Star Trek

Whom Gods Destroy - S3-E14

Other mistake: At the end, Kirk teases Spock twice specifically about letting himself be hit on the head in order to determine which Kirk was genuine. But the phony Kirk never hit Spock on the head. He merely pushed Spock over and attacked the real Kirk. Clearly, the action sequence wound up differing from the scripted dialogue, and no one noticed. (Also clearly, Kirk is not speaking metaphorically here.) (00:45:30 - 00:49:20)

Jean G

The Empath - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene inside the underground station, the bright blue mat under the viewer desk chair disappears. (00:00:55 - 00:02:30)

Jean G

A Piece of the Action - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: While Kirk and McCoy attack the other two henchmen, Spock shoulder-pinches the card-playing gangster. In the very next shot, Spock's position has jumped from behind the now-unconscious man to several feet away, where he is bending over to retrieve the guns from the floor. (00:16:30)

Jean G

The Trouble With Tribbles - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: Mr. Leslie appears as one of the guards in the space station, Stardate 45XX.X. Unfortunately, he was killed in 'Obsession,' Stardate 36XX.X. External websites have a variety of excuses for this miraculous reappearance, but he very definitely dies in the show, with no canonical reason for him reappearing beyond it being a mistake.

Patterns of Force - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: In a few episode we'll hear about "Hodgkin's Law of Parallel Development," but here Spock claims the odds of a planet developing similar to Earth's Nazi culture are "virtually impossible." Why was it so likely as to be easily accepted there, but impossible here?

Who Mourns for Adonais? - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: When Apollo first grows large, the shimmering edge of the special effects matte is visible in the sky just above his right shoulder. (00:13:35)

Jean G

Mirror, Mirror - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: A subtle mistake, but when Spock is lying on the table in sick bay and recovers, the readings on the monitor are in the normal range. However Spock, as a Vulcan, produces very unusual readings on the monitors in other episodes.

Mirror, Mirror - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: During the fist fight between the transported crew and Spock, the use of stunt doubles in the wide shot is quite obvious.

Amok Time - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: Just before T'Pring calls for the challenge, there's a wide shot of her going toward the gong. Then they cut to a closeup and she is standing beside Stonn, and then she starts moving toward the gong again.

And the Children Shall Lead - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: The stardates of Starnes' entries are 5025.3, 5032.4, and 5038.3 But Kirk gives the stardate of when they arrive at the beginning of the episode as 5029.5, so apparently Starnes made two entries after he died.

Errand of Mercy - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: The Organians cause all the weapons to overheat, and everyone drops them to the floor. When Kor moves to the desk to call his ship, though, he's wearing his disruptor. It's gone again when he returns. (00:41:45)

Jean G

A Piece of the Action - S2-E17

Revealing mistake: Kirk has just tripped both of Krako's goons with the radio wire strung across the door. He knocks them both out, grabs a gun and then races out the door - right through the space that should still be strung with the trip wire. (00:25:15)

Jean G

A Piece of the Action - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: In the very first scene after the intro, when Bela's goons hold the landing party at gunpoint, Spock's position on the sidewalk shifts back and forth from standing on the other side of a wooden bench to standing alongside Kirk and McCoy with no bench in between. In fact, in the latter shots, the bench has moved all the way across the street. (00:04:50)

Jean G

Obsession - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: At the end, when Kirk and Garrovick are beamed up seconds before the explosion, Kirk is holding his communicator up to his mouth with both hands. But when they finally materialize on the Enterprise, Kirk's hands are down at his sides: no communicator in sight. (00:47:00 - 00:48:10)

Jean G

The Deadly Years - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: The aging Kirk's hairline has receded considerably. When he ages still more and goes completely gray, however, the receding process inexplicably reverses itself, and he suddenly has much more hair on his forehead than before. (00:34:35 - 00:43:55)

Jean G

The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E28

Continuity mistake: While he and Kirk discuss the history tapes in their room, Spock's shirt collar is turned up on the left side in close-ups, but straightened out in the full shots. (00:32:55)

Jean G

The Alternative Factor - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: Both the positive and negative versions of Lazarus have a long mustache and a fairly full "waterfall" beard - until the scene in the briefing room, when inexplicably, the mustache and beard are both suddenly so thin they're barely visible. As soon as they beam down to the planet, however, the much thicker facial hair is restored. (00:23:00 - 00:24:30)

Jean G

Arena - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: During the attack on the outpost, as Spock arrives in his foxhole, Kirk puts down the box of ammunition and positions the grenade launcher. We cut to a higher angle as Spock scrambles around to the Captain's left, and Kirk is putting the box down and positioning the launcher all over again. As the action was supposedly continuous, there wasn't time for Kirk to pick the items up and set them down a second time. (00:08:40)

Jean G

The Return of the Archons - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: The lawgivers' robes that Kirk and Spock take off and drop on the floor just inside the doorway disappear after they phaser the wall to reveal Landru. The robes reappear a few minutes later, but have now migrated several feet to one side, bunched up against the wall where they are no longer in tripping range of the actors about to enter the scene. (00:42:25 - 00:45:00)

Jean G

The Trouble With Tribbles - S2-E15

Revealing mistake: When Kirk finds his position on the bridge occupied by the Tribbles, he calls for Dr. McCoy, and as he arrives, Kirk thrusts some of the Tribbles under his nose. In the shots where Kirk's face is seen, one of the Tribbles he is holding features a visible seam.

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