Plot hole: In this episode Kes states that she has to decide now whether to have a child or not because Ocampa women can only get pregnant once and deliver one child. If that was the case they would have died out a long time ago, or never even evolved, as two people only getting one offspring would reduce the population to 50% of the original figure each generation.
Continuity mistake: As Starling prepares to launch the timeship from the bay behind his office, there is a shot of the exterior of the ship. In the background of this shot, there is a white wall on the right. This wall carries the company name and logo. However the name is misspelled here as Chronowerks, instead of Chronowerx as was shown on the outside of the building and behind Starling and Janeway when they were in the office.
Character mistake: Neelix says that the Great Wall of China, prior to the 22nd century, was the only man-made object visible to the naked eye from orbit. This statement has been long-since debunked, but it's not unreasonable to think the myth perpetuated itself in the future. Still wrong though.
Plot hole: It's stated that only objects or people infused with the chronoton serum can pass through the time barriers, which is why the equipment belts and hyposprays had to be specially modified (these wouldn't be needed if the chronotons were producing a protective field wider than the infused object). But some un-infused artificial objects, such as clothing and com-badges, can pass through them without vanishing. This is most obviously seen in the scene when Chakotay pulls the captain through the barrier, since he doesn't even wait long enough for the serum to spread throughout her entire body, yet alone to perspire into her uniform.
Plot hole: The Voyager was continuously attacked by small Kazon attack ships. Yet the Captain never orders to increase the warp speed to evade them (In previous episodes we saw that the Voyager has much higher max speed than any ship in Kazon arsenal). They simply travel at a lousy Warp 2 and wait to be attacked. It would make sense to travel slowly if they were trying to avoid being detected by Kazon but that was not the case. They were attacked constantly. Voayger may be more maneuverable at slower speeds but if you can outrun your pursuers there is no need to maneuver to avoid them. Also, if Voyager was traveling at a higher Warp Speed, there would be no way for the Kazon to array fighter craft ahead of Voyager as they would not be able to overtake Voyager. If they could, there would be no reason to deploy the fighter ships, they could simply engage with their capitol ships.
Plot hole: To escape the 'event horizon', a rupture in it is widened to 120 meters (which allows 2 meters clearance on each side of the ship). Soon after, the rupture has shrunk to 110 meters wide, and Janeway decides to 'punch through' anyway. The ship does so with little difficulty, but the whole issue seems pointless since the rupture was far larger 'vertically' than 'horizontally' (relative to the view from the ship), so tipping the ship on its side would have allowed plenty of clearance to slip right through.
Factual error: To protect the warp core, Janeway instructs Paris to move away from the rings at Warp 7. Moments later (Janeway, Torres and Tuvok are still in the same position), Paris tells Janeway they are 0.6 light years away from the rings. Warp 7 is 656 times the speed of light. It would take about 8 hours to travel 0.6 light years at Warp 7.
Continuity mistake: Tuvok and Paris' rank seems to skip around during the first season. Despite being listed in the credits as 'Lieutenant Tuvok', Tuvok starts the show as a Lieutenant Commander, with the signatory three collar pips, one black and two gold. At certain points, however, he is seen with only two gold pips (signifying Senior Grade Lieutenant). After season one he remains a Lt. Commander with no reason for the lack of continuity offered. Similarly, Paris starts the show as a Senior Grade Lieutenant, but sometimes instead of two gold pips he has one gold and one black, the signifier of a Junior Grade Lieutenant. After season one he is always presented as a Junior Grade, excluding his brief demotion to the rank of Ensign in a later series.
Other mistake: The Doctor scrubs his hands before an operation. He should not have to do this. He is a hologram. He could just dematerialize himself and be rematerialized if he's concerned about contamination.
Plot hole: When orbiting the planet, Seven says that for every second on Voyager, nearly a day passes on the planet and later Janeway says 3 seconds is nearly 2 days. However, throughout the episode, time seems to move much faster on the planet to fit the plot. It would take more than 6 days for 1,000 years to pass. And in a few hours (3) less than 20 years would pass (hardly enough time for the rise and fall of a civilization). For example, when they receive the transmission, they slow it down and immediately start playing it. The next scene the senior officers are listening to it and the Doctor says nearly a century has passed, but there's no reason (or indication) that they waited almost 15 hours to listen to it.
Character mistake: Captain Janeway states the temporal differential ratio is .4744 seconds per minute (meaning for every minute on the surface, only .4744 seconds pass on Voyager). Tuvok calculates that 30 minutes on Voyager would be 2 days 11 hours and 47 seconds. However, at that ratio, 30 minutes would be 2 days 15 hours 14 minutes and 15.9 seconds. Later Tom (who was on the surface) says the last two months for them was only 2 days for B'Elanna (who was on Voyager). But with the temporal differential, 2 months on the surface would be less than 12 hours on Voyager. 2 days on Voyager would be almost 253 days (almost 8.5 months) on the surface.
Plot hole: Tuvok says that he was born on Stardate 38774. But he was born in 2264, when Stardates were only counted in the thousands, not the tens of thousands. If he were really born on SD 38774, that would mean he was born only a few years before the Enterprise-D was launched.
Character mistake: At the start, Captain Janeway reveals that she has discovered Tuvok's birthday. Then she says it's not long before he hits the big 3-digits (meaning 100 years old). However, Tuvok was 107 when he infiltrated the Maquis and they've already spent 6 years on Voyager. Even if she didn't discover his birth year and was only guessing. Tuvok would not have replied with "indeed" but pointed out she is wrong.
Plot hole: Gunfire damages the holodeck controls, and the computer announces that safety protocols are now offline. This implies that they were online before the gunfire. If they were still online before the gunfire, the bullets would not have damaged the controls.
Visible crew/equipment: Approximately nine minutes into this episode, as Tuvok approaches the crazed Hirogen, part of the body of a rather plump man wearing what appear to be Blue Jeans, a polo shirt, and white sneakers is visible on the very left of the screen.
Continuity mistake: Early in the episode, the Kyrian historical researcher plays a simulation of events aboard Voyager that include Janeway killing a Kyrian and then throwing the rifle to a crewman. Later, he replays the simulation for the Doctor, but subtle details of this 'same simulation' change, most notably the way the female crewman raises her rifle much sooner the first time we see Janeway walk past her, and the difference in the way the male crewman catches Janeway's rifle.
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Other mistake: When Seven talks to Lt. Com. Tuvok when he is shaving, she refers to him as "Lieutenant," rather than "Commander." Starfleet follows American naval doctrine with respect to rank structure and military courtesy - Lieutenant is not an acceptable abbreviation of Lieutenant Commander, and with the Borg having assimilated Starfleet vessels and individuals in the past, she'd know their rank structures.
Plot hole: The atmosphere of the Class Y "Demon" planet is repeatedly said to be highly corrosive and unable to support life. It isn't even safe for Voyager to stay in orbit for very long and Paris and Kim's spacesuits begin to fail after a while of being on planet. However, their shuttle, having been landed on the planet for several hours by the time Chakotay and Seven find it, shows no sign of damage. Even the leather upholstery of the seats or carpet interior (the rear hatch having been left open) isn't dirty. If Starfleet has built its starships and spacesuits out of that same upholstery, this mission would have been no problem.
Character mistake: When the now human Borg children are sculpting, one of the children tell Seven he made a cube that's precisely 1/1,000 the size of a Borg vessel. Borg Cubes are described as 3 kilometers in length, if not bigger. 1/1,000 of that would be more than 9.8 feet in length. 1/10,000 the size would have been a more accurate description.
Other mistake: When Neelix and the Captain are following the unknown creature, it turns down a hallway and Neelix says it just ran into a dead end. The two follow and enter the transporter room on their right. However, when they exit the room, they turn to their right again, which should lead to a dead end. They needed to go to their left to go back to where they came from.
Continuity mistake: The sun's location changes when Rain and Tom are in the stalled van. After Tom shoots the truck and Rain stops the van, you see the shadow is directly under the van. When the truck is heading towards them, we see the van's long shadow across the highway, to the right of the van.
Character mistake: Species 8472 was trapped on deck 11, behind a force field. When the ship comes under attack by Hirogen, Seven is instructed to get down to deck 11 with a supply of nanoprobes. In the meantime the Hirogen hunter escapes from Sickbay (deck 5) and soon faces off Seven and attacks 8472. When Seven beams them off the ship, Harry says that 'someone has tapped into transporter control on deck 5'.
Other mistake: At the beginning of the episode, as B'Elanna is working her way out through the doors, the Doctor cowers and tries to hide behind things. There is no reason for him to be afraid. He can't be hurt under normal conditions - this proves to be the case later when he feels pain and says he is not programmed to feel pain, and we learned earlier in "Phage" that he can change whether or not things pass through him.
Continuity mistake: In episode Revulsion (Season 4 episode 5), commander Chakotay says that Voyager's astrometrics laboratory hasn't been updated since the ship left space-docks. In later episodes it is stated that Voyager didn't have an astrometrics when it was built. In Shattered (season 7 episode 11), Chakotay time-travels back to the day Voyager leaves for its first mission and tells that times Janeway that they are going to the astrometrics, to which Janeway comments, "Voyager doesn't have an astrometrics".
Character mistake: B'Elanna replicates and assembles a television from 1956, including a remote control. Tom however says they didn't have remote controls in the 50's. The first wireless remote was invented in 1955 and the "Zenith Space Command" (a remote looking similar to the one in use) came out in 1956, which fits the timeline. Tom is vastly aware of 1950's technology (he seems to know when the television remote came out) and wouldn't make that mistake or B'Elanna would have corrected him given how much research she had to do to set the whole thing up.
Other mistake: In this episode Voyager sends the doctor to a federation ship in the alpha quadrant through a transmission using an alien communication network. Right before he is sent you see him in the astrometrics lab and he steps up on a platform wearing his mobile emitter. His program is then sent through the data stream and the mobile emitter is sent with him. Then when he arrives it is not there. Firstly, the mobile emitter can't be sent this way, only the doctor's program can. It can be beamed but that was not the case here. Secondly, in other episodes where the doctor is taken offline while wearing the emitter they show it drop to the ground. They don't do that here as it appears to dematerialize with him.
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Factual error: When the alien contacts Voyager after his catapult jump, he states that he is 5,000 light years away. Despite the distance, he and Janeway have a real time conversation. With this incredible communications technology, Voyager (which is at this point less than 55,000 light years from the Alpha Quadrant) should be able to have several back and forth conversations a day with Starfleet.
Character mistake: Captain Janeway's main goal in this episode is to proceed to the holodeck and shut down the lightning shield protecting Chaotica's death ray so Lt. Paris can shoot it with his destructo beam. Throughout the scene where Lt. Paris further briefs Capt. Janeway on her way to the holodeck, the plot is such that her goal is to shut down the death ray, not the lightning shield.
Continuity mistake: The array surrounding the micro-singularity is shown collapsing twice, once when weapons fire causes Voyager to lose control over the anti-thoron radiation it is emitting and again when Voyager is attempting to beam Seven of Nine and Tuvok off the Hirogen ship.
Other mistake: As Captain Janeway enters engineering after her sonic shower incident you hear crew members calling out problems on the ship. One mentions something about Deck C and another mentions a problem on Deck 22. Letters are not used to designate decks and there are only 15 decks on Voyager.
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Continuity mistake: When Janeway and Neelix chase after the mysterious figure moving away from the down the dead end corridor, the wall is lit up, and the shadow moves across it showing direction of travel. After a quick cut, the wall they approach, and the corridor is noticeably darkened.
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Continuity mistake: Dreadnought states there are fifteen priority targets approaching. On radar sixteen Rakosan ships are displayed. Then just before the Dreadnought attacks (and destroys three of) the approaching ships, there are a total of nineteen Rakosan ships displayed on radar.
Character mistake: As Voyager is bombarded by the cyclone, Paris reports that Voyager is at 20,000 meters and falling. 28 seconds later, he reports that Voyager is at 18,000 meters and states that, at this rate, they will crash in 10 minutes. However, if they drop 2000 meters in 28 seconds, they would actually crash in 252 seconds (just over 4 minutes). One might argue that perhaps it was calculated that their descent would slow down as they approached the surface, but later they fall from 2000 meters to 1000 meters in 14 seconds - the same rate.
Other mistake: In the 3D cinema scenes in the Holodeck, Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres can be seen using blue/cyan anaglyph glasses and the movie screen can be seen to be in blue/cyan also. This is fine and to be expected. However the shot in which the projection room can be seen behind the couple show the projection is through magenta/green filters.
Continuity mistake: The shuttle is "parked" in the nebula to get a protomatter sample, and the nebula is visible in all windows. After the shuttle is hit, the camera looks at Tom, and the view in the window is the black of space with stars, rather than the bright nebula.
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Character mistake: When trying to trap the energy mass they created, B'Elanna announces, "Now it's trapped on three sides," to which Paris replies, "It's changing course. Heading for the open side." Since we function in 3-dimensional space, unless they are trying to trap it in a triangular-based pyramid, the number of "sides" to be concerned with is six.
Continuity mistake: In season 6 episode 10 'Pathfinder', Admiral Owen Paris has the rank of Full Admiral. In season 7 episode 6 'Inside Man', the same Character is seen as being only a Vice Admiral. In the season 7 season episode 'Endgame', the last episode of the show, he is once again seen as being a Full Admiral.
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