Star Trek

This Side of Paradise - S1-E24

Corrected entry: A captain from the 2200's owns Samsonite luggage from the 20th century.

hifijohn

Correction: The original Star Trek series was actually produced on a very limited budget of about $250,000 per episode, and many of the props were re-purposed items from thrift stores. It was not uncommon to see all sorts of 20th Century items (clothing, luggage, dining room sets, household spray bottles, salt shakers, et cetera) on any given Star Trek set. Keep in mind that those items were chosen because they were rather futuristic in appearance to audiences of the mid-to-late 1960s, even though they appear whimsically anachronistic to our eyes, just 50 years later.

Charles Austin Miller

Also the characters have access to replicators and super computer databases. The cases could be 23rd century reproductions, classic antiques, etc.

Court Martial - S1-E20

Corrected entry: Ben's plan is absurd, hiding and pretending to be dead in a ship of over 400. Eventually Ben has to eat or use the bathroom, someone would see him.

hifijohn

Correction: His plan is absurd, which leads to him being discovered, exactly as you say. He's shown to be deranged, if not insane, so this isn't a plot hole, it's a plot point.

Jason Hoffman

Tomorrow is Yesterday - S1-E19

Corrected entry: When the tractor beam crushes the fighter jet, Spock asks captain Kirk, "do you want me to turn off the tractor beam?" Why would Spock ask a stupid question like this?

hifijohn

Correction: Because he needs approval from the captain.

Ssiscool Premium member

The Naked Time - S1-E4

Corrected entry: Spock's super sensitive hearing somehow doesn't pick up Sulu talking to Riley about leaving the bridge.

hifijohn

Correction: Spock has excellent hearing, but if he was focused on another task he may have simply not been listening to them.

Jason Hoffman

The Naked Time - S1-E4

Corrected entry: Scotty is cutting through the bulkhead to get to the controls to open the door to get to engineering, but considering the time left, why not just blast through the door itself?

hifijohn

Correction: Think about it... He would be firing a weapon towards the door that has the engineering section where there are anti-matter reactors.

Quantom X Premium member

The Squire of Gothos - S1-E17

Corrected entry: Trelane says he studied Earth images that travelled to him at light speed, and earlier they establish Gothos is 900 years from Earth. But Trelane references Napoleon and Hamilton, who weren't around until 1800 or so. That would put this episode in 2700, but the original Trek episodes are set in the 2200's.

Correction: You assume that Trelane lived only on that planet. Rather, Trelane was a powerful energy-entity that did not actually live on the planet, he was just playing with it. Trelane's kind could go anywhere in the galaxy they wanted, at will. In fact, Trelane's parents merely allowed him to play with a whole planet to keep him occupied. As an energy-entity, Trelane had obviously observed Earth from much closer range, at some point, which is when he became fascinated with 18th Century Earth civilization and warfare. But, when the Enterprise encounters him, he's "playing" elsewhere in the galaxy, now 900 light years from Earth.

Charles Austin Miller

The Menagerie (1) - S1-E11

Corrected entry: Kirk says to the Admiral (actor Jose Ferrer) "Once more, Jose."

Correction: Kirk is speaking to Commodore José Mendez (played by Malachi Throne) and thus calls him by his character's name. Additionally, José Ferrer never appeared in Star Trek.

Bishop73

Space Seed - S1-E22

Corrected entry: During Kirk's fight with Khan in engineering, he pulls a white rod from a console and uses it to subdue Khan. The rod is very light, and several times when Kirk hits Khan with it, Khan shows no reaction at all.

Jason Hoffman

Correction: First off, we do not know how "heavy" the rod is, but could have been handled easily by Kirk due to adrenaline from the fight. Second, in context of the story of Khan and his people being genetically engineered super humans, Khan would be able to absorb some of the blows Kirk delivers to him.

Scott215

This Side of Paradise - S1-E24

Corrected entry: Spock is wearing his normal blue uniform when shot with the "happy spores" from the strange plant. The next scene is with Kirk inquiring about Spock's location to which he is told nobody has seen him. Spock somehow manages to find some green overalls out in the meadows when we switch back to him. (00:17:40)

olohzika

Correction: Remember, Leila took Spock to that location for the express reason of having him infected. She likely brought civilian clothes for him, knowing he would no longer want to wear his uniform.

Jason Hoffman

The Menagerie (2) - S1-E12

Corrected entry: When Spock takes Captain Pike out of the briefing room, Pike appears, via the viewscreen, on Talos IV in the very next shot. There is no possible way Spock could have gotten Pike to the transporter room that fast.

Cubs Fan

Correction: Not a mistake. Pike's appearance on the screen is of his younger, uninjured self - obviously one of the Talosians' illusions. So they "jumped the gun" a bit by showing him on the planet before his actual arrival, but this image is only for illustration to the people viewing, so it doesn't matter.

The Naked Time - S1-E4

Corrected entry: When Dr. McCoy is doing the surgery on Joe's wound, the indicators on the the medical readout screen are in different positions even though they all appeared to be dropping.

jbrbbt

Correction: The indicators for the bio bed would naturally be in different positions, indicating the different levels of Joe's vitals as they fluctuate. Granted, they were dropping, indicating he was dying, but until the body stopped, the instruments of that time would read out every beat until there was nothing to read.

Movie Nut

The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E28

Corrected entry: After extinguishing the fire, Spock pulls a large vacuum tube out of the primitive computer power supply he's constructed on the bed. When the shot changes, the tube is back in place again. (00:30:00)

Jean G

Correction: Before Spock removes the burnt out vacuum tube he picks up a new one which he replaces it with while the camera is on Kirk.

Peter Wallace

Operation -- Annihilate! - S1-E29

Corrected entry: When given the option of using intense light to kill the creatures, McCoy says that he could probably rig a cubicle in the bio lab to test the theory. However, that would require him to know engineering, and one of his caustic quotes is "I'm a doctor, not an engineer!", unless he requisitioned Engineering to help.

Movie Nut

Correction: Rigging a cubicle with lights wouldn't require engineering skills. He just meant he can set up some intense lights and focus them on a certain spot, not that he'll have to wire anything or build a special device.

Bishop73

The Return of the Archons - S1-E21

Corrected entry: As Kirk and co. carries O'Neil out of the alley, the supposedly unconscious woman in the black dress moves her foot out of the way as they pass. (00:18:05)

Jean G

Correction: The unconscious woman's foot did move, but not on her own - other cast members' feet caught and moved hers as they were exiting the scene.

Scott215

This is incorrect. While the actors DO move her foot, once they've gone, she can be seen repositioning it herself.

Miri - S1-E8

Corrected entry: When Spock goes outside to scan the area he looks at the building directly in front of him, but when the child rubs away the dirt on the window Spock is seen looking at the ground to his right. But in the next shot Spock is looking directly at the building again.

jbrbbt

Correction: When Spock comes out, and sends the guards off, he begins to look at, and scan with, his tricorder, and routinely glancing at the buildings, keeping mindful of possible attack in a possibly hostile situation. When seen through to cleaned spot, he is still performing the actions.

Movie Nut

What Are Little Girls Made Of? - S1-E7

Corrected entry: When the android Kirk is created from the oddly short-legged blank, the turntable rotates to show Chapel the new Kirk - and the indentation on the other side suddenly disappears. (00:27:25)

Jean G

Correction: When the duplicator table turns for Chapel to see the new android Kirk, the indentations on both sides are there.

Super Grover Premium member

The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E28

Corrected entry: In the credits, Joan Collins' character is named "Sister Edith Keeler." But her character is engaging in a romantic/sexual relationship with Kirk. He says he has "ulterior motives" towards her which she reacts to playfully and kisses him. Not appropriate behaviour for a sister, particularly in the time and place the episode is set.

PeterNZ

Correction: Edith Keeler wasn't a nun. She was a social worker, and thus, nothing she did would be considered inappropriate. She did work at the mission soup kitchen, where they would have called all women "sisters" just like they might call the men "brothers".

Bishop73

The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E28

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode, 7 people beam back up to the ship, which should be impossible since the transporter only had 6 pads.

jbrbbt

Correction: EACH transporter has 6 pads. Enterprise has more than one transporter (at least 4, I believe), so they can beam up 7 people, it's just that one will end up in a different transporter room.

Miri - S1-E8

Corrected entry: The landing party is out of contact with the Enterprise for two days because of the missing communicators. Wouldn't the Enterprise notice at some point and beam down some more, or make some other attempt to contact Kirk & Co.?

Correction: Before Kirk and co. loses their communicators, Kirk contacts the Enterprise and says that there should be no attempt to come down for fear of spreading the virus. The proof is they beam something down to Bones to help manufacture a vaccine.

Tomorrow is Yesterday - S1-E19

Corrected entry: If the Enterprise made sure everything was corrected to just before they went back in time (before actually going back to their own future) then there should have been no reason for Kirk and Sulu to recover the audio and video evidence of their arrival in the first place, since they made sure they were never there.

jbrbbt

Correction: They were unsure whether their sling shot experiment would work.

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