Star Trek

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.

Friday's Child - S2-E11

Deliberate mistake: When the decoyed Enterprise heads back to Capella, the special effects shot is reversed to indicate that it's going back in the other direction. Unfortunately, this gives us two brief shots of the ship with the registration numbers backwards. (00:37:40)

Jean G

That Which Survives - S3-E17

Continuity mistake: When Losira comes for Kirk, he's holding Sulu's tricorder with both hands. When the angle changes to include her, he has it in one hand with his right hand at his side. Cut back to a three shot of Sulu, Kirk and McCoy, and Kirk has the tricorder in both hands again. (00:36:55)

Jean G

Whom Gods Destroy - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: After Marta's dance, Kirk and Spock are sitting an inch apart behind the table, then a foot apart, then an inch again and so forth every time the shot changes. (00:16:25)

Jean G

A Private Little War - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: When Nona is trying to seduce Kirk, we see a close-up of him with nothing on his shoulders. Cut to a two-shot and suddenly Nona's arms are over his shoulders and around his neck. (00:41:00)

Jean G

Charlie X - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When McCoy is examining Charlie in sickbay, several shots of the diagnostic panel show a clear reflection of Charlie's upright profile. But Charlie isn't sitting up during the exam - he's lying flat on the table. The close-ups of the panel were shot while actor Robert Walker Jr. was either sitting or standing nearby. (00:04:10)

Jean G

Assignment: Earth - S2-E26

Plot hole: Spock claims that history is unchanged at the end of the episode according to the library tapes - how would he know? If history changed, the tapes would change too. And unlike in "City on the Edge of Forever", there's no Guardian around to keep people from being influenced by an altered timeline.

The Trouble With Tribbles - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: When Kirk and McCoy dispute about the tribbles on the Enterprise bridge, Kirk holds the two tribbles in his hands at alternate heights. In the shots where McCoy's face is seen, he holds them next under his chins, but when Kirk's face is seen, he holds them at chest level.

Journey to Babel - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: When Sarek enters the banquet room to take his medication, the Tellarite sitting at the table holds a glass in his right hand. In all the full shots with Sarek in the foreground, the glass switches to the Tellarite's left hand. In all the close-ups of him, it's back in his right again. (00:14:50)

Jean G

The Savage Curtain - S3-E22

Visible crew/equipment: When Kirk is agonizing over the sound of Surak's supposed cries for help, an equipment shadow, possibly from a boom mike, skates across the rocks behind his left shoulder. (00:40:00)

Jean G

Friday's Child - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When the Klingon shoots Maab with a hand phaser, the beam is yellow as he fires, but red when it strikes Maab. (00:46:00)

Jean G

A Private Little War - S2-E19

Revealing mistake: While Nona is struggling with her Villager attackers, the camera tilts just far enough to show, in the distance, a nice (if slightly smoggy) view of buildings, docks and boats in Santa Monica Harbor. (00:45:00)

Jean G

Where No Man Has Gone Before - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: When Kirk & Spock are watching Gary read the pages on the monitor one after the other, look closely: it's the same two pages back and forth.


Shore Leave - S1-E15

Factual error: In a scene where Kirk and McCoy are examining the tracks left by the White Rabbit and Alice, in the background behind some trees can be seen a white building (the shoot was done at Africa, USA, an animal theme park). (00:13:30)

Dagger of the Mind - S1-E9

Plot hole: For a penal colony, Tantalus V has really poor security. Van Gelder manages to escape with ease, by hiding in a box - the only box - beamed up to the Enterprise.

The Menagerie (1) - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: Kirk introduced Spock as "Lieutenant Commander" instead of "Commander".

Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: The planet Cheron is blue the first two times we see it on the view screen, but when the Enterprise enters orbit, and every time we see it thereafter, the planet has mysteriously turned red. (00:44:05 - 00:46:00)

Jean G

The Empath - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: Gem's left hand is cupped around McCoy's right ear as she begins to heal him, but her hand keeps changing positions as the camera angles switch. (00:44:20)

Jean G

Metamorphosis - S2-E9

Plot hole: The crew of the Galileo are stranded because there is a "dampening field" preventing the shuttle craft and its equipment from working. But the device they use to short out the "companion" works.

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: Since we have no idea how the field works, or the nature of the Companion, this can't be considered a mistake.

Jason Hoffman

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