Star Trek

Star Trek (1966)

21 mistakes in Miri - chronological order

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Miri - S1-E9

Factual error: If Miri's planet is a "duplicate" (meaning identical) Earth, it should have clouds. It doesn't. This remains a mistake because "duplicate" means "exactly the same," and thus the clouds should be there. The special effects crew forgot to put them in. Noteworthy: the very first thing fixed in the digitally enhanced version of this episode was the duplicate Earth. It has clouds now. (00:01:30)

Jean G

Miri - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When McCoy places the old tricycle down on the ground, the handlebars are facing the right with its wheels facing the left. When McCoy is attacked by the diseased Only, Kirk and Spock subdue him, and as he lies on the ground the tricycle flips over between shots, so the handlebars suddenly end up facing the left. (00:04:30)

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Miri - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: After the wild man is down on the mound, his right hand is under his body. In the close up, it's on the frame of the trike. (00:05:05)

Movie Nut

Miri - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: The dust smudging both Spock's uniform and that of the older security guard instantly vanishes when they walk out of the building to go look for the onlies. (00:08:10)

Jean G

Miri - S1-E9

Revealing mistake: When Kirk and Miri are in the kid's hideout, Kirk is attacked by Louise, the wild woman. After Kirk knocks her off his back, she falls to the ground and tries to get up again, Kirk has to resort to stunning her with his phaser. The blue beam starts coming out then starts coming back towards the phaser before going back out again. (00:26:12)

Miri - S1-E9

Character mistake: Spock tells Kirk that without being able to test their vaccine with the ship's computers, "it could be a beaker of death." The vessel that the vaccine is contained in is a flask, not a beaker. The ship's science officer should know the difference. (00:37:25)

Captain Defenestrator

Miri - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: The ropes tying Yeoman Rand to the chair keep changing positions (above her elbows or below her elbows) between shots. (00:39:40)

Jean G

Miri - S1-E9

Factual error: In the opening scene on the bridge, when Spock states the planet's properties, the circumference is given in US miles; the mass is given in metric tons; the density is given in metric grams per cubic centimeter; and the atmosphere is given as oxygen/nitrogen. No scientist of Spock’s standing would mix US and metric unit systems. The atmosphere composition should also be stated reversed as “nitrogen/oxygen” with the most abundant gas first. (00:42:00 - 00:59:00)

Kenneth Schroeder

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Suggested correction: That might only true in today's standards. But we have no idea what future generations will choose to make standard.

Bishop73

This is such a trivial criticism that it should be removed to be fair. Whatever measurement standard is used in the future, it will be uniform without mixing of different unit systems.

Ken S

But that's an assumption based on what you think the future would be like. The British and Americans currently use a mix of different unit systems. While many US students use miles and pounds, they still calculate density as g/cm3.

Bishop73

Miri - S1-E9

Plot hole: 300 years is just too long for the children to be on their own. How did they keep their clothes relatively clean for 300 years? Since the kids are playing all day they aren't out in the fields planting and harvesting crops for food, how did they eat?

hifijohn

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Suggested correction: For the clothes, it's highly unlikely that they wore the same sets for 300 years. They are in a town/city and on a world that is mostly empty of most human life now. They can easily just find more clothing their size from other houses and even stores. As far as food, children are very good scavengers.

Quantom X Premium member

The issue of clothing is not so much an issue as is the issue of food. Given that the children are growing at an incredibly slow rate, their metabolism is probably much, much, much slower and would require far less sustenance.

Charles Austin Miller

Miri - S1-E9

Audio problem: After McCoy gives orders for equipment, the Communications officer calls for Kirk. As he goes to answer, Kirk flips open his communicator, but it doesn't make the familiar sound.

Movie Nut

Miri - S1-E9

Visible crew/equipment: As Spock and the guards edge toward the mouth of the alley, watch the upper part of the wall to their right. There are shadows of somebody's hands throwing the debris down, carefully avoiding direct hits.

Movie Nut

Miri - S1-E9

Revealing mistake: As McCoy kneels by the tricycle in the town square, an unknown person attacks him. As they roll on the ground, and as he raises up facing the others, the stunt double is easily recognized.

Movie Nut

Miri - S1-E9

Audio problem: As McCoy scans the body, the scanner portion spins. Suddenly, it stops motion, but McCoy continues passing it over the body, and sounds continue to be heard.

Movie Nut

Miri - S1-E9

Factual error: If this planet is a duplicate, an exact copy, of Earth, then Lake Okeechobee, the largest lake in Florida, is wrong. Seen from space, it is much larger and more distinct than the lake shown on this duplicate.

Movie Nut

Miri - S1-E9

Other mistake: In the opening, the planet looks to be turning the same as Earth does. On the viewer it is turning correctly. However, it is too quickly to be accurate, assuming it is a copy of Earth. If so, at this higher speed, the days would be shorter. Also, the ship should be moving at such a speed as to see the planet moving in the opposite direction.

Movie Nut

Spock: Live long and prosper.

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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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