Star Trek: Voyager

Elogium - S2-E4

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.

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Suggested correction: It's also possible that it's simply required of Ocampan women to give birth the first time they go through it, and can then experience it again.

Greg Dwyer

Nothing in the dialogue suggest Ocampa's can have additional children. While we can speculate about fictitious species, it's still a plot hole due to writing. Kes states she's going through the "elogium" which is a time of change where her body prepares for fertilization. She then explicit states the "elogium" only occurs once. While the doctor compares it to puberty, the elogium is both sexual maturity and "heat", that is, the time a female is ready for fertilization.

Bishop73

Emanations - S1-E9

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.

Birdzip
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Suggested correction: The warp scale, especially since it's fictional, has never been precisely defined.

While it's never been defined, certain aspects of warp speed drive and the length of a light year are accepted. Even if Warp 7 is double what is suggested in the mistake, it would still be 4 hours. The scene in question shows no lengthy travel at Warp 7.

Bishop73

The Swarm - S3-E4

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.

Birdzip
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Suggested correction: Maybe dematerializing and rematerializing would waste too much energy.

Fury - S6-E23

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.

Bishop73
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Suggested correction: We don't know whether they are speaking in terms of Earth years or Vulcan years.

Spirit Folk - S6-E17

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.

Birdzip
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Suggested correction: Safety protocols are meant to protect the real people in the simulation, holobullets would still cause damage to non-real people and objects.

Bishop73

Bride of Chaotica - S5-E12

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. (00:26:20)

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Suggested correction: They are trying to shut down everything in the Holodeck simulation.

Course: Oblivion - S5-E18

Plot hole: In the Sick Bay, as Tom tries to revive the "dead" Torres, you can see her breathing because her hands are rising and falling.

Movie Nut
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Suggested correction: It's not the real Torres, but a biomimetic copy, who knows how it will behave after it "dies."

Retrospect - S4-E17

Other mistake: During the negations in the number of isolinear chips, Captian Janeway says 150, which is then repeated by Kovin before Janeway gives the settled on price of 125 chips.

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Suggested correction: She actually says 115. She first offers 100, he says 150, she says 115, then they agree on 125.

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