Star Trek

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Errand of Mercy - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: When Kirk orders the crew to fire phasers; the exterior shots show the ship firing torpedoes, and torpedo explosions flashing out in space.

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The Trouble With Tribbles - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: Kirk is holding three large tribbles while talking to Uhura on the bridge. After McCoy enters, the tribbles keep changing positions in Kirk's hands as the shots cut back and forth. (One on top and two underneath, then two on top, etc.).

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Jean G

The Savage Curtain - S3-E22

Continuity mistake: Lincoln asks Kirk if they measure time in minutes and Kirk replies "We can convert it." In every previous episode they've always used minutes - their ship chronometers are still set to minutes.

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Devil in the Dark - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: After his initial mind meld with the horta, Spock tells Kirk, "That's all I got, Captain: waves and waves of searing pain." A minute later, he says that it's "a highly intelligent, extremely sophisticated animal" that calls itself a horta. Apparently, waves of searing pain were not all that he got after all. Unlike Spock to be so imprecise.

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Jean G

All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

Audio problem: In Zarabeth's cave, when McCoy says, "You've been dishonest with me, Spock," his lips are completely out of sync with his words.

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Jean G

The Savage Curtain - S3-E22

Revealing mistake: When he kicks Colonel Green away during the first fight, Kirk splits his pants. Fortunately, they mend themselves a few shots later.

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Jean G

The Cloudminders - S3-E21

Continuity mistake: The leather strap with which the Troglytes lasso Spock disappears and reappears repeatedly from around his waist and shoulders during the scuffle at the mine entrance.

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Jean G

Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - S3-E15

Revealing mistake: Stock footage strikes again when Kirk orders the red alert. A shot of the bridge and view screen, with Kirk standing in front of his chair, once more switches Kirk out for a stand in, and Chekhov has gone and is replaced by what looks like from behind like a young woman or a man with a long neck. Also the central display between navigator and helm is now different from that earlier.

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Jean G

The Empath - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: After partially healing him, Gem falls away from McCoy and lands, unconscious, perpendicular to the dais he's lying on. When Kirk and Spock rush over, however, she's suddenly moved several feet away and is now lying parallel to the dais.

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Jean G

The Gamesters of Triskelion - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: At the end, the freed thralls, including Kirk, Chekov and Uhura, remove their collars and throw them onto the game platform. But when Kirk and his crew beam away, the collars have all disappeared.

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Jean G

Court Martial - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: McCoy uses a "masking device" to block out the bridge personnel's heartbeats. When McCoy masks Spock's heartbeat, he holds the microphone, err, masking device over the wrong part of Spock's anatomy. We'd already established that Spock's heart wasn't in the same place as a human.

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Jean G

Space Seed - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: When the landing party beams over at the beginning, the transporting officer is wearing a blue jumpsuit, but when they go to the closeup of his hands, they have a red uniform, two braid stripes, and are the standard shot they use when Scotty does the transporting.

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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.

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Friday's Child - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: During the coup attempt, one Capellan fights with the leader and gets stabbed. Before and after he is stabbed, the man's outfit changes entirely (look at the fur scarf, which goes from white to red.)

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The Paradise Syndrome - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When Miramanee and her companion first see Kirk at the obelisk, the two women are standing, holding their fruit baskets, just inches from each other. In the very next, reverse angle shot, they're suddenly several feet apart.

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Jean G

A Taste of Armageddon - S1-E23

Factual error: How do the Eminiarians fire a weapon based on sound ("Decibels - 18 to the 12th power") up into the vacuum of space at the Enterprise?

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