Star Trek

Errand of Mercy - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: Kirk has a sunburn on his face and chest (it appears to end partway down his chest-most noticeable in the scene shortly after his identity is revealed to the Klingons). First of all, how does one get a sunburn while flying through space (and one that does not match the pattern of the uniform). If one wants to explain it away as being from a recent shore leave or Enterprise tanning bed, the issue still remains that the intensity of the sunburn changes as the episode continues.

Birdzip

Errand of Mercy - S1-E26

Deliberate mistake: When the Klingons post signs for their rules, they're printed in English. The Klingons have their own language, and people on Organia most certainly aren't English speakers. Even if the Universal Translator allows Kirk and Spock to hear in English, it wouldn't change the look of a sign.

Birdzip

Day of the Dove - S3-E7

Revealing mistake: Chekov covers Mara's mouth with his hand when he assaults her in the corridor. Kirk intervenes and throws Chekov against the opposite wall. Brown streaks form where Chekov's hands hit the wall, most likely from the brown makeup used to create Mara's skin tone. (00:32:20)

Charlie X - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: In Janice Rand's quarters, Charlie mentally throws Kirk and Spock against the wall. After they collide with it and slide down the face of the wall, there is a huge indention and crack where Spock hit. After a camera cut to Charlie, when the camera looks at Kirk and Spock again, there is no damage to the wall.

Movie Nut

Charlie X - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: In the Rec Lounge Spock is playing his Vulcan lyre. When Uhura starts humming, he looks up and drops his hands. When the camera goes in for a close up on Spock, his hands are in the playing position again, and he drops his left hand.

Movie Nut

The Immunity Syndrome - S2-E18

Character mistake: The officer at the helm is referred to as Lt. Kyle, and is named that way in the end credits. Yet throughout the episode, Captain Kirk keeps calling him "Kowel".

Obsession - S2-E13

Revealing mistake: When Kirk and Garrovick are fighting at the end, Kirk knocks him down. As he helps him up, Garrovick leans against a huge boulder and the papier-mache rock moves very noticeably.

The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E28

Continuity mistake: The bundle of clothes Kirk steals from the balcony changes several times while he and Spock face the policeman. The red shirt is not visible, then is hanging down on the right, then isn't. It then disappears from view until they reach Edith's basement, where Kirk puts it on. Two belts, two jackets and Spock's cap also seem to have added themselves to the bundle somehow. They're not there when Kirk first dismantles the tangle of clothes in the basement.

Jean G

Bread and Circuses - S2-E25

Character mistake: Spock expresses amazement that the natives of this planet speak Earth English, however, he and Kirk were both on the bridge when Uhura tapped into the planet's news broadcast and already know that they speak Earth English, and there's no reason to tell McCoy, because he heard it too. Commenting on it would be illogical. (00:07:00)

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Space Seed - S1-E22

Revealing mistake: Just before Kirk and Khan fight in Engineering, Khan bends Kirk's phaser pistol in half, but the small hand phaser on top is still functional.

jbrbbt

The Squire of Gothos - S1-E17

Revealing mistake: Just before Kirk finds himself in Trelane's "courtroom", look behind Kirk on the bridge above Spock's work station. The viewscreen with the planet on it is actually a piece of paper that's coming away from the wall.

jbrbbt

Miri - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: When McCoy announces the wild man as dead, you can still see his head slightly moving.

jbrbbt

The Ultimate Computer - S2-E24

Continuity mistake: The doctor and Spock are facing each other, the camera angle changes and they are suddenly shoulder to shoulder. (00:26:50)

olohzika

Shore Leave - S1-E15

Revealing mistake: During the scene with Sulu and the samurai, each actor casts three shadows. Plus as the samurai rushes Sulu, the "sky" appears black behind him.

olohzika

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

Miri - S1-E8

Plot hole: 300 years is just too long for the children to be on their own. How did they keep their clothes relatively clean for 300 years? Since the kids are playing all day they aren't out in the fields planting and harvesting crops for food, how did they eat?

hifijohn
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Suggested correction: For the clothes, it's highly unlikely that they wore the same sets for 300 years. They are in a town/city and on a world that is mostly empty of most human life now. They can easily just find more clothing their size from other houses and even stores. As far as food, children are very good scavengers.

Quantom X Premium member

The issue of clothing is not so much an issue as is the issue of food. Given that the children are growing at an incredibly slow rate, their metabolism is probably much, much, much slower and would require far less sustenance.

Charles Austin Miller

Ah yes, didn't think of that. That too.

Quantom X Premium member

Amok Time - S2-E1

Character mistake: Kirk is surprised by Spock's behavior, but shouldn't everything about Spock be in his records? Kirk should therefore know about Spock's needs and have planned for them.

hifijohn

The Man Trap - S1-E1

Other mistake: When Crater is hit by the phaser, his collapse is sped up.

Movie Nut

Balance of Terror - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Spock races back into the phaser control room, he places his electronic tablet on the console and kneels to check on the unconscious Styles and Tomlinson. From one shot to the next, the tablet changes its position on the console behind him. (00:40:00)

Jean G

Miri - S1-E8

Character mistake: Spock tells Kirk that without being able to test their vaccine with the ship's computers, "it could be a beaker of death." The vessel that the vaccine is contained in is a flask, not a beaker. The ship's science officer should know the difference. (00:37:25)

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

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