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"Star Trek" The Man Trap (TV Episode 1966) Poster

(TV Series)

(1966)

Goofs

Revealing mistakes 

When Kirk jumps out from behind the rock after stunning Crater with his phaser, the large "stone masonry" structure next to him wobbles when he nudges it, revealing it's fake.
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Continuity 

At the beginning of the show, Kirk picks up a bunch of "flowers" (actually some scrub brush) for McCoy to give to Nancy. Kirk then throws them on the ground. The camera pulls back, and the "flowers" are nowhere to be seen. They should be lying on the ground.
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When Captain Kirk is talking to Doctor Crater about going aboard the Enterprise for his protection, Kirk's arms are alternately folded/unfolded between shots.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Kirk walks into the turbolift, returning from his mission to the surface of M113, the cameraman's shadow can be seen following him in. And, this shot is used in many additional episodes of the show.
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When the plant Gertrude/Beauregard is frightened by Green, its fronds extend and show that it's a crew member's hand inside a glove.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The "vampire" has lived without salt for a year, yet once prey shows up, it seems to desperately need salt every few minutes. However, it could be stocking up on salt supplies within its body just as a camel stocks up on water, or as humans and many animals store calcium and other rarer minerals into bone tissue.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Spock is recovering from his attack, he has green blood on his forehead, which is correct for a Vulcan. However, he also has an inexplicably red gash by the blood stain.
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During the climatic scene in McCoy's quarters McCoy is shot out of focus.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Plot holes 

When the landing party is beamed up to the Enterprise, the transporter would have detected that crewman Green was an alien creature and not human.
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Plot holes 

Dr. Crater wants to keep the creature alive. Since Starfleet/The UFP is in the business of discovering and preserving endangered species, why didn't Crater, upon beginning his understanding with the creature, simply get in touch with them and order a lifetime supply of salt? There is absolutely no reason to resort to murder for something that would be willingly granted legally.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Sulu touches the face of dead crew member Barnhart, the actor flinches.
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