Corrected entry: Picard states in his log entry that the "alien" ship has detected the Phoenix's warp signature. Picard knows perfectly well that a Vulcan ship made first contact. Historically, he and the rest of the Starfleet doesn't use "alien" unless they are referring to an unknown race. This was only done to preserve the surprise of Vulcans walking off the ship.Grumpy Scot
Corrected entry: If the population of the planet was still between 6-7 billion before the third World War and 600 million were killed from the war, then how did the population jump up to 9 billion when everyone would have been a Borg in Picard's time?
Corrected entry: After all the plasma is vented from the floor of Engineering, Picard's shoes sizzle when he steps on the floor. However, the rungs of the metal ladder he climbs down from, which also would have been submersed in the plasma, do not, and neither do they burn his hands.
Corrected entry: When Picard and Lilly go to the holodeck, the door says "Holodeck". When the Borg enter, it says "Holosuite".
Corrected entry: Other than for convenience for the script, there is absolutely no reason the Borg needed to wait until they got to Earth to use the time vortex to go into Earth's past. They could have made the journey back in time long before they decided to make their attack, then surprise Earth with no one to stop them.
Corrected entry: Lieutenant Hawk, seated at his console is looking intently ahead at the camera which would be the bridge's view screen from that perspective. But when the shot switches to Picard leaving the bridge, we see that the view screen isn't up. What was so informative about the blank wall that Hawk was looking at?
Corrected entry: In the spacewalk scene, where Worf's suit is damaged during the fight with the Borg drone to release the deflector dish, he stops the suit from leaking by using part of the Borg drone as a tourniquet on his upper leg. Although this might be sufficient for keeping the rest of his body from being exposed to decompression in space, his lower leg is still exposed to deep space vacuum, resulting in the blood boiling instanly. This would cause him to at the very least lose the functionality of this body part, yet there is no sign of this in the rest of the scene.
Corrected entry: When Picard, Worf and Hawke step onto the hull to remove the plating the Borg are working on, there's a big deal made of the fact they have to magnetise their space suits to avoid floating away. This is even shown explicitly when Picard demagnetises himself, floats away to the other side and magnetises again to land himself. How then, is he able to just lay his phaser rifle on the hull so he can work on a locked console without it floating off into space?
Corrected entry: In one of the final sequences, when Picard initiates the self destruct sequence, Worf uses his authorization code to ratify the self destruct command. How could Worf be a commanding officer of the ship, with authority to destroy the ship? At the time of the movie, he was in command of the Defiant, and not a crew member of the Enterprise, let alone a commanding officer.
Corrected entry: Sector 001 is the Solar System, and the location of Earth, the Federation's capital world. For such an important location, it doesn't seem to be heavily guarded and no ships are seen establishing a perimeter defense around the planet, or even orbiting it. Earth is the Borg's target. With the threat of a Borg invasion, one would expect Starfleet Command to mobilize every ship they could, alert their allies and recall the ships not in-system, yet only 10-20 ships are shown attacking the Cube (not counting the ones destroyed prior to the the Enterprise's arrival).Dom
Corrected entry: Picard and Worf destroy the deflector dish. This means the Enterprise is left without the ability to deflect anything, including dust. Without that ability, it would be unable to proceed at even impulse speeds, let alone go to warp, as the impacts would create micro-holes in the ship and thus destroy it.
Corrected entry: If the Enterprise crew did not know that the Borg were aboard, there would be no reason to lock up Sick Bay, and so the doors should have opened when the Borg drones attempted to gain access. However, the drones had to punch their way inside.
Corrected entry: In the first scene when Data is captured by the Borg Queen and he is restrained, he informs her that the encryption code is locked in his neuralnet and can not be forcibly removed, you see 2 small drill bits being drilled right into his head by his left ear. Later in the movie when they are talking about the flesh on his arm (before the flesh is grafted onto his face) while he is still being restrained, there are NO drill holes in his face. From prior episodes in STNG Data is NOT self healing. How did the holes fix themselves? And if the Borg queen is going to graft flesh on his face there, why would they bother fixing the holes?
00:39:00 - 00:46:00
Corrected entry: After the survivors of the Defiant are beamed aboard, Dr. Crusher escorts Worf to the bridge. Why would she do this? There are undoubtedly casualties from the Defiant in sickbay which could do with the Chief Medical Officer's attention. Worf doesn't need to be shown the way - even if he doesn't know he only has to step into the turbolift and say "Bridge".
Corrected entry: Just before beaming up to the Enterprise and leaving the 21st century, Picard calls the ship to give the corresponding order. He does this without touching his badge before starting to talk. When not on board of the Enterprise the badge has to be tapped to active the communications link (some sort of energy saving mode). Just starting to talk and activate a com link with this only works on board.Christoph Galuschka
Corrected entry: In the scene where Picard, Worf and Hawk are space-walking on the hull of the Enterprise, in the first shots Worf appears to the right of Picard, then after a c/u or two, Worf is to the left . The sequence is too tight to allow for a passage of time in which the Worf and Hawk might have swapped places.
Corrected entry: In the 'deflector disc scene', Lt. Hawk is grabbed by a Borg, who carries him off to the side of the ship (moving at a very slow pace, due to being magnetically attached to the hull). Only a few minutes later, Hawk reappears, this time fully assimilated and with Borg attachments on his face and head. None of the other people assimilated in this film got their attachments so quickly, and Hawk could not have gotten to engineering, received implants and then climbed back outside in so short a time. And why did he put his space helmet back on after getting the implants? As a Borg, he would not need it, as seen on the other drones working on the deflector disk.Twotall
Corrected entry: The Enterprise crew show Cochrane the Enterprise in a telescope. The size of the enterprise in the telescope field is appropriate to an object in low orbit. However, the speed is way too slow. The Enterprise would zip through even a wide field lens in under a second.
Corrected entry: Cochrane asks Geordi "don't you people in the 24th Century ever pee?" This is a reference to the fact that bathrooms are never shown in Enterprise schematics (on the TV series, it was always a running gag that none of the show's fans knew where the bathroom was).
Corrected entry: When Picard leaves the bridge with the first landing party, he leaves Riker in charge of the bridge. A few scenes later, he orders down an engineering detail; a few scenes after that, Riker is now on the planet surface (in the missile silo with Picard, Data and Troi). Perhaps there is a scene on the cutting room floor that accounts for this apparent dereliction of duty?
00:17:15 - 00:23:40
Corrected entry: It's stated that as long as the safety protocol is turned off holographic bullets can kill while on the holodeck. So why not just build a machine gun out of the holographic program? It seems rather pointless and kind of overkill to steal a Tommygun out of a holo-novel.
Corrected entry: At the end, when Picard is standing outside of Engineering, it looks perfectly normal. He doesn't even see any Borg on his way or just outside the doors, even though by this point the Borg have taken over pretty much the whole ship. But, at the beginning, when Data is captured, outside of Engineering there are Borg all around and the walls are all torn apart with wires hanging down, etc.
Corrected entry: The steam coming from the hole in the deflector dish scene falls back on the ship hull even though there's no gravity and no air pressure - the steam should just shoot out into space.
Corrected entry: They establish on the holodeck that traditional projectile weapons (like a tommy gun - hard to adapt to bullets) will kill Borg. Why don't they make these in the replicator instead of making the phaser rifles they know will only work a few times? Nothing to do with the borg adapting (and they'd be made in the replicater, NOT the holodeck) - hard to adapt to solid bullets ripping through your vital systems. Can't be a worry about the hull - simple steel will stop bullets and Starfleet ships are built with "Tritanium", "Duranium" and other futuristic materials mentioned in the series. I doubt a machine gun round would even scratch a bulkhead.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the Enterprise destroys the Borg sphere the Enterprise's quantum torpedoes exhibit the visible distortion made when they pass through the ship's shields. However it has already been established that the Enterprise's shields are off-line following their trip back through time.
Corrected entry: When Lilly and Jean Luc are arguing in the captain's ready room look carefully at Picard's mouth when Lilly screams "Jean Luc blow up the damn ship!" Even a Shakespearean trained actor like Patrick Stewart sometimes can't stop himself from mouthing the other actor's dialogue. He mouths the same thing. I am not sure if this can be seen on the VHS or Non-letterboxed version, but you cans see it on the DVD Letterboxed version.
Corrected entry: WWIII didn't seem to do much damage. People have clothes, houses and even electricity. Riker states 37 million people are dead and very few governments are left. 37 million is only 10% of the US population and about .6% of the world population (please forgive the callousness of "only" 37 million.) One would think that government would return a year or less after such a small war. Especially since the majority of government leaders would most likely have escaped to shelters. After all, WWII was 6 years long, killed close to 50 million people and the major world governments never came close to falling (by falling I refer to anarchy as opposed to a new government). One would think casualties would be closer to 500 million-1 billion in order to truly cripple society.Grumpy Scot
Corrected entry: When Lili shoots at Data, shouldn't that hurt him? There was an episode where Troi shot an arrow through Data (the one where Q made them re-enact the Robin Hood story). While it didn't damage him, they made it sound like it could have. Even if he was bullet proof, being hit by that many bullets should at least have damaged his clothes.
Corrected entry: When beaming the Defiant survivors aboard the Enterprise, shields were still activated. Since when can they beam through activated shields?
Corrected entry: Why, why, why the hell didn't the Borg just travel back a few hundred years earlier to Earth (like the 1600s or something) so they could just take over much more easily?
Corrected entry: The whole premise for this film is blown if you consider that the Borg are after technology. Why would they want to go back in time to assimilate a race that has almost no 'technological distinctiveness' to add to their own. Earth has a tremendous amount to offer during Picard's time and very little during Cochran's time. The hassle of time traveling to assimilate a pre-warp capable world seems like a waste of effort. Sending a few more cubes to finish the job in Picard's time seems much more advantageous.
Corrected entry: At one point, several Borg venture out into open space to battle the Enterprise Crew who are in spacesuits trying to disconnect the main dish antenna. The Borg are not wearing any form of protection from the space. Isn't the temperature in open space just about absolute zero? It's at least minus 200-300 degrees F. How could their biological parts survive the hostile environment of open space?
Corrected entry: Right after Crusher wakes Lili up, the Borg punch the door and make a big dent - Crusher brings the holographic doctor online, she says "20 Borg are about to break through that door." But no one told her that the Borg were on board.
Corrected entry: During the scene where Picard, Worf and Lt. Hawk are on the outside of the ship, Lt. Hawk becomes assimilated by the Borg. Soon afterwards, Worf blasts him into space. At the end of the scene there is a shot of the deflector dish area. Three officers can be seen walking around the dish, even though only Picard & Worf should remain.
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