Corrected entry: Shinzon has been a slave in the mines his whole life with only the Remans as his family. So when exactly did he find out what the Romulans' plan was after it was decided he wasn't going to be used to replace Picard? The Remans would have no reason to know this information so that only leaves the Romulans, so what benefit does it give the Romulans to inform Shinzon of what his life was from, other than to give Shinzon a ridiculous excuse for revenge?
Corrected entry: The Scimitar's shields are still up when the Enterprise rams it. Shouldn't the Enterprise bounce off the Scimitar's shields instead of plowing straight through its forward hull?
Corrected entry: Why does Picard give up on destroying the ship when the auto-destruct fails? All they would need to do is drop the magnetic containment seals on the anti-matter pods manually. Then boom, instant warp core breach. Or take a phaser to the warp core. There's gotta be at least 20 ways to blow up the ship without the auto-destruct sequence. The auto-destruct is meant to be able to detonate the warp core without human intervention, giving the crew time to escape. The Captain could have sent the crew to the escape pods and blown the ship up manually.poehitman
Corrected entry: Having the entire senior bridge crew of the Federation flagship beam over into an unknown situation on a Romulan warship seems like an unfathomably stupid thing to do. It's supposed to be Starfleet regulation that a Starfleet captain not beam into an unknown and possibly hostile situation without an armed escort. Captain's aren't even supposed to go on away missions. Even though this was a diplomatic mission, the obvious thing would have been for Commander Riker to remain on board the Enterprise in command in case something happened to the away team. What if the away team was taken captive or killed? The only senior officer left on board was Lt. Commander LaForge.poehitman
Corrected entry: During the climactic battle because the Enterprise's transporter systems fail after Picard transports to the Scimitar. As a result Data has to jump through space, no other reinforcements can go to help and the bad guys cannot be transported off the ship. The Enterprise has several shuttle craft as well as a Captain's Yacht, each of which has their own completely independent transporter system, any of which could have been used instead.
Corrected entry: Do you think the filmmakers copied a little from Star Trek 2? Let's see. The captain's 'Nemesis' shows up in both episodes with pretty much the ultimate doomsday weapon. The second most beloved crew member - the most logical one at that - sacrifices himself to save the entire ship (and possibly the Earth itself). The logical crew member also just happened to implant all of his memories to another person before he sacrificed himself.
Corrected entry: Data sacrifices himself at the end to save Picard and the crew. In the final episode, "All Good Things" where Picard keeps going back and forth through time, Data is in the future era where Picard is an Ambassador/old man. Unless B-4 actually becomes Data (which can be determined by the singing), Data should not exist in those sequences of "All Good Things"Sebastian Kaldwell
Corrected entry: If we are to believe Picard's comment that Doctor Soong was being whimsical in naming the prototype android "B-4," then we must accept that Doctor Soong had some foreknowledge of the future - he had to have known it would work and he would be constructing other androids. It's akin to finding a coin stamped "100 B.C."JC Fernandez
Corrected entry: In the scene where Deanna Troi uses her telepathic ability to find the Scimitar, she has her hand on Worf's. You notice she is only wearing one ring on her wedding finger. In a later scene where Picard orders her to ram the Scimitar, it is clear she is wearing several on her finger. When did she have time to get them?
Corrected entry: During the shot of the Enterprise-E tearing through the shuttlebay on the Reman Warbird, you can see a Reman who gets crushed between two Scorpion class shuttles on the centre-right as they collide. However, when that debris clears, the Reman is nowhere to be seen.
Corrected entry: When Dr. Crusher is explaining to Picard about Shinzon's aging process, she explains about temporal RNA. But a few seconds later, watch her mouth as she says RNA - the voice over says DNA.
Corrected entry: Why would the Remans chose to name their battleship 'Scimitar' after a Terran weapon? Even though Shinzon was cloned from Picard's DNA, he does not seem to have Picard's memories.
Corrected entry: When Shinzon begins to descend the staircase in the meeting chamber in which he first meets the away team, he raises the light level, causing the Viceroy to step back into the shadows, because Remans are sensitive to light. But when the meeting is over, the Viceroy walks back up the steps with Shinzon before Shinzon tells the computer to lower the light level again, with no ill effects. It actually appears that the light had already been lowered, and didn't change again after Shinzon's order.
Corrected entry: Data and Picard escape the Scimitar aboard the hijacked scorpion and then were beamed aboard the Enterprise. Shortly after this, Data is speaking to B-4. How did B-4 get aboard the Enterprise?
Corrected entry: When Picard enters the bridge of the Scimitar, he hits a Reman with his Phaser rifle. The Reman drops and Picard sees that the rifle is broken from the impact. In "Insurrection" we saw Worf hit a metal probe with a similar rifle, and his rifle remained intact. Apparently weapons of the future are somewhat weaker then ours and while they can easily withstand the impact with a metal probe, the impact on a Reman skull is too much and it breaks.
Corrected entry: When investigating the 'positronic radiation', Picard and his merry men visit the planet of a PRE-WARP civilisation without even the slightest attempt of being discrete. They show off and make a lot of noise, they do not use any sort of camouflage, they engage in combat with the natives, etc. They don't seem to have even bothered to check whether there were any natives near the positronic emanations - the chaingun-wielding ATV drivers take them by surprise. Whatever happened to the Prime Directive ?
Corrected entry: At one point Data comments that Reman is a difficult language, and we see several examples of Reman language and writing, so why is it at the end, when Picard is aboard the Reman vessel, all of the announcements are in English?
Corrected entry: In the scene at the beginning where Picard is toasting Troi and Riker's wedding, we see a wide shot of the crew. Wesley is on the far left of his mother. In the wide shot, he isn't there, and then immediately after in a closer shot he is back again.
Corrected entry: In the beginning scene at the Romulan Senate, a rebel agent leaves a bomb which kills the whole Senate. Since it has been well-established in the various Star Trek series that Romulans are a devious race with lots of unsavory political dealings going on, why did they not become suspicious of the strange bright red object hurriedly left unattended? And why didn't they think to call security until the thing had already given off a minute-long lightshow which ended up to be toxic?
Corrected entry: Wesley Crusher appears at Troi and Riker's wedding wearing a Starfleet dress uniform. However, just before he joined the Traveler, he resigned his commission as a Starfleet Cadet (and would have probably been drummed out of the service anyway, based on his actions during that episode). Then why is he wearing a Starfleet uniform eight years later?
Corrected entry: When Data and Picard are zooming around the Scimitar inside a stolen Scorpion craft, why don't they blow disrupter holes throughout the entire ship, thereby crippling it? A Scorpion is much more than a match for any of the Remen warriors walking around with disrupter rifles.
Corrected entry: When the viewscreen of the Enterprise is blown away, leaving just a hole in the hull for the crew to look through, all you can see is space. The bridge of the Enterprise is on the top of the saucer section. You would have been able to see half of the saucer section from that hole.
Corrected entry: Data is an exceptionally good shot, as established in some of the holodeck scenes of the series and in combat. He is also very fast. Why did he not clear the entire deck of Remans in the Scimitar corridor fight scene involving himself and Capt. Picard?
Corrected entry: In almost every film about The Next Generation, they crash their ship and they get a new one, and Starfleet doesn't say a thing about it. Yet good ol' captain Kirk gets punished because he loses a starship in an earlier movie.
Corrected entry: For being one of Starfleet's best and brightest, Captain Picard forgets a key tactical advantage when his ship is compromised by a Reman boarding party. When he first encountered Shinzon, Picard had trouble seeing him because the lights were severely dimmed. Shinzon points out that this is for the benefit of the Remans, who aren't comfortable (perhaps even blinded) in bright light. Yet it never occurs to Picard to brighten up the lights when the Remans board.
Corrected entry: Picard has been captain of the Enterprise for 15 years. His clone is much older than 15 and yet never had his accelarated aging process activated. Thus Picard must have been cloned long before becoming captain of the Enterprise ... how did the Romulans know who Picard was, much less that he would become important enough to warrant a covert operation to clone him?
Corrected entry: When Shinzon is impaled with the spike at the end of the movie, only the tip of the spike is covered with blood. If he is impaled, the whole thing should be drenched.
Corrected entry: Before the space battle, Picard is seen walking the corridors of his ship while Patrick Stewart provides a voice-over about commanders leading forces into battle. Crewmen are seen distributing phaser rifles and running to security staions. Later, the Remans beam a boarding party onto the Enterprise, on Deck 29. Picard orders Riker to take care of it. Riker and Worf have to gather a security team, travel 29 decks though a battle-damaged starship, and locate the intruders. Where did all those security officers with the rifles go?
Corrected entry: I'm not a hardcore Trekkie, but Picard's clone needs his blood for a transfusion. After they capture Picard they take a blood sample from him. Now both ships have that technology that enable them to create something from general matter (as in the tea both Picard and the clone order from their respective ships). Why couldn't the clone take Picard's blood sample, feed it into the replicator and make Picard blood by the gallons?
Corrected entry: The Romulan (and Reman) weapons are disruptors, that disrupt the material bonds of the molecules. The Federation weapons are phasers, a variation of lasers, which heat/burn matter. How did Picard weld with a disruptor?
Corrected entry: The transporter is damaged near the end of the movie just before Data blows up the Scimitar. How does Picard instantly get transported back to the Enterprise when Data slaps the transponder device onto Picard's lapel?
Corrected entry: It is well known from the ST-TNG series that Data in unable to use contractions. During the wedding scene, Data uses a contraction when singing the Irving Berlin song: Blue Skies. He sings "Noticing the days hurrying by, when you're in love." "You're" is a contraction.
Corrected entry: When the Scimitar disables the second Romulan vessel with pin point disrupter fire, the warbird loses all power and coaxes to a stop. The laws of physics state that an object in motion remains in motion and in the vacuum of space, the Romulan vessel should just keep on moving.
Corrected entry: When the Viceroy jumps into a Jeffries tube Riker yells for Worf to cover him so he can follow the Viceroy. Worf jumps foward and to the ground and starts shooting and Riker runs right in front of him while Worf is firing his Phaser rifle. Riker's legs should've been blown off.
Corrected entry: When Data and Picard meet up on the bridge near the end of the movie, they just stare at each other for a long time while the machine that's about to destroy the Enterprise counts down. Why isn't Picard, the Captain of his ship, doing everything he can to protect it? Even if he's in shock from killing his clone, Data is an android and his emotion chip is turned off in this movie. There's no reason he shouldn't realize the urgency of the situation, transport Picard to safety, and destroy the machine well before it's done counting down. Instead, he waits until literally the last second.
Corrected entry: After being rammed by the Enterprise Shinzon tells his officer to destroy the Enterprise with the radiation weapon and then head for Earth. How far did he think he would make it without his cloak and a huge hole in the ship?
Corrected entry: Given the militaristic nature and pervasive control of the Romulan Government how could a bunch of slaves manage to first build a starship construction facility and then build a technologically advanced starship without it being discovered?
Corrected entry: If the Remans are supposed to be the best fighters in the whole Romulan empire (apparently they won many battles aginst the Dominion), how come Picard manages to kill about 20 of them without breaking a sweat?
Corrected entry: Given the Enterprise crew's former troubles with Data's brother Lor, would they really be so quick to activate B-Four, and give him ready access to computer consoles?
Corrected entry: When Shinzon projects himself onto the Enterprise, as he moves around Picard's office, the office lights reflect off his shiny clothing, despite the fact that he isn't in the office. He also throws a shadow on Picard, again despite the fact that he isn't realy there.
Corrected entry: The population of Kolarus III (the planet where the crew finds B4) is supposed to be a 'prewarp civilization at an early stage of industrial development'. If they're in such an early stage, how is it that the Kolaruns that attack the landing party are advanced enough to have machine guns and all terrain vehicles?
Corrected entry: Dr. Crusher states that Shinzon's weapon destroys all organic life at the sub-atomic level. At this level, there is no difference between organic and inorganic matter. It is simply all protons, electrons and neutrons.
Corrected entry: Shinzon needs an infusion of Picard's blood in order to live. If the technology was available to clone Shinzon from a hair follicle off of Picard, then why couldn't they clone another being from Shinzon to provide the genetic material he needs to live? Also, couldn't they simply use a replicator to make more genetic material?
Corrected entry: Janeway is an Admiral, Riker is now a Captain, yet Picard is still only a Captain, too? Talk about needing connections in order to advance within the system. Obviously the Federation isn't a meritocracy.
Corrected entry: Worf holds the rank Lt. Commander in this movie. He was made the ambassador to Kronos at the end of DS9. His presence in the movie could be explained by his friendship with Troi and Riker, but his friendship would be no cause for demotion.
Corrected entry: If the Romulans consider Picard so dangerous, and if they have zero compunctions about killing someone, why exactly would they leave his clone alive and able to lead a revolt?
Corrected entry: Before entering the rift, we learn that the Enterprise is en route to a fleet of Starfleet vessels to stop the Scimitar. Once they enter the rift, all long range communication goes out and until the Romulans show up, the Enterprise is by itself. Did no one think to fire off a long-range communications probe to call for help?
Corrected entry: If Worf is the security chief of the Enterprise, his uniform should be tan rather than red.
Corrected entry: The Enterprise rams the Scimitar, and the two ships get stuck together. The Scimitar pushes it into reverse and the two ships seperate. But, since there's nothing holding the Enterprise in place, why did they seperate? The Scimitar should have just dragged it.
Corrected entry: When Shinzon's viceroy and his boarding party beam on board the Enterprise, intruder alarms go off. Yet when Picard beams over to the Scimitar, no alarms go off and Shinzon looks surprised when Picard comes onto the bridge. Fifty-two disrupters, primary and secondary shields, but no intruder alarm?
Corrected entry: Since the Federation has had a Klingon ship in their possesion since the time of Kirk and the Search For Spock, it seems unlikely that Federation ships would not now be equipped with cloaking technology, especially since every other race in the Universe appears to have mastered the technology.
Corrected entry: Since emergency transporters are only about the size of a quarter, why didn't Picard take one with him when he went to Shinzon's ship at the end of the movie?
Corrected entry: At the wedding, Worf moans that Romulan Ale should be illegal, and is told, 'It is'. While it was illegal when last seen in a Star Trek movie (VI: The Undiscovered Country), it was in fact legalised during the Dominion War (Deep Space Nine episode 'Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges'), as part of the Federation-Romulan relations that get everyone so interested in Romulus in this movie.
Corrected entry: Worf doesn't know that Romulan Ale is illegal? You would think the former Chief of Security of the Federation flagship, the former Strategic Operations Officer for coordinating Klingon Activity in the Bajoran Sector and current Klingon-Federation Ambassador would know this.
Corrected entry: At the finale of DS9, Worf resigns his commision in StarFleet, in order to accept the position of Ambassador to the Klingon Empire (people in Ambassadorial positions can't be in StarFleet simultaneously). Yet, at the wedding reception, Worf was in a formal StarFleet uniform. He should have been wearing formal ambassadorial cothing. Likewise, back on Enterprise E, he should have been wearing civilian clothing, NOT a standard uniform (complete with rank insignia). Also, he is no longer the tactical officer for Enterprise E. What happened to Enterprise's tactical officer? Why was Worf manning his console BEFORE anyone died? I can see Worf taking over after there's been a problem and someone is injured/dead, but before?
Corrected entry: Geordi has his cybernetic implants back, after having grown functional biological irises in the previous movie. Why is this? He might've needed to be in the Briar Patch for the metaphasic effect there to make his optic nerve regenerate, but once the iris is there, it's there. There was nothing to suggest that the nerve requires constant exposure to the radiation in order to remain, any more than damaged skin would require constant exposure to a dermal regenerator once it's back to normal.
Corrected entry: Early in the story Picard gets a person to person call from Admiral Janeway. Isn't she and her whole crew stranded some tens of thousands of light years away, on board the U.S.S. Voyager?
Corrected entry: The Enterprise is tiny compared to Shinzon's ship, yet ramming it does massive damage to Shinzon's ship, effectively crippling it, without doing any discernable damage to the Enterprise whatsoever. It seems unlikely that the Enterprise's bridge, already open to space with only a force field to hold it together, would have survived the impact.
Corrected entry: For all his intelligence, Data doesn't seem to be very smart, when it comes to security. They find an android on an alien planet near the Neutral Zone, one that seems to be a Soong-built prototype for Data, but they don't know how it got there. Why does Data think it's a good idea to download all his memories to the strange android? Sentimentality aside, Data has said on many occasions that his loyalty to Starfleet transcends all else. Wouldn't that include keeping his knowledge of how to secretly access the Enterprise's computers to himself?