Star Trek: The Next Generation

Conspiracy - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of this episode, Riker orders Geordi (who was navigator at the time) to increase to Warp 6. In response, Geordi replies, "Aye sir, full impulse."

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Unification (2) - S5-E8

Visible crew/equipment: When Picard, Spock, and Data have just escaped from Romulan Commander Sela, when they are walking out of the room look at the green glass ornament - you can see a reflection of a crew member.

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The Big Goodbye - S1-E12

Other mistake: At the end of the episode after delivering his complex greeting to the Jarada, Picard and Riker head for the Turbo lift. Just as they are about to enter, Picard opens his mouth really wide as if making a funny face to someone inside the turbolift or maybe quietly celebrating a 'successful take' given the bizarre nature of the greeting! Although it was filmed from the side it is quite easy to spot.

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The Royale - S2-E12

Factual error: 30 seconds in Geordi says: 'surface temperature -291 degrees Celsius'. (The scale only goes down to -273.15 which is absolute zero).

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Datalore - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: After drinking some spiked Champagne from Lore, Data falls backward, yet lands on his face.

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Angel One - S1-E14

Visible crew/equipment: When Riker goes to meet Beata, they sit on the bed together drinking something. As Beata puts her glass down, a hand in the lower right-hand corner reaches for it and removes it for her.

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The Last Outpost - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Picard asks the Ferengi if they are withdrawing their surrender, Yar's arms pop back and forth from folded to extended as the shots change.

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Yesterday's Enterprise - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: In the episode 'Yesterday's Enterprise' (season three, episode 15), watch the final scene with Geordi and Guinan in Ten-Forward. Although time and the universe has returned to normal, Geordi is still wearing the uniform from the alternate timeline (note the sleeve detail, and the extended neck piece).

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The Big Goodbye - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Riker tells Yar to open a channel to the Jarada, you can see the reflection of a boom mike in the workstation along the back wall behind him.

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Realm of Fear - S6-E2

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Barcley reappears on the transporter with the crewmember, they both fall to the ground. The transporter chief had put up a forcefield around the transporter chamber, in case something goes wrong. However, when the crewmember falls to the ground, his foot goes right through where the forcefield is meant to be. It is still active, as only a few seconds later we see it being deactivated.

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Silicon Avatar - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When Dr Marr and Data are talking in the cave about her dead son, she is holding the tricorder upside down.

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The Game - S5-E6

Revealing mistake: In season 5, "The Game," the brainwashed crew members hold Wesley's eyes open to force him to see the mind-controlling game. Their intention is to prevent him from closing his eyes, which would protect him from the device. While they are doing this, he blinks.

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Where No One Has Gone Before - S1-E6

Visible crew/equipment: Near the start, just as Riker says "You have all the time you need.", the engine consultant stops and turns around. As he does so, look above his head and you can see a microphone hanging down. The camera quickly adjusts so it's not visible any more. [Not visible in the remastered Blu-ray version].

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Timescape - S6-E25

Revealing mistake: As Picard goes to check the fuel consumption logs his right hand is in a closed fist. When he sits at a console and uses his right hand it already has the long nails he will get in the next few minutes when he reaches for the rotten fruit.

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Datalore - S1-E13

Other mistake: In this episode, when Riker makes his log entry, he says the stardate is "4124.5, " the 4-digit style of stardates from The Original Series, rather than the 5 digit style used in The Next Generation.

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Angel One - S1-E14

Plot hole: Data calculates the time to reach the Neutral Zone in time by assuming maximum warp speed. After the solution, in the last minutes, Picard orders only warp six. With this speed, they won't get there in time. Aren't they in a hurry anymore ?

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Where No One Has Gone Before - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Picard addresses the ballerina as ensign, when in fact she has no pips on her uniform, making her a crewman.

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When The Bough Breaks - S1-E17

Visible crew/equipment: After finishing his talk with Harry, Riker continues to walk into the Turbolift. A leg from a light stand can be seen in the lower right hand corner as Riker walks into the lift. [Not visible in the remastered Blu-ray version].

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The Big Goodbye - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: The lipstick on Picard changes between when he is kissed, and later when he leaves the holodeck (it's darker and on and above his lips.) Also, and more importantly, being holodeck matter, it should have disappeared after re-emerging in the real world.

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The Naked Now - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Geordi is put onto a bed in sickbay there are two pillows - when he gets up to leave a little later they have disappeared.

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Encounter at Farpoint (2) - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Picard tells Q in the final scene "Get off my ship." Q is standing to his right, and Picard has his head turned towards Q. But when the angle changes to show Q's response, Picard is standing facing Q directly, and without his head turned.

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Remember Me - S4-E5

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene when Dr. Crusher is on the Bridge all alone, right before the "universe" collapses, you can see a cameraman on a boom in the black plastic next to the turbo-lift behind her.

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The Naked Now - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: At the very beginning of the Episode, Picard makes a log entry stating that the Enterprise is heading for the USS Tsiolkovsky at warp seven. Subsequent outside shots of the ship show it is traveling at impulse.

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The Big Goodbye - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: After entering the Holodeck for the 2nd time, a vendor hands a folded piece of paper to Picard, yet Picard receives it unfolded.

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The Naked Now - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Data brings up a picture of the original Kirk-era Enterprise in conjunction with the log talking about the water-intoxicant, the picture is of the refitted movie-style Enterprise - not the original round-nacelled model that was involved in the events of "The Naked Time."

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Haven - S1-E11

Audio problem: When Riker leaves Deanna and Wyatt at the holodeck you hear the door. You don't hear it a minute ago, when Wyatt enters the holodeck - he just appears.

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The Best of Both Worlds (2) - S4-E1

Factual error: Shelby announces the Borg have entered Sector 001, and we get an exterior shot of the Borg ship flying past Saturn. The problem is that the Borg are approaching from the side of the planet illuminated by the sun, meaning they would actually be moving AWAY from Earth rather than toward it.

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The Naked Now - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: When Data sits in his post, his neck pips are black and then gold. In the next jump scene when he is in the back of the bridge with his commanders, the pips are reversed.

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Timescape - S6-E25

Continuity mistake: In the scene right before the shuttle's crew finds the Romulan ship and the Enterprise, Geordi calls the shuttle craft's cockpit to explain the temporal disturbances. Captain Picard, Troi and Data walk into the shuttle's cockpit room and Troi puts her right arm on Geordi's chair. As Geordi, Data and Captain Picard are talking you can see Troi's wrist hanging off the chair, but when the camera cuts directly in front of Geordi her whole wrist is on the chair. The camera then cuts back and you can see that Troi's wrist is still hanging off the chair.

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Sarek - S3-E23

Factual error: The second piece of music played at the concert is by Brahms and not Mozart.

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Continuity mistake: The creators re-did the titles from the third season on, but only from before the shot of the ringed planet, and they didn't make sure they matched. Compare the movement of the stars inside the rings and the star field outside the rings - they move in different directions compared to each other.

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The Naked Now - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: While Troi and Yar are talking while holding hands in Troi's quarters, there is a piece of cloth between their hands in one camera angle, but in another camera angle, there is nothing between their hands.

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Birthright (1) - S6-E16

Visible crew/equipment: During Data's second dream experience he imagines becoming a bird and flies through the Enterprise and beyond. As he flies past his father at the anvil a crew member is seen sitting by the double doors behind him.

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Hero Worship - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Data is brushing Timothy's hair into a copy of his own hairstyle, he stops, kneels down and asks Timothy "Timothy, are you having bad dreams?" In this shot there is a big tuft of hair on the right side of Timothy's head that sticks straight out. When their conversation is over and Data stands up in the wider shot, all of Timothy's hair is in place.

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Encounter at Farpoint (1) - S1-E1

Other mistake: When Q the Judge enters on his throne, at one point, the hydraulic arm the throne is on is visible, despite being black to blend in. Conversely, in "All Good Things...", the final episode, the arm is missing having been matted out by CGI techniques.

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Sub Rosa - S7-E14

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Picard is talking to the governor about staying awhile to fix the weather controls, Troi can be seen in the background talking to some people, but she had just left with Beverly to go to Nana's house.

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Half a Life - S4-E22

Visible crew/equipment: When Lwaxana and Deanna Troi are talking in Lwaxana's quarters (near the end of the episode), note the boom microphone you can see in the mirror as Lwaxana walks away from it the first time.

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Schisms - S6-E5

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Geordi and the Captain are in engineering trying to close the subspace hole, you can see a silhouette of the camera in the reflection of the warp core blue lights in the window between the warp core and the console they are working from.

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Hero Worship - S5-E11

Factual error: When Geordi calls Data while Data and Timothy are building the sculpture, Data refers to Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge as, "Lieutenant La Forge," instead of the militarily correct short form, "Commander."

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Q Who? - S2-E16

Visible crew/equipment: In the observation lounge, you can see a shadow from a crew person on armrest of the chair on the bottom left of the screen. Hard to see, but definitely there.

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Emergence - S7-E23

Visible crew/equipment: In the opening scene when Data is portraying a character from Shakespeare's play "The Tempest" a small card can be seen attached to the back of the book he is carrying (likely containing his lines), but after increasing the amount of torch light the card is no longer there.

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Conundrum - S5-E14

Visible crew/equipment: Just before encountering the Lysian destroyer the boom is visible in the top left of the screen very briefly

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Skin of Evil - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: Several episodes have stardates after this episode, but still have Tasha Yar in them (even though she dies in this episode). They aired before this episode. The series producers later formalized their stardate system so that they take place in the order the episodes air.

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Too Short a Season - S1-E16

Visible crew/equipment: When Yar and Worf prepare to cut through the wall beneath the capital city, you can see the flash-powder cord before they shoot and the phaser beams get F/X'd in.

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Datalore - S1-E13

Character mistake: At the end of the episode, after Lore has been defeated, Picard asks Data if he is O.K. Data replies, "I'm fine." One of the plot points of this episode is that Data cannot use contractions.

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Suggested correction: That characteristic was not added to the character until season two. In the first season, Data uses contractions on a number of occasions.

Lessons - S6-E19

Visible crew/equipment: You can see the boom mike above Picards head when he is in his quarters.

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The Emissary - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the episode, Riker, Geordi, Worf, Data, and Pulaski are playing poker. Pulaski puts two neat stacks of chips in the center beside some chips in a pile. It then shows Worf putting similar stacks in the center but Pulaski's stacks are not visible and they should be. Then when Worf wins the hand, the camera is showing a wide shot of him pulling the chips towards him and you can see his and Pulaski's neat stacks of chips.

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Night Terrors - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: When Data and Troi are scanning the list of elements, searching for something to cause an explosion, the list is scrolling "up" the screen. When she tells Data to stop and go back, he does, but the list continues to scroll "up" instead of back "down".

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Ensign Ro - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When Ro and Picard are among Ro's people and she gives her jacket to a child (saying something like 'this is what I was, once') she never removes her commbadge. However, there's a commbadge neatly placed on her grey tank top - even though she didn't even remove it from the jacket, let alone put it on her shirt.

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Schisms - S6-E5

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Picard comes to engineering to ask Laforge if he has been successful in locating Riker's homing beacon, you can see the blue light of the warp core reflected in the window. Outlined in that reflection, near Geordi's chest, you can see a studio spotlight.

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The Big Goodbye - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When the two holographic villains are disintegrating outside the holodeck, there is a corridor opposite the holodeck. When the good guys exit a minute later, there is suddenly a solid wall.

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Force of Nature - S7-E9

Continuity mistake: In the very first scene when Data stands up to explain the situation to the Senior Staff, you can see that Lt. Worf has his elbow off the table and Dr. Crusher has her arms uncrossed. In the next shot the camera cuts in front of them and Lt. Worf has his elbow on the table while Dr. Crusher's hands are crossed even though Data is still on the same sentence.

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Birthright (2) - S6-E17

Continuity mistake: The stardate given in the previous episode is 46578.4 and the stardate of the episode after this is 46682.4. In this episode, Picard records the stardate in his log as 46759.2. There was either a typo in the script or the actor misspoke the scripted 46579.2. This isn't excusable as a character error, because the episode is accepted in Trek lore as occurring on the date Picard states.

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Up The Long Ladder - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: The Bringloidi leader keeps saying that they've spent 300 years building their society, but this episode takes place in 2365, and it's stated that his ship launched in 2123, making it 200 years.

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Timescape - S6-E25

Factual error: Picard reaches for the bowl of rotten fruit, winces in pain, and suddenly his fingernails have grown about an inch. This was due to the fruit bowl being inside an area where time was moving much faster. The problem is, in order for his fingernails to grow, blood would have to supply the needed nutrients to his fingers at the accelerated rate. Since his heart is in normal time, being away from the bowl of fruit, there is no way his fingernails could have grown like that - his heart is only supplying a normal-time-continuum's worth of blood.

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Genesis - S7-E19

Continuity mistake: When Worf's banging on Troi's doorway, as Picard and Data look at the door it is dented, but when the camera cuts to Worf's side, the door is undamaged.

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The Enemy - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: After Wesley makes his neutrino pulse suggestion, Picard tells him to go do it. Wesley walks off camera. Then there's a commercial break, and Wesley is back on the bridge in the long shots. A few minutes later we hear the turbo-lift and Wesley walks back onto the bridge.

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Timescape - S6-E25

Plot hole: They have already shown that anything that comes into contact with the time bubbles is immediately affeceted. The engine running 47 days non-stop, the fruit againg, Picard's hand aging, etc. Geordi creates subspace isolation field that allows them to beam off the shuttle and onto the other ships to investigate. Problem is, the second the transporter beam hit the time bubble, it would have stopped and never materialized because it would have been affected by the extremely slow passage of time in that bubble. The warp core breach was affected as was the disruptor fire so the transport beam would have been easily affected. And they have never shown that have been able to alter the transporters in such a manner that would allow them to beam over.

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Where Silence Has Lease - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: Deanna is originally sitting on the bridge when they approach the zone of darkness, but after Picard tells Wesley to take them in, in the next wide shot Deanna disappears entirely and doesn't reappear throughout the rest of the scene - she only reappears much later when Riker and Worf return.

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Force of Nature - S7-E9

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where the Enterprise encounters the Ferengi transport ship, the boom microphone is visible behind Commander Riker just as Data sits down at the controls.

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Angel One - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: Watch when Geordi on the bridge calls up Dr. Crusher in Sick Bay. There's a white-haired medical assistant working on someone behind Geordi. Then when Dr. Crusher responds to Geordi's page, the same assistant is down in Sick Bay with her. Then they cut back to Geordi and the assistant is back up on the bridge again.

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Bloodlines - S7-E22

Audio problem: When Jason is having seizures in his quarters, Dr. Crusher gives him an injection to stop it. But watch Jason closely - he goes limp BEFORE you hear the sound of the hypospray.

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Journey's End - S7-E20

Continuity mistake: It is stated that the Traveller is from Tau Ceti, but in his previous two appearances he was from Tau Alpha C.

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Rascals - S6-E7

Plot hole: After Picard, Guinan, Ro, and Keiko all beam back to the ship and have been transformed into children, their clothing hangs loosely on all four. Later, Dr. Crusher even states "But as far as we can tell, only their bodies were changed". Presumably they replicate a change of clothes that fit before the next scene. However, no one on the medical team addresses the fact that the now pre-pubescent Captain Picard has an adult-sized parthenogenetic implant (fake heart) that was mentioned in many previous episodes.

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When The Bough Breaks - S1-E17

Audio problem: Riker's lips don't match what he is saying when we hear Riker's statement of being surprised when Tasha hasn't heard of the stories of Aldea.

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Liasons - S7-E2

Continuity mistake: For some reason the back of the chairs in Picard's shuttlecraft have Romulan insignia on them.

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A Matter of Honor - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: Klingons measure distance in kilometers in this episode. However, in all other Trek shows and movies, they measure in kellicams. [This was apparently during a misguided attempt by the Empire to adopt the decimal system (for Galactic consistency), even though the change was wildy unpopular with the public and military alike. While some ships, like in this episode, gave it a good try, the change was short-lived and eventually abandoned. However, until this claim can be backed up by a reference within Star Trek canon, it stands as a mistake.]

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The Enemy - S3-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Riker first beams down he uses a flashlight - if you look closely you can see the electrical cord that runs down his sleeve to an off-screen generator.

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Bloodlines - S7-E22

Continuity mistake: When Jason and Picard are having a conversation in the holodeck, Jason says "I remember her telling me about all the boys and girls who didn't have anyone to care for them" while looking in the opposite direction of where Picard is sitting. The camera angle changes to a close-up and Jason now has his head turned slightly towards Picard.

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Lessons - S6-E19

Revealing mistake: When Picard and Cmdr. Daron are in Picard's quarters together for the first time, watch Picard play his Inner Light theme. The hands playing the flute are obviously not his.

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Future Imperfect - S4-E8

Visible crew/equipment: When Riker approaches his "son" in the prison cell (right after he has discovered the first bluff) you can see the shadow of the mike boom on the back wall quickly moving from the middle to the right.

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Q Who? - S2-E16

Audio problem: In Engineering when Worf says "Ensign.", Michael Dorn's lips don't move.

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When The Bough Breaks - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: When Wesley is being introduced to the Companion, the camera zooms in to see the entire console up on the full screen with NO hands on it, but when it cuts to a side view, Radue's wife's hands are on the console.

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Encounter at Farpoint (1) - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: On the very beginning of the second shot of the episode (the shot in engineering showing Picard walking around), the camera seems to shake or wobble. It's pretty obvious that the camera must have hit a part of the set or was bumped by a crew member.

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Timescape - S6-E25

Factual error: With the Enterprise and the Romulan ship are stuck in a bubble in time and virtually stopped, the 2 ships would not be visible to the crew on the shuttle. The light entering the bubble would slow down, as would the light reflecting off the ships. All the shuttle crew would see is a "black hole" in space. (The disruptor beam was stopped in mid fire and sensors cannot penetrate the bubble).

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Contagion - S2-E11

Revealing mistake: When Geordi closes the 'dead' Data's eyes, it is obvious that he just passes his hand above Data's face, without touching his eyelids.

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Angel One - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Beata tells Riker that he attracts her like no other man, her hand disappears from his neck.

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Dark Page - S7-E7

Continuity mistake: Lwaxana and Deanna get in an elevator and Deanna tells it to go to Deck 8. But when they arrive the sign says 12 Turbolift.

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Schisms - S6-E5

Continuity mistake: At one point, Worf reveals that a missing crew member has reappeared in his quarters on Deck 9, Section 17. Picard Riker and Crusher all meet at the cabin which has mysteriously moved to Section 19.

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The Best of Both Worlds (1) - S3-E26

Revealing mistake: During the phaser battle on the Borg ship, a detonation wire is seen attached to the right foot of the drone that Beverly kills.

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Cause and Effect - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: In the very first scene, where Data is shuffling the cards, you can see his silver and gold chips are neatly stacked up straight. The camera then cuts to Commander Riker and then back to Data and his chips are crooked at the top and at the bottom.

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The Pegasus - S7-E12

Plot hole: Apparently when it came to taking the ship into the asteroid, the entire bridge crew conveniently forgot that Galaxy class federation starships can separate. The obviously prudent course of action would be to separate the ship and send the star drive section (the narrower section) into the asteroid while the saucer section (the wider section) stood guard outside. The only reason this wasn't done was to provide drama for the rest of the episode when the Romulans collapsed the entrance to the chasm.

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Suggested correction: This is purely speculation. They may have needed the equipment, sensors, and weapons of the entire ship.

Where Silence Has Lease - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: When the black deck officer is supposed to be dead you can see the actor's nostrils flaring as he is breathing.

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Face of the Enemy - S6-E14

Other mistake: As the cloaked Warbird looks at the Enterprise, the registry number on the under side of the saucer is reversed.

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Conspiracy - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: As the ship enters Sector 63, there's a shot of the Conn and Ops positions and the screen. Geordi is in the right chair, the left is empty. Data is nowhere on the bridge, but when as Picard walks forward, Data's arm is suddenly in position.

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The Best of Both Worlds (2) - S4-E1

Character mistake: At the beginning of the episode, Admiral Hanson calls Lt. Commander Shelby, "Lieutenant" rather than the correct term, which would be "Commander."

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Datalore - S1-E13

Revealing mistake: As Lore kneels over an unconscious Data, the person on the floor is a body double.

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Encounter at Farpoint (1) - S1-E1

Character mistake: In his exchange with Admiral McCoy, Data uses several contractions (i.e., shouldn't, I'm). For the rest of the series he doesn't, and in S3: Ep16, "The Offspring", he admits that his programming makes him incapable of using contractions. And in S4: Ep8, "Future Imperfect" Riker questions Data on when he started using contractions, knowing that Data is incapable of it.

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Suggested correction: It is true that in later seasons he is unable to use contractions. However, since that characteristic was not introduced in the first season, this is not a mistake. His behavior is consistent with the character's behavior throughout the first season.

Encounter at Farpoint (1) - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Q freezes Torres on the bridge, it is easy to tell that directional hoses were used for the effect.

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True Q - S6-E6

Revealing mistake: In Amanda's quarters, when she repulses Q, as he flies toward the corner, you can tell it is his stunt double.

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Time's Arrow (1) - S5-E26

Character mistake: When the artifacts from the late 19th century, found in a cave, are identified by the away team, Data identifies the pistol as a "double action" Colt 45, circa 1873. The pistol is a Colt single action army, caliber .45. Certainly not a "double action".

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Where No One Has Gone Before - S1-E6

Character mistake: Mr. Kosinski is trying to explain what happened to allow them to travel so far. He says, "I applied the energy asymptomatically", when he meant "asymptotically." (The subtitles for this scene are correct).

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Encounter at Farpoint (1) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: While trying to escape Q, the Enterprise fires eight torpedoes, but only five explode. If all detonated, the last three weren't shown, but Tasha reported detonation after only five.

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Loud as a Whisper - S2-E5

Other mistake: When Data is interpreting between Captain Picard and Riva, he uses signs for words Captain Picard has not yet spoken, and voices concepts before Riva has signed them. He also doesn't interpret everything the Captain and counselor Troi say.

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I, Borg - S5-E23

Character mistake: When Commander Riker is assembling his away team to visit the planet's surface, he orders Dr. Crusher to bring a medical team. But when the away team is beamed down, Crusher is the only medical officer there.

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11001001 - S1-E15

Plot hole: The crew makes no attempt to re-board the Enterprise or stop it from leaving the starbase even after they find out there is no danger from the anti-matter.

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Timescape - S6-E25

Plot hole: When Picard, Geordi, and Troi encounter one of the first time disturbances it results in one of the runabout's nacelles using up all of its fuel. Data says this is due to it having been in operation for 47 days (according to the plasma conversion sensor). After this the Captain reaches for the bowl of rotting fruit which causes him to scream in pain. The other crew members rush in and Troi scans his hand. She tells Picard that his hand is metabolizing at approximately 50 times the normal rate. Data and Geordi then discover that the temporal disturbance which covers the fruit also covers the nacelle that has lost all of its fuel. Data also notes the disturbance extends outward from the hull, about 17 meters from the ship and is spherical in shape. The problem here is that according to what Data said earlier the engine was active for 47 days even though it had only very briefly come into contact with the time distortion - maybe 1 second at most, but likely far less time than this since the ship was at warp when the fuel was consumed. So if we assume the engine was in contact with the fragment for 1 second then time is actually moving at 4,060,800 times the normal rate - not 47 or 50 times normal.

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The Enemy - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: When Geordi falls down the hole in the beginning of the episode his visor is seen to his right. When he wakes up he finds it to his left.

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Datalore - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode, right after Lore fires the phaser at Dr. Crusher, Data tackles Lore and knocks the phaser out of Lore's hand. The phaser flies towards the cargo transporter and when it impacts, it breaks in two. You can see a piece of it go flying off to the left. Then shortly after when Data throws Lore onto the transporter pad and Lore picks up the phaser, it's in one piece again.

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Clues - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: In the opening sequence, the venetian blinds in Dixon Hill's office rearrange themselves between takes. They're intact after the shooting, but moments later, despite being untouched by anyone in the room, they're broken and have a huge gap in them.

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Conundrum - S5-E14

Continuity mistake: In Ten Forward, when Deanna and Data are done playing 'chess', the positions of the game-pieces on the lower board level between them changes repeatedly, depending on camera angle.

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Timescape - S6-E25

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Captain Picard reaches for the aged fruit, he screams while holding his right wrist with his left hand. As Troi, Geordi, and Data rush in you can see Captain Picard holding his wrist up in the air. The camera then cuts directly in front of Captain Picard and you can see Troi scanning his wrist but he isn't holding his wrist anymore. The camera then cuts directly in front of Troi and Geordi and you can see that Captain Picard is still holding his wrist. The camera then again cuts back to Captain Picard and he isn't holding his wrist anymore.

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Inheritance - S7-E10

Continuity mistake: Juliana beams down to the planet with Data in two-inch black-heeled boots, but when she materializes she's wearing flats.

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Remember Me - S4-E5

Plot hole: When the image of the warp bubble closing in on the superimposed "Enterprise" image, Dr. Crusher asked for it to be the same scale for each image. At the rate the bubble was closing in on the engineering section, it would have been destroyed LONG before the 4 minutes 15 seconds the computer gave for it to be destroyed.

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Schisms - S6-E5

Continuity mistake: Just before Riker jumps through the portal with the female crew member he rescues, his phaser falls out of its holster, yet when he lands back in cargo bay 4 his phaser is right there in the holster.

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Coming of Age - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: On his way to the Farewell party, Picard is seen wearing his dress uniform, but no pips on it. There should be four.

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Samaritan Snare - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: Wesley says that he's departing shuttle bay 2, but on the floor, it says shuttle bay 3.

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Continuity mistake: The view of the starfield in the ship's windows is always inconsistent whenever they are orbiting a planet. Sometimes the stars appear to be moving by, and sometimes they are completely static.

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Brothers - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When commander Data is reciting the code to lock the rest of the crew out of the computer, he states the code '1-7-3-4-6-7-3-2-1-4-7-6-C-3-2-7-8-9-7-7-7-6-4-3-T-7-3-2-V-7-3-1-1-7-8-8-8-7-3-2-4-7-6-7-8-9-7-6-4-3-7-6-LOCK', but when the computer screen is shown the code reads '1-7-3-4-6-7-2-1-4-7-6-C-3-2-7-8-9-7-7-7-6-3-T-7-3-2-V-7-3-1-1-7-1-8-8-8-7-3-2-4-7-6-7-8-9-7-6-4-3-7-6-LOCK.'

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Parallels - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: In the reality where Worf and Troi are married, when she kisses his neck, all of Worf's hair has been pulled back behind his head. When he gets up and turns to face her, the hair on the right side of his head is draped over his shoulder. When the camera angle changes and Worf turns to face it, his hair is pulled back behind his head again. (It isn't Worf changing dimensions again, because he doesn't have the moment of weakness before it happens that he has through the rest of the episode.).

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Skin of Evil - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: When the away team encounters the evil oily blob thing, it makes their equipment fly away. Later they have apparently recovered it. But strange things keep happening to Geordi's weapon: when he and the others run forward to rescue Riker, Geordi accidentally drops it in the black pool when he stops abruptly. Admittedly, you can't prove that's a mistake even though it has no purpose in the story. But shortly afterwards the phaser is back on Geordi's belt, clean. Did the sticky, malicious, bullying blob give it back just like that? (People often try and find justifications for mistakes, but in this case, wishful thinking can only give us an extremely unlikely explanation.)

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Continuity mistake: In the early episodes, Geordi's rank is inconsistent. In "Encounter at Farpoint", he is a full lieutenant. In subsequent episodes, he is a lieutenant junior grade, before being promoted back to full lieutenant.

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Second Chances - S6-E24

Continuity mistake: In one scene on the planet, Riker's clone is lying under a table fixing something and Riker is sitting in a chair talking to him. There are two camera angles used. In one angle when the clone is talking and a body double is sitting in the chair he is facing directly towards the table but in the other camera angle where you can only see Riker, the chair is at an angle facing towards where his clone is lying on the floor.

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Unnatural Selection - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: Looking at the shuttlecraft while sitting in the shuttle bay and after it has departed the Enterprise, you can tell they are different types of shuttles. The one in the shuttle bay has more angular lines with straight edges. The one outside the Enterprise has more curves than angles to its lines.

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Rightful Heir - S6-E23

Plot hole: During a private conversation with Worf, (the not yet revealed to be clone of) Kahless recounts a time during Worf's childhood when the actual Kahless appeared to Worf in a vision and told him he would do something no other Klingon had ever done. However, it would be impossible for a clone to have such a memory, as his creators would have no knowledge that such a memory even existed, let alone the circumstances and specific content of that vision.

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Conspiracy - S1-E25

Revealing mistake: As Riker swings on Quinn, and a moment later, tossed onto a glass table, both times it can be seen that it's Riker's stunt double.

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Time Squared - S2-E13

Other mistake: When Pulaski says "Your omelettes deserves nothing less", Riker is actually serving Pulaski, Data, LaForge and Worf scrambled eggs.

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Time Squared - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: When the original Picard shoots the duplicate Picard with a phaser in the shuttlebay, he shoots him square in the chest. But in later shots, the scorch marks from the phaser are on his abdomen area.

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Encounter at Farpoint (1) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Commander Data tells Picard the Saucer Section will arrive in 51 minutes. Riker's synopsis audio can be heard in the background without interruption, and shortly after Data says this, the cameras turn back to Riker and the Video synopsis ends. Riker immediately reports to Picard who then receives the message that the Saucer Section is in orbit. Now, Riker was watching highlights of video footage from the Bridge, of which we see almost all of it because there really wouldn't be that much to view. And that's really all he could watch since we don't have cameras in the "Q-verse" and we see the footage ending with the Q sphere chasing the ship. Also, the entire ordeal was far less than an hour so there's no way a highlight reel could take an hour, not to mention the uninterrupted audio. We seem to be missing almost an entire hour.

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Who Watches The Watchers - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: About 38 minutes into the show, when Dr. Mary Warren dies and there's a close up of Picard & Nuria, you can see the her hand moving up and down as she breathes.

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Skin of Evil - S1-E23

Visible crew/equipment: In the opening scene, just before Picard comes out of his room, you can see the shadow of the boom microphone.

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Ship in a Bottle - S6-E12

Plot hole: About two thirds of the way through this episode, Data deduces how Moriarty was able to 'leave' the holodeck. The big reveal is that he never did leave the holodeck, he merely reprogrammed it to simulate the rest of the ship without Picard, Barclay or Data's knowledge. While it is believable that this would fool humans like Picard and Barclay, it is ludicrous to suggest that Data would be taken in by it, even for a second. Data is an android whose perceptions of sight, sound and the world around him are far more sophisticated than humans. To list what we know of Data's perceptive abilities from previous episodes would take up the entire page, but suffice it to say he should have immediately recognised the 'Enterprise' as force fields and holograms rather than the genuine article. Note: this goes beyond a 'character mistake' or anything like that. Data's enthusiasm for Sherlock Holmes style deduction should have led him to eliminate the impossible before considering what was probable. Data accepts the impossibility of a holodeck character existing is the real world before discounting the possibility that it was still a holodeck simulation. This contradicts an awful lot of what is known about Data's abilities and powers of deduction. Although it serves for a good mystery the fact is it takes Data far longer than it should to deduce, or even guess at, the truth of their situation.

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Dark Page - S7-E7

Character mistake: When Troi is talking with Picard and Dr. Crusher about what's wrong with her mother, she says that "something was happening in her metaconscious mind." Dr. Crusher then asks "metaconscious?" As a Star Fleet doctor, she's had to study the neurology of Betazoids, Vulcans, and other telepaths. She should be familiar with the concept. (Yes, it's expository dialogue for us, the audience, however, Picard is in this scene too and it would have made more sense for him to ask about it.)

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Haven - S1-E11

Other mistake: When Deanna's mother arrives on the Enterprise, the sound of the transporter activating is heard. But the transporter technician is seen behind Picard and Deanna, and he remains standing by the wall with his arms behind his back.

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Data's Day - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: At the end, Picard shows Data a baby born during the crisis. Neither of them touches it, but between shots, the baby's blanket changes positions. First it's almost completely covering his head and face, then it's pulled down and showing much more of him.

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Cost of Living - S5-E20

Visible crew/equipment: A boom Mic is visible about nine minutes in, just as Riker and Picard begin walking down the corridor talking about Lwaxana Troi getting married aboard the enterprise.

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Hide and Q - S1-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When Riker, Dr. Crusher, and La Forge enter the area where the injured colonists are located, the mic is visible for a few seconds at top left of the shot.

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Coming of Age - S1-E19

Revealing mistake: In the corridor, as Wesley faces the Zaldan, the hallway behind the scene is obviously a painting due to the shadow of the support on the edges.

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The Pegasus - S7-E12

Continuity mistake: In the opening log entry of the first episode, Picard says that "I have been informed that a highly experienced man, one Commander William Riker..." He sounds as though he has been assigned a First Officer without knowing him. However, in this episode he tells Pressman that he read Riker's file, and wanted him, based on Riker's adamant refusal to obey an order that went against his safety protocol.

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Peak Performance - S2-E21

Visible crew/equipment: As Picard goes to sit in his seat, there's a shadow of the boom mike playing across the wall above Burke and Kolrami's heads.

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Peak Performance - S2-E21

Visible crew/equipment: As La Forge and Crusher leave the bridge, and the camera closes in on Riker, there's a shadow of a piece of filming equipment on the wall behind and to the left of his head, at the upper right of the shot.

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Visible crew/equipment: Numerous times in the bridge scenes, the studio lighting rigs are seen in reflections on the work station screens.

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Evolution - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: In the processor room, the magnifier is centered on Data's fingers toward the palm, but the close up shows it was centered on the finger tip.

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Evolution - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: In the opening sequence, the ship is positioned so that Shuttle Bay Two is aimed at the phenomena. But a moment later, the ship is facing into the stellar material.

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Samaritan Snare - S2-E17

Other mistake: After the report that Picard is close to death, the scene shifts to a close up of La Forge's hand turning on controls. If you look closely, you can see that both panels are re-purposed CANX-23429 remote control units. The markings are for volume, radio, transmitter, receiver, phone jacks and a microphone jack.

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Samaritan Snare - S2-E17

Other mistake: When the Pakleds shoot La Forge the second time, he raises his arms a bit, seemingly in preparation to go backwards.

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Samaritan Snare - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: As La Forge prepares to transport the Pakled shoots him. He reacts, and a second later reacts again.

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Interface - S7-E3

Revealing mistake: In the shot where Geordie walks into the bridge of his mother's ship and finds that everyone is dead, if you look closely at the bottom right of the screen as Geordie is walking into the bridge you can see that one of the containers on the ground is quickly moved into place by a woman who is dead.

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Q Who? - S2-E16

Other mistake: As Guinan sits at the desk, she reaches toward, but doesn't touch, the control for the screen, but it activates.

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Q Who? - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: When Picard first looks around Ten Forward, there's nothing on the bar. When Guinan pops up, there's suddenly two glasses that are about two feet apart. When Picard sits at the bar, the glasses are now six to eight inches apart.

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Pen Pals - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: As the ship fires the torpedoes, the familiar registry number on the underside of the saucer is completely missing.

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The Royale - S2-E12

Revealing mistake: When Data is trying to talk to the elderly lady playing the slots, she is dropping coins and pulling the arm in much too rapid a fashion to allow the wheels to come to a stop. Also, she's continuing the motions as you hear the machine paying out.

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Loud as a Whisper - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode, as they are preparing to beam down to the planet, Riker tells Warf to set his phaser on stun. He then holsters his own phaser and the transporter is activated. However, when they materialize on the planet, Riker is holding his phaser in his left hand.

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Bloodlines - S7-E22

Visible crew/equipment: When Picard and his Jason have their "father and son" chat in the caves, you can see the mike shadow moving up and down a few times on Jason's leg.

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The Big Goodbye - S1-E12

Other mistake: After greeting Crusher, Data explains where Picard is. Problem is he uses the contraction "he's" instead of "he is." Data is supposed to be incapable of this.

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The Big Goodbye - S1-E12

Other mistake: As Crusher enters the police station, Data says "Hiya, Doc. What's cookin?" He's supposed to be incapable of using contractions.

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The Big Goodbye - S1-E12

Revealing mistake: As Data looks at the information on Dixon Hill, as the computer flash feeds, you can see that it's all the same block of information starting with the title of the first novel, which is the title of the episode, "The Big Goodbye."

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Force of Nature - S7-E9

Revealing mistake: When Data gives Spot his food, when he puts the food on the ground you can see his normal skin (human skin).

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Schisms - S6-E5

Visible crew/equipment: In Engineering, as La Forge tells Picard what he's doing, the boom mike is reflected on the glass between the station they're at, and the Warp Core.

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Samaritan Snare - S2-E17

Visible crew/equipment: In the Medical center, as the camera pulls back from Picard, who is lying on the bio bed, the camera is reflected on the panels angled toward the camera.

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Skin of Evil - S1-E23

Visible crew/equipment: As Picard walks past the display of the ship the lighting rigs, camera and sound equipment are reflected in the panels.

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Datalore - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: As Lore opens a channel, there's a blinking red light over the key he uses that disappears after the angle change.

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Datalore - S1-E13

Revealing mistake: After Data leaves Lore in his quarters, as the doors close, the grain of the wood is plainly visible in the strong lighting. The doors were supposed to be a sleek material.

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Lonely Among Us - S1-E7

Other mistake: As the Enterprise comes into the frame approaching the cloud, the registry numbers are reversed.

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Where No One Has Gone Before - S1-E6

Other mistake: As the Enterprise comes out of warp in galaxy M33, the conference lounge is visible and is a re-use of the opening sequence. The movements of the people is identical.

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Encounter at Farpoint (2) - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: The "loose rock" Wesley falls from didn't move at all the way it did with Riker.

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Encounter at Farpoint (1) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: As Riker looks at the wooded scene on the holodeck, the water is flat calm, but when the camera looks at him, the water is noticeably more agitated before he gets to the rocks.

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Encounter at Farpoint (1) - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: As Zorn leans over his desk after Riker leaves, the studio light is reflected on the monitor screen to his left.

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Encounter at Farpoint (1) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The court announcer and the bell ringer bow respectively, and Q starts to depart. From Q's point of view, they start to bow again.

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Encounter at Farpoint (1) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: As Q comes into the courtroom on his floating dais, he goes to his right and gestures to the people to sit. He then starts to his left, and puts his hand down. After the angle cuts to Picard's point of view, as Q goes left his hand is dropping to the arm rest again.

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True Q - S6-E6

Revealing mistake: On the bridge, Data is reporting to Picard some info the captain wanted. As he does, the dome over the Captain's chair is totally devoid of stars, where other episodes have had stars showing through.

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True Q - S6-E6

Revealing mistake: In the cargo bay, as Riker stands alone, through the whole scene where a case is about to hit him, you can tell it's a stuntman with a bad wig.

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True Q - S6-E6

Continuity mistake: As Geordi talks to Ms. Rogers, Riker is walking in the background by some containers and a crewman in blue. After a cut to Ms. Rogers, Riker is suddenly alone with a data pad.

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Descent (1) - S6-E26

Revealing mistake: In the hand-to-hand with the Borg soldier, Data's stunt double is easily identifiable.

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Loud as a Whisper - S2-E5

Audio problem: We hear Reva's female member of his choir say "I have been expecting you", but her mouth doesn't move.

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Deja Q - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: As Q approaches Picard and Riker's position while playing a trumpet, both of Q's hands are on the horn. A second later, his left hand is down by his side. Then, after he makes cigars appear in Picard and Riker's mouths, his left hand is extended as he says the first part of his lines. A second later, both hands are on his horn.

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Q Who? - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: In the Shuttle, Q's hair is arranged in bangs on his forehead. A split second later in Ten Forward, his hair is up and back from his forehead in the familiar style.

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Contagion - S2-E11

Other mistake: After Geordi closes Data's eyes, Data's eyelids flutter for a second.

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The Measure of a Man - S2-E9

Other mistake: After Riker turns off Data, Data slumps forward. After being in that position, and after the cut scene, Data's head twitches slightly.

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Contagion - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: As Worf goes to enter the portal to the Enterprise carrying Data, his right hand is free, and his left is holding Data's left hand. Appearing on the bridge, Worf's left hand is on Data's leg, his right hand on Data's wrist.

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Where Silence Has Lease - S2-E2

Visible crew/equipment: As Picard approaches Data's position, the boom mike is reflected on the panel behind him.

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Angel One - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Wesley Crusher and his school chum accidentally hit Picard with a snowball from the holodeck doorway, it makes a huge wet spot on the captain's left shoulder. However, when Picard tells them "Don't let it happen again," as he turns to walk away, the wet spot is now suddenly dry.

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Ship in a Bottle - S6-E12

Other mistake: In the transporter room, Data asks the computer what file log is shown. The computer reply is "Transport Log 759", Data confirms "That is the correct log", but the screen reads "Transport Log 721".

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Ensign Ro - S5-E3

Revealing mistake: As the camera is close to Ro Laren's face as she talks to Picard, the line between the prosthetic on her nose and real skin is visible.

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Devil's Due - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: As the camera does a close up on the shuttle craft's forward window as it approaches the Enterprise, the dorsal section is seen getting larger the closer they get. As Data and Picard talk, the image fades out, and a minute later, the angle changes, the dorsal section is again seen getting bigger, and the ship disappears.

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Devil's Due - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: In Picard's quarters, Ardra appears as Troi. After reappearing as herself, she puts her hands on her hips. After the angle change, she repeats the motion.

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Deja Q - S3-E13

Revealing mistake: On the bridge, as Q snaps his fingers to pop cigars into Riker and Picard's mouths, his hand and their positions change by a few inches. This shows the filming stopped to put the cigars into their mouths.

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Deja Q - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: On the bridge, as Picard addresses him, Q turns his head to face him. After the angle change, he does it again without having turned it away.

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The Price - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: When talking to Ral, Riker takes a sip of his drink, sets the glass down, and clasps his hands. A second later, he repeats clasping his hands.

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Peak Performance - S2-E21

Revealing mistake: When looking at Kolrami, the line between his make up and actual skin tone can be seen between his scalp, hairline, and the back of his neck.

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Heart of Glory - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: As Data, Geordi, and Will pause to consider a route around Engineering section, the smoky mist is chest high. After the angle change it's thinner and shin height.

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Heart of Glory - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: On the freighter, when Geordi looks at Data, the image on the Bridge view screen has Data's hair in an unkempt, or unusual style. When the scene shifts back to the freighter, Data's hair is straight back.

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Cause and Effect - S5-E18

Factual error: When the starboard nacelle causes the ship to spin, the view of the stars on the main screen on the bridge should move toward the right side of the screen, rather than standing still.

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Nth Degree - S4-E19

Other mistake: After Data reports the bypass blocked, Riker goes to call to Barclay. The chirp preceding the computer, now Barclay's, response occurs almost simultaneously with the call, rather than a second or two gap between the call and chirp.

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Nth Degree - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: When Barclay enters the Holodeck to create an interface, he calls for a chair, an input for the left and a display for the right. When Picard comes to question him, the input and display units are gone.

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Where Silence Has Lease - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Riker and Worf are beamed off the Yomato, Riker is on the left of Worf. When they materialize, Riker is on Worf's right.

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The Child - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When checking Ian's pulse, Pulaski reaches out with her left hand, but her right arm retracts after the angle change.

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We'll Always Have Paris - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: The red towel Picard holds goes from draped over the front of the arm rest, to over his hand between angles.

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Darmok - S5-E2

Revealing mistake: When Picard takes his seat in the Captain's chair after informing Dathon's crew he has been killed, the reflection of an overhead rig of gelled lights can be seen in the blade of Dathon's knife, which Picard is holding, as Picard says the line, "but at least they're not new enemies."

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Relics - S6-E4

Other mistake: When Scotty goes to the holodeck to visit the original Enterprise, the computer tells him there are 5 Federation vessels with that name. (NX-01 served before the founding of the Federation so this is technically correct.) Scotty specifies NCC-1701, "no A, B, C or D." The computer then tells him the program is ready. The computer should have asked him if he wanted pre or post refit NCC-1701. The ship we see in the Original Series was rebuilt/refit into the ship we see in The Motion Picture.

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A Matter of Time - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: When the Enterprise activates the deflector dish, there are four points emitting beams. However, there are five beams emitting after the angle changes.

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The Game - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: The game headband Beverly has in Wesley's quarters goes from points up to points down between angles.

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Silicon Avatar - S5-E4

Other mistake: After the signal change to a continuous output, the Crystalline Entity vibrates. As it does, look at the background stars. They also vibrate in time with the Entity, although the signal is focused on Entity alone.

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The Inner Light - S5-E25

Continuity mistake: When Picard looks down the mountain to look at the town he has a straw hat in his left hand, next shot it's gone.

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Clues - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: In Dixon Hill's outer office, Gloria's right arm goes from being up to by her side and back between camera cuts.

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The Best of Both Worlds (1) - S3-E26

Other mistake: When O'Brien activates the transporter, only the very bottom indicator lights come on, even as he moves his hand up. Usually the indicator lights match the movement of the hand.

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Peak Performance - S2-E21

Visible crew/equipment: As Kolrami talks to Picard from beside the aquarium, you can see the studio light panels reflected on the glass.

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Q Who? - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: When the security man gets tossed by the Borg, as he lands and rolls next to the far wall, his phaser falls out of the holster, and lands next to his shin. A second later, it's about two feet away from his leg.

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Cost of Living - S5-E20

Revealing mistake: At the end of the episode, when Mrs. Troi enters Ten Forward naked, the flesh-colored top Majel Barrett is wearing is visible.

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The Most Toys - S3-E22

Character mistake: When Geordi, Picard, and Riker are discussing Data's shuttle accident in Picard's ready room, Picard addresses Geordi as "Lieutenant." In the American navy (which Starfleet is adapted from), a Lieutenant Commander like Geordi is addressed as "Commander", as it is higher in rank than a regular Lieutenant.

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Yesterday's Enterprise - S3-E15

Revealing mistake: When Tasha and Castillo walk up to the bar in Ten Forward, Whoopi Goldberg can be seen standing outside the door waiting for her cue to walk in the room.

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I, Borg - S5-E23

Other mistake: When Picard is sitting in his Ready Room, he turns on the desk display. The top on the display is blurry, but the animation is crisp and clear. After the animation is done, the display reverts to a standby picture and is as blurry as the top.

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Samaritan Snare - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: In the shuttle Picard picks up the plate of sandwiches with his left hand while holding a cup with the right. After Wesley takes a sandwich, the camera cuts back to Picard, who has the plate in his right hand, and no cup to be seen.

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The Drumhead - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: At the end, Picard is looking out the window when Worf comes in. There is a plant next to Picard in the close up, but it's missing in the long shots.

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The Enemy - S3-E7

Other mistake: While down in the pit Geordi makes a couple of spikes to climb out with. When the phaser beam is melting the ore, the metal goes molten about two inches in front of the beam. Also, the spikes are rounded, like handles. The molds he made would have left a flat side.

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Remember Me - S4-E5

Other mistake: Toward the end, Beverly gets in the turbo lift to go to Engineering. As it starts, you see the lights to her left strobe top down. This is to indicate movement. However, since the lift was at the bridge level, the lights should have gone from bottom up, showing that the lift is going down.

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Timescape - S6-E25

Plot hole: Wouldn't Worf have known that the distress call was coming from a Romulan ship long before Riker arrived on the bridge?

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Timescape - S6-E25

Continuity mistake: Picard states that the energy beam appears to come from the deflector array, in later shots it is coming from the rear of the star drive section.

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Timescape - S6-E25

Continuity mistake: The "Romulan" that attacks Geordi is not standing in the spot he is in when time pauses again.

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Tin Man - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode, Deanna and Data are discussing what happened aboard Tin Man. He then turns around and she hugs him from behind. As she does, one of the buttons on Data's collar is missing, where it was there just a few seconds before.

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Tin Man - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: While Tam is talking to Deanna and sits down, he says "You understood... at least a little, how I felt." While saying this, he places his left hand on his right leg. While still saying that same line, it cuts to an angle from beside Deanna and his left hand is suddenly between his legs.

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Tin Man - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: To view their orders and mission, Data puts a drive into the Enterprise's computer while standing with Riker and Geordi. Riker is seen standing but leaning casually away from Data on Data's right, and Geordi is standing off to Data's left. It then cuts show the computer screen, and the three men are reflected in it. The reflection shows that Riker is suddenly almost leaning over Data's shoulder, and Geordi has moved to standing behind Data's left shoulder.

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Tin Man - S3-E20

Revealing mistake: Just after Riker and Geordi are talking in the turbo lift, it cuts to a view from outside the ship and shows the USS Hood flying next to the USS Enterprise. As the ships draw nearer, the views of both ships overlap, and a black mat outline can be seen around the saucer section of the Hood as it passes by the Enterprise's starboard nacelle.

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Tin Man - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the episode, right after Data informs Picard that the USS Hood is on an intercept course, closing at high warp, Picard is shown in the back ground looking down at his arm rest. He looks up and turns his head to his right making it center with his body. It then cuts to a close up of Picard and he is looking to his left, and turns his head again to say "That's odd."

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Future Imperfect - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: When Riker approaches his "son" he raises his right hand to calm him. When the camera angle changes he is suddenly raising his left hand.

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Emergence - S7-E23

Continuity mistake: With his right arm Data is accessing the holodeck circuitry via the manhole while he is holding back a taxi cab with his left arm. Each time the scene switches to viewing Data from the back you see his right hand in the manhole and eventually his left hand appears. All the while you still hear the sound of the taxi cab. Each time the scene shows Data from the front he is holding back the taxi cab with his left hand.

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The Offspring - S3-E16

Other mistake: One of the physical appearances Lal considers adopting is an Andorian female with green skin. In the Trek universe, Andorians invariably have blue skin (the Aenar are a variant of the Andorian race but are depicted with bluish-white skin, still not green). And while other humanoid races have been portrayed with different skin tones, there are some races that have only one skin hue. (ie, Andorians are always blue, Orions are always green, Ferengi are always light orange.) It is highly unlikely she or Data designed it with different skin as Data wants her to fit in, and Troi makes no mention of it.

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Yesterday's Enterprise - S3-E15

Visible crew/equipment: During the scan of the temporal rift at the beginning of the episode, the tip of the microphone briefly comes into view at the top of the screen above Captain Picard's head when Data says, "Nothing I have seen before." [Not visible in the remastered Blu-ray version].

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The Drumhead - S4-E21

Other mistake: The ship warp core was damaged by an explosion earlier and was offline in the first 32 minutes of the episode. But the ship's CGI indicates that it was online all through the episode.

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The Big Goodbye - S1-E12

Revealing mistake: When Picard looks out the window of the Dixon Hill office he sees the cars passing by each other, the traffic light is right in front of the window as if the entire building is not only in the middle of the street but only one story high.

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Heart of Glory - S1-E20

Visible crew/equipment: When Worf addresses Klingon captain K'Nera, a microphone dips into the shot over Worf's head.

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Final Mission - S4-E9

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene in the cavern where Wesley fires his phaser to heat the rocks to keep him and Picard warm, Wesley's shadow is in the wrong place. The camera is in almost a direct line of sight between where the rocks are (which are supposed to be providing the light source) and Wesley with the cavern wall behind him. After Wesley fires his phaser and the room illuminates, his shadow should be either directly behind him or to the left of him, but his shadow appears to the right side of him. The only way his shadow would be there was if the light source was off camera a good distance to the left.

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Final Mission - S4-E9

Plot hole: Why would the miners send a shuttle to get Captain Picard when the Enterprise has a compliment of shuttlecraft on board? Also, how could the Enterprise engineering team (led by Lt. Commander LaForge) miss that the thruster quad on the shuttle was near failure?

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Man of the People - S6-E3

Continuity mistake: When Deanna is trying to seduce Riker, she scratches him and there are three deep scratches on his neck. Later, when Doctor Crusher treats him, one of the scratches is now on his cheek, and only two are on his neck.

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Redemption (2) - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: The Klingon which challenges Gowron, and which Gowron kills, is seen breathing when he should be stone dead.

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Genesis - S7-E19

Revealing mistake: When Picard is backing up against the wall, one of the characters who is supposed to be unconscious is seen moving their hand for a moment.

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Time's Arrow (1) - S5-E26

Visible crew/equipment: When Deanna and Riker stop at the turbolift to discuss Data, before the doors open to reveal Data, in the shot facing Deanna the reflection of crew movement is visible on the trim's surface, just over the turbolift.

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Power Play - S5-E15

Continuity mistake: On the planet's surface, when the away team are knocked unconscious their positions on the ground differ significantly between shots.

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Ensign Ro - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When Picard, Ro and the others arrive at the refugee camp to meet with Keeve Falor, the type of uniform top Ro is wearing has its zipper at the back in the center - with no seam whatsoever at the front. When she kneels down in front of the child, it has changed to the open-front jacket type, so Ro can touchingly give it to the child.

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