You may have to be a particularly eagle-eyed viewer to spot them, but the Star Trek franchise’s various TV series and movies are littered with continuity errors, plot holes and general blunders. Here’s a look at 40 such mistakes – from visible stunt doubles to a disappearing slipper.
40. A boom mic enters shots
Star Trek: The Original Series accidentally takes fans out of deep space on several occasions thanks to a stray boom mic. Indeed, viewers may be able to spot a clear shadow from the piece of studio equipment in a number of episodes of the classic show. What’s more, in one particular scene the boom mic is in full view of the camera.
39. The tricorder is held upside down
You can’t particularly blame Ellen Geer for holding the tricorder upside down in the fifth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. After all, the actress playing Dr. Marr was grasping a completely made-up device. Even so, Geer’s apparently intelligent character should perhaps have realized her blunder.