Star Trek

Elaan of Troyius - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: When Elaan visits engineering, the close-up shots of Scotty show a security guard wearing a black utility belt standing in the background. But the man is missing in all the full shots.


Jean G

The Omega Glory - S2-E23

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when Cloud William opens "The Book," the red bookmark ribbon isn't in the spot he turns to, until the close-up of the page, when it suddenly appears there.


Jean G

The Savage Curtain - S3-E22

Revealing mistake: When Kirk & Spock beam down with Lincoln to the supposedly newly-created non-volcanic landscape, there are footprints all over the ground. They disappear a few shots later, though.

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Jean G

The Cloudminders - S3-E21

Revealing mistake: When Kirk pushes Plasus against a rock wall in the mine, a huge upper section of the "solid rock" wobbles.


Jean G

Requiem for Methuselah - S3-E19

Revealing mistake: When Spock examines the unknown Brahms waltz, we get a close-up of the music. Unfortunately, the hand-written score bears no resemblance whatsoever to the piece Spock has just played, though he expressly identifies it as such.


Jean G

That Which Survives - S3-E17

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Scott asks Watkins to check the bypass valve, Watkins is facing the engineering boards with both hands on the panel. When we cut to a different angle, however, he's suddenly jumped to a position facing Scott with only one hand on the panel.


Jean G

Friday's Child - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: Before the Capellans reach him, the Klingon's body moves into a completely different position, and to a different spot on the ground, than it was in when he first fell.


Jean G

Show generally

Factual error: In several episodes, when the Enterprise has to turn "hard about", we see it banking to one side like a jet plane. The Enterprise has no wings, and they're in space. No banking.

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The Empath - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: The bruises on McCoy's face change configuration, color and texture between the time Kirk and Spock first find him and the scene where Gem heals him.

00:34:15 - 00:40:30

Jean G

Whom Gods Destroy - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: As Garth brings in the chair and orders the governor's torture, the pedestal fruit bowl on the table in front of Kirk keeps moving back and forth in relation to him and to the wine pitcher.


Jean G

Whom Gods Destroy - S3-E14

Revealing mistake: When Marta kisses Kirk, her hands leave green make-up smeared all over the left shoulder and back of his uniform tunic.


Jean G

Assignment: Earth - S2-E26

Plot hole: Scotty is receiving images of the launch, supposedly from an orbiting satellite. But many of the camera views are obviously from ground level, and couldn't possibly have been taken from orbit. It's not a rebroadcast from a ground camera, either. The implication is clearly that Scotty is is picking up a live satellite feed.


Jean G

A Piece of the Action - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: At the end of act one, the cue stick standing upright against the pool table just in front of Spock disappears when the view cuts to an overhead shot. It's back again after the commercial break.


Jean G

All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

Continuity mistake: In Kirk's log entry, which he somehow makes from jail without a tricorder, he states that 5 witnesses heard him speak to the "spirits." This isn't true, and Kirk ought to know it. The crowd rushed in through an archway after he spoke to Spock and McCoy, and they were all too far away before to hear him.

00:10:50 - 00:26:00

Jean G

Miri - S1-E8

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.


Jean G

The Alternative Factor - S1-E27

Plot hole: Kirk knows that Lazarus is insane and that he wants the Enterprise dilithium crystals. Yet he's not restrained in sickbay and is, in fact, given free run of the ship so that he can knock out the crew in engineering and steal the crystals. Other than to further a woefully weak plotline, this makes no sense whatsoever.

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Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - S3-E15

Revealing mistake: Due to the use of stock footage once again, Sulu's console viewer appears and disappears repeatedly throughout the episode.


Jean G

The Tholian Web - S3-E9

Visible crew/equipment: In the very beginning, the boom shadow is visible at the top of the screen as Kirk walks to Spock's station on the bridge.


Jean G

A Private Little War - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: The gash on Kirk's right cheek disappears between the time he and McCoy fall asleep in the cave and when McCoy wakes up to find Kirk at Nona's side.

00:21:30 - 00:23:15

Jean G

Wolf in The Fold - S2-E14

Other mistake: In the scene near the end when Kirk orders Kyle to beam Hengist into space, Kirk and Kyle say their lines in the wrong order. Roughly: Kyle: Don't get excited, Captain. I would have done it. Kirk: Spock, you do it.

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