Star Trek

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)

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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.

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. (00:10:50 - 00:19:50)

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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.


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.


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.


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.

The Alternative Factor - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: Lazarus' goatee and facial injures are constantly changing.


Assignment: Earth - S2-E26

Continuity mistake: The second time McCoy is shown in the Sickbay, he is first shown sitting and writing. A moment later, he's standing bent over the terminal.

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The Enemy Within - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When the "evil" Kirk appears, the braid on his sleeves and the Enterprise emblem is missing. Then later, after he gets the brandy, the sleeves and insignia are back.

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The Return of the Archons - S1-E21

Audio problem: In the transporter room, as Kirk is talking to Sulu, the door opens, McCoy comes in, and the door shuts. Trouble is that the characteristic sound of the door is missing.

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Court Martial - S1-E20

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.

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The Naked Time - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: In the opening, the crewman gets a few drops of the infectant on his hand, but the reddish mass on the wall remains. On the ship, when the spectral view is shown, the red mass is nowhere to be seen.

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Catspaw - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: In the dining hall, Korab leans over to listen to his cat. As he does, his right hand is at seat level. A second later, his right hand is up by his shoulder. (00:22:20)

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The Doomsday Machine - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: In most shots, the Constellation's impulse engines are lit up orange, but when moving to meet the Enterprise, they're not lit up, though the ship is moving.

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The Doomsday Machine - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: Spock nears the command chair, where a seated Decker is leaning on the left armrest. A second later he is leaning to the right.

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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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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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