Star Trek: The Next Generation

Silicon Avatar - S5-E4

Corrected entry: When the colonists go into the cave to escape from the Crystalline Entity, you can see perfectly formed steps going down into the cave. The colonists were the first people there. Why would there already be perfectly formed steps in a cave?


Correction: There is nothing in the episode stating that the caverns had never been used before.

Unification (2) - S5-E8

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the episode, when they show the "previously on Star Trek: The Next Generation" segment, the Enterprise is shown at the abandoned shipyard, destroying the weapons transport ship instantly with a phaser blast. In the previous episode, the Enterprise only damaged the ship. The ship exploded a short time later due to the weapons it was carrying.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Correction: This is the abbreviated recap of the previous episode. It cuts the events of the episode into a few seconds. This is intentional and a common method in TV.

Jason Hoffman

Ensign Ro - S5-E3

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode, as Ro and Picard walk through the Bajoran camp, she states there is one condition to her continuing in Starfleet, at which point she puts on her Bajoran earring. In this episode and all other episodes she wears it on her left ear. However Bajorans wear the earring on the right ear, as stated throughout Deep Space Nine.


Correction: Since Ensign Ro is the first Bajoran we encounter in Star Trek history (in fact, Ro was originally supposed to be in DS9, but the role evolved into what became Major Kira), the mistake is in DS9, not TNG. Secondly, no one ever said Ro was a good Bajoran... there are plenty of Catholics who do the Sign of the Cross backwards.

JC Fernandez

Silicon Avatar - S5-E4

Corrected entry: When Dr. Marr arrives on the Enterprise, she states that she's excited because there have never been survivors from an attack from the Crystalline Entity. They also state that the Entity consumes all organic matter (including bacteria) and leaves none behind. Later, when Dr. Marr and Data are inspecting the cave the colonists took refuge in, she states that on two other planets, victims took refuge in caves and still perished. Now if the Entity consumes all organic matter (including bacteria) and there were no survivors, how would they know where the colonists took refuge, or even if they took refuge there at all? If all organic matter is gone, then there would be no trace of the colonists remaining.


Correction: Synthetic clothes, equipment, luggage, any non-organic items the people had on them would be piled up in the caves. Once you know you're dealing with something that consumes all organic material, it wouldn't be hard to figure out what happened when you find a pile of polyester shirts and piles of keys and such lying in a cave.

Gary O'Reilly

The Next Phase - S5-E24

Corrected entry: Ensign Ro and Geordi are invisible and are able to pass through solid objects; they can not physically touch anything. Yet when Ro visits her piloting station, she touches the console without her hand going through it.

Correction: She doesn't touch the console, she merely brushes her hand along it as if to touch it.

JC Fernandez

Conundrum - S5-E14

Corrected entry: The databank refers to Troi's father as "Alex Troi," but in "The Child" and later in "Dark Page" her father's name was Ian Troi.


Correction: MacDuff had to alter the computer files in order to insert himself, demote Riker and add the information about the "Lysian War." It's possible that he ended up messing up some other files while he was at it, and no-one would have noticed anything wrong because their memories had been wiped.

A Matter of Time - S5-E9

Corrected entry: When Data is listening to all the classical music in his room, he says he tries to keep the number of songs to "four or less." Data, who has perfect grammar, should have said "four or fewer."

Correction: Data has always longed to be more human. In his efforts he speaks more like humans with the exception of not using contractions. No human would ever say four or fewer.


Cause and Effect - S5-E18

Corrected entry: When Riker suggests blowing open the cargo bay to avoid the other ship, his lips don't move.

Correction: Riker suggests this three times, and all three times his lips move just fine. It is hard to see the first time because of the distance between him and the camera, but his mouth is moving as it should.


Conundrum - S5-E14

Corrected entry: The crew manifest lists Dr. Crusher's rank as "Lieutenant Commander", but her 3 rank insignia show her to be a Commander.

Correction: MacDuff, the alien, changed some computer logs. He inserted himself as first officer and dropped Riker's position. He could have altered Crusher's rank too.(They had no idea what the rank insignias meant. That memory was erased.)


The Next Phase - S5-E24

Corrected entry: Picard talks about an incident that happened to Ensign Ro on Garon IV, but in "Conundrum" and "Ensign Ro", it's said that the incident occured on Garon II.

Correction: We have to assume that Ro was correct about the incident. Therefore, Picard made a mistake.

The Next Phase - S5-E24

Corrected entry: In the episode "the Next Phase" Geordi & Ro are made intangible through contact with an experimental shield generator. They pass through all solid objects but for some reason are still able to stand on the decks of the ship. On several occasions they & the Romulan in the same situation pass through the walls but not the floors of the Enterprise. Can't be the gravity generators or they'd be pulled through the floor of upper decks.

Correction: This has been submitted and corrected before. If Geordi and Ro are breaking several laws of physics by walking through walls and being invisible, why can't the thing about not falling through the floor be another law they're breaking? Also, they are "cloaked," and when Romulan ships are cloaked, the crewmembers don't fall through floors.

Darmok - S5-E2

Corrected entry: Phaser fire is seen coming out of the forward photon torpedo launcher in this episode.

Correction: Actually, the Phaser fire comes from just above the Torpedo launcher. This actually makes sense. The bottom hull of the ship is known as the Battle Section. When the ship seperates, the Saucer becomes the "Lifeboat", carrying the familes and children out of harm's way. Undoubtedly, Phasers are placed everywhere possible on the Battle Section, since without the huge power drain from the Saucer Section the Battle Section would be able to field large numbers of Phaser Projectors.

Darmok - S5-E2

Corrected entry: When 'the entity' hits Picard, it swings its arm high, and Picard flies back as such. However, Picard is hurt across the lower chest in the next shot. Also, it's only a flesh wound which doesn't make sense because the monster was hitting to kill.

Correction: As to the second, Captain Dathon did not die in one blow. The entity appeared to have straddled him and pummeled him severely about the head and neck. It took him some time to die.


Cause and Effect - S5-E18

Corrected entry: Every time Data suggests using the tractor beam to alter the other ship's course, Picard immediately says, "Make it so," and Worf immediately engages it. The final time that they go through the time loop, however, Data has a good 8-10 seconds, after making his initial suggestion, to realize that Riker's strategy is better. Why did Picard and Worf hesitate so long this time?

Matty Blast

Correction: In each sequence but the last, the scene quickly cuts to the Bozeman hitting the nacelle, but in the last loop, the camera stays on the bridge. One can assume that when the camera cut to the collision, it skipped that 8-10 seconds it took to activate the tractor beam. (Also, all main systems went down, so they back-up tractor beam may have taken extra time).

Power Play - S5-E15

Corrected entry: In the Episode 'Power Play' there is a scene where Worf and two security guards are running through a corridor on their way to Deck 13. Just as the scene starts, a man in tan pants, a maroon button-down shirt, and a brown belt is walking down the center of the corridor alone. As Worf and the guards enter the corridor a split-second later, the man turns around, sees them coming, and gets out of the way by pressing himself against the left wall of the corridor. I'm guessing that it's an incorrectly-dressed actor?

Correction: That is not an incorrectly dressed actor. There are many civilians and families onboard the Enterprise, or he could have been an off duty officer.

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