Star Trek is known for presenting technical details as scientifically correct as possible in the movies and series. Nevertheless, in over 800 episodes, a few errors have crept in. For this lecture, erroneous film scenes were selected to be shown and discussed.
Starting with carelessness during production up to inconsistencies from a scientific and technical point of view. Furthermore, some embarrassing but also funny mistakes are shown, some of which were even intentional. Also translation errors, which only occur in the German version of the series, are discussed. And although the lecture Errors in Star Trek? by Dr. Hubert Zitt is conceived in a very entertaining and funny way, great importance is attached to scientifically examine the mistakes and not to portray Star Trek negatively in any way.
Dr.-Ing. Hubert Zitt studied electrical engineering and works as a lecturer in the computer science program at Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences at the Zweibrücken campus. In addition to his "normal" teaching activities, Hubert Zitt has become known throughout Germany (and beyond) for his Star Trek lectures.
Together with Gene Roddenberry jr., the son of the Star Trek creator, Zitt wrote the foreword to the book Star Trek in Deutschland in 2008. In the fall of 2008, he taught "Physics of Star Trek" as a regular course for an entire semester at a university in San Antonio, Texas.
In the meantime, Hubert Zitt has given more than 400 Star Trek lectures and participated in several TV shows about Star Trek. He has been a regular guest at FedCon since 2005 and was honored by his agency "5-Star Speaker" with the award "Most Extraordinary Speaker of the Year" for 2012.