Corrected entry: An aged, white haired Samuel Clemens angrily accuses Data and Guinan of introducing future technology that will corrupt the late 19th Century, and he threatens to expose them to the authorities. The elderly Clemens is thus portrayed as extremely paranoid of future technology. In reality, even before his old age, Samuel Clemens LOVED new technology, the more exotic, the better. In real life, Sam Clemens owned one of the very first telephones and the first typewriters, and he appeared in a Thomas Edison film when moving pictures were still in their infancy. In real life, Clemens was also a personal friend of Nikola Tesla, and he was known to visit the inventor's laboratory to marvel at all the truly futuristic technological wonders.
Corrected entry: Didn't Geordi die? When he goes into neural shock and Troi removes his arm-band, he becomes part of the frozen time. What happens when that time moves in reverse? Also, I don't think they ever talk about getting him some medical assistance before the Romulan ship disappears? But he's back in the next episode.
Corrected entry: In the scene with the rotting fruit, it would be impossible for the fruit to age as shown. The problem is, in order for the fruit to rot, oxygen would have to supply the needed nutrients to microrganisms in the fruit that cause it to rot at the accelerated rate. Since the life support generator is in normal time, being away from the bowl of fruit, there is no way the fruit could have rotted like that - the generator is only supplying a normal-time-continuum's worth of oxygen. There is no evidence of any wind or vortex so the air cannot be entering the time bubble at a greater rate than it is being created.Rlvlk
Corrected entry: Scotty and Geordi use the shields of the Jenolan to 'jam the doors' of the Dyson sphere so the Enterprise can escape. They get beamed out an instant before the ship is destroyed. But in numerous episodes before and after this one, it is impossible to beam through shields - they would have died along with the Jenolan.
Corrected entry: Geordi, Troi, data and Picard learn that they are able to interact with "objects" within the bubble of extremely slow moving time. This is to allow them to open doors and move throughout the ships. Problem is it would be impossible. By Newtonian physics, to move an object you must overcome the force holding it in place. To lift an object, you must overcome its weight: its mass times the acceleration due to gravity (roughly 9.8 meters per second per second) The problem is that with time moving extremely slow, any object would be extremely heavy because the acceleration due to gravity just increased ( a second in the bubble would seem to equal an hour, maybe even more, outside the bubble).Rlvlk
Corrected entry: After Troi sees the effects of the first time bubble, Data comments that his internal chronometer is in synch with the runabout's computer. That would mean the first bubble also enveloped the computer, but nothing it controls was affected: gravity, navigation, attitude control, inertial dampers, life support, etc. These systems are normally controlled by the computer, only when something significant changes do they require crew input.Rlvlk
Corrected entry: Part of Absolute Zero, 0 degrees Kelvin, deals with the stoppage of time. As long as an atom is in motion, it is generating heat. Lasers are being used today not to remove heat from molecules, but to slow them down to the point of almost stopping and that is the closest to Absolute Zero scientists have been able to hit. That being said: The temperature in the Enterprise and Romulan ship would be far colder than that, and very much closer to 0 than the temperature of space, to Picard, Troi, Geordi and Data. They have an isolation field around them, but that is not a life support generator providing them with neither heat nor oxygen. They would quickly freeze to death in that time bubble and slowly suffocate since the atmosphere would nearly be solid to them.Rlvlk
Corrected entry: When the Away Team beams to Sickbay with Picard at the beginning of the episode, Dr. Crusher asks what caused his injury and Worf responds that it was "a compressed teryon beam" from an alien weapon. However, when Picard is telling Q about his regrets he says that if he'd had a real heart he "wouldn't have died from a random energy surge 30 years later." Either Patrick Stewart was ad libbing and no one caught the contradiction, or the left hand didn't know what the right hand was doing on the writing team for that particular script.
Corrected entry: After Geordie and Riker get Scotty out of the transporter, Riker introduces himself, including the ship's name. As soon as Scotty hears him say "Enterprise", he says "The Enterprise, I should have known, I'll bet Jim Kirk himself pulled the old girl out of mothballs to come looking for me". But Scotty was there when Kirk was "killed" by the Nexus in the beginning of Star Trek: Generations. That took place before this episode. Since Scotty was there when Kirk "died", how could be bet that it was Kirk who came looking for him?
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