Star Trek

Space Seed - S1-E23

Corrected entry: During Kirk's fight with Khan in engineering, he pulls a white rod from a console and uses it to subdue Khan. The rod is very light, and several times when Kirk hits Khan with it, Khan shows no reaction at all.

Correction: First off, we do not know how "heavy" the rod is, but could have been handled easily by Kirk due to adrenaline from the fight. Second, in context of the story of Khan and his people being genetically engineered super humans, Khan would be able to absorb some of the blows Kirk delivers to him.


Correction: The unconscious woman's foot did move, but not on her own - other cast members' feet caught and moved hers as they were exiting the scene.


This is incorrect. While the actors DO move her foot, once they've gone, she can be seen repositioning it herself.

Correction: Spock does hand the sword to one of the submachine gun-armed guards before they are escorted down the corridor.


Requiem for Methuselah - S3-E19

Corrected entry: Mr. Flint grabs the Enterprise out of orbit and transfers it onto the table. We assume, because the ship is small, it doesn't weigh much. However, Star Trek canon states the Enterprise weighs 190,000 metric tons, size not withstanding. There's no way that small table could hold such a massive weight.

Mike Lynch

Correction: We have no idea of how the technology he uses works. If he can shrink the ships down to a miniature size and instantly put everyone in suspended animation, there's no telling if he can alter the weight as well. Not to mention the fact that if he has such advanced technology, he could have a table that's able to bear the weight.


The old "Fantastic Voyage" problem. There are only 2 ways to make something shrink - either you reduce the physical size, and the mass stays the same, in which case the Enterprise on the table now has neutron-star level gravitational pull, OR you delete 99% of the atoms and keep 1 out of every 100 (sampling), like reducing a bitmap image in size. And just like that image, when the Enterprise went back up to full scale, everything would be "chunky."

Correction: He took the phaser from transporter chief Kyle before beaming down.

So he did... I stand corrected.

Movie Nut

Correction: It is more likely to be one of the numerous torch poles surrounding the arena.


This Side of Paradise - S1-E25

Corrected entry: Spock is wearing his normal blue uniform when shot with the "happy spores" from the strange plant. The next scene is with Kirk inquiring about Spock's location to which he is told nobody has seen him. Spock somehow manages to find some green overalls out in the meadows when we switch back to him. (00:17:40)


Correction: Remember, Leila took Spock to that location for the express reason of having him infected. She likely brought civilian clothes for him, knowing he would no longer want to wear his uniform.

Assignment: Earth - S2-E26

Corrected entry: In a very strange coincidence, a little more than seven minutes into this episode, which aired March 29, 1968, Spock states there will be a major assassination today. Six days after the original airing, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis on April 4, 1968.

terry s

Correction: How is this strange or a coincidence? Spock says there'll be an assassination, and nearly a week later an assassination occurs? Not even remotely trivia, and certainly not a coincidence related to Star Trek.


Correction: 1) There is plenty of time for him to remove them while the landing party steps onto the platform. 2) He is wearing them while making notes on a pad. Obviously, he only needs them for reading/writing.

The Deadly Years - S2-E12

Corrected entry: While Lieutenant Galloway is coming into sickbay and dies there is a window in the hallway with window blinds, and through this window you can see some of the production staff in regular clothing talking.

Correction: The "production staff" is dressed in Star Fleet uniforms. They are not just standing around talking but working with something. There are even flashing lights in the background. The window is looking into a medical lab. Besides, the supposed error defies reason. Why would they build a window into a set and put nothing behind it?

Tomorrow is Yesterday - S1-E20

Corrected entry: When the Enterprise is slingshotting its way back to the "present" it uses the computer to deposit the two men at different times, The Enterprise is traveling backwards in time, so will logically meet the time when the guard was beamed up first, not after Christopher is returned to his cockpit. So the order is wrong. Should be guard then Christopher, not Christopher then guard. (00:43:15)


Correction: They are moving backwards in time as they approach the sun, but after the slingshot breakaway they are moving rapidly forward in time. Spock even says the chronometer is moving forward again, and then Kirk asks if they have the exact chronometer reading before redepositing Captain Christopher and the Sergeant. So the order depicted in the episode is actually the correct order.

Where No Man Has Gone Before - S1-E4

Corrected entry: If the point was to repair the ship, and maroon Gary Mitchell, then why have Lee Kelso wire a destruct button, thereby threatening Gary's life and placing Lee's life in jeopardy when Gary's powers could overcome him? If they were afraid Gary would become too powerful left on his own, then marooning him should not have been an option.


Correction: It's explained in the episode that the plan is to maroon Mitchell there, but Kirk wants a backup in case they aren't able to escape or Mitchell becomes too powerful.

Errand of Mercy - S1-E27

Corrected entry: After Kirk and Spock's identities are revealed, they are taken to a prison cell. However, the Organians are a race of pacifists who abhor any act of violence - this should presumably include the act of incarceration. As such, there should be no prisons on Organia. Moreover, the Klingons are not stone masons; the prison cell shown in the episode is architecturally consistent with the other buildings on the planet so it was not constructed by Klingons (especially so quickly).

Correction: This is purely speculation. Being pacifists doesn't preclude them from having a jail cell, especially since the entire town was created for the benefit of outsiders.

Correction: His plan is absurd, which leads to him being discovered, exactly as you say. He's shown to be deranged, if not insane, so this isn't a plot hole, it's a plot point.

Correction: Because he needs approval from the captain.


Correction: Think about it... He would be firing a weapon towards the door that has the engineering section where there are anti-matter reactors.

Quantom X

The Menagerie (2) - S1-E13

Corrected entry: When Spock takes Captain Pike out of the briefing room, Pike appears, via the viewscreen, on Talos IV in the very next shot. There is no possible way Spock could have gotten Pike to the transporter room that fast.

Cubs Fan

Correction: Not a mistake. Pike's appearance on the screen is of his younger, uninjured self - obviously one of the Talosians' illusions. So they "jumped the gun" a bit by showing him on the planet before his actual arrival, but this image is only for illustration to the people viewing, so it doesn't matter.

The City on the Edge of Forever - S1-E29

Corrected entry: In the credits, Joan Collins' character is named "Sister Edith Keeler." But her character is engaging in a romantic/sexual relationship with Kirk. He says he has "ulterior motives" towards her which she reacts to playfully and kisses him. Not appropriate behaviour for a sister, particularly in the time and place the episode is set.


Correction: Edith Keeler wasn't a nun. She was a social worker, and thus, nothing she did would be considered inappropriate. She did work at the mission soup kitchen, where they would have called all women "sisters" just like they might call the men "brothers".


The Cloudminders - S3-E21

Corrected entry: Just how the Troglyte spy manages to leap over one of the cloud city's balconies to his death is a bit puzzling. Stratos City is held aloft by huge anti-gravity generators. An anti-grav field should, sensibly, extend far enough past the balcony railings to keep people from falling off. Surely the self-obsessed Stratos dwellers would extend that field, since they want to protect their own skins above all else. (00:07:05 - 00:11:30)

Jean G

Correction: This is not a plot hole. It is your judgment that the technology should work this way.

Correction: This is hardly trivia. He played Pike in the rejected pilot, which was subsequently released (and used in flashbacks), so anyone watching would know this.

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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. (00:04:56)

Super Grover

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Journey to Babel - S2-E10

Amanda: And you, Sarek, would you also say thank you to your son?
Sarek: I don't understand.
Amanda: Well, for saving your life.
Sarek: Spock acted in the only logical manner open to him. One does not thank logic, Amanda.
Amanda: Logic, logic - I'm sick to death of logic! Do you want to know how I feel about your logic?
Spock: Emotional, isn't she?
Sarek: She has always been that way.
Spock: Indeed? Why did you marry her?
Sarek: At the time, it seemed the logical thing to do.

Super Grover

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Who Mourns for Adonais? - S2-E2

Trivia: An ending that was planned but abandoned for this episode would have revealed that Lieutenant Palamas was pregnant with Apollo's child.

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Answer: After causing Norman to overload, all of the other androids shut down. The same could be said for the androids on the Enterprise.

Answer: If all the humans beamed down and only Androids were on the ship as Larry Mudd said then how did they get back aboard the Enterprise if all the robots were shut down.

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