Star Trek

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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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

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

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

Tomorrow is Yesterday - S1-E19

Corrected entry: Captain Christopher is beamed out of his plane while sitting down, yet he materializes on the transporter pad standing up.

jbrbbt

Correction: This happens in most episodes of all Star Trek series where someone is beamed aboard while in a seated position, often enough that it seems to be a standard feature of the transporter that people materialize in a standing position.

Captain Defenestrator

Operation -- Annihilate! - S1-E29

Corrected entry: When Spock tries and fails to beam down to the the planet, Kirk claimed to have ordered Spock to stay in sickbay, yet he never ordered it: he simply requested Spock to stay in sickbay. There is a difference between a request and an order.

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olohzika

Correction: In most branches of the military, a superior officer "asking" you to do something is easily considered an order.

Jason Hoffman

Errand of Mercy - S1-E26

Corrected entry: Kirk and Spock are thrown into a prison on planet Organia by the Klingons. The Organians, however, are a peaceful community where prisons make no sense.

harry mudd

Correction: The Organians faked their entire civilization, including both their own appearance, culture and buildings. As it is all placed there to fool visitors, a jail is not out of place at all, but helps maintain the masquerade.

Twotall

Devil in the Dark - S1-E25

Corrected entry: After Kirk shoots the Horta it retreats down a tunnel which is visible. When Kirk and Spock arrive at the tunnel entrance Spock states it was made within the last two minutes. How could the Horta have just made it when it was already there?

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olohzika

Correction: The Horta ran through the same tunnel it had created two minutes before.

JC Fernandez

Where No Man Has Gone Before - S1-E3

Corrected entry: When Kirk fired the phaser rifle the second time, we continue hearing the sound even though the beam had stopped.

Correction: Of course. Light travels faster than sound. We see the light from the phaser disappear well before we'd hear the sound stop, just as we see lightning before we hear thunder.

Court Martial - S1-E20

Corrected entry: In the bar scene where Kirk gets the cold shoulder from his Academy classmates, those men seem to be wearing Enterprise badges on their tunics, rather than the badges of their proper ships.

Correction: Given the number of ships in the fleet many of the insignia are likely very similar. The differences may not be obvious at this distance.

The Conscience of the King - S1-E13

Corrected entry: When Spock talks about his ancestors, McCoy comments that they were "conquered." Not only does Spock later say (in "The Immunity Syndrome") that Vulcans have never been conquered, but we've never heard anything in Star Trek or its sequels mentioning Vulcan's "conquest." And yet Spock doesn't mention that McCoy is in error - something he never refuses the opportunity to do.

Correction: Maybe McCoy was referring to The Vulcan Renaissance, mentioned in a 3-episode arc of Enterprise. It was discovered that the Romulans were corrupting the Vulcan High Command, causing them to stray from Surak's teachings. To McCoy, this could have been a "conquest".

Where No Man Has Gone Before - S1-E3

Corrected entry: When the Enterprise is heading outside the galaxy, from the scene showing the ship at the edge of the galaxy, it looks like the ship could easily go over or under the pink area and solve the whole problem. Of course, it would have been a pretty short show.

Richard Welty

Correction: The pink boundary at the edge of the galaxy is only shown from the same plane of space the Enterprise is at. If the Enterprise tried to go up or down the pink boundary would still be there.

Mark English

Where No Man Has Gone Before - S1-E3

Corrected entry: When the Enterprise reaches the lithium processing plant on Delta Vega, a deserted planet that even the ore ships only visit every twenty years, why do they have lots of control panels, many rooms, and a BRIG at the processing plant? All of which work?

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Richard Welty

Correction: http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Delta_Vega. There is no listing for when the site was built. At the time it was built, it could have been manned and then left to automatic control.

Rlvlk

Where No Man Has Gone Before - S1-E3

Corrected entry: At the beginning, Kirk is talking about the Valiant having only impulse power so it didn't have enough power to leave the galaxy. Given the size of the galaxy and Kirk later saying that since the Enterprise was now on impulse power "that planets that were only hours away are now months away", it would take the Valiant about 200 years to get to the edge of the galaxy, thus arriving about the same time as the Enterprise. Also, the Valiant would have had to be launched around 1966.

Richard Welty

Correction: At some point the Valiant encountered a magnetic storm and was swept towards the edge of Galactic barrier because its impulse engines were not strong enough. It was swept ½ lightyear out of the galaxy, thrown clear, and then turned and headed back into the galaxy. http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/SS_Valiant

Rlvlk

The Menagerie (2) - S1-E12

Corrected entry: At the end of part 1, Starfleet relieves Kirk of command and tells him and everyone else to stop viewing the Talosian transmissions during the court martial. At the beginning they say they can't stop the transmissions, go back into the courtroom, and watch them anyway. Why don't they just go to a different room, or cover the screen with a cloth?

Correction: Keep in mind the entire situation was being controlled by the Talosians. Even the commodor was an illusion created by them.

The Corbomite Maneuver - S1-E10

Corrected entry: Kirk calls the Enterprise the "United Earth Ship" (U.E.S.) Enterprise, he should have said "United Space Ship" (U.S.S.)

Correction: In the Enterprise episode "The Forge," we see the Earth embassy on Vulcan is called the "United Earth Embassy." Since United Earth was a term in widespread use, many people may still use it occasionally, like Kirk did in this episode.

The Galileo Seven - S1-E16

Corrected entry: Just before Kirk talks to Spock inside the shuttle, he walks across the bridge, you can see Spock at his station on the bridge, then Kirk talks to him in the shuttle.

Correction: The person you see behind Kirk is not Spock, it is simply a dark haired person in a blue uniform who has replaced Spock at his station. There is a quick glimpse of his ears and they are not pointed.

Tomorrow is Yesterday - S1-E19

Corrected entry: Why do Sulu and Kirk beam down into the Air Force base in standard Starfleet uniforms? On later such missions (Assignment: Earth - Patterns of Force) they have suitable clothing made up, but here they just stand out like sore thumbs.

Correction: In the other episodes mentioned, they were trying to blend in with the people on the planet. In this episode, it was a covert mission. They did not plan to see anyone so what they wore was unimportant.

The Man Trap - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When McCoy tell Kirk that the dead crewman has no salt in his body, the blood pressure gauge was almost all the way up, that would mean that there was too much salt in his body.

Correction: A dead person cannot have any sort of an accurate blood pressure reading.

The Man Trap - S1-E1

Corrected entry: Despite the fact that McCoy has a tricorder that can scan for life forms, Kirk orders him to return to the Enterprise to scan for life forms there.

Correction: The tricorder can only scan the immediate area, but from the ship he can scan the entire planet.

The Naked Time - S1-E4

Corrected entry: Spock starts to lose control of his emotions and is desperately struggling with himself. He goes into a room and the automatic doors open for him. As they close behind him, Spock leans back against the doors. The doors should sense something approaching and open again, depositing our heroic Vulcan on his back in the corridor.

Correction: Throughout all Star Trek series, it is obvious that the computer monitors doors, and knows when to open them or not. For example, the doors of someone's quarters don't automatically open when a visitor arrives, the doors stay closed while the person 'rings the doorbell'. So, when someone leans back against a set of doors, the computer would keep them shut, to avoid the person falling backwards.

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