Mike Lynch

19th Jul 2022

Star Trek (1966)

The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E29

Factual error: When Edith Keeler is killed by the truck, it is traveling at about 25 miles per hour. At that speed and her weight around 120 pounds, she would have been thrown about 50 feet. However, she's seen dead on the ground in front of the mission where she was hit.

Mike Lynch

3rd Jan 2022

Star Trek (1966)

Show generally

Stupidity: There are multiple episodes in which the Enterprise's mission of seeking out new life encounter civilizations with technology far above the Federation's, but it is never incorporated into their own.

Mike Lynch

28th Oct 2019

Star Trek (1966)

The Gamesters of Triskelion - S2-E16

Other mistake: When Kirk agrees to fight in the arena at the end of the episode, he and the thralls are warned that touching an opponent's color will result in the loss of a weapon. Kirk does this several times during the fight, but isn't penalized in any way.

Mike Lynch

8th Oct 2019

Star Trek (1966)

The Deadly Years - S2-E12

Factual error: As Kirk, McKoy and Scottie age during the episode, their hair goes from brown to fully grey. Mr. Spock shows this to a lesser extent, but by the end of the episode, he has full streaks of grey. This isn't how grey hair works. It starts from the root and works it way outward over time to the end of the strand. Unless their hair is growing quite rapidly, and then cut to keep it short, they shouldn't have full heads of grey hair.

Mike Lynch

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