Star Trek: Voyager

Year of Hell (2) - S4-E9

Corrected entry: When we see the now blind Tuvok shaving, he is using a metal blade, the type still used today, and promptly cuts himself with it. However in TNG, Geordi La Forge (also blind, but using a VISOR) is shown using a bladeless razor with a little light beam that wouldn't cut him. One of these should be available on Voyager, over 10 years later. Lack of power can't a problem, as Tuvok had the lights in his room on the whole time, despite not needing them on account of being blind.

Correction: It has been shown on a number of occasions that some species and cultures prefer to use a blade to shave. Vulcans do so as part of their mental control.

Ashes to Ashes - S6-E18

Corrected entry: While Ensign Ballard is trying to dazzle Torres, she switches between English and Kobali. Torres gives her a look and when questioned, she tells her, "You were speaking Kobali." Others in Engineering are also directing strange looks toward Ensign Ballard. The problem is that the Universal Translator should be taking care of this, causing the others to only hear what is being said in their preferred language.

Birdzip

Correction: Given only a few words of the language had been spoken, the computer/translator would have not yet learnt the language. There have also been many times the universal translator is unable to translate some languages.

Alliances - S2-E14

Corrected entry: Voyager has been traveling home for months on a long trip home presumably at high warp most of the time. However in this episode every kazon first maje is able to catch up to them in a short time frame.

Correction: Voyager is not able to maintain high warp speeds indefinitely, as this would cause damage to the engines. Plus the ship will need to resupply fuel and food etc periodically which obviously can't be done at warp. And, as Chakotay's hologram once commented, Janeway has a tendency to "investigate every insignificant anomaly [they] come across", further delaying the journey home and reducing their average travelling speeds.

The Killing Game (1) - S4-E18

Corrected entry: When B'Elanna goes to see her German lover, a Citroen 2CV passes by. These weren't manufactured until 1948, long after WWII.

tolby

Correction: This episode is set in the holodeck, not in 1940s Germany. It is likely the programmer felt the car was close enough to the period to be included.

Correction: This is a holodeck simulation. Anachronisms can crop up just like in movies.

Future's End (1) - S3-E8

Corrected entry: Future's End part 1 and 2 show no signs of a Eugenics Wars, which took place from 1992-1996, and devastated the planet with over 30 million deaths and led to Kahn ruling 1/4 of the planet.

Bishop73

Correction: Clearly some parts of the world escaped the Eugenics Wars unscathed, just as the continental United States escaped both World Wars relatively unscathed.

Year of Hell (2) - S4-E9

Corrected entry: When Chakotay's comet removal simulation erases 8,000 civilizations, Annorax tells him that 4 billion years before, material from the comet was the catalyst for the eventual development of several civilizations. However, comets, by their very nature, are short-lived, around 10,000 years. There is no way a comet that seeded life across multiple solar systems 4 billion years earlier would still exist.

Guy

Correction: Not entirely correct. The typical dynamical lifetime of a comet is about 500,000 years, which of course, can vary. After its dynamical lifetime, the comet becomes a dead comet, Once a comet has lost all of its available volatile materials, its coma and tail will disappear and the remaining inert nucleus will take on the appearance of an asteroid. Since it is never mentioned what type of comet they are discussing, the scenario is plausible.

wizard_of_gore

Scorpion (1) - S3-E26

Corrected entry: Both the Borg and Chakotay reference that it would take months for Voyager to cross Borg space. The Borg use trans-warp regularly, which is the method Voyager eventually arrives home at the end of the series. The Borg could have scooped up Voyager and had them not only on the other side of Borg space, but all the way home in less than a day. Janeway really missed an opportunity in her negotiations.

JKMcDostie

Correction: Janeway didn't know that the Borg had transwarp conduits that reached the Alpha Quadrant. Additionally, she would not want to encourage the Borg to send any ships towards Earth, since it would simply motivate them to invade. Janeway compromised - they would cross Borg space safely, and without leading to a Borg invasion of the Federation.

Yes she would have known the Borg had trans warp conduits to the Alpha Quadrant, as the Borg reached the Romulan Neutral Zone in TNG Season 1, the attack at Wolf 359 only a year after official first contact, and the rogue Borg were attacking Federation colonies in 2369, two years before Voyager was lost in the Badlands. Therefore, the Borg has a way to get to the Alpha Quadrant in very little time, which Janeway would know. Why the Borg didn't use the transwarp conduit that opened up right on earth's doorstep ("Endgame") is another question.

Future's End (1) - S3-E8

Corrected entry: When talking to someone from 1996, Tom Paris states that Starfleet Academy is an "East Coast school." Starfleet Academy is actually located in San Francisco, making it a "West Coast school"

Correction: Because Tom Paris was in California (the West Coast) in 1996, he was trying to say something that would make Starfleet Academy sound like it was far away from that region. That is, he said, "East Coast school" in the hope of making Rain Robinson think it was a real school, just one she might not have heard of because it was on the East Coast.

Cold Fire - S2-E10

Corrected entry: At the beginning of this episode, we are told it has been 10 months since Voyager was transported to the delta quadrant. However Ensign Wildman is still pregnant at this point in the series and doesn't actually go into labour until series 2 episode 21 (deadlock). She must have been pregnant before boarding Voyager, as her husband is still in the Alpha quadrant. That is one long pregnancy.

Nikki Yates

Correction: Ensign Wildman's husband isn't human, he's Ktarian. Human/Ktarian hybrids gestate approximately 18 months.

Greg Dwyer

Timeless - S5-E6

Corrected entry: After Captain Janeway instructs Seven of Nine to match Voyager's course and speed with the Delta Flyer, the scene cuts to an external flyby of the Delta Flyer, followed by what is presumably Voyager (an Intrepid-class ship), but the ship following the shuttle is a Galaxy-class vessel with curved, fixed pylons for the warp nacelles. Voyager's nacelles pivot, and look nothing like that of a Galaxy-class starship.

xx:xx:xx

Correction: Janeway states "match their course and speed". The next shot is set in the future, with the Delta Flyer running from the USS Challenger in their attempt to save Voyager in the past. The Challenger is a Galaxy-Class ship captained by La Forge.

Indeed, it's just a less obvious scene transition than normal. It's similar to the way Picard travelled between the anti-time past, present and futures in "All Good Things"; he would walk out a door in one time period and in a door in another, or be talking to someone in one period and someone in another would hear him and ask what he was going on about.

Unforgettable - S4-E22

Corrected entry: If Kellin spent multiple weeks on the ship, certainly there would be security surveillance evidence that she was there. Even if she didn't visually show up on the video, people would be seen interacting with an invisible someone. Similarly, the Doctor would either be able to see her and remember or not be able to see her and figure out that people were interacting with an invisible person. And what about the ship's logs? People would certainly have talked about her in their logs.

Birdzip

Correction: It is mentioned in episode that not only can the memories about her race not be retained by the few other species that they meet, it is also stated that they upload viruses into the computers of any species they meet in order to erase all knowledge of them from all databases (including sensor logs, sensor scans, crew logs and presumably the EMHs memory circuits). This is why Chakotay writes his final log entry for this incident by hand so that it can't be erased.

Dreadnought - S2-E17

Corrected entry: As Janeway talks to the planet representative, the stars are not moving past the window, yet the ship is travelling at full impulse.

Movie Nut

Correction: If they are traveling at impulse (which is slower than light), you would not see the stars move. It would take years to notice any difference in the position of the stars.

Before and After - S3-E21

Corrected entry: When Kes flashes to a moment where people celebrate her ninth birthday, Neelix brings the cake with candles. There are ten candles on the cake instead of nine.

Correction: An additional candle is added for luck in some cultures. As further evidence in the S4 episode Raven, Seven is talking about her birthday. She says her cake had 6 candles on it and 'one more to grow on'.

I think it's even mentioned in this episode that there's an extra candle for luck.

The Voyager Conspiracy - S6-E9

Corrected entry: The sensor node that is "infected" with photonic fleas is the same prop used as the device intended to destroy Voyager (hidden in a Jeffries tube) in the episode "Relativity."

Birdzip

Correction: The sensor node is the same prop, used in both episodes. In S6-E9 "The Voyager Conspiracy," the sensor node contracts photonic fleas, whereas in S5-E23 "Relativity," a separate prop, "the weapon," gets attached to the same sensor node. For a visual of the weapon, fast-forward to "Relativity" 35:01, where you'll see Captain Braxton holding it in his hand when he's caught trying to attach it to the node.

Phage - S1-E5

Corrected entry: When the Doctor is talking about the magnetic containment fields that govern holograms, he slaps Paris. Then he pushes some buttons and when Paris tries to hit the Doctor, his hand passes right through. The Doctor then presses some buttons again to return the fields to normal. One problem: If Paris's hand passes through the Doctor, the Doctor's hand should pass through the buttons.

Birdzip

Correction: His program is smart enough to let some things through but not others. We've often seen objects thrown at the Doctor and going through him, or aliens attacking him and going through him, even though no modifications had been made to his program and he was still able to stand on the floor, hold a tricorder, etc. The Doctor simply tweaked his program a little when he pressed those buttons.

ironcito

We can suppose that he still appears to be standing on the floor when he allows Paris' hand through him as the holoemitters don't project below the floor. However if the Doctor can "tweak" his program automatically to allow himself to be able to push buttons, he should need to press the buttons to turn his containment on or off as he does to demonstrate it to Paris.

Ashes to Ashes - S6-E18

Corrected entry: It is not feasible that Ensign Ballard would be able to catch up with Voyager. The stardate of her death is quoted as 51563. The episode has a stardate of 53679.4. In "Hope and Fear" (stardate 51978.2), Voyager uses slipstream technology to jump 300 light years. In "Timeless" (stardate 52143.6), they use it again to jump 10,000 light years. In "Night" (stardate 52081.2), a spatial vortex gets them 2,500 light years closer. In "Dark Frontier" (stardate 52619.2), though avoiding the Borg has added 2 years to their journey, they use a transwarp coil from the Borg sphere to shorten their journey by 15 years (roughly 15,000 light years). In "The Voyager Conspiracy" (stardate 53329), the crew uses a graviton catapult to cut 3 years off their journey. All of this happened between Ensign Ballard's death and her return to Voyager. With all of these massive jumps, the only explanation for Ensign Ballard being able to catch up with Voyager is that the Kobali have amazing technology for travelling at extremely high speeds. However, if this is the case, Janeway would have asked for the technology in return for Ballard.

Birdzip

Correction: Several species have been shown to be capable of traveling considerably faster than Voyager, so it's entirely possible that the Kobali can, too. Trading a person for a piece of technology would be morally questionable, at best.

ironcito

When has being "morally questionable" ever stopped Janeway? Hell, she traded bio weapons to THE borg in exchange for the use of their technology to get out of their space, and she was perfectly willing to give the Equinox and crew to the aliens to appease them, to name just a couple of examples.

Unforgettable - S4-E22

Corrected entry: Why must Chakotay use a pen and paper to record his memories of Kellin? There is no justifiable reason that his recorded voice should not be able to be preserved just because he's talking about Kellin.

Birdzip

Correction: This is explained in the same episode - when she left with the fugitives they planted a virus in the computer that wiped out all traces and records. Presumably this same method would be employed by the security force that was to retrieve her.

The Killing Game (2) - S4-E19

Corrected entry: Near the end of the episode, when the holoemitters are overloaded, all of the holographic people disappear. However, the buildings, streets etc. which were also created by the holodeck remain. They should have disappeared, too.

Birdzip

Correction: This is not an error, Cannon indicates that replicator technology, force-fields, and light are used in holodeck creations, The building components, being relatively static, would require less power to replicate and place than to continually project.

Scorpion (1) - S3-E26

Corrected entry: Seven of Nine says that she was assimilated 18 years before. No one from the Alpha Quadrant knew about the Borg at that time.

Joshua Mullis

Correction: There were rumors about them. That's why her parents set out to try and find them and learn about them.

Greg Dwyer

The El-Aurian refugees rescued in "Generations" were refugees from the Borg assimilating their world. Even for a race of listeners, some of them presumably spoke about what happened in the 80 years before the Enterprise-D encountered the Borg at J-25. It just wasn't given much importance at the time given that it was a very long way from Federation space. The Hansens dig out these old forgotten reports and decided to investigate.

The 37's - S2-E1

Corrected entry: When the 37s are removed from stasis, the Japanese WWII pilot says that they are all speaking Japanese. Janeway explains that her communicator is a language translator and that is why he is hearing them speak Japanese. That is not how the universal translator operates. It has to be set to the language/dialect you require. Voyager's UTs are set to translate into English. The Japanese soldier would not have heard them speaking Japanese unless they specifically set a UT to do so just for him. This is a common error in many episodes as the aliens Voyager's crew encounters down on their home planets don't utilize UT's. So, in reality, the Voyager crew would understand them but they would not understand the Voyager crew.

Correction: The OLD Universal Translators used to have to be set to a specific language. By the Voyager era (24th century), UTs translate differently for different species. This is explained by the translators monitoring the linguistic portion of the brain and translates the words accordingly. Because of this, anyone within monitoring range of the translator will hear words spoken by the wearer in their native language. If the UT had to be set to a specific language prior to speaking, it would be worthless when encountering new species.

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