Corrected entry: In the beginning, when the doctor is activated, he immediately asks who activated him. The computer tells him he was activated when a red alert was initiated. But then he finds out no one is on board, so there was no one to initiate the red alert at that moment. He should have been activated much earlier, when the crew was still on board and under red alert, even in a simulation.Bishop73
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Corrected entry: When Janeway visits Seven as she works to destroy the Omega molecules in the chamber, Seven reports that 11% have been neutralized. They then have a 1 minute, 10 second discussion, and when it's over, Seven states that 18% of the molecules have now been neutralized. Janeway comments, while checking the computer screen, that at the current rate, "this could take hours". Actually, at the current rate, it will take less than 15 minutes.
00:38:20 - 00:39:30johnrosa
Corrected entry: In the opening sequence, Voyager is passing through a gas cloud. In this sequence Voyager is parting the gas and dust like it would if there was air around, there even are some turbulences near the warp nacelles. Voyager utilises a navigational deflector, which effectively cleans space in front of Voyager. The CGI in the opening sequence shows this only to be a few metres in front of Voyager's bow. How ever navigational deflectors form overlapping shield bubbles a few hundred meters in front of the ship, even at low impulse speed. Flying through such a cloud would even require engaging combat shields, which would form a bubble around Voyager bigger than leaving a few meters of space between the shields and the hull. Even if the shields weren't conformal to the hull there would be more space. Last but not least the navigational deflector would provide particles with a directional impulse straight away from the ship, and not letting it slide along the deflector. The displayed turbulences near the nacelles would be highly abrasive to the ship's hull.Alex
Corrected entry: In this episode there is a region of space with no stars and it is completely dark. While there could be a region with no stars you would still see stars in the distance. When they finally reach the end of the 'void' slowly stars pop into view. If they just stayed stationary these stars would come into view on their own. Light had been traveling from each star from the time of its creation. The galaxy is not so old that light has not reach certain sections yet.zubarsky
Corrected entry: Voyager is often having to dim the lights are figure out ways to save energy by shutting down life support in various sections of the ship. Yet, they have energy for beaming up and down, and holodeck activities, and use of the replicators on a limiting basis. I don't feel like doing the math but the energy required to replicate a cup of coffee is certainly enough to light the ship for a long time.zubarsky
Corrected entry: In the opening credits, Voyager is seen skimming along above the "surface" of the planetary rings of what appears to be a large planet. However, given the size of the reflection of the ship in the rings below, Voyager can be at most a few hundred meters above the reflective surface. That, coupled with the extreme curvature of the rings, and Voyager's path across them, would make the planet the smallest in the universe, perhaps a few thousand meters across. No moon or asteroid of that size would have enough gravity to capture and retain rings of rocky debris, much less possess an atmosphere that would be thick enough to see or have clouds.
Corrected entry: At the beginning of the episode, the "Friendship 1" probe does a flyby. On it, you see Federation and Starfleet markings. During the briefing after the credits, Tuvok states that the probe was launched 4 years after Zephram Cochrane's first warp flight. Cochrane's warp flight was in 2063 and the probe was launched in 2067 The United Federation of Planets didn't exist until 2161, and even though there was techinically a Starfleet, it's well known that it didn't adopt the "arrowhead" (aka "Delta) style symbol until the 2240's.poehitman
Corrected entry: In the beginning of this episode, Paris and Kes are running a shuttle simulation. During the simulation the shuttle gets attacked by several Jem Hadar (Dominion) ships. The problem is, the dominion was unknown before Voyager left the Alpha quadrant, and does not find out about the dominion until Season 4 (Message in a Bottle).
Corrected entry: In the scene where Captain Janeway and Neelix are trying to get to the bridge, they go into a turbolift, and they are speaking about the failure of the enviromental controls. Captain Janeway is scanning the turbolift with the tricorder, and she's holding the right margin of the turbolift's door. Meanwhile, Neelix starts to speak about spending his childhood in the Rinax marshlands, the hottest area in the sector, and he starts to go around in the turbolift in a circle. Note that when he finishes the circle and gets back to Janeway, the captain is still scanning with the tricorder in the same position as earlier, but this time she's holding the left margin of the turbolift door.
Corrected entry: The specified episode starts at stardate 50063.2, as mentioned by captain Janeway's entry log. However, the previous episode (Season 3, Ep. 6 - Remember) begins with captain Janeway's log, recorded at stardate 50203.1, so in conclusion episode 7 happened earlier than episode 6.
Corrected entry: The science behind what happens to Paris in this episode is fundamentally flawed. The Doctor states that Tom is "evolving," however the smallest unit of evolution is a population. An individual cannot evolve, only mutate. Also, evolution is not a predestined process as it is apparently portrayed in this episode. It is a random occurrence, and so there is no way to know what humanity will evolve into.
Corrected entry: During the senior staff meeting to discuss the wormhole, Janeway's expression (in close-ups) doesn't always make sense. While most of the time she's looking off to the viewer's left, towards Torres, a few times she looks directly to the viewer's right, towards the camera. It's quite obvious that there's nothing she can be looking at in the scene.
Corrected entry: In the beginning when the wave hits the ship, Janeway's hair goes from being a curly up-do to being a mess after the wave hits to being back up in a plain up do when she enters engineering. She wouldn't have stopped to re-do her hair in the middle of the catastrophe.Boobra
Corrected entry: When the two Voyagers initially try to merge, the damaged voyager has to evacuate all the crew to the engineering deck (deck 11) and then shut down life support elsewhere to save power, leaving the rest of the ship uninhabitable. However, after the attempt fails and with no prior notice, Kes and Janeway are able to travel from the good ship to the damaged one via the rift on deck 15. They have no problems with this, despite the fact that they should not have been able to breathe on arrival with life support turned off.roboc
Corrected entry: The Kazon attacks are concentrated on the Second Command processor and yet nobody checks what would happen if it fails. When the time comes to order the self destruct, everybody acts shocked that the Second Command Processor has a direct influence on the self destruct. This ignorance would not have been a major problem for any other Federation ship but in Voyager, the self destruct is activated as often as the phasers (especially in this season).
Corrected entry: When Paris suggests to take a shuttle craft and contact the Talaxians, the Voyager momentarily slows down below a Kazon ship so that the shuttle can depart. This is probably the worst place you can imagine to launch a shuttle. During the whole space battle the Voyager was flying in loops around the Kazon carriers, literally. Which means she is a lot faster than her enemies. If you want to send a shuttle, wouldn't you go to a safe distance and then release the shuttle? Captain Janeway's choice would made sense if their engines were damaged but at that time, the impulse engines were functioning perfectly.
Corrected entry: When Lindsay Ballard explains to Janeway what happened in regard to her death (in order to prove herself valid), she said that she fell victim to a Hirogen trap 3 years ago. The problem here is that since this is the series' sixth season, three years prior would make that event occurring in the third season. However, Voyager didn't encounter the Hirogen until season four.
Corrected entry: At the end of this episode, Tuvok squirts frosting on a cake in a wavy pattern, and Janeway suddenly announces, "It's the frequency." A wavy pattern is NOT a frequency, it's a waveform. The frequency is the number of waves that pass through any point each second. There's no way to express a frequency to any reasonable degree of accuracy by squirting frosting on a cake.
Corrected entry: In the episode Flashback, it seems that the producers didn't watch Star Trek VI. In the scene where Mr. Tuvok explains to Captain Janeway about the explosion of the Klingon moon, he says that Captain Kirk and Dr. McCoy were arrested two days after the explosion, when it actually happened over two months after the explosion.
Corrected entry: Seven of Nine has said before that the Borg only assimilate information, they do not create it on their own, ie. they do not research. But in this episode, she says that the Borg had sacrificed 27 cubes and 600,000 drones while researching the Omega Molecule.
Corrected entry: In this episode it is stated that Warp 10 is actually infinite Warp - a craft travelling at such a velocity will simultaneously occupy every point in the universe. However in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode All Good Things part 2 (shot several years earlier), the Captain Riker of the future at one point orders the modified Enterprise to be taken to Warp 13. Even if the problems of using Warp 10 were ever ironed out, how would it be possible to go faster?
Corrected entry: In the episode "Scientific Method" where cloaked aliens were doing medical experiments on the crew, wait for the part where Seven goes into the turbolift and she says "Deck 5". When the turbolift doors open she gets out and walks to the Mess Hall to pour a cup of coffee. How can she be in the Mess Hall if she is on Deck 5. The Mess Hall is on Deck 2 right below the bridge.
Corrected entry: If Voyager is travelling in a fairly straight line at a fairly consistent speed (often Warps 6 through 9) why do they keep running into other recurring characters, such as Seska? Is everyone else just following Voyager around the Delta quadrant? In the same way, why does Nelix keep bumping into friends? Had his small ship (which was slower than Voyager) already travelled for several years in the exact same direction before?
Corrected entry: When both Doctors are on the bridge and they get fired on by the Romulans they deactivate the life support system. Later, Federation officers transported onto the bridge and for some unknown reason, the life support system is back online. Wouldn't the Federation officers be having trouble breathing without any life support?
Corrected entry: In the episode Flashback, during the first mind meld between Captain Janeway and Mr. Tuvok, when they first show up at the bridge of the Excelsior, is mentioned a rescue mission of Captain Kirk and Dr. McCoy, who were arrested due to the assassination of the Klingon Chancellor. However, on Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country, there is no mention of such mission mainly because the only ship that was nearby Klingon Space was the Enterprise.
Corrected entry: In the episode "Good Shepherd", when the crewman is in the Delta Flyer's escape pod, look at the computer panel in front of his face. You can see a mouse cursor, which moves wildly about the screen after about a second, before the camera pans away. There are NO mouse cursors used on the computers in the 24th century, everything is touch sensitive.
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