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12 mistakes in The Man Trap - chronological order

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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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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

Other mistake: Sulu is asking Janice why people call inanimate objects "she"? Then gives an example. He says "Like, she's a fast ship." But the subtitles get this wrong and have him saying "Like, she's a bad ship". (00:23:30)

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The Man Trap - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Rand brings Sulu the plate of food, it has a bowl of colored cubes on it. Then there's a cut to a close-up of Sulu eating the cubes when Green is staring at it, and the bowl is now a plate. Then in the long shot it's a bowl again. (00:24:22)

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

Audio problem: As Kirk low crawls behind some boulder and grass, his communicator flips open and closed. If it was opened, the sound of the channel opening should have been heard, but wasn't. (00:36:35)

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Suggested correction: This is a common film technique from old movies and shows. Just something that was done and accepted, and is not a mistake.

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The Man Trap - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: Just after Kirk stuns Crater with his phaser, he gets up to get to Crater, when he does he bumps into a heavy stone monument,a prop that shakes visibly on contact. (00:36:58)

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The Man Trap - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When they first arrive on the planet, the tricorder Kirk is holding for McCoy starts on his left shoulder, disappears in the next shot, then in the next shot after that reappears in his right hand.

The Man Trap - S1-E2

Plot hole: The salt creature needs salt, but there is no need for the creature to kill anybody, just have them deliver a large shipment of salt the next time some ship come to visit the planet.

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Suggested correction: As shown several times, the creature is acting on craving and impulse. It's able to not attack Dr. Crater because they have a mutual relationship, as well as he provides salt for her from their supplies. But their supplies are running low, as he even stated they did have 25 pounds of salt but displays a jar with barely any left in it. It is reasonable to assume that he has had to start rationing the supply of salt to her to keep her till they could get another shipment. They were not getting the salt right off after Kirk arrived, and so the creature could not resist the urge to suck salt it needed out of the crewman when they were together alone, reason and logic being clouded by its desire and feral cravings.

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Journey to Babel - S2-E10

Amanda: And you, Sarek, would you also say thank you to your son?
Sarek: I don't understand.
Amanda: Well, for saving your life.
Sarek: Spock acted in the only logical manner open to him. One does not thank logic, Amanda.
Amanda: Logic, logic - I'm sick to death of logic! Do you want to know how I feel about your logic?
Spock: Emotional, isn't she?
Sarek: She has always been that way.
Spock: Indeed? Why did you marry her?
Sarek: At the time, it seemed the logical thing to do.

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