Star Trek

The Naked Time - S1-E5

Character mistake: Lt. Joey said to Lt. Sulu "You don't outrank me and you don't have pointed ears" but Joey is a junior grade lieutenant so Sulu would outrank him.

Shore Leave - S1-E16

Character mistake: When Spock beams down after calculating there was just enough energy left for him to do so, Sulu and Kirk watch him materialize, and Sulu says, "Someone beaming down from the bridge." From the bridge? Shouldn't he have said "from the ship"? No one ever beamed down directly from the bridge, but even if they could, how would Sulu know that's where they'd come from? (00:28:00)

Jean G

Devil in the Dark - S1-E26

Character mistake: When Spock and Kirk pursue the Horta, they come to a fork in the tunnel. Kirk points right and tells Spock to go left. Then he points left and says he'll go right.

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.

Devil in the Dark - S1-E26

Character mistake: Kirk informs Spock via communicator the Horta is ten feet from him, and Spock insists Kirk kill it. First, both know they cannot kill it with their phasers, and second, Spock's demand for Kirk to kill the Horta runs counter to the Vulcan philosophy of respect for all life. Spock would never want to harm, let alone kill, another life form.

Scott215
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Suggested correction: At this point they don't have any proof that they can't kill it, and since Kirk is in danger, it's logical to try. Also, Spock is half human and he's concerned about his best friend being killed. Logical or not, he'll want Kirk to protect himself at all costs. Other episodes have shown where Spock doesn't always behave logically when his friends are at risk and he lets his emotions come out.

envisaged0ne

Court Martial - S1-E21

Character mistake: William Shatner mentions the sound enhancer is multiplied by 1 to the 4th. I think he meant 10 to the 4th.

briggs

Devil in the Dark - S1-E26

Character mistake: Spock says that Vanderberg said there were thousands of these silicon nodules, but Vanderberg actually said there were millions of them. Not a mistake Spock would make.

hifijohn

Devil in the Dark - S1-E26

Character mistake: Shatner fluffs his line when asking the mining engineers whether they've posted sentries. He asks if they've posted "centuries" instead. (00:05:20)

Jean G

The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E29

Character mistake: When Spock is finally able to determine that Edith must die to restore time, Kirk asks Spock how it will happen, and Spock tells him he can only estimate general events, not specifics. However, after Spock's previous attempt, he tells Kirk he'd seen her obituary. The obituary would necessarily include how and when she died.

Jason Hoffman

Journey to Babel - S2-E10

Character mistake: When Kirk turns to face Spock and McCoy to introduce them to Sarek, the hangar deck nameplate on the wall is misspelled. It reads "hanger deck".

Movie Nut

Assignment: Earth - S2-E26

Character mistake: Mr Seven calls the security guard "Sergeant" but he is a corporal.

hifijohn

Errand of Mercy - S1-E27

Character mistake: When Kor describes the effects of the mind-sifter to Kirk (who is still in disguise as an Organian), he says the machine would leave him "more vegetable than human." There is no reason a Klingon would reference humans while speaking to a person he believed to be Organian.

Jason Hoffman

Tomorrow is Yesterday - S1-E20

Character mistake: When first considering the impact of Captain Christopher's removal from this time, Spock makes a mistake in his dialogue. He says "They show no record of any irrelevent contribution..." when it should be "relevent..." (00:13:50)

PeterNZ

That Which Survives - S3-E17

Character mistake: Watkins is asked to check the bypass valve, there the woman appears, asked about the panel, it's obvious she's not part of the crew. Instead of calling security or Mr Scott he starts to describe the panel, which I'm assuming would be classified information.

hifijohn

The Galileo Seven - S1-E17

Character mistake: In the scene when the shuttle is finally repaired and lifting off the planet, Spock asks "Fuel status?" and Scotty incorrectly answers "15 pounds PSI, sir. Approximately enough for one orbit." The correct answer would be simply "15 PSI" without the redundancy, as the P in PSI already signifies pounds. As an engineer Scotty would know this. (00:42:00)

The Immunity Syndrome - S2-E18

Character mistake: The officer at the helm is referred to as Lt. Kyle, and is named that way in the end credits. Yet throughout the episode, Captain Kirk keeps calling him "Kowel".

Bread and Circuses - S2-E25

Character mistake: Spock expresses amazement that the natives of this planet speak Earth English, however, he and Kirk were both on the bridge when Uhura tapped into the planet's news broadcast and already know that they speak Earth English, and there's no reason to tell McCoy, because he heard it too. Commenting on it would be illogical. (00:07:00)

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Shore Leave - S1-E16

Character mistake: Yeoman Barrows is a crew member on an star ship and I assume has experienced or has trained to experience many different things she will encounter on the tour of duty but she freaks out and cries uncontrollably just because she sees Don Juan.

hifijohn

Amok Time - S2-E1

Character mistake: Kirk is surprised by Spock's behavior, but shouldn't everything about Spock be in his records? Kirk should therefore know about Spock's needs and have planned for them.

hifijohn

Miri - S1-E9

Character mistake: Spock tells Kirk that without being able to test their vaccine with the ship's computers, "it could be a beaker of death." The vessel that the vaccine is contained in is a flask, not a beaker. The ship's science officer should know the difference. (00:37:25)

Captain Defenestrator Premium member
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Charlie X - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: After McCoy examines Charlie and they talk about how Charlie learned to talk by just listening to the ship's tapes, when Charlie stands up the two actors' marks can be seen on the floor - the short one for Charlie and the longer one for McCoy, where they both will stand momentarily.

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