Star Trek

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. (00:37:40)

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. (00:20:10)

Jean G

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. (00:18:15 - 00:46:55)

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. (00:13:10)

Jean G

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." (00:02:15)

Jean G

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. (00:39:15)

Jean G

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. (00:45:20)

Jean G

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. (00:41:00)

Jean G

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. (00:19:15)

Jean G

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. (00:21:15)

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. (00:38:25)

Jean G

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. (00:28:00)

Jean G

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. (00:11:15)

Jean G

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. (00:14:05)

Jean G

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. (00:45:50)

Jean G

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. (00:44:20)

Jean G

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.

Jean G

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. (00:43:20)

Jean G

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. (00:19:10)

Jean G

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. (00:22:05)

Jean G

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