Factual error: When they are searching for Finney hidden somewhere in the ship, all ship noises are deadened, and the heartbeats of those on the bridge are muffled by McCoy. In order to locate Finney's heartbeat the ship's auditory sensors are magnified by "one to the fourth power". That's 1x1x1x1 = 1, ie no magnification.
Continuity mistake: McCoy uses a "masking device" to block out the bridge personnel's heartbeats. When McCoy masks Spock's heartbeat, he holds the microphone, err, masking device over the wrong part of Spock's anatomy. We'd already established that Spock's heart wasn't in the same place as a human.Jean G
Continuity mistake: In the finale of the fight between Kirk and Finney, Kirk's shirt is torn, exposing his right shoulder and arm. As Kirk (the stunt double) goes for the knock out blow, the shirt is only a little torn in the front. Then the close up on Kirk catching Finney, his shoulder is exposed again.Movie Nut
Continuity mistake: During Kirk and Lt. Shaw's conversation where Kirk learns that Shaw will be the prosecuting attorney, they are sitting at a table. A shot from behind Shaw's left shoulder shows her turning her head toward Kirk. The scene then shifts to a close-up front shot of Shaw, where she again turns her head.Birdzip