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"Star Trek" Mirror, Mirror (TV Episode 1967) Poster

(TV Series)

(1967)

Goofs

Jump to: Character error (2) | Continuity (4) | Crew or equipment visible (1) | Factual errors (1) | Miscellaneous (2) | Plot holes (2) | Revealing mistakes (4) | Spoilers (2)

Character error 

Not every crewman salutes Kirk as he and the landing party make their way from the transporter room to Sickbay.
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Kirk may possibly violating the "Non- Interference Directive" by persuading Spock to take command of the Enterprise and make changes. The Federation is not supposed to interfere with the ways of another alien race.
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Continuity 

After the fight, mirror Spock is unconscious on the table, mirror Sulu shows up and does not have the big ugly scar on the right side of his face.
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In beginning scene when Kirk and the others first beam back up to the Enterprise, Kirk signals the ship to engage, then puts his communicator away and puts his hands down by his side. As they first appear in the transporter pad aboard the ship, he has his communicator still in his hand, held up to his mouth. During the original series, movement during transport was not possible.
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When the landing party is in the middle of the cross-universe transfer, the USS/ISS Enterprise is seen in orbit going in opposite directions (USS Enterprise going counterclockwise [when viewed from above]; ISS Enterprise going clockwise). However, through the rest of this episode, the ISS Enterprise is going counterclockwise.
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In the first assassination attempt by mirror Chekov, the guard in the blue suit that turns and breaks up the assassination is first located by the turbolift doors (to Kirk's left) when he shoots the first red-shirt, then is suddenly at Kirk's right-hand side when he shoots the second red-shirt.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Dr. McCoy uses a hypo to gain entrance to Engineering for Scotty and himself: when the door first opens, the shoulder of the set crew can be seen briefly behind the actors.
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Factual errors 

The scene where the 'original' beamed-down crew are put in containment on the 'mirror' ship, Kirk asks about where's his personal bodyguard, yet in the 'mirror' ship, he doesn't have a personal guard.
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Miscellaneous 

Obvious stunt doubles for the principles in the Sick Bay fight in the overhead shots.
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When mirror Kirk is first thrown in the brig, as he leans out to talk to Spock at the end, the lights shining on Kirk's body and face indicate he is actually in the force field.
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Plot holes 

The mirror universe has the Terran Empire, not the United Federation of Planets. Yet about halfway through the show, the mirror-universe characters begin to refer to Starfleet and the Federation and don't mention the Empire again.
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The "mirror" versions of the Halkans behave no differently than their counterparts in the "prime" or original Star Trek universe. Both the "prime" and "mirror" versions of the Halkans are pacifists and refuse to cooperate or submit to the Federation or the Terran Empire respectively.
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Revealing mistakes 

When evil Kirk is yelling at Spock as he walks away, Kirk moves his head through the plane of the door, straight through the supposed force field.
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Poorly-placed camera angles reveal the fight sequence choreography between Kirk and the "mirror" Spock. On more than one occasion, very noticeable gaps are visible as they fight.
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The communicator scenes between Kirk and Scott following Spock informing Kirk of his orders to kill him. Scott is obviously reading his lines from somewhere off screen. Notice in all his deliveries he is looking at a fixed point to his right.
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Stunt doubles can be clearly seen in the wide shots during the fight scene between mirror Spock and the landing party.
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Spoilers

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Continuity 

As Mirror Spock prepares to transport the landing party back to its rightful universe, he tells Capt. Kirk, "You have two minutes and 10 seconds." As Kirk tries to convince Mirror Spock that both he and his empire are "illogical," Mirror Spock tells him, "You have one minute and 23 seconds," meaning that 47 seconds have passed. But only about 30 seconds have actually elapsed.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Chekov enters the bridge turbolift just before Kirk (just before his assassination attempt), his shadow can be seen from the standard bridge camera view, indicating a bright light source to the left of the turbolift car and a missing wall.
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