Star Trek: Generations

Other mistake: As the Veridian star is destroyed, Picard raises his hand to supposedly shield his eyes from the sun's light, but he is looking in the wrong direction; the sun is behind him, and there is no light on the rest of the front of his body.

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Deliberate mistake: After the trilithium missile hits the sun, it is shown going out in real time from Veridian III. As the planet is relatively earth-like, it is several light-minutes away from the sun. The filmmakers wanted it to be obvious that the missile was successful, so they ignored the speed of light.

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Other mistake: When Capt. Picard is talking about a prisoner transfer, he says he will beam over to the Klingon Ship, then they can beam him down to the planet. He beams off the ship, and is then on the planet, but his transporter pattern (which should be Klingon red) is blue, the Starfleet pattern colour. He must have gone to the Klingon ship first, as his communicator is on his chest when he leaves the Enterprise, but gone when he lands on the planet, meaning someone, obviously the Klingons, took it off him. And don't say the Klingons gave the Enterprise the co-ordinates for Dr Soran's missile site, they're cleverer than that.

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Audio problem: Counsellor Troi visits Picard in his quarters after he finds out that his brother dies. Listen to Picard say "Counsellor - er". There is an audio editing mistake of some sort where you could clearly hear that his voice was dubbed over the original, the original being off by a fraction of a second. The "er" sound from "Counsellor" is repeated.

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Revealing mistake: When Picard is trying to squeeze through the rock archway, he looks like he's stuck, but a closer look reveals he has enough room above his back to squeeze through without any trouble.

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Continuity mistake: When the crew of the Enterprise - D is in the Holodeck after Picard has left, Riker is telling Geordi to set royals at stunsail at which time Geordie is looking through a telescope with his right eye. In the next shot when he questions Riker, he takes the telescope down from his left eye.

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Continuity mistake: When Kirk and Soran are fighting on top of the launching structure, Soran falls down the side of the cliff but stops his fall by grabbing a rope hanging from the structure. A moment later the rope loosens and Soran drops fifty feet or so before the rope pulls taught and he stops again. But despite having just dropped fifty feet, he is back at the same place on the cliff before the rope loosened the first time.

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Continuity mistake: Worf bends over twice when he uncovers Soran.

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Visible crew/equipment: On the Enterprise-D bridge, when the ship is hit and crewmen go flying, you can see one man go over the bridge railing backward. Twice, from different angles. When he lands the second time, the edge of a blue pad to cushion his fall pops up into the bottom of the shot.

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Revealing mistake: As Worf climbs up the side of the 19th century ship, you can see that his pants legs are red in front. (The paint on the ship wasn't dry when they filmed it.).

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Continuity mistake: Worf's sash disappears when he is knocked over his console.

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Other mistake: If you watch the holodeck doors as Picard leaves the holodeck after hearing the bad news, you can see that the holodeck doors seem to be crudely painted with a brush and you can see the large brush marks.

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Continuity mistake: When Data is moving away pieces, looking for the lifesign and finds his cat, his lenses are not always in. There are times that his eyes are blue.

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Audio problem: When Kirk circles his horse around Picard, his dialogue concerning the empty captain's chair sounds as if it was dubbed in afterwards.

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Factual error: A bottle of champagne in space rotates around its centre of mass, not the midpoint of its axis of symmetry.

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Revealing mistake: Roads are visible in the background during the climatic fight sequence on Veridia III, even though the planet is uninhabited.

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Factual error: According to the laws of physics, a massive point source should exert the same amount of gravity on an object X distance away as a spherical object of constant density with radius less than X. It is stated in the movie that Soren's weapon uses "Trilithium," a substance described as a "Nuclear Inhibitor." Stars generate energy and light by way of Nuclear Fusion. That fusion is possible because the intense gravity causes the gasses in a star to compress and heat up. This is essentially fusion by friction. If Trilithium stops the fusion from occurring, all that would be left is a very large body of hydrogen and helium - That is to say, an oversized Brown Dwarf. It shouldn't have been able to alter the gravitational pull of anything since gravity is a function of mass and all the star's mass is still there.

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Other mistake: The footage of the female Klingons' ship exploding was also used when General Chang's ship blows up in "Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country."

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Continuity mistake: When Picard first fights Soran on Viridian 3, there is not a single cloud in the sky. Though when Picard returns with Kirk to fight him again (at the exact same time courtesy of the Nexus), it appears to be a very overcast day.

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Continuity mistake: When Kirk goes to get the control pad, he slips down the broken catwalk. As he slides, you see his left leg bent under the right, and his foot at impossible angle. A second later, both legs are side by side.

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Other mistake: When Soran fires on Riker and Worf on the observatory, his shot apparently goes between them to hit a wall behind them. However, there is no sign of the shot after the angle change, and the two men react to the shot's presence after it hits the wall.

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Factual error: For the shock wave from the Veridian star to engulf Veridian III so quickly it would have reached the remains of the Enterprise-D (and survivors) so fast they would have no time to think about running.

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Factual error: When the champagne bottle hits the ship, the liquid droplets change directions and drip off the ship, despite the ship being in a zero-gravity environment.

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New this month Other mistake: Before the final fall, there is a lot of breakage of support chains and cables, none of which appear attached to the piece Kirk is on.

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New this month Continuity mistake: The two parts of the catwalk seem to be a good six or seven feet apart, a good challenge. But as Kirk goes to jump, the gap then seems to be only three feet. Possible perception from the angles.

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New this month Revealing mistake: As Picard looks up at the path of the missile, he's looking toward the sun, but the sunlight is coming from behind him, as evidenced by his face being shaded, and the back of his head lit.

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Continuity mistake: The knot in the rope holding Soren is toward the end of the rope. The knot slips out of the bracing, and the end of the rope goes over the side, meaning there's no help for Soren. A moment later, impossibly, that same knot catches in the same spot of the bracing, saving him.

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Audio problem: In Stellar Cartography, Data has to reposition his chair to work on another panel. To do so without getting up he places his hands on the panel to pull himself across to the other position. As he does, there is a sound of an electric motor moving him. But as the scene draws to a close and Data gets up, you can see the chair is a dressed up standard office desk chair, with casters, no motor, and no tracks for it to slide on.

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Continuity mistake: On the observatory, Data pops open a small panel on his arm to generate a magnetic field to open the hidden door. In the wide angle, his bared arm appears normal, too fast for the panel on his arm to close.

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Other mistake: Historically, in the Star Trek universe, the doors to any room, including turbo lifts, opened automatically at a person's approach. The only time a turbo lift door didn't open was if there was no car there. This time Harriman touched a control at the right side of the turbo lift doors.

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Continuity mistake: When first on the bridge, Chekov's hair is fuller than when he goes to the sickbay.

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