Star Trek

Errand of Mercy - S1-E26

Deliberate mistake: When the Klingons post signs for their rules, they're printed in English. The Klingons have their own language, and people on Organia most certainly aren't English speakers. Even if the Universal Translator allows Kirk and Spock to hear in English, it wouldn't change the look of a sign.

Birdzip

The Alternative Factor - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: Both the positive and negative versions of Lazarus have a long mustache and a fairly full "waterfall" beard - until the scene in the briefing room, when inexplicably, the mustache and beard are both suddenly so thin they're barely visible. As soon as they beam down to the planet, however, the much thicker facial hair is restored. (00:23:00 - 00:24:30)

Jean G

The Alternative Factor - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: Lazarus had knocked out the transporter technician, but when Kirk arrives he is fine and operating the transporter. (00:37:35)

olohzika

The Alternative Factor - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: Mad Lazarus has just put a black-and-white hatch cover over the stolen dilithium crystal in his time ship. It's in place when Kirk arrives to confront him. But a moment later, when Kirk leans in and is accidentally transported to the negative universe, the cover has disappeared. It's still missing when Kirk returns to push Lazarus through the portal. (00:39:20)

Jean G

The Alternative Factor - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: Kirk keeps referring to Masters as "Lieutenant", even though she has no braid on her sleeve - all Enterprise lieutenants have a single gold braid on each sleeve.

The Alternative Factor - S1-E27

Plot hole: Kirk knows that Lazarus is insane and that he wants the Enterprise dilithium crystals. Yet he's not restrained in sickbay and is, in fact, given free run of the ship so that he can knock out the crew in engineering and steal the crystals. Other than to further a woefully weak plotline, this makes no sense whatsoever.

Jean G

The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E28

Continuity mistake: While he and Kirk discuss the history tapes in their room, Spock's shirt collar is turned up on the left side in close-ups, but straightened out in the full shots. (00:32:55)

Jean G

The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E28

Continuity mistake: After Edith stumbles and nearly falls down the stairs, she still has both her shoes on. But after the kiss, she proceeds up the stairs and is now carrying one shoe. She had no time to take it off, as she was, er, busy with Kirk the whole time. (00:43:55)

Jean G

The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E28

Factual error: Edith Keeler says to McCoy, "My young man is taking me to see a Clark Gable movie." In 1930, Clark Gable was an uncredited bit player who had last made a film in 1926 - Edith, a New York charity worker, would not even have encountered his name.

The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E28

Continuity mistake: As Kirk and Spock prepare to enter the time portal, Spock deliberately places the tricorder at his left side, holding it there with his left hand. As they appear in 1930 earth, he is holding the tricorder with his right hand and his left hand is free.

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The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E28

Factual error: This episode takes place in NYC during the 1930's, but after McCoy's phaser is stolen in the exterior shot of the buildings a fallout shelter sign can be seen. These signs were put up no earlier than 1961.

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The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E28

Continuity mistake: When McCoy arrives in NYC while the man is stealing a bottle of milk, in the closeup the actor's ring finger is partially amputated, but when he steals McCoy's phaser his finger is intact in the closeup.

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The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E28

Other mistake: When talking to Edith Keeler one evening, Kirk refers to a star in Orion's belt, pointing it out. The shot then cuts to a scene of the horizon. The sky is quite cloudy and the light from the sun is still lighting the horizon. The stars would not be visible.

Birdzip

The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E28

Continuity mistake: The bundle of clothes Kirk steals from the balcony changes several times while he and Spock face the policeman. The red shirt is not visible, then is hanging down on the right, then isn't. It then disappears from view until they reach Edith's basement, where Kirk puts it on. Two belts, two jackets and Spock's cap also seem to have added themselves to the bundle somehow. They're not there when Kirk first dismantles the tangle of clothes in the basement.

Jean G

Operation -- Annihilate! - S1-E29

Revealing mistake: When Kirk and company beam down, the trees are brown. In the next shot, the trees are green. Most probably a different camera lens was used for the shots. (00:07:10)

olohzika

Operation -- Annihilate! - S1-E29

Continuity mistake: When they put the satellites in orbit, Sulu announces they are in place. Then Kirk says "Energize" and the next shot shows the helmsman station and Sulu is absent - some guy in a red shirt is there instead. (00:45:30)

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Operation -- Annihilate! - S1-E29

Visible crew/equipment: When Spock and McCoy walk into Kirk's quarters, in the wideshot the white tape mark can be seen on the floor under the desk at Spock's feet, before Spock requests permission to beam down to the planet, and can be seen again when Kirk stands up.

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Operation -- Annihilate! - S1-E29

Continuity mistake: When Uhura tells Kirk that she's made contact with his private transmitter she's seated at the communications console, but after the contact's been broken when she tells Kirk, "It's impossible at the moment because they stopped broadcasting," in this shot facing Uhura the turbo lift is not behind her - she's at a different station on the bridge - then she's back to where she was once again.

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Amok Time - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: In the middle of the episode Spock goes to Plack Tao to meditate. We see a shot of him and then we see some other people. At this moment look directly behind all of them and you will see Spock waiting for his next shot.

Amok Time - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Spock and Captain Kirk are fighting with the lirpa, watch Kirk closely after he has been slashed by Spock and his shirt ripped. Both the ripped shirt and scar appear and disappear throughout the rest of the fight.

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