Star Trek: Voyager

Eye of the Needle - S1-E7

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.

Correction: There are three characters seated at the table in front of Janeway: Torres and Kim to viewers' left and Tuvok to viewers' right. She's looking back and forth among all three.

JC Fernandez

Caretaker (1) - S1-E1

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

Correction: She didn't stop to put her hair back. Just as she rounds the corner in the corridor before passing the doors to engineering she has her hands to her head, obviously fixing her hair as she walks.

Correction: She wouldn't have to stop to put her hair back up. My girlfriend frequently puts her hair up while walking or driving and doesn't lose any time at all.

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.

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Future's End (1) - S3-E8

Trivia: Rain Robinson has a model of a DY-100 on the window sill in her office. In 1996 (also the year this episode is set), Kahn left Earth in the SS Botany Bay, a DY-100 class starship.

Bishop73

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Question: Is there any technology featured in Star Trek Voyager, or other Star Trek series for that part, that seemed futuristic in the late 20th century, but are now reality?

Answer: If you include the original Star Trek series (1966) then there are several. The communicators used in the original series were before (and said to inspire) mobile phones. We currently do have teleportation technology but it currently only works on things the size of a few molecules. A "Cloaking device" also exists; it's a fabric that bends light through it, though it currently only works in infra-red. The Hypospray is real and was patented in 1960 - six years before the original series aired - it's actually called the Jet Injector. Faster Than Light travel is still a few decades off, but there are several real-world theories that look promising, including one that is remarkably similar to the method used in the Star Trek Universe called the Alcubeierre Drive that involves manipulating spacetime ahead and behind the ship and the ship "riding" it. Medical techniques and technologies have also advanced considerably; prosthetics particularity and we routinely have robots performing surgeries where absolute precision is needed. The "Shield" used in the series have a few primitive versions around. The Phasers used in the series are used but are not very powerful (nor will they ever be as powerful as the Star Trek version the laws of physics gets in the way) but rail-guns (using magnets to spin then propel a projectile) and particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider have been around for a while. The Replicator would require a nuclear fusion reactor and a nuclear fission reactor in something the size of a large oven and the Holo-deck wouldn't work at all based on our current understanding of physics so those are both still science fiction at the moment, but who knows!

Sanguis

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