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Assignment: Earth - S2-E26

Corrected entry: Gary Seven transported down to earth using the enterprise transporter system. Because of this he should re materialise in the same fashion as normal, yet for some unexplained reason he comes from his safe in a cloud of blue gasses.

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olohzika

Correction: True, he used the Enterprise transporter, and people usually can't move when re materialization occurs. However, Gary Seven, with his advanced knowledge, would know how to work the transporter, target his safe/transporter (with vastly superior alien technology), and be able to walk out before the normal cycle was finished. This is due to the alien transporter being superior. In later incarnations, people can move while being transported.

Movie Nut

Bread and Circuses - S2-E25

Corrected entry: The sword Spock is carrying disappears between leaving the cell and the group exiting down the corridor. No one else in the shot appears to have taken possession of it.

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Jean G

Correction: Spock does hand the sword to one of the submachine gun-armed guards before they are escorted down the corridor.

Scott215

Patterns of Force - S2-E21

Corrected entry: Kirk and Spock pretend to be filming Daras so they can enter the building where John Gill will give his speech. Look at the lamp Spock is holding. In the beginning it works, than a couple of scenes later it doesn't, and when they are outside the chamber where John Gill is, his lamp is on again.

Correction: Spock turns the lamp off and on as needed, so it isn't a mistake.

Movie Nut

A Piece of the Action - S2-E17

Corrected entry: Not only do the billiard balls on the pool table keep changing positions between shots, but Bela seems to forget what the cue ball is for, and starts hitting the colored balls directly into the pockets instead.

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Jean G

Correction: Bela didn't "forget" the cue ball. He simply tired of playing around during introductions, and used the shooting of the regular balls as a signal that he was turning his attention to the matter at hand, i.e., Kirk and company, and what he could get out of them.

Movie Nut

Catspaw - S2-E7

Corrected entry: Kirk, McCoy, and Spock are chained to the dungeon wall, with McCoy noticing he is next to a skeleton, also chained. This is incorrect, as a skeleton's bones are held together by cartilage, which would rot over time. Therefore, the skeleton would not be hanging intact, but would be a pile of bones on the floor.

Scott215

Correction: The dungeon and the skeleton are illusions specifically created to be frightening. Whether a real skeleton would remain intact is irrelevant.

The Apple - S2-E5

Corrected entry: Kirk orders Marple to cut around a rock to the right and make a noise to distract their observer. But the actor appears to slightly screw up his cue: Marple promptly traverses the rock to the left instead of the right.

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Jean G

Correction: Kirk indicated to Marple and Chekhov that someone or something was behind the rock that Spock nodded towards to show Kirk where their "friend" was. Kirk told Marple to "cut around the rock to your right", meaning the the man go around the indicated rock (behind Spock) so that his movements would be to his right, thereby keeping the rock to his right.

Movie Nut

The Changeling - S2-E3

Corrected entry: When Nomad's bolt sends Scotty flying across the bridge, you can see the two rubber mats placed on the floor for the stunt man to land on.

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Jean G

Correction: There are no rubber mats anywhere for the stuntman to fall on. There was barely a second between impact and a person running to his side. He expertly landed in such a way as to avoid any major injury, save for a few bruises.

Movie Nut

By Any Other Name - S2-E22

Corrected entry: We see our heroes paralysed by the alien belt machines, we then cut to the intro movie. When we go back to them they are being disarmed by the female alien. She takes something from McCoy's hand, yet before the intro he had nothing in his hands.

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olohzika

Correction: Rewinding more, you will find that there is an instrument in McCoy's hand, only concealed while wondering the arrived aliens.

Who Mourns for Adonais? - S2-E2

Corrected entry: Spock says they've only managed to punch holes in the force field large enough to fire through. But when the Enterprise fires, the force field (in the shape of Apollo's hand) is no longer there at all.

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Jean G

Correction: When the Enterprise fires on the temple, the force field IS visible. However, as they continue to fire and damage the power source, the force field starts to fade and flicker in and out, until it is gone.

Bishop73

Assignment: Earth - S2-E26

Corrected entry: About 19 minutes into the episode, Scotty gives the altitude of the person Kirk and Spock are looking for as approximately 30 meters (approx 98 feet) using accurate Enterprise equipment up from where they are standing on the street. They go to apartment 12B which would be the 12 floor. The stories in the apartment build would have to be slightly over 8 feet high each for it to be the 12th floor. Apartment building stories are at least 10-12 feet each. They should have come out on at most the 9th floor.

terry s

Correction: First it was approximately 30 meters, as in an estimate. Round it up to 100 feet, 10 feet per floor, makes 120 feet. An approximation within 20 feet is not unreasonable. Thirty five meters may have been a better approximation to state, but 30 is not an inordinate amount off.

rswarrior

Assignment: Earth - S2-E26

Corrected entry: In a very strange coincidence, a little more than seven minutes into this episode, which aired March 29, 1968, Spock states there will be a major assassination today. Six days after the original airing, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis on April 4, 1968.

terry s

Correction: How is this strange or a coincidence? Spock says there'll be an assassination, and nearly a week later an assassination occurs? Not even remotely trivia, and certainly not a coincidence related to Star Trek.

rswarrior

By Any Other Name - S2-E22

Corrected entry: When the crew is paralysed on the Enterprise, just after the aliens have taken the ship over, you can see Uhura blink once with her eyes when one of the male aliens is passing her.

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Budoshi

Correction: Normally paralysis stops only voluntary muscle function. If involuntary muscle function was also stopped their breathing and hearts would stop also. There are many paralyzed people who have muscle spasms in their paralyzed limbs.

papajim

By Any Other Name - S2-E22

Corrected entry: If you look closely at the bottle of scotch Mr Scott is holding, you can see the word Whisky written on it. As it happens that is the Irish way of spelling the word, the Scottish spell it Whiskey. Since he states it is scotch, i.e. Scottish Whiskey it should be spelt the Scottish way.

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olohzika

Correction: Actually, it's the other way around: the Scottish and Canadian spelling is 'whisky'; the Irish and American spelling is 'whiskey'.

Xofer

Obsession - S2-E13

Corrected entry: Kirk said that the creatures planet was 1000 light years away, later on in the episode he states that they are only 17 days away from said planet. At the Enterprise cruise speed of warp 5 it would take them about 46 years to get there, even if they could maintain their theoretical maximum speed of warp 9.6 it would take them about 5 years. To get there in 17 days they would have to achieve an impossible warp factor of 27.8.

olohzika

Correction: Since the show never establishes what the warp factors mean in terms of velocity, the entire point is kind of moot.

JC Fernandez

A Piece of the Action - S2-E17

Corrected entry: Kirk says that three jacks would make a shrug and the Oxymx's goon would be disqualified, yet despite this his next card is a jack and Kirk tells him it's good.

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olohzika

Correction: Kirk is making the rules up as he goes along. Since the objective was to keep the game going and distract the guards, if he ignores or misses a rule, it is a deliberate choice on his part or at most a character mistake.

Guy

The Doomsday Machine - S2-E6

Corrected entry: As powerful as the Enterprise is, a 229 meter vessel would not really stand a chance against a several mile long planet destroyer. Despite this, the Enterprise survives several hits with only minor damage.

olohzika

Correction: Size matters not... sorry, wrong space opera but the correction still stands. There's no way to make this claim without knowing the specific effects from the attack. The size of the ships is irrelevant. Birds brought down a jet in Manhattan not too long ago.

JC Fernandez

The Trouble With Tribbles - S2-E15

Corrected entry: There is something funny about the station's storage compartments: first, since when do these compartments need overhead doors, especially since it is supposed to store several tons of goods (one big set of doors would be enough). And second, loose grain (and especially since it is so valuable for the project featured in the episode) would hardly be kept just like this, ready to pour out whenever the compartment doors are opened. It should have been stored in some sort of containers.

Correction: It isn't a mistake simply because you don't approve of the design. Also, the overhead doors may be access doors to get ABOVE the grain for sample access.

The Gamesters of Triskelion - S2-E16

Corrected entry: For not knowing anything about the concept of "kissing," Shahna reacts just like a normal human would (closes eyes, leans forward, drops her jaw.)

Correction: Purely a reflex, not a mistake. While she may not have done it before, she seems to respond to it just fine. But then, she is a humanoid, so why expect her reflexes to be that different?

johnrosa

The Trouble With Tribbles - S2-E15

Corrected entry: When Scotty comes into the messhall holding a bundle of Tribbles, you can see that the middle finger of his right hand is missing. (A result of Doohan's WWII D-Day fight; Normally, the show made every attempt to hide this.)

Correction: Unless Scotty is shown or stated to have all five fingers on both hands elsewhere in the series, this isn't a mistake.

johnrosa

The Deadly Years - S2-E12

Corrected entry: Kirk switches back and forth between miles and kilometers in this episode (20,000 mile orbit, 200,000 kilometer range of destruction.)

Correction: The distances were described using the system of measure wherein the specific distance can be described by the most round number. Example: If something is 1.1 quarts, he'll just say it's one liter. We can assume humans can handle the conversion in their heads easily in the future.

johnrosa

The Doomsday Machine - S2-E6

Corrected entry: Spock says that they will be unable to close with the Machine because Enterprise's energy cells will draw its attention, but then later he says it ignores ships such as themselves beyond a certain size radius - which is it?

Correction: Spock is cautious about energy early on, but later determines size is the draw. He simply doesn't say 'Gee, looks like I was wrong.'

johnrosa

A Piece of the Action - S2-E17

Corrected entry: The U.S.S. Horizon wasn't violating the prime directive, the prime directive was formed in 2253.

Correction: The episode never claimed that it did. The episode revolved around the concept that damage had been done before the prime directive was in place.

Bread and Circuses - S2-E25

Corrected entry: We hear about "Hodgkin's' Law of Parallel Planet Development" but it still seems unlikely that this planet is going to have the same names for its deities as Earth's ancient Rome.

Correction: The Universal Translators adapt indigenous languages and terms into the closest Terran equivalent. The planet's deities' names may have been different.

The Trouble With Tribbles - S2-E15

Corrected entry: How in the heck is the bartender getting all the tribbles from under the bar without bending his knees?

Correction: The bartender may have a shelf that is just under the bar, so he wouldn't have to bend his knees to get the tribbles who have collected there.

Mark English

The Trouble With Tribbles - S2-E15

Corrected entry: Kirk says the Klingons will always be accompanied by an equal number of security guards, but there are no security guards present during the bar fight.

Correction: With the appearance of the Klingons, it is likely that Kirk ordered his crew members on shore leave to keep an eye on their counterparts. As you may notice, as Chekov, Scotty and their companion enter the bar, two other Enterprise members take their leave; obviously the guards supposed to watch the Klingons in the bar before them.

The Ultimate Computer - S2-E24

Corrected entry: When the M-5 computer goes crazy and starts shooting at the other starships, Commodore Wesley INSTANTLY concludes that Capt. Kirk has lost his mind and is trying to kill everyone. Not even for one second does the Commodore think that the M-5, which is going through it's trial test and which has complete control of the ship, is the cause of the problem.

Correction: Kirk was supposed to be able to activate and deactivate the M-5 at will; so the Commodore probably thinks that Kirk still has control of the ship and the M-5, and is giving the order himself to attack the other ships.

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