Star Trek

Tomorrow is Yesterday - S1-E20

Stupidity: The Enterprise is very concerned about John Christopher going back to earth and changing history, but at the same time he has free access to go anywhere in the ship, and all his questions are being answered.

The Enemy Within - S1-E6

Stupidity: When Sulu and the others were freezing on the planet's surface, a transporter malfunction interfered with their rescue. Kirk, Spock, etc., did not consider using the Enterprise's shuttle which could have flown to the planet's surface and rescued Sulu and the away crew. (00:30:00 - 00:35:00)

Space Seed - S1-E23

Stupidity: In sick bay, Khan wants to read the Enterprise's technical manuals, explaining to Kirk he was once an engineer. Kirk acquiesces, saying they are available to ANY patient on the viewing screen. Apparently Captain Kirk does not seem to mind total strangers (this time with Napoleonic complexes) reading detailed documents outlining the strengths and weaknesses of a Federation starship.


Assignment: Earth - S2-E26

Stupidity: When Gary 7 learns that agents 201 and 347 were killed in an automobile accident, he must take over the mission and save the earth from nuclear war. However, their technology allows them to transport anywhere they want through the vault device. It makes no sense for both agents to drive to McKinley Rocket Base when they could have easily transported there.

Mike Lynch

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Suggested correction: Good point, but it seems more likely that 201 and 347 were executing a careful plan that depended on their cover as normal humans acting normally. Using transporter technology risks discovery. Gary Seven only used the vault transporter as an emergency measure, missed being observed materializing by mere seconds, and was detected by a guard moments later. Same for Kirk and Spock.

The Enterprise Incident - S3-E2

Stupidity: When the Romulan commander discovers the cloaking device has been stolen, it's clear someone from the Enterprise took it. This is one of the most important pieces of technology the Romulans have ever developed. Rather than take immediate action to retrieve it, she inexplicably allows Spock the right of statement, giving Scotty the time he needs to hook up the device and get away.

A Piece of the Action - S2-E17

Stupidity: After Krako is beamed up, his guards check the spot where he was standing, only to be tackled by Spock and Kirk. They both had phasers that could have stunned the guards rather than risk further physical injury to themselves.


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

Is There in Truth No Beauty? - S3-E5

Other mistake: In the final scene, Kirk is still in the transporter room, but does not have on a visor when the ambassador transports out. Even if he did, humans can still go mad if wearing one and that's why Spock operates the transporter. Spock has his visor on, but then you see Kirk walk out of the transporter room without a visor and he is not going mad.

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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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I, Mudd - S2-E8

Question: When Kirk and crew neutralized all the androids on the planet, what happened to the androids on the Enterprise running the ship?

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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