Star Trek

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).

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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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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.

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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

olohzika

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.

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olohzika

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

olohzika

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.

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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.

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Jean G

Court Martial - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: They said that engineering was "B" deck which is deck 2, but engineering is deck 7 which would be "G" deck.

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All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

Plot hole: The law officer who arrests Kirk recalls hearing Kirk call the "spirit" Bones. But he wasn't there when Kirk spoke to McCoy. He rushed into the scene several minutes later. If he's lying, how would he know that Kirk used the name Bones? He wasn't there to hear it. Even if he had been, Kirk did not refer to McCoy as Bones in that conversation.

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Jean G

The Menagerie (2) - S1-E12

Plot hole: Apparently there is some confusion over the distance between Earth, Starbase 11, and Talos IV. When Spock first meets Pike on Starbase 11 he tells Pike Talos IV is only six days away. Yet when Pike (in the recording) speaks to the Talosians for the first time, he says he is from a star system on the other side of the galaxy. If Talos IV was on one side of the galaxy and Earth was on the other side, it would take hundreds of years at maximum warp to travel from one planet to the other.

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jbrbbt

Errand of Mercy - S1-E26

Factual error: When Kirk/Spock enter/leave the Council Chamber, the doors quietly open unaided (as though there were motion detectors in operation), yet the Organian culture - determined by Spock to be approximately Class D minus on Richter Scale of Cultures - would not have had such technology. A fact overlooked by Kirk and more importantly, Spock.

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Deargdoom

The Enterprise Incident - S3-E2

Plot hole: Despite the Romulan ships keeping a close watch on the Enterprise, when they beam the disguised Cpt Kirk over to the Romulan vessel it goes undetected.

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olohzika

Space Seed - S1-E22

Plot hole: It is stated during the episode that Khan was, at one time, the ruler of over 1/4th the Earth's population, during a very key moment in the planet's history (The "Eugenics" Wars). Such a personage undoubtedly would be very well known to 23rd century Earth people, at a level of infamy approximating Julius Caeser or Adolf Hitler. Yet it is only 2/3rds the way through the episode, thanks to a computer search by Spock, that the crew divines his identity. Lt. McGivers at the very least should have almost instantly recognized him.

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Charlie X - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: As Charlie watches the pole lowering into a square hole in the deck, the wood grain of the set piece is visible.

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Journey to Babel - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: An Orion spy (disguised as an Andorian) attacks Captain Kirk in the corridor on Deck 5 and plainly stabs Kirk in the back on the right side. As he staggers to his feet, Kirk first reaches to the wound with his right hand, indicating that it is, indeed, on the right side of his back. He then reaches far across his back with his left hand to touch the wound, and we see blood on the back of his hand (but not on his sleeve). So, it is visually established that the wound is on the right side of his back. But, a few moments later in SickBay, Dr. McCoy announces that Kirk's wound is a "puncture to the left lung." Then, later in the episode, Kirk his holding his left arm as though he is suffering pain on the left side.

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Charles Austin Miller

Bread and Circuses - S2-E25

Continuity mistake: The chain symbol on Kirk's shirt goes from dark to light and back several times.

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Metamorphosis - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: Kirk is holding the communication device out to his right from his view of the Companion and Cochran's, but the next instant shot shows Kirk holding the device close to his chest as he speaks with the Companion.

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