Star Trek: The Next Generation

Second Chances - S6-E24

New this week Continuity mistake: William Riker is playing cards with La Forge and Worf. The camera is focusing on Riker and there is no 4th chair. When Tom Riker enters, William says "Why don't you join us" and now removes his trombone from the 4th chair which has suddenly appeared. (00:31:25)

Klaus Egvang

Realm of Fear - S6-E2

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Barcley reappears on the transporter with the crewmember, they both fall to the ground. The transporter chief had put up a forcefield around the transporter chamber, in case something goes wrong. However, when the crewmember falls to the ground, his foot goes right through where the forcefield is meant to be. It is still active, as only a few seconds later we see it being deactivated.

Ship in a Bottle - S6-E12

Other mistake: In the transporter room, Data asks the computer what file log is shown. The computer reply is "Transport Log 759", Data confirms "That is the correct log", but the screen reads "Transport Log 721".

Movie Nut

Timescape - S6-E25

Revealing mistake: As Picard goes to check the fuel consumption logs his right hand is in a closed fist. When he sits at a console and uses his right hand it already has the long nails he will get in the next few minutes when he reaches for the rotten fruit. (00:11:00)

DJH747

Birthright (1) - S6-E16

Visible crew/equipment: During Data's second dream experience he imagines becoming a bird and flies through the Enterprise and beyond. As he flies past his father at the anvil a crew member is seen sitting by the double doors behind him. (00:36:10)

DJH747

Rascals - S6-E7

Plot hole: After Picard, Guinan, Ro, and Keiko all beam back to the ship and have been transformed into children, their clothing hangs loosely on all four. Later, Dr. Crusher even states "But as far as we can tell, only their bodies were changed". Presumably they replicate a change of clothes that fit before the next scene. However, no one on the medical team addresses the fact that the now pre-pubescent Captain Picard has an adult-sized parthenogenetic implant (fake heart) that was mentioned in many previous episodes.

Lessons - S6-E19

Visible crew/equipment: You can see the boom mike above Picards head when he is in his quarters. (00:11:30)

Timescape - S6-E25

Continuity mistake: In the scene right before the shuttle's crew finds the Romulan ship and the Enterprise, Geordi calls the shuttle craft's cockpit to explain the temporal disturbances. Captain Picard, Troi and Data walk into the shuttle's cockpit room and Troi puts her right arm on Geordi's chair. As Geordi, Data and Captain Picard are talking you can see Troi's wrist hanging off the chair, but when the camera cuts directly in front of Geordi her whole wrist is on the chair. The camera then cuts back and you can see that Troi's wrist is still hanging off the chair.

True Q - S6-E6

Revealing mistake: In Amanda's quarters, when she repulses Q, as he flies toward the corner, you can tell it is his stunt double.

Movie Nut

Schisms - S6-E5

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Geordi and the Captain are in engineering trying to close the subspace hole, you can see a silhouette of the camera in the reflection of the warp core blue lights in the window between the warp core and the console they are working from.

Schisms - S6-E5

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Picard comes to engineering to ask Laforge if he has been successful in locating Riker's homing beacon, you can see the blue light of the warp core reflected in the window. Outlined in that reflection, near Geordi's chest, you can see a studio spotlight.

Timescape - S6-E25

Factual error: Picard reaches for the bowl of rotten fruit, winces in pain, and suddenly his fingernails have grown about an inch. This was due to the fruit bowl being inside an area where time was moving much faster. The problem is, in order for his fingernails to grow, blood would have to supply the needed nutrients to his fingers at the accelerated rate. Since his heart is in normal time, being away from the bowl of fruit, there is no way his fingernails could have grown like that - his heart is only supplying a normal-time-continuum's worth of blood.

Matty Blast

Birthright (2) - S6-E17

Continuity mistake: The stardate given in the previous episode is 46578.4 and the stardate of the episode after this is 46682.4. In this episode, Picard records the stardate in his log as 46759.2. There was either a typo in the script or the actor misspoke the scripted 46579.2. This isn't excusable as a character error, because the episode is accepted in Trek lore as occurring on the date Picard states.

johnrosa

Timescape - S6-E25

Plot hole: They have already shown that anything that comes into contact with the time bubbles is immediately affeceted. The engine running 47 days non-stop, the fruit againg, Picard's hand aging, etc. Geordi creates subspace isolation field that allows them to beam off the shuttle and onto the other ships to investigate. Problem is, the second the transporter beam hit the time bubble, it would have stopped and never materialized because it would have been affected by the extremely slow passage of time in that bubble. The warp core breach was affected as was the disruptor fire so the transport beam would have been easily affected. And they have never shown that have been able to alter the transporters in such a manner that would allow them to beam over.

Rlvlk

Lessons - S6-E19

Revealing mistake: When Picard and Cmdr. Daron are in Picard's quarters together for the first time, watch Picard play his Inner Light theme. The hands playing the flute are obviously not his.

Schisms - S6-E5

Continuity mistake: At one point, Worf reveals that a missing crew member has reappeared in his quarters on Deck 9, Section 17. Picard Riker and Crusher all meet at the cabin which has mysteriously moved to Section 19.

Timescape - S6-E25

Factual error: With the Enterprise and the Romulan ship are stuck in a bubble in time and virtually stopped, the 2 ships would not be visible to the crew on the shuttle. The light entering the bubble would slow down, as would the light reflecting off the ships. All the shuttle crew would see is a "black hole" in space. (The disruptor beam was stopped in mid fire and sensors cannot penetrate the bubble).

Rightful Heir - S6-E23

Plot hole: During a private conversation with Worf, (the not yet revealed to be clone of) Kahless recounts a time during Worf's childhood when the actual Kahless appeared to Worf in a vision and told him he would do something no other Klingon had ever done. However, it would be impossible for a clone to have such a memory, as his creators would have no knowledge that such a memory even existed, let alone the circumstances and specific content of that vision.

Michael Albert

Face of the Enemy - S6-E14

Other mistake: As the cloaked Warbird looks at the Enterprise, the registry number on the under side of the saucer is reversed.

Movie Nut

Timescape - S6-E25

Continuity mistake: Picard states that the energy beam appears to come from the deflector array, in later shots it is coming from the rear of the star drive section.

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