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Star Trek (1966)

37 corrected entries in season 1

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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 Premium member

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

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

Devil in the Dark - S1-E25

Corrected entry: Kirk informs Spock via communicator the Horta is ten feet from him, and Spock insists Kirk kill it. First, both know they cannot kill it with their phasers, and second, Spock's demand for Kirk to kill the Horta runs counter to the Vulcan philosophy of respect for all life. Spock would never want to harm, let alone kill, another life form.

Scott215

Correction: At this point they don't have any proof that they can't kill it, and since Kirk is in danger, it's logical to try. Also, Spock is half human and he's concerned about his best friend being killed. Logical or not, he'll want Kirk to protect himself at all costs. Other episodes have shown where Spock doesn't always behave logically when his friends are at risk and he lets his emotions come out.

envisaged0ne

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.

Peter Weekes

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

A Taste of Armageddon - S1-E23

Corrected entry: It is easy to tell where the matte painting and live action area meet when Fox and the assistant appear.

Movie Nut

Correction: How is this a mistake? Using matte paintings is a common technique used since the earliest days of cinema. There are many other examples throughout the series where they are used.

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.

Court Martial - S1-E20

Corrected entry: The outcome of the court martial is already known before it happens. Since the captain's log is recorded after a mission giving a detail of what had taken place before the log was recorded, Kirk would not have been able to record his own log (as Captain) if he had been found guilty during the trial.

jbrbbt

Correction: The outcome of the court martial is known to the viewers, of course. If Captain Kirk had been convicted, there would be no more episodes of the show. The point of the episode is to reveal the details of how he was acquitted, as they unfolded, and the Captain's Log is added later as a narrative framing device. This cannot be considered a mistake.

The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E28

Corrected entry: Since Kirk has to be on the Enterprise to record his Captain's log (after the events of the episode), we know he and Spock are successful in repairing the timeline since Kirk is heard making his log entry just before he and Spock go back to the past.

jbrbbt

Correction: He could make the log entry into a tricorder to be uploaded to the ship's log once he made it back.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E28

Corrected entry: If McCoy changed the future history of Earth that causes the Enterprise not to exist, then the landing party and equipment should have ceased to exist as well.

jbrbbt

Correction: It's said at the beginning that the Guardian is at the center of a time distortion. That distortion could be protecting them.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

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