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25 Glaring Problems With Star Trek Fans Won’t Admit

25 Glaring Problems With Star Trek Fans Won’t Admit

Star Trek was probably the most common TV collection of the ’60s and has become one of the largest, most well-known manufacturers on Earth. After the collection’ end at its third season came a couple of totally different films, a pair totally different spin-off exhibits, and not to mention the reboot films and new TV show. It might be 50 years and two Kirks later, but Star Trek fans show no signs of letting the show go that easily. Like Star Wars, it has remained a household identify and has had a minimum of three generations of followers. Perhaps it is on account of good writing and loveable characters, or we as a society just actually love area! Both method, we’re fairly positive Star Trek is right here to stay.

One thing that is actually arduous to not do is make some errors. Positive, it is not likely acceptable in film & TV, but when the plot, characters, and lore go this deep, it’s exhausting not to make some repeats or go towards what the principles have been twenty years in the past. We’ve to simply accept Star Trek goes to have some errors because it spans half a century. Significantly, no one engaged on any of those films/exhibits might probably keep in mind every single scrap of data concerning the Star Trek universe. That is why on this record we might be discussing the top 25 obtrusive problems with Star Trek that followers don’t find out about, or simply will not admit. Although these issues and issues are actual we’ll be forgiving them completely as there’s so much lore to remember, and we simply love Star Trek.

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25 Star Trek: Beyond’s Villain

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While most of us can agree that the Star Trek reboot films have been higher then we anticipated (nicely, the primary one anyway), the third installment of the franchise had some points. Star Trek: Past was released in 2016 and was tremendously anticipated by fans.

While the film was fairly good and the make-up was superb, one factor simply did not make sense. The primary villain of the movie, Krall, actually has no good purpose for being a villain. He sort of just hates the Federation to hate it. As a former captain, perhaps he just holds a grudge?

24 How Kirk Turned Captain

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Within the unique collection, Kirk was brought in on the second episode, taking up for Captain Christopher Pike. Is sensible, right? Properly, the brand new films don’t actually comply with that custom. James T. Kirk is a nasty boy who happens to fall almost onto an older Captain Pike, who presents him a place on the academy.

Two brief years later, Kirk becomes Captain of the Enterprise without even graduating, or coaching properly like everyone else.

His confidence and genius type of just get him there. One thing we found fascinating was Chris Pine performs the position of Kirk who’s father determine is Chris Pike… we have come full circle here.

23 All Of Khan’s Powers

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In accordance with each versions the place Khan exhibits up (should we still call it a spoiler?) he’s this unstoppable, inhuman, extreme species. He is highly effective past something a traditional human may be, and but it nonetheless seems unrealistic. When Khan exhibits up in the unique collection, Kirk has a troublesome time preventing him but easily wins.

It’s the same within the second set up of the reboot films Star Trek: Into Darkness, Khan is ultimately defeated. Whenever you create a character who is meant to be probably the most highly effective being in the universe, it just does not make sense for him to go down so easily.

22 Geordi’s Touring Uniform

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For those who’re not conversant in Geordi, he’s a character in one of the widespread Star Trek spin-off exhibits, Star Trek: The Subsequent Era. Like we stated firstly of this article, there’s quite a bit to remember during one episode of ST, so we perceive slip-ups. In an episode of TNG, there is a totally different reality than normal.

It’s like we get to see a special universe, where the Klingon Struggle had never ended. One thing was the Star Fleet uniform. Naturally, all the things will get resolved and we go back to normal, however Geordi’s uniform was still that of the opposite universe. A mistake, or did the mistaken Geordi come again…?

21 Miles O’Brien Is Gifted

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Miles O’Brien is a character that was capable of appear on two totally different Star Trek exhibits, The Next Era and Deep Area 9. He is a most important forged member on Deep Area Nine, however a variety of followers assume he wasn’t meant to be, which is why his character is sort of a multitude.

We get shifting up in rank is one thing most officers undergo, however Miles has been Ensign, Chief, Lieutenant, Chief of Operations, and a few more titles. He has additionally had totally different uniforms he wasn’t imagined to be sporting and missed his Insignia so much. So either Miles is probably the most scattered individual alive, or the writers sloppily threw his character collectively.

20 Kirk Being Reprimanded

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Initially of Star Trek: Into Darkness Kirk is demoted from being Captain of the Enterprise as a result of he breached protocol. In case you hadn’t seen the first film, principally each single certainly one of Kirk’s selections as Captain is a breach of protocol.

We’re unsure if it was supposed to point out Kirk is not as untouchable as he thinks he’s, or everyone in power has amnesia and forgot all of the awards they gave him in the final film. Both means, naturally Kirk resumes energy a short while later.

19 Stay Away, William Shatner

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William Shatner already goes down in historical past as some of the recognized actors of all time. He brought some of the beloved characters in pop culture alive, and Shatner’s Kirk still holds up as an all-around good man as we speak. Whereas numerous fans chuckle at a few of the horrible appearing within the unique collection, it’s beloved.

The identical shouldn’t be stated for William Shatner’s directing. Should you did not understand, he directed Star Trek V: The Last Frontier. Some might go so far as to say this movie was more like Shatner’s OOC (out of character) fan-fiction. Loads of the film is about in enjoyable parks, tenting and Kirk is associates with Klingons. Within the next film, he hates them once more? There’s only a lot to unpack here…

18 Klingon Continuity Errors

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One thing that is been constant in the Star Trek lore is how totally different the Klingons are in each model. We’re unsure why since principally the whole lot else has been capable of stay the identical. Do the writers/makeup simply not care that a lot for Klingons or is it to make them scarier? We’re unsure.

From first seeing them within the unique collection to Subsequent Era to the newest Discovery, the Klingon look has changed lots. They started off with clean foreheads after which out of nowhere their well-known brow bumps have been created. Apparently, lazy writing stated mutation changed the forehead. We’ll simply have to go away it at that.

17 Beastie Boys

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We by no means thought we might have to speak concerning the Beastie Boys in the identical conversation as Star Trek, but here we’re. In Star Trek: Beyond, Beastie Boys music is performed for the crew to take heed to and is definitely a part of the plot.

What makes this weird and a time paradox is, the Beastie Boys track Intergalactic mentions Spock.

This is unnecessary in the Star Trek universe as it’s lots of of years after the Beastie Boys existed, so how might they mention Spock? In reality, it is simply that they needed cool music and did not look deep sufficient into it to understand. It’s actually a minor mistake, but from the ST viewpoint, there’s plenty of inquiries to be brought up as soon as Kirk listens to that track.

16 Spock’s Changing Feelings

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Spock is the Vulcan everybody loves. Being half Vulcan and half human means Spock can select whether he needs to really feel emotion and reside like regular humans, or be devoid of feelings and reside solely by logic like regular Vulcans do. From the original collection to the brand new reboot films, we continually see Spock do both.

Spock, canonically, has a number of totally different girlfriends and is being introduced to the idea of love. Apparently, he finds this troublesome and chooses to remain extra Vulcan, however then goes and tries to sacrifice himself for his pals a number of occasions. Additionally, since he’s half human, shouldn’t he have the ability to understand emotion anyway?

15 McCoy’s Clothes

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This one is extra of a filming continuity error than the actual lore of the show, however it was nonetheless a reasonably apparent mistake that ought to have been caught. Again in the unique collection of Star Trek, nobody actually thought episodes can be watched as much as they’re, which is why they in all probability left this in.

In Season 1 Episode 6, ‘Mudd’s Ladies,’ we see the crew of the Enterprise being completely blown away by the three lovely ladies. Dr. McCoy should have been particularly entranced by them as he modifies from his uniform to his scrubs in about five seconds.

14 Kirk’s Candles

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We don’t blame anyone for this mistake as filming with stay candles is troublesome. The more “takes” it takes and the angles add as much as there being uneven candle lengths in several photographs. William Shatner is not any stranger to this. In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Residence, Kirk is having a candlelit dinner with Gillian.

Because the digital camera cuts between the 2 characters, the candles on the table are totally different lengths every time. It’s imagined to be mere seconds between within the film, however it should have taken some time to get things right while filming.

13 The Lacking Insignias

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If there’s one episode of the unique collection that’s memorable (regardless that principally all of them are), it’s the one with Captain Kirk’s villainous double. Aside from the fact that the stunt double wasn’t Shatner was clearly apparent at occasions (it was the 60s, they did what they might!), there was one other mistake.

The battle scene between William Shatner and himself is likely one of the most entertaining to today.

All Starfleet uniforms have insignias on them. Somebody in wardrobe should have forgotten to place it back on as a result of throughout the episode Kirk and his twin’s shirts are lacking them.

12 The Voyager’s Reliability

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If there’s one ship that we want to be on if we had to, it might undoubtedly be the Voyager. This ship has gone by way of some traumatic experiences however nonetheless managed to return out principally model new.

Through the run of Star Trek: Voyager, it was informed that the ship was stranded 75,000 mild years away from any source of assist, together with Starfleet. This does not really add up as by means of the run of the show the Voyager went via some battles, yet the crew was capable of keep it in almost good condition.

11 Picard Is French?

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We by no means actually thought-about the totally different backgrounds of the crew, however Picard’s is just so confusing. As an alternative of the standard American Starfleet Captain, the united statesEnterprise-D Captain Jean-Luc Picard is French. That’s truthful enough, but the actor, Sir Patrick Stewart, has a British accent within the position.

When Picard’s household are launched throughout the present additionally they have British accents. We will not work out why they didn’t just change his heritage from French. It’s alright if the actor could not do a French accent, however why depart Picard French?

10 The Uniforms Change

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We understand that garments change with the occasions. The Starfleet uniforms changing between collection/films is sensible, type modifications in actual life too. It just will get complicated when the Starfleet uniforms are inconsistent through the run of one present. The original collection confirmed us three colours, which have been usually used within the other collection as nicely, just tweaked a bit.

Then they began just making new uniforms. Voyager additionally had loads of modifications throughout its run. Since Star Trek: Discovery was launched things have gotten confusing. How do they clarify the fashionable, advanced uniforms when it’s set earlier than the original collection?

9 Klingons Evolving

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It is simply not the looks of Klingons that keeps changing. Whereas we know that because the unique collection aired, Klingons have principally gone via a brand new evolution appears clever. It is also medically that the Klingons have changed.

Why is it just the Klingons? There are so many species in Star Trek.

Klingon blood has advanced too. This could simply be a slip as the primary time we see Klingon blood is type of minor, something straightforward to overlook. In Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered, it is proven that Klingon blood is pink. The subsequent time we see one bleed in The Subsequent Era, it’s purple. Forgetfulness or a selection? We’ll never know.

8 Prime Directive

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The Prime Directive is principally the one rule that Starfleet crews need to comply with. It’s actually simply ‘depart things alone and finish your mission with out interfering. The whole purpose Star Trek turned a TV collection was as a result of Captain Kirk appreciated to break this rule.

We, as an viewers, like once they break it too because it means issues get fascinating, scary, or heartfelt when it is for a great cause. It appears that evidently Starfleet additionally does not actually care concerning the primary rule of Starfleet, as a result of nobody ever seems to be reprimanded for it.

7 Warp 10

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One of many coolest issues in Star Trek is once they warp by means of area. As an alternative of spending three months shifting around like us mortals, the Starfleet crews can warp and principally just get there immediately.

All of the awesomeness was type of doused when warps started to get confusing. In Voyager season two, the Voyager manages to hit ‘Warp 10,’ which is seemingly the quickest they’ve ever gone. It was contradictory although as there were mentions of upper warp speeds throughout the ST lore. We’re unsure what’s what anymore.

6 Too A lot Stunt Double Stuff

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We mentioned this briefly earlier, but the episode of the original collection with Kirk’s sinister twin is simultaneously the most effective and the worst. It’s so dangerous it’s good. It was the 60s so we didn’t anticipate a lot in the best way of CGI.

We love the thought and William Shatner’s appearing, however the execution was a bit of rough.

You could not have The Social Network-level twins back then, however we feel like the stunt man appearing with Shatner might have seemed a bit of more like him. Or they might’ve reduce the scenes somewhat better, it is clearly two totally different individuals.

5 Chekov The Ventriloquist

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Chekov came into the unique collection in the second and third seasons but was a much-loved character. The younger Russian sat up front as a Helmsman with Sulu. All through episodes, they might typically swap seats and typically have their positions manned by a special actor, as they have been elsewhere for that point.

One continuity error that was pretty arduous to disregard was in an episode where Chekov’s voice was in the background as if he was talking to the bridge, however the sit-in actor was seen in Chekov’s standard seat. It’s like they did not have sufficient footage of the actor to only use him? Both that or they only forgot.

4 A Lacking Country

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Alright, so being on the special effects crew might be troublesome as they’re focusing to ensure the CGI seems to be as real as potential. The crew for Star Trek: First Contact should have been focusing so arduous on ensuring it seemed real, that they forgot so as to add New Zealand.

Picard opens the airlock and we get a terrific view of the Earth from their ship. Whereas we’re admiring what a shocking sight it’s, the residents of New Zealand are questioning whether their country even really exists or not. What occurs to New Zealand sooner or later…?

three No Romulan Justice

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We thought it was widespread information and extensively accepted that we just do not like Romulan’s. They’re like the sinister model of Vulcans and since we love Spock, we do not like them. They’re the primary antagonist in the first reboot movie, they usually’re just dangerous information.

Apparently, they nonetheless do not need to face any penalties.

Star Trek: Nemesis has the thought for Picard to clone himself right into a sinister Romulan named Shinzon, who principally tries to remove everybody after which on the end of the movie, they depart him alive someplace and there are talks of peace between Romulans and the Federation…do laws exist here?

2 Unusual Gear

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Back when the unique collection first aired, every part was superb to the audiences. If you consider it, we might really credit score cell phones to Star Trek, as they sort of had them first (their communicators are flip telephones!). So, in fact, the most effective elements of Star Trek was once they beamed up and down from the ship.

Taking a look at it from an adult perspective, that may be absolutely spooky. It isn’t prefer it floats them right down to the ground and back. The transporter literally makes them disappear, breaks them up and places them again collectively on the ground. Like Mike TV in that Willy Wonka scene. We’ll stay on board, thanks.

1 Khan’s Reboot

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After the success of the first Star Trek reboot movie, followers have been pretty excited for the second. Chris Pine makes an excellent Kirk, and Zachary Quinto is a implausible Spock. So when it was announced that the second would come out in 2013 and that Benedict Cumberbatch (in his prime reputation years) would star, it was even better.

Whereas we do not assume Star Trek: Into Darkness was a nasty movie, Khan was sort of a letdown.

We loved the film and the appearing, but shocking the viewers with Khan halfway via the film can be great if films have been 5 hours long. There wasn’t sufficient time to fit Khan displaying his power, Kirk saving the day, and the emotion of Spock multi functional, so it felt sort of rushed.

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