Star Trek

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.

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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

The Man Trap - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: In the corridor, as Sulu touches the face of the dead crewman, the man's eyelids flutter.

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Where No Man Has Gone Before - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: After the ship enters the galactic barrier, when Kirk orders "navigation on automatic" there are flashes of light, and in a closeup of the first console just to the left of the main viewscreen, we can see the special effects material spread across the panel below the controls, for the fire to burn when it explodes. Then it cuts to the wideshot as a second console (near Spock's station) blows up, but in the background that first console is intact - no fire/damage whatsoever (it explodes again in a following wideshot). (00:10:00)

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Operation -- Annihilate! - S1-E29

Continuity mistake: When Uhura tells Kirk that she's made contact with his private transmitter she's seated at the communications console, but after the contact's been broken when she tells Kirk, "It's impossible at the moment because they stopped broadcasting," in this shot facing Uhura the turbo lift is not behind her - she's at a different station on the bridge - then she's back to where she was once again.

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Devil in the Dark - S1-E25

Character mistake: Kirk informs Spock via communicator the Horta is ten feet from him, and Spock insists Kirk kill it. First, both know they cannot kill it with their phasers, and second, Spock's demand for Kirk to kill the Horta runs counter to the Vulcan philosophy of respect for all life. Spock would never want to harm, let alone kill, another life form.

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Suggested correction: At this point they don't have any proof that they can't kill it, and since Kirk is in danger, it's logical to try. Also, Spock is half human and he's concerned about his best friend being killed. Logical or not, he'll want Kirk to protect himself at all costs. Other episodes have shown where Spock doesn't always behave logically when his friends are at risk and he lets his emotions come out.


Balance of Terror - S1-E14

Visible crew/equipment: On the bridge, Uhura tells Kirk that Outpost 4 reported they're under attack, and after Scott says, "I've talked to my engine room, sir. We'll get more speed out of her," we can see the movement of the overhead boom pole's shadow as Kirk walks toward Uhura.

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Journey to Babel - S2-E10

Visible crew/equipment: The action is shifting back and forth from the bridge where the alien ship is attacking and sickbay where McCoy is operating on Sarek. In two separate takes when the scene shifts to sickbay McCoy is standing at the operating table. I noticed a wisp of smoke rising from McCoy's right side (left side of screen). It appears to be from a cigarette in an ash tray below camera level either beside McCoy or near the head of Spock's bed.

The Enterprise Incident - S3-E2

Audio problem: During the scene where Kirk is talking in the briefing room, the director was obviously not pleased with how James Doohan said his lines.Due to budget constraints, instead of re shooting the scene, they simply replaced Mr Scotts dialogue with another one.You can see it since at one point his lips are completely out of sync, even on the remastered edition. (00:06:40)


Assignment: Earth - S2-E26

Continuity mistake: Gary Seven is talking to his computer, we then switch to Kirk and Co and after a few moments with them we cut back to Gary Seven. Somehow in that time, while talking to his computer he changed his clothes. (00:13:40)


Operation -- Annihilate! - S1-E29

Revealing mistake: When Kirk and company beam down, the trees are brown. In the next shot, the trees are green. Most probably a different camera lens was used for the shots. (00:07:10)


The Return of the Archons - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: As Captain Kirk talks to Dr. McCoy, the background changes from stone to a red background in a closeup of Kirk's face. (00:27:05)

The Lights of Zetar - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: On Memory Alpha, the viewer beside the dead man in the purple jumpsuit keeps moving from his left side to his right and back again between shots. (00:09:10 - 00:10:10)

Jean G

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