Star Trek: The Next Generation

Encounter at Farpoint (1) - S1-E1

Corrected entry: Wesley walks out of the Halo deck, dripping wet. Things from the holodeck are not real and disappear upon leaving. Wesley should be dry when he passes the threshold.

Correction: Mistakes like these have already been entered and corrected. The holodeck uses transporter technology with replicators to generating actual matter in some instances, as well as projecting force fields to give the objects the illusion of substance. It's most likely food that is eaten in the holodeck is replicated matter and in this case, the water was also replicated matter and thus physically real, even after leaving the holodeck.

Bishop73

The Big Goodbye - S1-E12

Corrected entry: 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.

Correction: Picard doesn't do anything close to that in this episode. He does however do something exactly as described in the later episode "Too Short a Season", an entry for which already exists.

Correction: This must be from an outtake or alternate scene, and since it's not included in the actual show isn't "eligible" for a mistake entry (not that there's anything wrong with Picard smiling). In the episode as it was aired, at the end of the episode, after the greeting, Picard and Riker do not go to the turbolift, they sit down. However, we do see Picard smirk when he turns to the side, but also everyone on the bridge claps for him and when he turns, he's still smiling.

Bishop73

Lonely Among Us - S1-E7

Corrected entry: As a non-corporeal entity enters and damages the ship's electronic systems, it causes the ship's engines to shut down. The ship, traveling at Warp 6, slows down and stops when the engines are shut down. However, in reality, ships in space only need the engines to get up to speed. Inertia will allow the ship to continue without the engines "pushing" the ship, because in space there is no friction to slow the ship when the engines shut down. The ship would continue on its current course at its current speed when the engines fail. Even if the warp field collapsed they wouldn't stop entirely.

MissTCShore

Correction: The warp field bends space around the ship, it doesn't propel the ship forwards. If the warp field collapses, this bending of space would stop and as such the ship would stop moving.

Skin of Evil - S1-E23

Corrected entry: Assuming he had smooth skin, Data has chest hair visible in a couple of shots.

Movie Nut

Correction: It is well established in multiple episodes that Data has body hair. He was created to look as human as possible.

Encounter at Farpoint (1) - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When the computer instructs Riker to turn right, he turns to the left.

Correction: While it is true that the computer said right rather than left, Riker turned around in the intersection facing the way he came, so the hatch was on his right. It seems thought the computer gave directions a beat before he turned, but the result is the same.

Movie Nut

Skin of Evil - S1-E23

Corrected entry: In the very beginning shots of the Enterprise, the nacelles are not lit even though the ship is moving.

Correction: Picard clearly states in his log entry "Because engineering is involved in preventative maintenance of our dilithium crystals we are presently travelling on impulse power" the impulse engines are located at the stern of the saucer section.

Coming of Age - S1-E19

Corrected entry: After Captain Picard guides Jake Kurland safely through his encounter with a planet's gravity, Picard instructs Kurland to report to Mister Riker. Riker is a Commander and the Executive Officer (XO); Mister is a title used as a rank honorific for someone holding a lower rank and not for the XO.

rickmurray

Correction: He is the captain of the ship. He has the privilege to call lower-ranked officers "Mister".

LorgSkyegon

The Big Goodbye - S1-E12

Corrected entry: When Picard leaves the holodeck after the holodeck character kisses him, the lipstick remains on his face. As we're told later in the episode, matter created on the holodeck cannot exist outside the holodeck. So once Picard left, the lipstick should have vanished since it came from a holodeck character. The "correction" that says simple matter can leave the holodeck is incorrect, since in another episode, they throw a book (which is simple matter) out of the holodeck and it dissolves.

poehitman

Correction: The book was, as you pointed out, thrown. It was not being carried by a person. The technical manual states that many of the objects on the holodeck are in fact generated using the standard replication process. But when Picard threw the book, the holodeck simply recycled the energy from that book, the same way the food replicators recycle any food left over. When Picard walks off with lipstick on his face, or when Data walks off with a piece of paper that Moriarty gave him on "Elementary, Dear Data", the system allowed those things to be carried out without recycling them. You can take issue with what makes the holodeck decide when to recycle material or not, but the fact is simple: some simple objects can be taken off of the holodeck.

Garlonuss Premium member

Skin of Evil - S1-E23

Corrected entry: When the away team goes down to the planet, the oily blob blocks their path, like a moving moat, and Riker gets sucked into that. But later, the blob returns to covering the shuttle craft like it did before they arrived. But Riker is still inside it, he is released only later. So the moat is temporarily gone. Where is he supposed to be during the time that the black blob covers the shuttle?

Correction: The material and properties that comprise Armus (the oily blob) are unknown - since the tricorders cannot scan it. So we can only extrapolate from what we see and hear. When Riker is absorbed by the entity, he is essentially made part of the oily blob. in other words, he's liquefied. So Riker is still a part of Armus when it envelops the shuttle, he just doesn't have his physical form.

JC Fernandez

The Battle - S1-E9

Corrected entry: When Picard is introducing his staff, he says that Data is 2nd in command, when in Fact Data is 3rd in command after Riker, after Picard.

Correction: He says Data is his "Second Officer" meaning he is next in the chain of command after Riker, who is the first officer.

Jason Hoffman

Skin of Evil - S1-E23

Corrected entry: When Armus engulfs Riker and then covers the shuttle, shouldn't there be a bulge to show the first officer's position?

Correction: We do not know the exact nature of Armus or his abilities, so we cannot say for sure if such a bulge should appear.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Code of Honor - S1-E4

Corrected entry: As Picard walks up to Lutan and Hagon talking, Hagon's words don't match the movements of his lips.

Correction: Starfleet officers use universal translators to communicate with unfamiliar alien species. Since Lutan and Hagon are aliens (they look human, but in reality they are from Ligon II and Picard only mentions they are "similar" to an older Earth culture) they would most likely speak English only when talking with Starfleet officers, like Picard, and revert to their native language when talking amongst themselves (especially on their own world, where the scene was taking place). It's possible, then, the two were talking in their own language, which would be translated into English automatically while Picard was overhearing them, similar to a badly dubbed foreign film.

The Big Goodbye - S1-E12

Corrected entry: Picard leaves the holodeck with lipstick on his face despite the established 'fact' that holodeck matter cannot leave the holodeck (eg: ST:TNG, 'Ship in a Bottle'). (00:08:30)

Correction: Simple matter and objects can leave the holodeck. They are created using the same technology as the replicators. There are numerous cases where matter (paper, water, food) has left the holodeck, and this is accepted as part of the technology. Complex matter (i.e. people, animals, etc.) cannot leave the holodeck. The computer might have made the lipstick transferrable for a sense of realism - no reason not to.

Jason Hoffman

Skin of Evil - S1-E23

Corrected entry: When starting the warp-core the matter / antimatter is injected in the ratio 25:1. Four episodes earlier (S01-18, Coming of age) Wesley solves the trick question at the Starfleet entrance exam with the only solution : The ratio has to be 1:1. (00:05:05)

Correction: Is this the proper ratio for a Galaxy class or a generic warp core? 1701-D is Starfleet's newest, most advanced vessel. It's possible that her core uses a different procedure for start up. Also, academies historically use older equipment for training purposes, since the state of the art is "on the front lines", making it even more likely that procedures on Enterprise are different from those in other vessels.

Grumpy Scot

When The Bough Breaks - S1-E17

Corrected entry: During the 'little power demonstration' a repulser beam hits the Enterprise and throw it three days away from the planet. But no-one on the bridge shows any signs of movement - even the standing one. Remember every space battle when after each hit you see people flying through the air . (00:25:20)

Correction: Since the Enterprise has artificial gravity and inertial compensators, the crew is usually unaffected by changes in speed or trajectory - no one is slammed to the back walls when they go to warp, for instance. These systems are often affected as power is rerouted to shields during a battle. The momentary readjustment results in crewmembers falling or flying. Clearly, these systems weren't affected by the repulser beam.

JC Fernandez

The Last Outpost - S1-E5

Corrected entry: Data lists the colours of the German Flag in the wrong order. He says 'red, black and gold' - it has to be 'black, red and gold'. It's a little embarrassing for his historical data banks. (00:07:55)

Correction: He lists the correct colors of the flag, so technically that is not a mistake.

Jason Hoffman

Encounter at Farpoint (2) - S1-E2

Corrected entry: It is later stated that Data can't use shortened expressions like 'I've' or 'I'll'. But in the pilot he says to Bones, "I'm an android". (00:54:15)

Correction: I thought so too, but if you listen very closely, he does say "I am". He is speaking quickly, so it can be hard to make out.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

The Naked Now - S1-E3

Corrected entry: When Wesley demonstrates his miniature tractor beam, he looks over his shoulder. The controlling device in his hands shakes a little during it - but the model stays very calm in the air. (00:18:10)

Correction: Wesley is more than intelligent enough to design the device to compensate for minor movements by the user; he wouldn't want the object being tractored to be shaken unnecessarily.

Tailkinker Premium member

Encounter at Farpoint (1) - S1-E1

Corrected entry: After the crew has separated the saucer section from the main section, we see the senior staff waiting on the bridge for the encounter with Q. Yet, on all the Enterprise blueprints and schematics, the main bridge is on the top of the saucer section. How can the crew let the saucer section go, wait on the war segment, and still be on the main bridge awaiting Q.

Correction: They are not on the main bridge anymore, they are on the battle bridge in the lower section.

pross79

Conspiracy - S1-E25

Corrected entry: At the end of the scene where Admiral Quinn is first walking around the Enterprise with Picard and Riker, a male crew member can be seen wearing a female officer's dress uniform.

Correction: Not a mistake. That was a normal uniform variation at that point in the show. It wasn't seen a lot, but it was intentional- not a mistake.

johnrosa

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