Star Trek: The Next Generation

Q Who? - S2-E16

Other mistake: Worf says the Borg have locked on a tractor beam, but in the next exterior shot there is no tractor beam visible between the two ships. Later there is.

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Suggested correction: Stating that it is locked on is not the same as stating it is engaged. For example, there are numerous occasions where they detect that phasers have been locked but have not yet been engaged/fired.


In regards to a tractor beam, locked on has always meant engaged and holding the target. Phasers are different as they need to be targeted. The tractor beam just has to hit the ship. I think this is a valid error.


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.

Michael Albert

Shades of Gray - S2-E22

Other mistake: In this episode, in Riker's memory, the encounter between him and Quinn is re-lived. As Quinn starts to attack Riker, you can see Riker's stunt double's face, and tell that it's Quinn's stunt double, as the hair is smooth, not styled. Also, Riker is a few inches taller than Quinn, but in the onset of the attack, they're equal heights.

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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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Samaritan Snare - S2-E17

Other mistake: As Wesley and Picard prepare to depart the Enterprise, Data says the ship is at impulse speed. However when we see the shuttle exit, the ship is shown not to be moving.

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Suggested correction: At impulse speeds, there would be no visible indication of movement as they're in open space.

Jason Hoffman

This is incorrect. In-universe has shown the difference between a moving ship and stationary ship, even open space.


Exactly what is this difference you're referring to? If a ship is moving at sub-light speeds with only stars visible it is impossible to tell how fast it is moving, or even if it is moving. The only movement visible would be that imparted by the difference in movements of the camera and ship. (In fact, they create of the illusion of the ship speeding by by moving the camera past a stationary ship.) This is reality. If there is an error, it is the fact that the stars can be seen moving outside the hanger bay door which would indicate the ship was slowly rotating.

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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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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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). (00:00:30)

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