Corrected entry: Kirk's line, "We're a doomed ship, traveling forever between galaxies" is the only time original "Trek" committed the scientific blunder of confusing galaxies and solar systems. The Enterprise wasn't capable of intergalactic travel (that's leaving one galaxy and reaching another). Yes, it strayed briefly out of our galaxy several times. But it did not - and could not - cross to another one. That would take a warp 100-plus drive and thousands of years.
Corrected entry: Trelane says he studied Earth images that travelled to him at light speed, and earlier they establish Gothos is 900 years from Earth. But Trelane references Napoleon and Hamilton, who weren't around until 1800 or so. That would put this episode in 2700, but the original Trek episodes are set in the 2200's.
Corrected entry: Spock is wearing his normal blue uniform when shot with the "happy spores" from the strange plant. The next scene is with Kirk inquiring about Spock's location to which he is told nobody has seen him. Spock somehow manages to find some green overalls out in the meadows when we switch back to him.
Corrected entry: Spock presents himself to Dr. McCoy in sickbay to be relieved of duty for "killing" Captain Kirk. However, as a medical officer, Bones has no place in the ship's chain of command. Doctors have an officer's rank in recognition of their education and value to the service, but no authority over military matters. (For example should Kirk, Spock and Scotty be indisposed, command of the ship would fall to Sulu who is in the chain of command even though McCoy has a higher rank) If Spock believes he should be relieved for breaking regulations and committing murder, and thus confined until court-martial, Scotty would be the one to do it, as he is the next senior officer. And this is not a character mistake, Spock quotes regulations regularly, there is no way he'd ignore chain of command. Contrary to what viewers seem to think, militaries have regulations and officers don't get to ignore them and do what they feel like! The only reason Spock talks to McCoy is so Kirk can walk out of the back of sickbay and create a nice emotional moment.Grumpy Scot
Corrected entry: When given the option of using intense light to kill the creatures, McCoy says that he could probably rig a cubicle in the bio lab to test the theory. However, that would require him to know engineering, and one of his caustic quotes is "I'm a doctor, not an engineer!", unless he requisitioned Engineering to help.Movie Nut
Corrected entry: Garth, shape-shifted as Spock, applies the Vulcan nerve pinch to Marta. Since Garth can only imitate the physical appearance of someone and not that person's life experience, Garth would have no knowledge of the Vulcan nerve pinch. The same could be said of when Garth shape shifts into Kirk - if Garth had Kirk's knowledge, he would have known the counter sign that Scotty used to challenge him for the beam up.Scott215
Corrected entry: Kirk and Spock pretend to be filming Daras so they can enter the building where John Gill will give his speech. Look at the lamp Spock is holding. In the beginning it works, than a couple of scenes later it doesn't, and when they are outside the chamber where John Gill is, his lamp is on again.
Corrected entry: Kirk, McCoy, and Spock are chained to the dungeon wall, with McCoy noticing he is next to a skeleton, also chained. This is incorrect, as a skeleton's bones are held together by cartilage, which would rot over time. Therefore, the skeleton would not be hanging intact, but would be a pile of bones on the floor.Scott215
Corrected entry: 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
Corrected entry: We see our heroes paralysed by the alien belt machines, we then cut to the intro movie. When we go back to them they are being disarmed by the female alien. She takes something from McCoy's hand, yet before the intro he had nothing in his hands.
Corrected entry: In the credits, Joan Collins' character is named "Sister Edith Keeler." But her character is engaging in a romantic/sexual relationship with Kirk. He says he has "ulterior motives" towards her which she reacts to playfully and kisses him. Not appropriate behaviour for a sister, particularly in the time and place the episode is set.Peter Weekes
Corrected entry: In the sickbay near the end, Diana Muldaur got her line wrong, resulting in this contradictory dialogue: Kirk: "He'll die. But that's what you want, isn't it?" Miranda: "That's a lie!" Kirk: "Oh yes it is - you want him to die." Miranda's line was supposed to be, "That's not true," with Kirk's "Yes it is" contradicting her. As it stands, she claims it's a lie, and Kirk replies "Yes it is."Jean G
Corrected entry: Just how the Troglyte spy manages to leap over one of the cloud city's balconies to his death is a bit puzzling. Stratos City is held aloft by huge anti-gravity generators. An anti-grav field should, sensibly, extend far enough past the balcony railings to keep people from falling off. Surely the self-obsessed Stratos dwellers would extend that field, since they want to protect their own skins above all else.
00:07:05 - 00:11:30Jean G
Corrected entry: Spock has been known to say that Vulcans don't lie. But in this episode, he backed up McCoy who was trying to spare Kirk's feelings. When asked by Kirk about the final taped orders he left them, Spock said that "The crisis was upon us and passed so quickly there wasn't time to view the tape." A bald faced lie.
Corrected entry: If the Enterprise made sure everything was corrected to just before they went back in time (before actually going back to their own future) then there should have been no reason for Kirk and Sulu to recover the audio and video evidence of their arrival in the first place, since they made sure they were never there.jbrbbt
Corrected entry: The outcome of the court martial is already known before it happens. Since the captain's log is recorded after a mission giving a detail of what had taken place before the log was recorded, Kirk would not have been able to record his own log (as Captain) if he had been found guilty during the trial.jbrbbt
Corrected entry: Since Kirk has to be on the Enterprise to record his Captain's log (after the events of the episode), we know he and Spock are successful in repairing the timeline since Kirk is heard making his log entry just before he and Spock go back to the past.jbrbbt
Corrected entry: When Spock tries and fails to beam down to the the planet, Kirk claimed to have ordered Spock to stay in sickbay, yet he never ordered it: he simply requested Spock to stay in sickbay. There is a difference between a request and an order.
Corrected entry: About 19 minutes into the episode, Scotty gives the altitude of the person Kirk and Spock are looking for as approximately 30 meters (approx 98 feet) using accurate Enterprise equipment up from where they are standing on the street. They go to apartment 12B which would be the 12 floor. The stories in the apartment build would have to be slightly over 8 feet high each for it to be the 12th floor. Apartment building stories are at least 10-12 feet each. They should have come out on at most the 9th floor.terry s
Corrected entry: In a very strange coincidence, a little more than seven minutes into this episode, which aired March 29, 1968, Spock states there will be a major assassination today. Six days after the original airing, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis on April 4, 1968.terry s
Corrected entry: If you look closely at the bottle of scotch Mr Scott is holding, you can see the word Whisky written on it. As it happens that is the Irish way of spelling the word, the Scottish spell it Whiskey. Since he states it is scotch, i.e. Scottish Whiskey it should be spelt the Scottish way.
Corrected entry: Kirk said that the creatures planet was 1000 light years away, later on in the episode he states that they are only 17 days away from said planet. At the Enterprise cruise speed of warp 5 it would take them about 46 years to get there, even if they could maintain their theoretical maximum speed of warp 9.6 it would take them about 5 years. To get there in 17 days they would have to achieve an impossible warp factor of 27.8.olohzika
Corrected entry: There is something funny about the station's storage compartments: first, since when do these compartments need overhead doors, especially since it is supposed to store several tons of goods (one big set of doors would be enough). And second, loose grain (and especially since it is so valuable for the project featured in the episode) would hardly be kept just like this, ready to pour out whenever the compartment doors are opened. It should have been stored in some sort of containers.
Corrected entry: When Spock talks about his ancestors, McCoy comments that they were "conquered." Not only does Spock later say (in "The Immunity Syndrome") that Vulcans have never been conquered, but we've never heard anything in Star Trek or its sequels mentioning Vulcan's "conquest." And yet Spock doesn't mention that McCoy is in error - something he never refuses the opportunity to do.
Corrected entry: At the beginning of the episode the bridge crew is looking at the viewing screen as the Defiant draws closer. By the time Capt. Kirk says "The Defiant", it is totally obvious that it's a starship. However, when Kirk says "The Defiant", the bridge crew gives quite a reaction as though they had no idea what this thing shaped a starship was until Kirk clued them in.
Corrected entry: Kirk says Cheron is in an uncharted region of the galaxy. How does Kirk know about it then? Later Spock identifies its exact position when he says the ship is heading for it. Again, if it's "uncharted" how do they know where it is to figure out this stuff.
Corrected entry: This episode breaks the laws of physics. After Kirk has been hyper-accelerated to Scalosian rate, he fires a phaser at Deela but the phaser light crawls out slowly and she steps out of the way. Phasers would fire at the speed of light, which is CONSTANT, a fundamental basis of modern physics. She would not have been able to avoid getting shot regardless of being hyper-accelerated.
Corrected entry: The physics here don't make any sense. If the Scalosians are moving 840 times faster, that means when they walk down a corridor (at 2 miles/hour, their speed) they are really moving at about 1680 miles per hour - that's Mach 2. The Scalosians don't create sonic booms, and they don't have any trouble stopping and turning corners despite the Mach 2 speeds they're moving at.
Corrected entry: When the Enterprise is heading outside the galaxy, from the scene showing the ship at the edge of the galaxy, it looks like the ship could easily go over or under the pink area and solve the whole problem. Of course, it would have been a pretty short show.Richard Welty
Corrected entry: When the Enterprise reaches the lithium processing plant on Delta Vega, a deserted planet that even the ore ships only visit every twenty years, why do they have lots of control panels, many rooms, and a BRIG at the processing plant? All of which work?
Corrected entry: At the beginning, Kirk is talking about the Valiant having only impulse power so it didn't have enough power to leave the galaxy. Given the size of the galaxy and Kirk later saying that since the Enterprise was now on impulse power "that planets that were only hours away are now months away", it would take the Valiant about 200 years to get to the edge of the galaxy, thus arriving about the same time as the Enterprise. Also, the Valiant would have had to be launched around 1966.Richard Welty
Corrected entry: Romulans come from the planet Romulus, which has a nearby twin called Remus. These planets are named for the mythical founders of Rome, the twin sons of the war god Mars and the Vestal Rhea Silvia. But Romulans would not know about ancient Earth history, so it seems unlikely that they would name their planets after our mythology and refer to themselves as "Romulans."Mark Bernhard
Corrected entry: The Romulan Commander believes that Spock is trying to steal the cloaking device. So she hauls him down to the room holding it, goes into the room, and looks pretty much everywhere except the spot where it was mounted - doesn't she know where the device is. Finally her sub-commander tells her that it's gone, and she turns around and sees the empty slot.
Corrected entry: At the end of part 1, Starfleet relieves Kirk of command and tells him and everyone else to stop viewing the Talosian transmissions during the court martial. At the beginning they say they can't stop the transmissions, go back into the courtroom, and watch them anyway. Why don't they just go to a different room, or cover the screen with a cloth?
Corrected entry: When the M-5 computer goes crazy and starts shooting at the other starships, Commodore Wesley INSTANTLY concludes that Capt. Kirk has lost his mind and is trying to kill everyone. Not even for one second does the Commodore think that the M-5, which is going through it's trial test and which has complete control of the ship, is the cause of the problem.
Corrected entry: Spock starts to lose control of his emotions and is desperately struggling with himself. He goes into a room and the automatic doors open for him. As they close behind him, Spock leans back against the doors. The doors should sense something approaching and open again, depositing our heroic Vulcan on his back in the corridor.
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