Star Trek: The Next Generation

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.

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.

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. Shadows from the boom microphone are also seen above Lwaxana's head on the wall.

In Theory - S4-E25

Character mistake: After Data asks Jenna about a drink, he uses a contraction in his response, saying "Excellent choice. I'll join you." He's supposed to be incapable of contractions at this point.

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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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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 mic boom on the back wall quickly moving from the middle to the right. (00:34:40)

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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In Theory - S4-E25

Other mistake: In performing the "Lover's Quarrel" part, Data uses contractions, i.e, "don't" and "you're." When Jenna asks about it, he responds "You are not my mother", eliminating the contraction.

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Suddenly Human - S4-E4

Character mistake: Captain Picard wonders why the boy would want to go back to his captors if they abuse him and Dr. Crusher tells him it's not uncommon, it's called the Stockholm Syndrome as if Picard doesn't know or understand. However, in S03E12, "The High Ground", Dr. Crusher is held captive and when Picard is talking to her (after he is captured trying to rescue her), she begins to appear sympathetic to her captors and Picard says "I don't have to remind you of the psychological impact of being a hostage." Picard would be aware of why the boy may wish to return.

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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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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. (00:07:00)

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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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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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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. (00:42:15)

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Data's Day - S4-E11

Revealing mistake: When Data and Dr. Crusher are tap dancing on the holodeck, whenever the camera angle changes to a wide shot from above (for the more complex dance moves), it's clear it is not Brent Spiner but a stand-in dancing.

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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Qpid - S4-E20

Worf: Captain, I must protest. I am not a merry man.

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Trivia: Another joke from the set designers: whenever someone is in the Jeffries Tubes, you will see several pipes on the walls labeled "GNDN" this stands for "Goes Nowhere, Does Nothing."

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Question: Were people able to "lock" the Holodeck doors so that others couldn't just walk in on them? I don't recall an episode where the doors were locked that wasn't because of some malfunction. It seems like Lieutenant Barclay, for example, would either lock the doors during his "fantasies" or have some "fail-safe" that shuts the program off when being walked in on. Otherwise, it's just a really dumb thing to do (for him or anyone playing out a fantasy) knowing they could easily be caught.

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Answer: Yes. The doors to the holodecks can be locked when in use by anyone aboard the Enterprise so they couldn't be disturbed. However, high ranking officers like Captain Picard could override the doors as it's seen that overrides are in use even for the crews quarters. Even Barclay, when he's indulging in one of his fantasies could have the doors to the holodeck unlocked by an override code.

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