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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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Turnabout Intruder - S3-E24

Revealing mistake: During the court martial scene, a directorial error led to Kirk's exit from the briefing room in the wrong direction. He walks off screen into what would have been a solid wall or corner. The briefing room's only door is on the other side of the room.

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The Way to Eden - S3-E20

Revealing mistake: On the surface of Eden, Spock finds Adam dead under a fruit tree. But the corpse's fingers are still moving.

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Whom Gods Destroy - S3-E14

Audio problem: Just as Garth brings Spock back and releases Kirk from the cell, "inviting" them to dinner, there's an odd buzzing/rattling noise in the audio that shouldn't be there.

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The Tholian Web - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: During McCoy's struggle with the orderly, only half of the plastic colored bottles strewn on the table are knocked off onto the floor. But when Nurse Chapel hurries over to tranquilize the orderly, the rest of the bottles vanish, leaving the table completely clear.

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The Way to Eden - S3-E20

Revealing mistake: A re-used sickbay scene taken from an earlier episode causes Nurse Chapel to instantly revert to her old hairdo as the sound waves make her fall unconscious.

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The Paradise Syndrome - S3-E3

Factual error: When Kirk is given the medicine badge, it's a stretchy elastic/Spandex headband. This is supposedly a completely pre-industrial culture paralleling the early Native American tribes. They have no fabric, no yarn, no spinning wheels - only hides and animal hair, neither of which can stretch a la Spandex.

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The Way to Eden - S3-E20

Revealing mistake: Due to close-ups that were cut in backwards, Kirk appears in reverse, with his uniform insignia on the wrong side, twice in this episode: once in the corridor outside sickbay, and again near the shuttle craft on Eden.

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Plato's Stepchildren - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: The shards of the goblet Spock breaks change quantity and position on the table with the fruit bowl on it.

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The Tholian Web - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: Sulu's hooded viewer is up as he reports that the Defiant is starting to drift. In the next shot, a reverse angle showing the screen, the viewer disappears. This recurs throughout the episode.

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The Lights of Zetar - S3-E18

Other mistake: Scotty has a science patch on instead of the engineering patch in this episode.

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Turnabout Intruder - S3-E24

Continuity mistake: During Spock's court martial, Chekov says that General Order 4 is the only exception to Starfleet's no-death-penalty policy, and Sulu and the others agree. However, according to "The Menagerie," that exception is General Order 7, not 4.

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The Tholian Web - S3-E9

Revealing mistake: McCoy's stunt double's face is visible several times during the fight with the berserk orderly in the sickbay lab.

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Spock's Brain - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: After Kirk and the crew arrive underground, he stuns Kira and removes her bracelet. After he removes it, the unconcious woman quite deliberately lays her hand flat on the ground.

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All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

Character mistake: Spock tells Zarabeth he came from a world "millions of light-years away." The galaxy is only about 100,000 light-years across - the area the Federation has explored even smaller.

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

Continuity mistake: Kirk calls Scott to beam up, and lowers the communicator from his face as he looks at McCoy. In the next shot, he's holding it to his mouth once more. The shot changes one more time, and it's lowered again.

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Is There in Truth No Beauty? - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: Kirk aims his phaser at a berserk Spock's head and fires, but the beam hits him in the stomach.

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All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

Revealing mistake: Zarabeth tells Spock that Zor Khan only left her what was necessary to survive in the ice age. Mascara, eyeliner, lipstick and hairspray were apparently considered survival necessities. Yes, we know the actress "had" to wear make-up. But in a prehistoric setting, it shouldn't look as though she did. She could and should have been given a more "natural" make-up job - and an unlacquered hairdo.

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Day of the Dove - S3-E7

Factual error: Kirk's line, "We're a doomed ship, traveling forever between galaxies" is the only time original "Trek" committed the scientific blunder of confusing galaxies and solar systems. The Enterprise wasn't capable of intergalactic travel (that's leaving one galaxy and reaching another). Yes, it strayed briefly out of our galaxy several times. But it did not - and could not - cross to another one. That would take a warp 100-plus drive and thousands of years.

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Whom Gods Destroy - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: When Garth forces Kirk to kneel at his feet, Kirk's hands are extended palms down, then palms up, then palms down again as the camera angles change.

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Whom Gods Destroy - S3-E14

Other mistake: At the end, Kirk teases Spock twice specifically about letting himself be hit on the head in order to determine which Kirk was genuine. But the phony Kirk never hit Spock on the head. He merely pushed Spock over and attacked the real Kirk. Clearly, the action sequence wound up differing from the scripted dialogue, and no one noticed. (Also clearly, Kirk is not speaking metaphorically here.)

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The Empath - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene inside the underground station, the bright blue mat under the viewer desk chair disappears.

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And the Children Shall Lead - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: The stardates of Starnes' entries are 5025.3, 5032.4, and 5038.3 But Kirk gives the stardate of when they arrive at the beginning of the episode as 5029.5, so apparently Starnes made two entries after he died.

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The Savage Curtain - S3-E22

Continuity mistake: Lincoln asks Kirk if they measure time in minutes and Kirk replies "We can convert it." In every previous episode they've always used minutes - their ship chronometers are still set to minutes.

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All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

Audio problem: In Zarabeth's cave, when McCoy says, "You've been dishonest with me, Spock," his lips are completely out of sync with his words.

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The Savage Curtain - S3-E22

Revealing mistake: When he kicks Colonel Green away during the first fight, Kirk splits his pants. Fortunately, they mend themselves a few shots later.

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The Cloudminders - S3-E21

Continuity mistake: The leather strap with which the Troglytes lasso Spock disappears and reappears repeatedly from around his waist and shoulders during the scuffle at the mine entrance.

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Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - S3-E15

Revealing mistake: Stock footage strikes again when Kirk orders the red alert. A shot of the bridge and view screen, with Kirk standing in front of his chair, once more switches Kirk out for a stand in, and Chekhov has gone and is replaced by what looks like from behind like a young woman or a man with a long neck. Also the central display between navigator and helm is now different from that earlier.

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The Empath - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: After partially healing him, Gem falls away from McCoy and lands, unconscious, perpendicular to the dais he's lying on. When Kirk and Spock rush over, however, she's suddenly moved several feet away and is now lying parallel to the dais.

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The Paradise Syndrome - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When Miramanee and her companion first see Kirk at the obelisk, the two women are standing, holding their fruit baskets, just inches from each other. In the very next, reverse angle shot, they're suddenly several feet apart.

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Turnabout Intruder - S3-E24

Revealing mistake: For the final time in "Star Trek's" 3-season run, Chekov mysteriously vanishes from the bridge to be replaced by that tall blond doppelganger, thanks to an old piece of 1st season stock footage used for the special effects insertion of the view screen. The costumes are also noticeably different from 3rd season's uniforms.

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

Continuity mistake: Natira orders the landing party to kneel before the oracle. Spock does so about a foot-and-a-half to McCoy's left. As the shots change, Spock "jumps" to McCoy's immediate side, then back to his original position, etc.

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

Continuity mistake: Kirk orders Sulu to match speed with the asteroid, but in the next external shot the asteroid is closing in on the ship.

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Day of the Dove - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: At the end when the entity left the Enterprise, it came out of the secondary hull, however it left from the engineering dept. The Engineering dept. is located in the back of the primary hull.

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Day of the Dove - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: In the opening scenes, Sulu's retractable viewer isn't there when the Klingon ship approaches on the view screen. But a moment later in a closer shot, the viewer is suddenly in front of him, fully extended.

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The Paradise Syndrome - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When Spock orders the phasers to fire, they shoot outward from the ship at an angle from each other, but when they hit the asteroid they converge at a single point.

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That Which Survives - S3-E17

Continuity mistake: When Losira appears to D'Amato, he looks up from his tricorder, startled. The shot then changes angles, and D'Amato looks up at her all over again.

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Whom Gods Destroy - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: When Scott orders Sulu to fire phasers to punch through the force field, the two phaser beams are diverging when they leave the ship, but converging somehow (space mirrors?) when they strike the planet.

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Wink of an Eye - S3-E11

Revealing mistake: At the end, a special effects matte flaw causes the rear tip of the starboard side nacelle to vanish briefly as the Enterprise orbits Scallos.

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The Tholian Web - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: When Kirk is being beamed aboard near the end, the crewman operating the transporter has a single lieutenant's stripe. But in the close-up of his hands on the controls, the stripe changes into the braid of a lieutenant commander.

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That Which Survives - S3-E17

Other mistake: In this episode, when Kirk's phaser was on overload, it made a small explosion, but in "The Conscience of the King", a phaser on overload would destroy 2-3 decks of the Enterprise.

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Requiem for Methuselah - S3-E19

Visible crew/equipment: The monofilament line holding M-4 aloft is visible in the lab when the floating robot delivers the processed ryetalyn to McCoy.

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That Which Survives - S3-E17

Continuity mistake: When Kirk splits up the landing party, he asks McCoy to further inspect the vegetation. In the two shot, McCoy isn't wearing his tricorder, but in close-up, it's there, strapped over his left shoulder. Cut back to the two shot, though, and it's gone again.

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Elaan of Troyius - S3-E13

Revealing mistake: During the battle scene, the use of special effects stock footage of the view screen, as seen over the helm from the opposite side of the bridge, briefly turns the short, brunette Ensign Chekov into a tall, thin blond guy.

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Elaan of Troyius - S3-E13

Factual error: Spock says the Klingon ship is approaching at Warp Six, but Sulu counts off the distance at about 50,000 kilometers per second - that isn't even the speed of light.

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The Lights of Zetar - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: As Mira is speaking with the alien's voice, Spock is behind a console that has a piece of equipment attached to it. From behind Spock, the piece is to his left, but the close ups of Spock show him close to and directly in front of it.

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The Paradise Syndrome - S3-E3

Factual error: Mr. Spock states that the asteroid is almost as large as the Earth's Moon. Such big bodies must be predominantly spherical due to their own gravity. However, the asteroid is very elongated, with a very irregularly shaped surface.

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The Enterprise Incident - S3-E2

Other mistake: When Chapel comes into Sickbay and looks at the "dead" Captain, the camera goes to close up of Kirk, and he wakes up. After she yells for McCoy, the camera goes back to Kirk, and he goes back to sleep. The motions of him waking are obviously played in a slow reverse instead of him quickly closing his eyes.

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Turnabout Intruder - S3-E24

Continuity mistake: Lt. Galloway, who was killed off the season before in "The Omega Glory," is resurrected without explanation for this final episode.

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Elaan of Troyius - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: When Elaan visits engineering, the close-up shots of Scotty show a security guard wearing a black utility belt standing in the background. But the man is missing in all the full shots.

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The Savage Curtain - S3-E22

Revealing mistake: When Kirk & Spock beam down with Lincoln to the supposedly newly-created non-volcanic landscape, there are footprints all over the ground. They disappear a few shots later, though.

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The Cloudminders - S3-E21

Revealing mistake: When Kirk pushes Plasus against a rock wall in the mine, a huge upper section of the "solid rock" wobbles.

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Requiem for Methuselah - S3-E19

Revealing mistake: When Spock examines the unknown Brahms waltz, we get a close-up of the music. Unfortunately, the hand-written score bears no resemblance whatsoever to the piece Spock has just played, though he expressly identifies it as such.

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That Which Survives - S3-E17

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Scott asks Watkins to check the bypass valve, Watkins is facing the engineering boards with both hands on the panel. When we cut to a different angle, however, he's suddenly jumped to a position facing Scott with only one hand on the panel.

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The Empath - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: The bruises on McCoy's face change configuration, color and texture between the time Kirk and Spock first find him and the scene where Gem heals him.

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Whom Gods Destroy - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: As Garth brings in the chair and orders the governor's torture, the pedestal fruit bowl on the table in front of Kirk keeps moving back and forth in relation to him and to the wine pitcher.

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Whom Gods Destroy - S3-E14

Revealing mistake: When Marta kisses Kirk, her hands leave green make-up smeared all over the left shoulder and back of his uniform tunic.

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All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

Continuity mistake: In Kirk's log entry, which he somehow makes from jail without a tricorder, he states that 5 witnesses heard him speak to the "spirits." This isn't true, and Kirk ought to know it. The crowd rushed in through an archway after he spoke to Spock and McCoy, and they were all too far away before to hear him.

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Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - S3-E15

Revealing mistake: Due to the use of stock footage once again, Sulu's console viewer appears and disappears repeatedly throughout the episode.

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The Tholian Web - S3-E9

Visible crew/equipment: In the very beginning, the boom shadow is visible at the top of the screen as Kirk walks to Spock's station on the bridge.

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That Which Survives - S3-E17

Continuity mistake: When Losira comes for Kirk, he's holding Sulu's tricorder with both hands. When the angle changes to include her, he has it in one hand with his right hand at his side. Cut back to a three shot of Sulu, Kirk and McCoy, and Kirk has the tricorder in both hands again.

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Whom Gods Destroy - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: After Marta's dance, Kirk and Spock are sitting an inch apart behind the table, then a foot apart, then an inch again and so forth every time the shot changes.

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The Savage Curtain - S3-E22

Visible crew/equipment: When Kirk is agonizing over the sound of Surak's supposed cries for help, an equipment shadow, possibly from a boom mike, skates across the rocks behind his left shoulder.

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Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: The planet Cheron is blue the first two times we see it on the view screen, but when the Enterprise enters orbit, and every time we see it thereafter, the planet has mysteriously turned red.

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The Empath - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: Gem's left hand is cupped around McCoy's right ear as she begins to heal him, but her hand keeps changing positions as the camera angles switch.

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The Enterprise Incident - S3-E2

Audio problem: During the scene where Kirk is talking in the briefing room, the director was obviously not pleased with how James Doohan said his lines.Due to budget constraints, instead of re shooting the scene, they simply replaced Mr Scotts dialogue with another one.You can see it since at one point his lips are completely out of sync, even on the remastered edition.

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The Lights of Zetar - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: On Memory Alpha, the viewer beside the dead man in the purple jumpsuit keeps moving from his left side to his right and back again between shots.

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All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

Plot hole: The law officer who arrests Kirk recalls hearing Kirk call the "spirit" Bones. But he wasn't there when Kirk spoke to McCoy. He rushed into the scene several minutes later. If he's lying, how would he know that Kirk used the name Bones? He wasn't there to hear it. Even if he had been, Kirk did not refer to McCoy as Bones in that conversation.

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The Enterprise Incident - S3-E2

Plot hole: Despite the Romulan ships keeping a close watch on the Enterprise, when they beam the disguised Cpt Kirk over to the Romulan vessel it goes undetected.

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Elaan of Troyius - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: As Kirk wipes a tear from Elaan's face, both cheeks are wet. A second later, both cheeks are dry.

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Is There in Truth No Beauty? - S3-E5

Other mistake: In the final scene, Kirk is still in the transporter room, but does not have on a visor when the ambassador transports out. Spock has his visor on, but then you see Kirk walk out of the transporter room without a visor and he is not going mad.

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Spectre of the Gun - S3-E6

Factual error: Throughout the episode, there is a constant reference to 5 p.m. being the time Kirk and crew (a.k.a., the Clanton gang) were to die. However, the real 30-second shootout was at 3 p.m.

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All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

Visible crew/equipment: The shadow of a boom mic is seen against the rock walls of the cave follows Spock and McCoy when Spock pulls McCoy off Zarabeth.

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Requiem for Methuselah - S3-E19

Continuity mistake: When looking at the view screen from the helm, there is a man sitting at the Conn position, but in the wide angle, there's a woman there.

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Requiem for Methuselah - S3-E19

Other mistake: If the ship had not been in visual communication, there's no way Kirk could have seen the Bridge or the crew in suspension.

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Requiem for Methuselah - S3-E19

Other mistake: As the miniaturized Enterprise appears on the table, the support for the model appears as well.

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Spock's Brain - S3-E1

Factual error: In the opening sequence, Spock identifies the alien ship as possessing "ion propulsion" which he says is "unique technology." Scotty is similarly impressed and says, "They could teach us a thing or two!" Kirk later comments that "Advanced ion propulsion is beyond even our capabilities." However, even back in the 1960s, ion propulsion was physically feasible, while Warp propulsion was complete fantasy. Ion propulsion of any kind could never even reach lightspeed and would be incredibly primitive compared to Warp technology. In fact, we in the 21st Century have already developed ion propulsion, but it will probably take many hundreds or thousands of years to develop anything even close to Warp technology.

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Wink of an Eye - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: In the 40th Anniversary release of the complete original series, this episode opens with Scotty at the conn, making an extended log entry, wearing his third-season swept-back hairstyle, and it is very obvious that he is visually mouthing several completely different sentences than we hear in the audio. After the opening credits roll, we next see Scotty wearing his more typical relaxed hairstyle with slight bangs. It is apparent that, in remastering and editing this episode, they inserted footage of Scotty from another episode altogether. For whatever reason, it is a glaring mistake of both continuity and audio editing.

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Plato's Stepchildren - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: Just before Parmen starts mind-controlling Kirk, McCoy and Spock, he presents them with three gifts. Kirk receives a large, gold Greek shield, which the captain holds with both hands, in front of him, as the lengthy scene continues. In the wide shot, Kirk is holding the shield high up on his chest, completely obscuring his Federation insignia. In subsequent close-ups, Kirk is holding the shield down low, around waist-level, fully exposing his chest and insignia. Every time the camera cuts back to wide-shot, Kirk is again holding the shield up high on his chest.

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And the Children Shall Lead - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When Gorgon the Angel is on the bridge with the children, the positions of the children are different depending if the shot is from the rear of the children or the front.

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The Way to Eden - S3-E20

Revealing mistake: As the camera is close to Dr. Sevrin, the line of the bald skin wig is easily seen.

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Wink of an Eye - S3-E11

Revealing mistake: In the Enterprise lab, as a sped up Spock goes to move away from McCoy and Chapel, McCoy's eyes follow his movements rather than looking at where Spock was supposed to be after he "disappeared."

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Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - S3-E15

Revealing mistake: As Kirk turns all the way around to look at the newly arrived Bele, the shadows of the stage wiring is easily spotted at the top of the screen.

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The Enterprise Incident - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: When the guard opens the cell barrier, the light bars turn off, then slide back. As they come back out, they're already on, rather than the reverse of the opening procedure.

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The Enterprise Incident - S3-E2

Other mistake: As the Romulan commander goes to answer the intercom, the switch she touches to open the link is already on, probably left that way from a previous take.

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The Enterprise Incident - S3-E2

Plot hole: In the conference room, Spock informs Kirk that his theory of a Romulan cloaking device kept the sensors from detecting the ships. However, in S1:E14, "Balance of Terror", they figured out the cloaking device, and how it worked. Unless he was feeding into the deception, Spock shouldn't have had any theory when it was a fact.

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All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

Other mistake: As Kirk nears the portal, the edge shimmers just before he gets to it. As he goes through it, his actions are greatly slowed rather than natural.

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All Our Yesterdays - S3-E23

Continuity mistake: After Kirk knocks the jailer out, there's a bit of stew on the cell's door above the lock. After Kirk drags the man into the cell and closes the door, the bar above the lock is clean and dry.

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Requiem for Methuselah - S3-E19

Revealing mistake: As Kirk pulls the shroud away from the Rayna duplicate, look closely at the part of her head just below her left ear. The bald cap she wore to conceal her hair and give her an unfinished look.

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Is There in Truth No Beauty? - S3-E5

Plot hole: When the Medusan Ambassador Kollos and Dr. Jones materialize, the latter is wearing a protective visor and Mr. Spock can see that. Spock then mistakenly addresses Dr. Jones as Ambassador Kollos. Spock's suddenly illogical mistake seems odd: why should the Ambassador need to wear a visor? Shortly after, why do both Jones and Spock wear visors while carrying the Ambassador's still closed gasket to his cabin?

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Spectre of the Gun - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: On the bridge, watch Uhura. She goes from both hands on her controls, to left hand on her earpiece in a split second.

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The Tholian Web - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: When Checkov turns on the viewer in the transporter room, the Defiant is seen directly from the starboard side, when it should have been seen from the quarter profile port side, as it was drifting to the Enterprise's port side.

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Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - S3-E15

Other mistake: When preparing to go around again, Sulu and Checkov start working their controls. When there is a close up of Sulu's hand, it's obviously a re-used shot of Kirk's hand starting the 30 second count down timer on the Constellation in "The Doomsday Machine" (S2 E6).

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Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - S3-E15

Revealing mistake: After Kirk shuts down the self destruct, he asks Spock if the ship is heading for Arianas. At one point in the dialog, you can see the display for the self destruct sequence is still on the screen, just not lit up.

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Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - S3-E15

Revealing mistake: When the camera is close up on Beal's face, you can see a bit of real flesh color where the black and the white greasepaint used didn't quite match up.

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Day of the Dove - S3-E7

Revealing mistake: Chekov covers Mara's mouth with his hand when he assaults her in the corridor. Kirk intervenes and throws Chekov against the opposite wall. Brown streaks form where Chekov's hands hit the wall, most likely from the brown makeup used to create Mara's skin tone.

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That Which Survives - S3-E17

Continuity mistake: When Kirk intervenes to keep Losira from touching Sulu, she jumps back about two feet and stops. When the camera cuts to look at her, she's still moving, and is about ten feet from Kirk.

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That Which Survives - S3-E17

Other mistake: After Kirk makes the cairn of rocks to bury D'Amato, he places a rock with the man's name on it. If the phasers couldn't cut the rocks of the planet, how did he cut a squared rectangular rock, and how did he put D'Amato's name on it?

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The Tholian Web - S3-E9

Audio problem: When Chekov goes berserk on the bridge, he emits a scream and shoves Spock. When Spock holds Chekov's face, the closeup on Chekov shows a scared look, and the original scream is played again, but Checkov's mouth doesn't match.

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The Tholian Web - S3-E9

Other mistake: After the shot of McCoy checking Sickbay, there's a shot of Chekov. It was a quick shot but it can be seen that the film was run back and forth through about a second, as his movements can be seen to repeat rapidly in reverse and forward twice.

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The Tholian Web - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: When Kirk, Bones, Chekov, and Spock go over to the Defiant, the suits they have on have a black support bar in the left side of the headpiece. When the camera looks down at the dead men and back to Kirk, you see the bar is on the right, and his hair is parted on the right. The very next look at Kirk, the bar and the part of his hair is back on the left.

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The Savage Curtain - S3-E22

Revealing mistake: About 4/5 through the show, while the Vulcan is being killed, if you look at Lincoln's wrist, you can see his makeup line.

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