Star Trek

Mirror, Mirror - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Kirk sits down to consult the computer, the big green potted plant on the shelf behind him is there in full shots and missing in close-ups. It's much too large to be completely hidden behind him: if it shows up behind his head in full shot, it should show in close-ups, too, but it doesn't. It's not there.

00:16:30

Jean G

Tomorrow is Yesterday - S1-E19

Other mistake: In the end credits the character of Captain Christopher is credited as Major Christopher.

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The Corbomite Maneuver - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: Spock states that the Fesarius (Balok's ship) "must be a mile in diameter". Yet any one of the small spheres that make up the Fesarius dwarfs the Enterprise. If the Enterprise is about 300m long, the Fesarius would have to be around 6 km in diameter - considerably larger than a mile.

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Turnabout Intruder - S3-E24

Revealing mistake: During the court martial scene, a directorial error led to Kirk's exit from the briefing room in the wrong direction. He walks off screen into what would have been a solid wall or corner. The briefing room's only door is on the other side of the room.

00:39:15

Jean G

The Way to Eden - S3-E20

Revealing mistake: On the surface of Eden, Spock finds Adam dead under a fruit tree. But the corpse's fingers are still moving.

00:45:20

Jean G

Whom Gods Destroy - S3-E14

Audio problem: Just as Garth brings Spock back and releases Kirk from the cell, "inviting" them to dinner, there's an odd buzzing/rattling noise in the audio that shouldn't be there.

00:11:30

Jean G

The Tholian Web - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: During McCoy's struggle with the orderly, only half of the plastic colored bottles strewn on the table are knocked off onto the floor. But when Nurse Chapel hurries over to tranquilize the orderly, the rest of the bottles vanish, leaving the table completely clear.

00:19:10

Jean G

Shore Leave - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: Don Juan tears Yeoman Barrows' tunic at the right shoulder. Near the end, when she changes from the fairy tale dress back into the tunic, the torn right shoulder is suddenly mended. They're cut off from the ship by the power drain, so she couldn't have beamed up for a new one. She emerges from the bushes after changing, and now her tunic is torn at the left shoulder.

00:43:25

Jean G

Shore Leave - S1-E15

Revealing mistake: Near the end of the episode, the heavy chains restraining the "loose" tiger are visible both around his neck and running across the rocks to the right of the shot.

00:42:35

Jean G
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Errand of Mercy - S1-E26

Visible crew/equipment: When Kirk is thrown into jail with Spock you can see the mat used to break his fall.

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Operation -- Annihilate! - S1-E29

Continuity mistake: When they put the satellites in orbit, Sulu announces they are in place. Then Kirk says "Energize" and the next shot shows the helmsman station and Sulu is absent - some guy in a red shirt is there instead.

00:45:30

The Way to Eden - S3-E20

Revealing mistake: A re-used sickbay scene taken from an earlier episode causes Nurse Chapel to instantly revert to her old hairdo as the sound waves make her fall unconscious.

00:41:00

Jean G

The Changeling - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: After Spock mind melds with Nomad, Kirk hustles him out into the corridor. In the shots taken from behind Kirk, the Captain's left hand is high on Spock's shoulder. In the reverse angles, his hand is several inches lower on Spock's arm.

00:35:00

Jean G

The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E28

Continuity mistake: As Kirk and Spock prepare to enter the time portal, Spock deliberately places the tricorder at his left side, holding it there with his left hand. As they appear in 1930 earth, he is holding the tricorder with his right hand and his left hand is free.

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Devil in the Dark - S1-E25

Character mistake: When Spock and Kirk pursue the Horta, they come to a fork in the tunnel. Kirk points right and tells Spock to go left. Then he points left and says he'll go right.

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The Paradise Syndrome - S3-E3

Factual error: When Kirk is given the medicine badge, it's a stretchy elastic/Spandex headband. This is supposedly a completely pre-industrial culture paralleling the early Native American tribes. They have no fabric, no yarn, no spinning wheels - only hides and animal hair, neither of which can stretch a la Spandex.

00:14:40

Jean G

Shore Leave - S1-E15

Revealing mistake: Stock footage turns the single plane strafing Rodriguez and Angela into two attacking planes for a moment. It becomes one plane again when it flies over Kirk and company.

00:33:40

Jean G

Plato's Stepchildren - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: The shards of the goblet Spock breaks change quantity and position on the table with the fruit bowl on it.

00:28:30 - 00:31:30

Jean G

The Tholian Web - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: Sulu's hooded viewer is up as he reports that the Defiant is starting to drift. In the next shot, a reverse angle showing the screen, the viewer disappears. This recurs throughout the episode.

00:06:10

Jean G

Assignment: Earth - S2-E26

Continuity mistake: When Isis meows and enters the inner office, the door is open several inches and the lights inside the room are on. When Gary Seven follows her in a few moments later, the door has nearly closed itself and the lights inside are off.

00:20:25

Jean G

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