Star Trek

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.

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.

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

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

Wolf in The Fold - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: In the briefing room, Hengist and the Prefect are sitting in chairs against the wall at least a foot apart, with bright overhead lighting that casts no shadows on the wall behind them. When we cut to a two-shot of them, however, they're suddenly shoulder-to-shoulder with almost no space between them, and the lighting changes to cast very dark shadows behind them. (00:28:20)

Jean G

Metamorphosis - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: The shiny gold blanket covering the dying Commissioner Hedford is tucked up to her neck in close-ups, but only reaches her upper waist in full shots. (00:36:45)

Jean G

By Any Other Name - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: When Scotty gets drunk and tosses an empty bottle away, there's a dubbed in sound of glass breaking, but when he collapses, the bottle is unbroken at his feet.

The Tholian Web - S3-E9

Revealing mistake: McCoy's stunt double's face is visible several times during the fight with the berserk orderly in the sickbay lab. (00:19:15)

Jean G

The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E28

Continuity mistake: After Edith stumbles and nearly falls down the stairs, she still has both her shoes on. But after the kiss, she proceeds up the stairs and is now carrying one shoe. She had no time to take it off, as she was, er, busy with Kirk the whole time. (00:43:55)

Jean G

The Return of the Archons - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: In the exterior shot, the double front doors of Reger's house have large curtained windows in them. After the Enterprise landing party rushes inside and closes the doors, however, they're suddenly solid wood with no windows. (00:06:35)

Jean G

The Corbomite Maneuver - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: As Balok's 10 minutes are counting down, McCoy comes onto the bridge wearing a standard blue velour uniform. A few minutes later, when Spock says he can bring up Balok's image, McCoy is suddenly wearing his medical tunic with the different fabric and collar. Then when Bailey starts losing it, McCoy is back in the regular velour costume again.

Jean G

Spock's Brain - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: After Kirk and the crew arrive underground, he stuns Kira and removes her bracelet. After he removes it, the unconcious woman quite deliberately lays her hand flat on the ground. (00:21:15)

All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

Character mistake: Spock tells Zarabeth he came from a world "millions of light-years away." The galaxy is only about 100,000 light-years across - the area the Federation has explored even smaller.

Obsession - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: Dr. McCoy's medical tunic has an engineering patch on it, instead of the science patch it should have.

Who Mourns for Adonais? - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: The fruit bowl disappears from the table altogether just before the Enterprise fires on the temple. The small statue that's been there from the start vanishes as well. (00:44:25)

Jean G

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

Continuity mistake: Kirk calls Scott to beam up, and lowers the communicator from his face as he looks at McCoy. In the next shot, he's holding it to his mouth once more. The shot changes one more time, and it's lowered again. (00:31:55)

Jean G

Arena - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: The giant rock sitting on the promontory, in long shot, is much larger than the Kirk stand-in stunt man who climbs the rock face to reach it. Next shot, when Kirk pushes the boulder over the edge, it's suddenly much smaller than he is. When it lands on the Gorn, the rock is even smaller - now less than half its original size. (00:31:35)

Jean G

Spock: Live long and prosper.

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Trivia: Gene Roddenberry created the transporter as an easier (and cheaper) way of getting Enterprise crew members onto a planet's surface, rather than landing the ship on the planet.

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