Star Trek: First Contact
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Factual error: In the scene where Picard opens a viewing port and shows Lilly that she is in a starship orbiting Earth he shows her New Guinea and Australia. New Zealand is missing.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Picard, Worf and Hawk are outside the ship and want to separate the transmitter dish from the hull, Picard must move a kind of tube out of an console and must turn it from a low to a high position. In one shot the tube is in the high position, in the next shot it is in the low position and then Picard pulls it out and turns it in the high position.

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Continuity mistake: When Lilly and Jean Luc are arguing in the captain's ready room Jean Luc breaks the glass cabinet holding the gold models of the previous enterprises with one of the Phaser rifles. It only causes the gold model of the Enterprise D to spin 90 degrees on its hook. The next shot both the gold models of the Enterprise C and D are broken in half.

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Character mistake: When Picard is explaining the Enterprise to Lily he states that it has 24 decks. Yet earlier on, a crewman had reported to Worf that the Borg had taken over "decks 26 up to 11".

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Continuity mistake: When patrolling through the Borg-infested corridors, the type of Phaser rifle that Picard as well as other crew members carry changes back and forth from square shaped to curved shaped barrels.

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Continuity mistake: When Worf's spacesuit is cut, a close-up shows it venting from a cut just above the knee. But a wide-shot shows the cut is just below the knee.

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Continuity mistake: When Cochrane runs beside a shack to have a nip and get away from the adoring Enterprise crew, he is clean shaven. However, around the time he gets zapped by a stun ray, he now has a significant five o'clock shadow.

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Factual error: In the scene after Zefram's ship goes to warp, when the ship is being turned around to return home, Cochrane remarks "Is that the Earth? It's so...small." He wouldn't have been able to see it, provided the distance the ship just flew. Warp 1 is the speed of light and in a 1 minute flight, the Phoenix would have travelled over 10 million miles - at that distance the earth would just appear like a bright star.

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Continuity mistake: As the Enterprise crew walk towards Engineering for the first time, Worf senses the Borg awakening and yells "Ready phasers" before killing a Borg. As that particular drone awakens, we can see it has a needle-like tool coming out of its eye sensor. But when Worf smashes it with his rifle, it has a blue lit-up eye sensor. Furthermore, this drone is seen many times during the following fight sequence after Worf has apparently killed it.

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Revealing mistake: In the deflector dish scene when Worf chops the Borg's arm off with his mek'leth, the blade obviously doesn't even touch the Borg.

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Factual error: In the scene where Troi is drunk and Riker asks if Cochrane can accept the truth, it is night. Then the scene switches to the Enterprise orbiting Earth over north America and it is apparently daytime because the sun is shining over north America, where the movie takes place.

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Continuity mistake: During the Dixon Hill holodeck scene, the room was full of "people" running around while Picard fired the machine gun at the Borg. Yet a few seconds later the room was totally empty. There wasn't enough time for everybody to have abandoned the room. And if it had been a security feature, the entire simulation should have ended, instead of just disabling all the people.

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Revealing mistake: Outside Engineering when Data twists the neck of one of the Borg, one of his sleeves comes up and you can see where the make-up on Brent Spiner's arm ends.

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Continuity mistake: When Picard climbs down the ladder next to the broken plasma tube, the break is visible, but there is still glass from top to bottom of the opening. Then, as he walks toward the left of the screen, the break is much larger.

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Continuity mistake: The number of Borg working on the transmitter dish changes and they move with the speed of light. While Picard explains how they should disable the dish, a shot show that 6 Borg are working on it. They disable 3 in various ways and 1 walks off with Hawk, leaving 2. However, as the disk is being released from the ship there are 3 Borg on it. When Picard disabled his "maglock servo" he avoids capture by a Borg by demagnetizing his boots and flying over it. When he lands at Hawk's earlier position, the Borg is still standing where he left, however a shot seconds later shows the Borg back on the dish.

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William Riker: Someone once said, "Don't try to be a great man. Just be a man, and let history make its own judgment."
Zefram Cochrane: That's rhetorical nonsense! Who said that?
William Riker: You did! Ten years from now.

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I was reading through some of the entries concerning the Borg in the Star Trek Encyclopedia, and came upon a comment they had about Wolf 359 - it's the name of an actual star in space, it makes up part of the Constellation Leo. It's also the site of the first major fleet battle between StarFleet and the Borg. Take your mind back to the scene where Zef and Lily first walk out of that bar, and Lily sees a speck of light that is actually the Borg Sphere, and asks Zef what it is. He replies "That, my dear, is the Constellation Leo". Now, obviously he didn't see what she was pointing out the first time around, but we could probably assume that from their point of view the sphere was in the general area that the constellation occupies in the night sky. Nice coincidence that the first attack on Earth by the Borg came from the same direction as the major battle between Starfleet and the Borg.

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