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The Enemy Within - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: When Kirk beams up from the planet, the insignia on his shirt is not there.

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The Naked Time - S1-E4

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.

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Jean G

Devil in the Dark - S1-E25

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-E1

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.

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Shore Leave - S1-E15

Revealing mistake: Near the end of the episode, the heavy chains restraining the "loose" tiger are visible both around his neck and running across the rocks to the right of the shot.

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Jean G

Shore Leave - S1-E15

Revealing mistake: Stock footage turns the single plane strafing Rodriguez and Angela into two attacking planes for a moment. It becomes one plane again when it flies over Kirk and company.

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Jean G

Devil in the Dark - S1-E25

Revealing mistake: The Horta's round tunnels have perfectly even striations and are obviously factory-manufactured tubes. Acid secreted by an elliptical creature burning through solid rock would not create a perfect circle. The Horta is visibly not chewing, sculpting or smoothing the sides. No acid burning method would leave patterned stripes on the walls, either.

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Jean G
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What Are Little Girls Made Of? - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: When Korby introduces the new android Kirk to Chapel, as the duplicator table slowly turns the edit in the footage can be seen in this shot, just as the real Kirk suddenly vanishes from the space he was in.

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The Galileo Seven - S1-E16

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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The Galileo Seven - S1-E16

Revealing mistake: After Spock finds Gaetano's body he carries him back to the shuttle, and in the interior shot as McCoy and Boma carry Gaetano's body to the back, we can see though the shuttlecraft's doorway the top of the set's blue backdrop.

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The Enemy Within - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: When the "pleasant" Kirk and Spock go down to the engineering level to get the "animal" Kirk, they split up and "pleasant" Kirk meets the "animal" face to face. As he steps out from behind a screen type wall, you can see that the "animal" Kirk is really Shatner's stunt double helping to fill the double role. This can also be told by the size difference when the two are close together and the shot is from behind the double.

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Arena - S1-E18

Revealing mistake: At different points during the Metrons' transmission to the Enterprise, both Kirk and the Gorn pop into the picture a few seconds after the rocky landscape appears.

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Jean G

Charlie X - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When McCoy is examining Charlie in sickbay, several shots of the diagnostic panel show a clear reflection of Charlie's upright profile. But Charlie isn't sitting up during the exam - he's lying flat on the table. The close-ups of the panel were shot while actor Robert Walker Jr. was either sitting or standing nearby.

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Jean G

Where No Man Has Gone Before - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: When Kirk & Spock are watching Gary read the pages on the monitor one after the other, look closely: it's the same two pages back and forth.

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Where No Man Has Gone Before - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: After the ship enters the galactic barrier, when Kirk orders "navigation on automatic" there are flashes of light, and in a closeup of the first console just to the left of the main viewscreen, we can see the special effects material spread across the panel below the controls, for the fire to burn when it explodes. Then it cuts to the wideshot as a second console (near Spock's station) blows up, but in the background that first console is intact - no fire/damage whatsoever (it explodes again in a following wideshot).

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Super Grover

The Naked Time - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: As Spock gets to to the helm position, the whole console visibly wobbles as he hits the controls.

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Space Seed - S1-E22

Revealing mistake: 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.

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The Return of the Archons - S1-E21

Revealing mistake: The rocks pelting Kirk and the landing party when all hell breaks loose bounce when hitting the actors, the brick walls, and the concrete sidewalk.

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The Return of the Archons - S1-E21

Revealing mistake: In the holding cell, as Spock attempts to analyze McCoy's mental state, the alcove is brightly lit a hand held lamp. As the camera pulls back, the light is seen to move, and then is turned off.

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The Squire of Gothos - S1-E17

Revealing mistake: As Kirk turns to run on the castle steps, an iron bar barricade appears, blocking his path. When it does, watch the castle wall, and the barricade. It seems to slide just a few inches to line up correctly in the shot, showing poor editing.

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The Squire of Gothos - S1-E17

Revealing mistake: As Trelane takes a swipe at Kirk, he hits a tree branch. As it breaks away, the building material it was made from is revealed, rather than it being wood.

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The Squire of Gothos - S1-E17

Revealing mistake: In Trelane's castle, Kirk and Sulu are supposed to be frozen, but they slightly waver.

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The Corbomite Maneuver - S1-E10

Revealing mistake: In Kirk's quarters, as he touches the desk top comm panel, it noticeably slides a little rather than being fixed in place.

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Miri - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: After Kirk stuns Louise and she falls to the floor, watch her abdomen. She tries not to move, but it's just barely moving.

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Miri - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: As McCoy kneels by the tricycle in the town square, an unknown person attacks him. As they roll on the ground, and as he raises up facing the others, the stunt double is easily recognized.

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The Enemy Within - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: As the Enterprise passes by the camera in the opening, as Kirk does the Log entry monologue, it's easy to tell where the studio lighting was positioned.

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Where No Man Has Gone Before - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: The readers in Sick Bay are supposed to be display screens, a type of CRT, for reading material. Mitchell turns his off to rest, but the words are still plainly visible.

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Balance of Terror - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: As the Romulan ship is tilted, the dust and debris fall straight down, rather than diagonally toward the wall and floor joint.

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The Man Trap - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: On the planet, as Kirk and Spock try to get to Professor Crater, Crater fires at and destroys the center support of the arch. As it settles, the parts are clearly hollow.

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The Man Trap - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: In the corridor, as Sulu touches the face of the dead crewman, the man's eyelids flutter.

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Court Martial - S1-E20

Revealing mistake: As Kirk fights Finney in the Engine room, in the long shots, Kirk's stunt double is easy to pick out from the close shots.

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Tomorrow is Yesterday - S1-E19

Revealing mistake: As the camera looks at the pilot in the cockpit, there are supports on either side of and behind him as well as no clouds where there should be, showing he is on a sound stage set.

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What Are Little Girls Made Of? - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: As the big android holds Kirk up by the wall, you can see the skin wig worn by the actor wrinkle up.

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The Menagerie (2) - S1-E12

Revealing mistake: The shot of the castle on Rigel VII seems to be what Pike sees through his eyes, but in the next shot he himself is in the shot.

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Space Seed - S1-E22

Revealing mistake: Just before Kirk and Khan fight in Engineering, Khan bends Kirk's phaser pistol in half, but the small hand phaser on top is still functional.

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The Squire of Gothos - S1-E17

Revealing mistake: Just before Kirk finds himself in Trelane's "courtroom", look behind Kirk on the bridge above Spock's work station. The viewscreen with the planet on it is actually a piece of paper that's coming away from the wall.

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Miri - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: When McCoy announces the wild man as dead, you can still see his head slightly moving.

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The Enemy Within - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: When Spock and "good" Kirk are searching engineering for the "bad" Kirk, there is an obvious cut in the shot just before "bad" Kirk jumps down from his hiding place.

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Operation -- Annihilate! - S1-E29

Revealing mistake: When Kirk and company beam down, the trees are brown. In the next shot, the trees are green. Most probably a different camera lens was used for the shots.

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Shore Leave - S1-E15

Revealing mistake: During the scene with Sulu and the samurai, each actor casts three shadows. Plus as the samurai rushes Sulu, the "sky" appears black behind him.

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Spock: Live long and prosper.

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Mistakes

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.

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Gene Roddenberry created the transporter as an easier (and cheaper) way of getting Enterprise crew members onto a planet's surface, rather than landing the ship on the planet.

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