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