Star Trek

Spock's Brain - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: After Spock's brain is taken McCoy says he has no idea how long the body can last on life support without the brain. Somehow in the following few moments McCoy has established that Mr Spock's Body will die in exactly 24 earth hours. No explanation is given as to how he came up with this figure.

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olohzika

Is There in Truth No Beauty? - S3-E5

Revealing mistake: The colorful nebulae of the energy barrier are showing through the hull of the suddenly-transparent Enterprise as it heads back into the galaxy.

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Jean G

The Cloudminders - S3-E21

Continuity mistake: In "Amok Time" Spock described Vulcan mating rituals as "a thing no out-worlder may know" - here he goes on about them with Droxine at some length.

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Is There in Truth No Beauty? - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: At the dinner for Miranda, Kirk drains his glass. No one refills it, but it's nearly full again a few shots later.

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Jean G

Is There in Truth No Beauty? - S3-E5

Revealing mistake: During the fight in engineering, Marvick's kick, throwing one of the engineering crewmen violently back against the wall, misses by an obvious mile.

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Jean G

Spectre of the Gun - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When Chekov sits outside the general store chatting with Sylvia, his left arm and her right alternate from entwined to un-entwined and back again as the shots change.

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Jean G

Spock's Brain - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: "Trek's" new 3rd season uniforms were tighter-fitting than their velour predecessors, presenting a problem for some actors. When the landing party beams down in this episode, the outline of William Shatner's tummy-wrapping girdle is very visibly showing through his costume.

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Jean G

The Empath - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: During Kirk's torture scenes, the back shots have Kirk's arms stretched wide apart and yanked straight - the front shots have the chains going overhead and his arms are bent at the elbows.

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Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - S3-E15

Revealing mistake: Because stock special effects footage was used, the shuttle supposedly "stolen from Starbase 4 two weeks ago" is plainly marked "Galileo, NCC 1701/7, USS Enterprise."

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Jean G

Whom Gods Destroy - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: After Garth attempts to convince Mr Scott that he is Captain Kirk and to beam him up, while he is banging his fists on the floor in anger he transforms back into himself and the fly like ring on his finger breaks and slides out of shot. It's quite hard to see but it does. The next time we see Garth's hand his ring is intact yet he has not transformed himself again to repair it.

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All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

Continuity mistake: When the prosecutor visits the cell, Kirk's hands on the bars change positions when the camera angle reverses. From the inside, there's one bar between Kirk's hands. From outside, there are two.

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Jean G

The Savage Curtain - S3-E22

Deliberate mistake: So that he can look in the right direction, toward Lincoln, a shot of Kirk is reversed before the first battle, putting his uniform insignia on the wrong side.

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Jean G

Wink of an Eye - S3-E11

Plot hole: Spock plays back a tape of Kirk, McCoy and Compton on the surface of Scallos that no one in the landing party could have recorded. What a coincidence that it's identical to the footage that opened the episode.

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Jean G

Is There in Truth No Beauty? - S3-E5

Factual error: The Enterprise accidentally travels a short distance outside the galaxy and can't find its way back. But they'd have to travel for months to get so far outside the Milky Way that they couldn't, well, just turn around in the void and see it. Our galaxy is huge. 100,000 light years across. Very huge. And that barrier may surround the galaxy, but even it is big, pink and visible.

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Jean G

Is There in Truth No Beauty? - S3-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Kirk turns to follow Miranda across the arboretum, the camera shadow is briefly visible on the wall at the lower left of the screen.

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Jean G

The Cloudminders - S3-E21

Audio problem: When Kirk demands to know who the Troglytes are, his voice is dubbed over: his lips don't move at all.

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Jean G

The Tholian Web - S3-E9

Visible crew/equipment: A camera shadow briefly intrudes on the right side of the screen as Kirk asks Mr. Scott about the sensor readings.

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Jean G

For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: After he falls unconscious onto the blue rug, McCoy's position relative to the rug's top edge keeps changing between shots.

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Jean G

The Mark of Gideon - S3-E16

Plot hole: How the heck did the Gideons (who are not members of the Federation) get such exact specifications to make what Spock describes as "an exact duplicate of the Enterprise"? Does Starfleet just hand the plans out to anyone?

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Suggested correction: This is an unanswered question, not a plot hole. They could very well have advanced scanning capabilities. In fact, that would be a more realistic explanation than schematics, as personal items are duplicated as well.

Jason Hoffman

Spock's Brain - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When Kara renders the landing party unconscious, Kirk falls with his arms splayed out to each side. But in close-ups, he has one hand folded over his chest.

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Jean G
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