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Charlie X - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: After Spock and Kirk attempt to trap Charlie into a room with a force field, Charlie makes the wall disappear and then freezes Kirk and Spock in place. Spock has his right hand against the wall at about chest level with himself. The camera cuts to a closer angle and suddenly his hand is higher up, about face level. (00:39:47)

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Charlie X - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Kirk begins to question Charlie about the melted chess pieces, there is a close up of Kirk showing light cast down him him with his chest void of any shadows. When cut to a wide angle, he suddenly has shadows on his chest from lighting changes. (00:22:36)

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Charlie X - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Charlie turns the playing cards into pictures of Rand and lays them down face down in a stack. The camera cuts to her then back and now the cards are noticeably in a different position here the film crew switched them out. (00:13:13)

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Charlie X - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Uhura starts to sing and walk around Spock as he plays. In Spock's close ups, the wall behind him is pink and green, but in the further shots the walls are a blue color with nothing behind him that could have been making the green and pink colors in the close ups. (00:10:50)

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Charlie X - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Just before Uhura begins to hum with Spock's playing of his instrument, she is leaning over a table where they are playing cards. She has one hand on her cheek and then brings the other up to her face as well. When it cuts to a side angle, she's suddenly bringing her hand up to her face again in a repeated action. (00:09:47)

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Charlie X - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: After Bones finishes examining Charlie, they move to the door and Charlie begins to put his jacket back on. In the side shot, he gets it on and begins to adjust it around his shoulders when it cuts to a frontal view. Suddenly his arms are relaxed like he's already had the jacket on for a few seconds and in a comfortable position. (00:05:18)

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The Man Trap - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When the creature makes it's way through the ship and finds McCoy's room, it stops near the wall with a red vent behind it. It changes back to Nancy in a dissolve cut, but suddenly it's much closer to the walk and is now closer to the vent, something that would not have happened by a simple morph like seen before. (00:28:45)

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The Man Trap - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Kirk is telling Crater that he needs him and his wife to stay on their ship till he finds out what killed his man, Kirk has his arms crossed. When Crater steps up to him and the angle changes, Kirk's arms are suddenly down at his side. This continuously changes back and forth between shots. (00:18:07)

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The Man Trap - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: Kirk jokes with Bones after they land about flowers and is holding some hay or grass in his hands. After Bones makes the comment about bribing girls, Kirk lowers his hand off screen but with the grass still in it. It jump cuts to a different angle from further away and suddenly his hand is empty, and there is no grass on the ground where he could have dropped it. (00:00:57)

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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 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)

Bread and Circuses - S2-E25

Continuity mistake: While Kirk, Spock, and McCoy attempt to escape, Merik contacts Enterprise with the stolen communicator and the Proconsul stabs him, then when Merik tosses the communicator it lands in front of Kirk's feet in a closeup. The problem is that in the closeup Kirk is wearing his black uniform pants, but during this scene Kirk is wearing the light colored slave pants. Also interesting to note, when the sword landed on the floor in front of Spock's feet, the Vulcan is wearing black lace-up flat footwear instead of his black uniform boots. (00:46:35)

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Spock's Brain - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Scotty, Kirk, and the others follow Spock's signal to the chamber with the Controller, they encounter Kara and she activates their pain bands. Spock's body has a pain band around his waist as the other men drop to the ground, but after McCoy tells Kirk, "Spock, no pain," the pain band is missing from Spock's body, then in the next shot it reappears when he goes after Kara's bracelet. (00:35:05)

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Spock's Brain - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Kirk and his landing party beam down to the planet there are six shots of Morg, who have their right arms covered in fur in all those flipped shots, but when Morg attack the landing party it's their left arms covered in fur. Presumably, the first six shots were flipped for direction continuity. (00:13:15)

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The Ultimate Computer - S2-E24

Continuity mistake: During the scene with the ore freighter, there are four closeups of Spock while he's bent over the scope at his station, and in the background behind Spock we can see Kirk and others on the bridge are gone. It also occurs in the earlier scene during the encounter with the two starships. (00:24:00)

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The Omega Glory - S2-E23

Continuity mistake: When Kirk and McCoy join Spock and Galloway on Exeter's bridge, McCoy kneels down and uses his med tricorder with its strap crossed over his shoulder, but in McCoy's closeup the strap is gone, then next shot the strap is once again over McCoy's shoulder. (00:04:25)

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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)

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Question: When the Enterprise is in orbit, it uses the Impulse engines to maintain orbit. The Impulse engines are located on the back (aft) of the primary saucer. Why were these not on or lit up? Unless they're using gravity, but there are the familiar engine sounds.

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Chosen answer: If they're in orbit, they're being pulled along by the planet's gravity well, therefore, impulse engines would only be used for minor corrections and would be "on standby" while in orbit, but not active. (Like keeping your car idling without revving the engine and creating plumes of exhaust).

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