Star Trek: Enterprise

The Breach - S2-E21

Corrected entry: How in the heck someone like in Doctor Phlox's time frame knew anything about tribbles in the first place. It was 100 years before McCoy and Cerino Jones and 200 years before Worf and co. Guess Doctor Phlox can leave a note to Doctor McCoy about the tribble's life cycle and its predators.

Correction: Dr. Phlox is an xeno-biologist from another world - his whole life's work is to study all life on other planets. He has many creatures living in the Sick Bay that I'm sure Dr. McCoy has never heard of. Dr. McCoy is a medical doctor who knows how to treat humans (and a few aliens), not a biologist - there are probably lots of Earth creatures Dr. McCoy couldn't tell you the life cycle of. No one could possibly know the life cycles of all creatures on thousands of planets.


Zero Hour - S3-E24

Corrected entry: The Reptilian Xindi says there are seven human life signs on the ship they're scanning. However, only six were on the ship.

Correction: Daniels was The Seventh person on the ship.

Correction: She was referring to Vulcans in general, and there are always exceptions. There's also the fact that T'Pol is actually considered an unorthodox Vulcan, and throughout the show, she has done a lot of things that would be considered "unVulcan", yet not out of character for her.

Fallen Hero - S1-E23

Corrected entry: Tucker acts astonished when T'Pol talks about Vulcan mating rituals, but he found out about those rituals in "Fusion" when the renegade Vulcans told him.

Correction: Trip isn't really astonished by the rituals, he just makes a sarcastic comment about them.

Correction: He says that he's "not quite familiar with those" and says it with a smirk. He could be pretending he doesn't know about them in the hope that the visitor will reveal more information about them.

Correction: It is never said that borg do not need to breathe. In the scene in First Contact, the borg are walking in vacuum without spacesuits. We are never told how long they can go before refreshing their air supply. Whales and turtles etc can go underwater for very long periods before needing to surface to breathe once again.

Soylent Purple

Show generally

Corrected entry: Whenever a shuttlepod leaves Enterprise, two wings deploy on either side. In reality, these wings, because they are so thin, would burn up in a planet's atmosphere. This is done to show that Enterprise-era technology is less advanced than Kirk-era technology.

Correction: As we don't know what the wings are made of, we can hardly state that they should burn up in the atmosphere. And as the shuttles make controlled entrances to planetary atmospheres, unlike the uncontrolled method used by current space vehicles, the flight velocity could be adjusted to keep the heat lower anyway.

Tailkinker Premium member

Carpenter Street - S3-E11

Corrected entry: Archer says that Daniels is supposed to know things, being from the "thirtieth century." But in previous episodes Daniels, identifies himself as being from the thirty-first century.

Correction: This makes perfect sense in the context, as Archer was speaking with anger and was being sarcastic at the time. Most people don't get all of the details right in those circumstances.

Stigma - S2-E14

Corrected entry: T'Pol says here that Mind Melding is something that only a few Vulcans are born with. This once again contradicts "Fusion," when it was described as a learned technique.

Correction: The data T'Pol is relying on is from the Vulcan High Command, and it's established that they look down on mind melders, accounting for the conflict. We learn from the episodes with the Syrannites, that the High Command spread a lot of disinformation on melding.

Correction: The canister is still there, but just off camera.

Regeneration - S2-E23

Corrected entry: In the episode "Regeneration", how can the two borg that regenerate communicate, as you will know from the Voyager episode (Survival Instinct) for instance, drones that are severed from the collective (as these had been for 100 years) do not re-establish connections with each other. They only act as confused individuals. They can't have been in contact with the collective. If they were, it would not have been necessary for the drones to send the message to the collective at the end. We know that the original two drones were from the future, and therefore, if they were in contact with the present-day collective, the Borg would have tried to attack earth long before TNG.

Correction: The Borg in this episode never lost their link to the collective, it was merely disrupted when their sphere was destroyed and when they were frozen. They reestablished their link once they were thawed.

Regeneration - S2-E23

Corrected entry: In 'Regeneration,' the doctor manages to find a way to defeat the Nanoprobes. These are 24th Century Nanoprobes that no scientist or doctor from that era can defeat. Yet he can do it whilst under the Nanoprobes effect (i.e., he is not operating at full strength) and in only a few hours. Maybe he should leave a note for Dr. Crusher to tell her to try that radiation out?

Correction: So far as we know, a Denobulan (Dr. Phlox's race) has never been infected by Borg nanoprobes. The cure he devised might be totally ineffective on other races.

Grumpy Scot

Regeneration - S2-E23

Corrected entry: In the episode "Regeneration", towards the end of the episode there's a scene where several Enterprise crewmen are being pursued by several borg. The crewmen fire their phase pistols at the borg and two of the drones are hit and dies and then when the next two drones are hit they have developed shields against this phaser setting. In the next scene we see Archer and Reed on the transport ship that the borg is modifying and they are shooting and killing drones right and left continously without any of the drones adapting their shields. This is long before Picard and Janeway so naturally nobody, not even Reed, has learned that they have to alternate frequencies on the phasers in order to keep the borg from adapting while on the other hand the borg are all interconnected so when the drones on the Enterprise developed shields so should the drones on the borg ship.

Correction: Actually, there has been some debate about this among Star Trek fans and we have come to more a less a consensus. During the first encounter with the assimilated Tarkaleans they were using the stun setting because they didn't want to hurt them. Later they modified weapons to use against the Borg but only a few among which were the ones Archer and Reed used aboard the transport. They used these on the highest setting and since the Borg have not assimilated this technology, they couldn't adapt to it. The security team aboard Enterprise used unmodified weapons on their highest setting which worked but were adapted to.

Regeneration - S2-E23

Corrected entry: This series plays long before Star Trek TNG, so how come Starfleet has forgotten all about the Borg. In the TNG series the Borg are discovered and Starfleet has no information about them. Surely someone should have mentioned something about them in the Starfleet archives.

Correction: The Borg in Enterprise are a direct result of Picard's trip backwards in time in "First Contact." Picard's interaction with the past is naturally going to change a lot of things in the timeline - but the producers can't re-film every episode of TNG to show it! Not to mention the fact that the whole incident was likely classified by StarFleet and buried CIA-style.

Divergence (2) - S4-E16

Corrected entry: When Commander Tucker is transferred from Columbia to Enterprise, the EVA suit he is wearing has the Enterprise mission patch on it instead of Columbia's.

Correction: That's not really a mistake. Starfleet EVA suits are custom fitted to each crew member and would go with them from duty station to duty station. Considering Colombia is the newest NX class in the fleet, Trip would be extremely busy as the chief engineer getting all her bugs out. He would eventually have changed the patch but it wasn't in his top list of things to do.

Grumpy Scot

Horizon - S2-E20

Corrected entry: In "Horizon" they talk about going to visit a system to watch a geological event that will take place in a week from then. Mayweather says that this system is 30 lightyears away from them. By using the Warp speed calculator you see that this trip would take about 51 days. Warp 5 is too slow to get there in time, but still they arrive in time.

Correction: In Star Trek, warp speed has never been precisely defined. Since when is a fansite considered canon, especially for things like this?


In a Mirror, Darkly (1) - S4-E18

Corrected entry: The U.S.S. Defiant hull number NCC-1764 is incorrect; NCC-1764 is the hull number for the U.S.S. Galina - Heavy Cruiser Class, as listed in the Star Fleet Technical Manual.

Correction: The starfleet technical manual is not canonical. Also, as the entire series is revealed to be a holodeck simulation this could be a programming error.

Only the final episode is a simulation. Riker didn't spend 4 years in the holodeck.

Correction: A quick Google search shows that the USS Defiant has the registry of NCC-1764, as shown in both the Enterprise episodes and the Original Series episode The Tholian Web, where the ship was originally featured.

Correction: Character flaw: Even though a Vulcan, T'Pol can still make mistakes. The confusing Earth calendar is probably what prompted Starfleet to eventually adopt the stardate system.

JC Fernandez

Broken Bow (2) - S1-E2

Corrected entry: T'Pol reminds the Commander, that last time he got too friendly with an alien contact, he ended up carrying a child. Trip became pregnant in S1 E5. (00:15:20)

Correction: The submitter of this mistake was confused since this is submitted for episode 2 "Broken Bow" yet this conversation between T'Pol and Trip occurs in the much later episode "Oasis" which completely nullifies this mistake. Trip dealt with carrying a child in episode 5 "Unexpected" and T'Pol reminds him of it in "Oasis" which is episode 20 (on Netflix it's 19 because 1 and 2 are combined) of season 1. There is no continuity issue with the episodes.

Super Grover Premium member

Correction: That exchange occurs in the episode "Oasis", S1, E20.

Exile - S3-E6

Corrected entry: In the episode, "Exile," Enterprise stops at 75,000 Km from the sphere and when Archer is radioing back he says the are, "79,000 km and closing."

Correction: The Sphere was hidden from Enterprise's sensors, and T'Pol could only approximate how far away the Sphere was supposed to be (75,000 kilometers). When Archer reports, he says they've "approached 79,000 kilometers and still no sign," meaning they've gone past T'Pol's original estimate with still no visible sign of the Sphere.

JC Fernandez

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Regeneration - S2-E23

Trivia: A film reference to Star Trek: First Contact: Archer says something about a group of cybernetic creatures (The Borg), that tried to stop Cochrane from launching his mission into space that was stopped by a group of humanoids, that were also from the future (USS Enterprise NCC 1701-E).

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Broken Bow (1) - S1-E1

Question: It's approximately 100 ly to Qunos. Captain Archer says it'll take four days. How long will it really take at warp 4.5?

Answer: Warp factor has always been inconsistent and hard to pinpoint, or there's too many episodes that contradict the conversion rates. Changes were made in converting warp factor into actual speed between TOS and TNG. It seems ENT reverted back to using TOS method, which is "warp factor cubed" equals how many times the speed of light they traveled. So warp 4.5 means 91.125 times the speed of light (c). Although in "Broken Bow", with the travels from Earth to Neptune and back in about six minutes means warp 4.5 is about 86*c. However, in "The Expanse" episode, warp 5 was 200*c (instead of 125). 1 ly at 91.125*c is about 4 days, but 100 ly would be 400 days.


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