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Star Trek (1966)

13 mistakes in The Trouble With Tribbles

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The Trouble With Tribbles - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the episode when the Enterprise is moving leaving from the starbase, the ship is at an angle to the camera pointing to the right of the screen. The starbase behind it gets smaller and goes up a little. If the Enterprise were leaving the starbase at that angle, the starbase should have moved to the left and then completely off the screen.

The Trouble With Tribbles - S2-E15

Revealing mistake: When Kirk and Spock answer the intercom in the ship's corridor, Spock's uniform has a large brown coffee stain on the front. (This was digitally removed in the DVD release, but is still visible in the newly-syndicated "computer enhanced" version.). (00:17:00)

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The Trouble With Tribbles - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: Mr. Leslie appears as one of the guards in the space station, Stardate 45XX.X. Unfortunately, he was killed in 'Obsession,' Stardate 36XX.X. External websites have a variety of excuses for this miraculous reappearance, but he very definitely dies in the show, with no canonical reason for him reappearing beyond it being a mistake.

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The Trouble With Tribbles - S2-E15

Revealing mistake: When Kirk finds his position on the bridge occupied by the Tribbles, he calls for Dr. McCoy, and as he arrives, Kirk thrusts some of the Tribbles under his nose. In the shots where Kirk's face is seen, one of the Tribbles he is holding features a visible seam.

The Trouble With Tribbles - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: During the scene when the Klingon agent is exposed by the Tribbles, Kirk first holds the two furballs as if they had a handle on the underside (probably for the parts to make them wriggle). As he turns to Spock (the wide-angle shot), he holds the Tribbles cupped in his hands, his thumbs supporting their flanks. But as Kirk approaches Spock (close-up), he has them 'by the handle' again.

The Trouble With Tribbles - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: When Kirk and McCoy dispute about the tribbles on the Enterprise bridge, Kirk holds the two tribbles in his hands at alternate heights. In the shots where McCoy's face is seen, he holds them next under his chins, but when Kirk's face is seen, he holds them at chest level.

The Trouble With Tribbles - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: Uhura's image on the conference viewer is of a close up on her face. When the camera looks at the screen, the image is of her head and upper torso. Likewise, when Fitzpatrick is on, first it's his head and torso, then it's only his head and shoulders.

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Capt. Kirk: Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its 5-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

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What Are Little Girls Made Of? - S1-E8

Question: When the Enterprise is in orbit, it uses the Impulse engines to maintain orbit. The Impulse engines are located on the back (aft) of the primary saucer. Why were these not on or lit up? Unless they're using gravity, but there are the familiar engine sounds.

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Chosen answer: If they're in orbit, they're being pulled along by the planet's gravity well, therefore, impulse engines would only be used for minor corrections and would be "on standby" while in orbit, but not active. (Like keeping your car idling without revving the engine and creating plumes of exhaust).

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