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Devil in the Dark - S1-E26

Revealing mistake: A straight and level seam connecting the top and bottom halves of the tunnel Spock is crawling through is visible.

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The Man Trap - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: Just after Kirk stuns Crater with his phaser, he gets up to get to Crater, when he does he bumps into a heavy stone monument,a prop that shakes visibly on contact. (00:36:58)

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The Cage - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When the laser cannon starts firing at the Talosian rockface, a styrofoam block falls and rolls away on the left side of the screen. After a brief shot of the crew, we see the cannon still firing, and the exact same block falls and rolls off screen on the left again. (00:30:15)

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Show generally

Revealing mistake: While the interior sets for the shuttle craft provided adequate room for the actors to stand, the mock-up built for exterior shots was undersized, and too short to stand up in by several inches. So when entering or exiting the shuttle, the actors always had to duck.

Jean G
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The Naked Time - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: As the bridge crew monitors Psi 2000 on the view screen, a glitch in the special effects matte makes the planet vanish briefly and then reappear - twice. (00:12:30)

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The Cage - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: In the first illusion, Vina runs down the path from the fortress to Pike. When we cut to close-ups, they're both suddenly standing much closer to the building than before, and the fortress has changed color from brownish orange to white. (00:23:50)

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Patterns of Force - S2-E21

Revealing mistake: In the jail cell scene, when Kirk tears a strap from the bed, his left handcuff is open. It remains open for several seconds, while he tries to conceal it by moving his right hand to block the camera's view.

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Is There in Truth No Beauty? - S3-E5

Revealing mistake: The colorful nebulae of the energy barrier are showing through the hull of the suddenly-transparent Enterprise as it heads back into the galaxy. (00:37:40)

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The Cage - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: Due to a poor edit, there's an odd jump cut and a change of lighting just as the Keeper comes out of the elevator on his way to an attempt to steal the laser pistols from the cell. (00:50:40)

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The Way to Eden - S3-E20

Revealing mistake: Due to close-ups that were cut in backwards, Kirk appears in reverse, with his uniform insignia on the wrong side, twice in this episode: once in the corridor outside sickbay, and again near the shuttle craft on Eden. (00:18:15 - 00:46:55)

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Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - S3-E15

Revealing mistake: Because stock special effects footage was used, the shuttle supposedly "stolen from Starbase 4 two weeks ago" is plainly marked "Galileo, NCC 1701/7, USS Enterprise." (00:02:15)

Jean G
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Operation -- Annihilate! - S1-E30

Revealing mistake: While Spock and Kirk discuss the phaser resistant creatures, Kirk declares that it may be a trap and to move out. When one of the flying parasitic creatures attacks Spock, in his first closeup just as Spock turns around we can see the thin wire leading from the creature to the right side of the screen, and the wire also casts a shadow on Spock's uniform. (00:18:10)

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The Galileo Seven - S1-E17

Revealing mistake: After Spock has jettisoned Galileo's fuel and ignited it, when it cuts to the bridge aboard Enterprise the shadow of the camera/equipment can be seen moving across the helm console.

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Is There in Truth No Beauty? - S3-E5

Revealing mistake: During the fight in engineering, Marvick's kick, throwing one of the engineering crewmen violently back against the wall, misses by an obvious mile. (00:20:10)

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The Changeling - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: When the Enterprise is attacked in the prologue, some of the crew grab onto the central console (that Sulu and Chekov usually sit at). The console noticeably lifts up from the stage surface, almost falling over. Twice.

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Amok Time - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: In the middle of the episode Spock goes to Plack Tao to meditate. We see a shot of him and then we see some other people. At this moment look directly behind all of them and you will see Spock waiting for his next shot.

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Spock's Brain - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: "Trek's" new 3rd season uniforms were tighter-fitting than their velour predecessors, presenting a problem for some actors. When the landing party beams down in this episode, the outline of William Shatner's tummy-wrapping girdle is very visibly showing through his costume. (00:13:10)

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Assignment: Earth - S2-E26

Revealing mistake: Isis the cat was disinclined to hold still for special effects shots. When Gary Seven beams off the Enterprise with the cat in his arms, the position of her head jumps several inches as they're dematerializing. (00:10:10)

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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)

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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)

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Charlie X - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: After McCoy examines Charlie and they talk about how Charlie learned to talk by just listening to the ship's tapes, when Charlie stands up the two actors' marks can be seen on the floor - the short one for Charlie and the longer one for McCoy, where they both will stand momentarily. (00:04:56)

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Journey to Babel - S2-E10

Amanda: And you, Sarek, would you also say thank you to your son?
Sarek: I don't understand.
Amanda: Well, for saving your life.
Sarek: Spock acted in the only logical manner open to him. One does not thank logic, Amanda.
Amanda: Logic, logic - I'm sick to death of logic! Do you want to know how I feel about your logic?
Spock: Emotional, isn't she?
Sarek: She has always been that way.
Spock: Indeed? Why did you marry her?
Sarek: At the time, it seemed the logical thing to do.

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Who Mourns for Adonais? - S2-E2

Trivia: An ending that was planned but abandoned for this episode would have revealed that Lieutenant Palamas was pregnant with Apollo's child.

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Whom Gods Destroy - S3-E14

Question: What caused Captain Garth to go mad?

Answer: He was seriously injured during a rescue mission, the result of the accident and his injuries also left his mind unstable and he began a descent into madness. While not a lot of detail is given, you can compare it to war veterans who experience shell shock or PTSD.

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