Star Trek: Voyager

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.

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.

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.

The Voyager Conspiracy - S6-E9

Corrected entry: As Seven of Nine goes over her conspiracy theories with Janeway, she mentions "Commander" Seska (the Cardassian spy from the first two seasons). But prior to her being exposed in "State of Flux", she only had the rank of ensign.

Correction: Character mistake. The new cortical processor that Seven of Nine added to her regeneration alcove malfunctioned, causing Seven to misinterpret new data downloaded to her cranial implants. Seven may have erroneously perceived Seska's rank as being a commander, making Seska appear more significant to Seven. Janeway, meanwhile, is intently listening to Seven's highly-detailed (and ultimately wrong) "conspiracy theory," and the captain either did not notice the error or she simply chose to ignore it while Seven was speaking.

raywest

Good Shepherd - S6-E20

Corrected entry: When Crewman Heron is in his escape pod informing Captain Janeway of his intentions a mouse pointer can be seen moving around on the LCARS display in front of him.

Correction: Submitted and corrected already. Tom is fascinated by 20th century technology, and incorporates many features of this era into the workings of the ship. One of these features could have been a mouse cursor.

Survival Instinct - S6-E2

Corrected entry: When Seven of Nine and the other Borg are stranded on the planet they cook and eat the meat of an animal. The problem is the Borg are an extremely logical race so why don't they cook the organs which are a lot more nutritious.

Correction: This is a character mistake based on a conscious choice they make, not a movie mistake. One possible explanation can be that since the Borg are unfamiliar with eating in the traditional way, only to recharging in the Borg energy conduit port, they have to rely on what they know of other races' feeding habits and therefore decide that meat is the most acceptable food.

Twotall

Collective - S6-E16

Corrected entry: What happened to the baby? We never see her after this episode.

Correction: Voyager simply found a planet with her species on it and left her with them, it isn't necessary to see it.

Ashes to Ashes - S6-E18

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.

Correction: The entry assumes that exactly one year passes per season, however, I'm sure there is at least one episode that proves otherwise.

Riddles - S6-E6

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.

Correction: If Tuvok has drawn exactly the same number of waves he saw on the tricorder then, knowing the size of the screen and available time scales, a number of possible frequencies could be calculated. Trial and error would be all that would be required to find the right one.

Fury - S6-E23

Corrected entry: What happened to the Type-9 shuttle that was given to Kes in "The Gift?" She could have crashed this into Voyager just as well and she could still have transported aboard as the shuttle has a transporter.

Correction: Federation shuttles wouldn't be able to keep up with Federation starships so she probably traded it in and used local starships to catch up to Voyager. She then acquired the shuttle she was in when she caught up with Voyager.

Kes has the ability to destroy and kill with a thought and can time travel at will. I'm pretty sure she wouldn't need a fast ship to catch Voyager. Using a ship to ram Voyager was probably just a distraction/up yours to Janeway. We can be pretty sure that the Type-9 shuttle she left in was destroyed during her transformation.

Pathfinder - S6-E10

Corrected entry: If the Delta Quadrant is uncharted, then how would Starfleet command know about "spatial anomalies" that Voyager would have to avoid?

Correction: The Delta quadrant hasn't been explored by our people but the Federation has sent probes up to a certain distance.

Good Shepherd - S6-E20

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.

Correction: Tom Paris, who designed the Flyer, states in some episodes that he's fascinated by old 20th century technology and incorporated many aspects of it into the workings of the Flyer. One of these features could have been a mouse cursor.

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