Star Trek

A Private Little War - S2-E19

Revealing mistake: Kirk jumps across the burning hot forge to hide from the people approaching him, only problem is that he actually touches the red hot coals with the palm of his hand. Somehow he managed to avoid serious burns. (00:31:15)

olohzika

Friday's Child - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: Mr. Sulu's equipment comes up to aid him at red alert, yet shortly after it is gone. (00:39:00 - 00:40:00)

olohzika

The Apple - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: Throughout the entire episode the planet's sky is red, yet during the scenes where the clouds come and lightning strikes, it becomes obvious that they simply used stock footage of Earth's clouds, since the sky is blue. (00:11:50)

olohzika

The Alternative Factor - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: Lazarus had knocked out the transporter technician, but when Kirk arrives he is fine and operating the transporter. (00:37:35)

olohzika

The Apple - S2-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Vaal is not fed and he starts spewing smoke everywhere, you can see a volcano type firework going off just inside his mouth. (00:43:55)

olohzika

Errand of Mercy - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: Kirk and Spock stun two Klingon guards, yet despite being unconscious, the guard on the left jumps from the balcony and lands feet first on the ground. If he were really unconscious he would have simply tumbled down. (00:36:20)

olohzika

The Apple - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: Spock was knocked unconscious by the lightning strike, yet when Kirk pulls him up it is obvious that Spock was assisting him with his legs. (00:38:25)

olohzika

This Side of Paradise - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: Kirk threw a "spore flower" across the bridge and it landed towards the front of the bridge. Later on, Kirk returns to the bridge and despite all the crew being on the planet the flower is gone. (00:28:20)

olohzika

A Taste of Armageddon - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: The landing party had been apprehended and placed in a locked room under the supervision of a single guard. Spock manages to free them and Kirk knocks out this guard, leaving him in the locked room. Later on in the episode, they return to this very room and somehow this guard is gone. He could not have woken up and walked out because it is a locked room and Kirk took his key. (00:23:45)

The Empath - S3-E12

Plot hole: Spock calculates that it will take 72 hours for the solar flare to pass, and Kirk orders the Enterprise out of the area. 3 days is a long time to go without food or water, and as the station is deserted as far as they know, there'd be no way to supply themselves, but the Enterprise leaves without a second thought.

hifijohn

For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky - S3-E8

Plot hole: Spock says the spaceship asteroid will collide with Daren 5 in 396 days, but without knowing the exact location of Daren 5 at that moment it would be impossible to predict a collision.

hifijohn

I, Mudd - S2-E8

Plot hole: How did the android Norman get aboard the enterprise? If he beamed aboard I'm sure someone would have noticed and where did he beam from? The Enterprise was nowhere near any planet and I'm sure they would have detected any spacecraft nearby.

hifijohn
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Suggested correction: These are unanswered questions, not plot holes.

Jason Hoffman

But something phrased as a question because it has no decent answer can constitute a plot hole.

Jon Sandys Premium member

The Doomsday Machine - S2-E6

Plot hole: Commodore Decker takes over command of the enterprise but Spock says if McCoy can certify him incompetent (which he obviously is) he can be relieved of command. McCoy says he will certify him now, so why doesn't he? In other episodes it has been stated that McCoy can order anybody regardless of rank to an examination to see if they are physically or mentally fit.

hifijohn
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New this month Suggested correction: Spock immediately asks McCoy for the results of his medical exam of Decker, which are required for him to be certified unfit. McCoy says he hasn't done one. Therefore, he can't certify it.

Errand of Mercy - S1-E26

Other mistake: When Kirk is lecturing Ayelborne in the council chamber, the actor behind him is mouthing Kirk's dialogue.

hifijohn

All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

Plot hole: Spock's phaser doesn't work because they are in a time when phasers didn't exist, but McCoy's tricorder does.

hifijohn

Tomorrow is Yesterday - S1-E19

Plot hole: In the transporter room the captain calls to see if Major Christopher is ready, Christopher somehow knows exactly what button to press on the console to answer back.

hifijohn

The Man Trap - S1-E1

Plot hole: The salt creature needs salt, but there is no need for the creature to kill anybody, just have them deliver a large shipment of salt the next time some ship come to visit the planet.

hifijohn

The Squire of Gothos - S1-E17

Other mistake: It's been established the planet is extremely dangerous to human life but when Jaeger, McCoy and DeSalle beam down they just have a simple mouth/nose mask on.

hifijohn

Shore Leave - S1-E15

Plot hole: The planet is supposed to be uninhabited but nobody seems surprised that there are walkways everywhere.

hifijohn

Shore Leave - S1-E15

Character mistake: Yeoman Barrows is a crew member on an star ship and I assume has experienced or has trained to experience many different things she will encounter on the tour of duty but she freaks out and cries uncontrollably just because she sees Don Juan.

hifijohn

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