40 Surprising Mistakes In Star Trek That Everyone In The Galaxy Seems To Have Missed

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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.

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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.

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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.

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