Star Trek: The Next Generation

Night Terrors - S4-E17

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode, when Data tells to Picard to go to bed, Picard goes into his ready room. Only problem is, when the doors are open, it's actually the Turbo-Lift.

Correction: Picard enters the door to the right of his ready room. This is a rarely used (on screen, at least) turbolift.

Clues - S4-E14

Corrected entry: When Picard returns to the Paxxan planet, Data begins to replay the incidents that led to the "lost day". During the narrative that Data gives, he explains that Captain Picard asked the Paxxan representative, who is using Counselor Troi's body to communicate, who (meaning what species) they belonged to. The alien possessing counselor Troi never answers this question. Instead the alien informs Picard that because the Enterprise crew is aware of the Paxxans (who are xenophobes and isolationists) and the ship and its occupants must be destroyed. Picard asks the alien to allow the Enterprise safe passage through their space, and to erase the entire crew's memory of the incident, however the Paxxan representative says that Data is immune to their technology to erase memories (which would have been required in order for the plan to work). Captain Picard says to Data, "You will conceal your knowledge of the Paxxans for as long as you exist". However the species was never identified. This happens in the last 6 minutes of the episode.


Correction: As I recall, it was Data who explained to Picard that the aliens were Paxxans and xenophobes after it was discovered that Data's "cover story" about the missing day was untrue. Picard's question to the alien about who they are, could be interpreted a number of ways, and not just to identify what their species is called.

raywest Premium member

Identity Crisis - S4-E18

Corrected entry: Near the beginning of the episode, when Geordi and Suzanna are in Ten-Forward, Geordi's rank insignia switches from the two-and-a-half pips of a Lieutenant-Commander to the three pips of a Commander. Geordi is then called to the bridge, and when he gets there he is wearing Lieutenant-Commander's pips again.

Correction: The light reflecting off the third pip makes it seem like it's gold in color.

Identity Crisis - S4-E18

Corrected entry: When Riker and Worf are searching for Geordi on the holodeck, why don't they just terminate the program, instead of looking for him in the simulated jungle? Would have made it a heck of a lot easier to find him.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Correction: Geordi had already begun changing and part of the transformation is invisibility. Shutting off the holodeck wouldn't have helped.

Final Mission - S4-E9

Corrected entry: Why would the Enterprise need to tow the barge all the way through the asteroid belt? The reason given was they needed the deflector shields to clear a path through the asteroid belt. They could easily tow it enough to build up enough inertial speed, and then calculate the correct trajectory and have the computer tell them when to cut it loose on that trajectory towards the sun. Then increase speed and pull out ahead and clear out a clear path for the barge to pass through at a safe distance. The only reason to do it the way they did was to make it more dramatic.


Correction: You assume the asteroids are stationary. If the Enterprise is too far ahead, a stray asteroid could still enter the barge's path.

JC Fernandez

Clues - S4-E14

Corrected entry: At the end of this episode everyone gets up from being stunned a second time. When they go to check their stations and leave, does no one notice Star Fleet's time? They have been knocked out for 30 seconds and yet Star Fleet says it's two days later. Someone should be drilling Data again.

Correction: Data explicitly states when explaining the earlier attempt that he modified the ship's chronometer so that the crew would not know time had passed. Data (with the crew's help) corrected all of the "clues" the crew found in the previous attempt. It would be a simple task for data to adjust the chronometer to run a tiny fraction faster for a short period so that it would catch up with the actual time without the crew noticing.

Jason Hoffman

Half a Life - S4-E22

Corrected entry: When Lwaxana is in the transporter room demanding to transport down to the planet, O'Brien leaves Lwaxana and Troi alone. Before he does, he enters a code to lock the transporter panel, and the word LOCKED appears inside a red rectangle. At the end of the scene, when the camera pans out, the word LOCKED is no longer there.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Correction: The word LOCKED appeared to tell O'Brien that his command was carried out. Then the label disappears. Just as when I lock my car, the indicators all flash once, and then turn off.


Night Terrors - S4-E17

Corrected entry: When Beverly imagines that all the bodies surrounding her in the morgue are sitting up, she closes her eyes and thinks, 'go away'. After reopening her eyes, they're all back, lying horizontally. But directly after reopening her eyes, you can see the corpse left behind her is still sitting up. (00:23:25)

Correction: I just watched this episode, and looked for the mistake. When Beverly opens her eyes, all of the corpses are lying down.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Family - S4-E2

Corrected entry: In the scene where Picard is walking towards his house with his nephew, the cameraman walks backwards and there are tall bushes on the left side of the screen. As the cameraman walks backwards, he brushes up against leaves and small branches and you can see them move after he walks past them.

Correction: The movement of the bushes is being caused by Picard's nephew, who is hiding behind them.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Redemption (1) - S4-E26

Corrected entry: When Gowron's ship is being attacked, Data says that their port shields are down, and that "they are unlikely to survive another attack from that quarter." The very next shot, Gowron's ship receives 5 shots to the port quarter, all of which are dissipated by the shields which are supposed to be down. (00:30:00)

Correction: Given that forward and aft shields exist, too, it can be argued that the seams where the shields merge or overlap would be approximately in the 10:30, 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 positions (looking down on the ship with its bow at 12:00). I would further argue that forward shields might be wider, perhaps to the 10:00 and 2:00 positions, but failing that- Of the five volleys fired, one hits the starboard side. Two more hit the forward shields. The remaining two may or may not have been between the 9:00 and 10:30 positions (as the attacker was well forward of Gowron's ship). Too close to call, but assuming they did indeed get through, Data said 'unlikely', not 'impossible', and his next statement is that Gowron's life support system has failed. That sure sounds like 'not surviving' if left unattended to quickly. We may not have seen the hits, but they apparrently got through since life support was knocked out. No error.


In Theory - S4-E25

Corrected entry: When Data works with the photon torpedo, he holds the tool with his left hand. The woman helping him puts a black box on the torpedo and leaves. When Data stands up, the box is gone and the tool is now in his right hand. (00:01:20)

Correction: The shot changes to the woman wherein Data could easily have swapped the tool over. No error here.


Brothers - S4-E3

Corrected entry: In the scene where Data is on the bridge being contacted by Picard, and when he speaks to the computer to gives orders is impossible. All the air has been removed from the bridge, yet sound can still travel through the air (though we allow poetic license that exploding ships make sounds). (00:07:20)

Correction: The air has not been sucked from the bridge - the life-support has simply been shut off. The air on the bridge would quickly become unbreathable, hence the evacuation, but it's still there. As such, sound will be able to travel normally.

Tailkinker Premium member

Reunion - S4-E7

Corrected entry: K'mpec says that Romulans and Klingons have been blood enemies for 75 years. However, Worf had said that the two were still allies during the Khitomer massacre, when he was young.

Correction: In another episode Warf says "Klingons and Romulans are blood enemies.have been for centuries." It's a matter of perspective. While they may have tenuous temporary alliances and treaties, the majority of Klingons and Romulans still despise each other, and consider one another enemies.

Redemption (1) - S4-E26

Corrected entry: Guinan says her goal is to make Worf laugh, yet she already has - in Worf's only scene in "Yesterday's Enterprise" when she says that some women aboard the Enterprise might find him "tame."

Correction: When the Enterprise C is sent back to the past, several changes were made (the captain died, Tasha Yar was present, repairs were made), Based on the Butterfly Effect, this could have caused minor changes in the normal timeline (when time is restored, Geordi is sitting where Worf was, so maybe Worf never went to Ten-Forward in that timeline).

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