft. He could have easily escaped on one of those.

mikelynch

This Side of Paradise - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: As Kirk sits on the deserted bridge, there is nothing out of the ordinary with him. After he sits at the helm position, the camera looks at him over the console, and there's suddenly a spore spewing plant to shoot him.

Movie Nut
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Suggested correction: The plant did not suddenly appear, it was there from earlier in the episode.

This Side of Paradise - S1-E24

Other mistake: After Spock is hit with the spores, he goes down on all fours in pain. As he writhes around, the skin tone of his ears is vastly different to his other makeup.

Movie Nut

This Side of Paradise - S1-E24

Other mistake: As Spock and Kirk are fighting, Spock bends a steel bar with one of his blows. When he hits Kirk, though, it simply makes Kirk a little sore. A blow strong enough to bend a steel bar would shatter human bones.

Birdzip

This Side of Paradise - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: As Spock and Kirk are fighting, Spock pushes Kirk to the wall after bending the bar with his first blow. The bent bar falls to the ground and ends up against the wall by Kirk’s feet. Moments later, the bar is nowhere to be found.

Birdzip

Devil in the Dark - S1-E25

Character mistake: Shatner fluffs his line when asking the mining engineers whether they've posted sentries. He asks if they've posted "centuries" instead. (00:05:20)

Jean G

Devil in the Dark - S1-E25

Deliberate mistake: Here, as in nearly every other ST episode featuring caves, caverns or mines, all the floors are perfectly flat and the lighting adequate-to-see-by or even brilliant. These configurations are easily found on soundstage sets - but not in nature. (00:16:30)

Jean G

Devil in the Dark - S1-E25

Revealing mistake: The Horta's round tunnels have perfectly even striations and are obviously factory-manufactured tubes. Acid secreted by an elliptical creature burning through solid rock would not create a perfect circle. The Horta is visibly not chewing, sculpting or smoothing the sides. No acid burning method would leave patterned stripes on the walls, either. (00:18:15)

Jean G
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Devil in the Dark - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: When Kirk is facing the Horta he has his phaser in his right hand when seen from the front but when seen from behind he has his communicator in his left hand and no phaser. (00:31:00 - 00:38:00)

Peter Wallace

Devil in the Dark - S1-E25

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

Scott215

Devil in the Dark - S1-E25

Character mistake: When Spock and Kirk pursue the Horta, they come to a fork in the tunnel. Kirk points right and tells Spock to go left. Then he points left and says he'll go right.

Devil in the Dark - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: After his initial mind meld with the horta, Spock tells Kirk, "That's all I got, Captain: waves and waves of searing pain." A minute later, he says that it's "a highly intelligent, extremely sophisticated animal" that calls itself a horta. Apparently, waves of searing pain were not all that he got after all. Unlike Spock to be so imprecise.

Jean G

Devil in the Dark - S1-E25

Plot hole: Spock has absolutely no way to know, yet, that the horta only secretes her corrosive substance when tunneling: he hasn't had time to examine her or to do more than determine that she does indeed secrete a substance that cuts the tunnels. So he should at the very least scan the piece of her that falls off before he picks it up with his bare hands. Major lapse of logic, which given his character goes beyond a character mistake.

Jean G

Devil in the Dark - S1-E25

Character mistake: Kirk informs Spock via communicator the Horta is ten feet from him, and Spock insists Kirk kill it. First, both know they cannot kill it with their phasers, and second, Spock's demand for Kirk to kill the Horta runs counter to the Vulcan philosophy of respect for all life. Spock would never want to harm, let alone kill, another life form.

Scott215
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Suggested correction: At this point they don't have any proof that they can't kill it, and since Kirk is in danger, it's logical to try. Also, Spock is half human and he's concerned about his best friend being killed. Logical or not, he'll want Kirk to protect himself at all costs. Other episodes have shown where Spock doesn't always behave logically when his friends are at risk and he lets his emotions come out.

envisaged0ne

Devil in the Dark - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: As Kirk is crawling through the tunnel leading to the Horta's nest, a tight view from his left side shows light shining on his face and darkness behind him. When the shot changes, though, to the view from the nest, there is light behind him and darkness on his face.

Birdzip

Errand of Mercy - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: Kirk and Spock stun two Klingon guards, yet despite being unconscious, the guard on the left jumps from the balcony and lands feet first on the ground. If he were really unconscious he would have simply tumbled down. (00:36:20)

olohzika

Errand of Mercy - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: The Organians cause all the weapons to overheat, and everyone drops them to the floor. When Kor moves to the desk to call his ship, though, he's wearing his disruptor. It's gone again when he returns. (00:41:45)

Jean G

Errand of Mercy - S1-E26

New this month Character mistake: When Kor describes the effects of the mind-sifter to Kirk (who is still in disguise as an Organian), he says the machine would leave him "more vegetable than human." There is no reason a Klingon would reference humans while speaking to a person he believed to be Organian.

Jason Hoffman

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