Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Little Green Men - S4-E8

Corrected entry: In the room where the Ferengi wake up after they crash on Earth an oscillating fan is visible on a cabinet. It looks like one I could buy today instead of the style in the 40's. The cage is far too enclosed.

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Correction: While the less enclosed fans were popular in the 40's, more enclosed fans did still exist. In fact, some fans from the 40's look like fans you could buy today.

Bishop73

Trials and Tribble-ations - S5-E6

Corrected entry: When Kirk comes onto the bridge, and discovers the Tribble in his chair, he sits down, and hits the Comm button to call McCoy. It makes a sound that signifies the channel's open. In the original shot in TOS, the button only clicked, with no extra sound added.

Movie Nut

Correction: O'Brien is posing as an engineer in this timeline. He could have been called upon to actually fix something, freeing up an engineer that wasn't available in the original timeline to fix a low-priority problem like the Captain's bridge comms not beeping right.

Captain Defenestrator

Statistical Probabilities - S6-E9

Corrected entry: Patrick, the elderly and child-like one of the visiting genetically engineered trio, appears in the background with his reading glasses for ~3 seconds. Mature actors in the 20th century need glasses. Mature genetically enhanced people of the future never wear glasses except that one scene.

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Correction: While that may be generally true, we get an example of that not being the case with Kirk in Star Trek II. (Granted, that's 80 years earlier, but the principle holds up.) McCoy tells Kirk that he would normally administer Retinax V for his presbyopia, but Kirk responds that he's allergic to Retinax, hence McCoy's gift of the reading glasses. It would make sense that whatever treatment is used in the time of DS9, it's very possible that there would be people for whom that is not an option, either due to choice or unique medical concerns.

Garlonuss

Sacrifice of Angels - S6-E6

Corrected entry: During the fleet battle Sisko says, "Evasive maneuvers, Pattern Omega. We're going through." After he says this, there is a flash of light on the bridge. During the flash, if you look closely, there is a ship diagram in the background behind Sisko on the left side of the screen. This is a diagram of an Excelsior-class ship, and the Defiant is NOT an Excelsior-class starship.

Correction: This could have been a display of one of the many other ships of the fleet.

Tacking Into the Wind - S7-E22

Corrected entry: Watch Gowron's eyes when Worf opens them [After he killed Gowron] Gowron's eyes move.

Correction: People die with their eyes open. The fact that Worf had to open Gowron's eyes might mean that Gowron was dying and not yet completely dead. If so, he would have been able to move his eyes.

Wrongs Darker than Death or Night - S6-E17

Corrected entry: When Dax and Kira are at the bar, Morn, who died in episode 12, is seen in the background drinking at the bar.

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Correction: As Morn never died, this isn't a mistake. The episode "Who Mourns for Morn" was about Morn faking his death to escape his old criminal partners, and it is revealed that he is alive and well (and very rich) at the end of the episode. Morn remains alive and well until the end of Season 7.

SoylentPurple

Extreme Measures - S7-E23

Corrected entry: The entire plot of this episode is to get the cure for the disease from Section 31. Why would they create a cure for a disease designed to wipe out the species it infects? The likelihood of needing to know it so they know what to destroy is odd, as only the Dominion would really want the cure.

Correction: It has been common for people and countries over the years that create diseases to at the same time create an antidote. As the Star Trek universe is somewhat based on human endeavours and experiences, its quite likely that an antidote would be created.

GalahadFairlight

The Way of the Warrior (2) - S4-E2

Corrected entry: For strong warriors, The Klingons soon fall over after a few punches from Major Kira.

Correction: Major Kira is an excellent hand-to-hand fighter. She could easily have hit the Klingons hard enough to knock them down after a few punches, especially if they were not expecting her to put up such resistance.

Guy

The Nagus - S1-E11

Corrected entry: At Jadzia's insistence, Benjamin goes to find Jake when he doesn't show up for dinner. To do this, he asks the computer for his location. As shown in "Dax" and "Captive Pursuit," Deep Space Nine's computers rely on commbadges to locate specific people, just like on the Enterprise. Jake doesn't wear a commbadge, nor does he appear to have anything similar, so how did the computer find him?

Correction: As the episode does not specifically indicate what method the computer used to determined Jake's location, there are rather simple explanations for it knowing where he was. First, he and Nog are carrying electronic equipment similar to PDAs, and these devices have been known to access the main computer, so if Jake's PDA is accessing the computer from Cargo Bay 14, the computer can imply Jake is there. Also, a cargo bay can require coded access so that Jake had to tell the computer he wanted to go in. Similar restrictions have also been shown in other episodes.

johnrosa

Field of Fire - S7-E13

Corrected entry: Joran complains once or twice about how Jadzia and Curzon buried his memories, but Curzon wasn't aware of the memories to bury them. We learnt in Equilibrun that the Symbiosis commission put a memory block on the memories, and only when the block broke down did Jadzia gain access to the memories. Joran should know this, as he would have access to Jadzia's memories of this event.

Correction: Joran is an unstable personality whose recollections can't necessarily be taken at face value. Furthermore, since the collective memories are carried in one symbiont, the block affects more than one personality's memories.

JC Fernandez

The Visitor - S4-E3

Corrected entry: Even though this episode's future is an alternate future, the ranks of both Bashir and Jadzia are incorrect according to the time. They both have the rank of Commander which is inconsistent to their age and to Nog's promotion to Captain. They should have the rank of Admiral or even retired from Starfleet.

Correction: There is no reason to assume that they would be admirals at any specific point of time. People are not promoted simply because they have gotten older. It is a combination of personal merit and the current needs of Starfleet. And so far as retirement, life expectancy is different in the future so there is no reason to believe that they would have retired at any specific age unless we are told a specific age at which starfleet officers retire in that century.

Garlonuss

Doctor Bashir, I Presume? - S5-E16

Corrected entry: The episode completely contradicts what we've learned about Bashir and his family from previous episodes. In 2-6 "Melora" Bashir told her that his father was a Federation diplomat. If so, wouldn't some of the high-ranked people in Starfleet know about his family life? Having a son with birth defects certainly would not have been that big a secret and Richard certainly wouldn't have gotten away with having Julian enhanced if he chose to do so. In 3-18 "Distant Voices", Julian's mind was viciously probed by a Lethean, who via this contact knows everything about him. Of course, there was no mention of the genetic enhancements here, otherwise the evil alien would have easily used the secret and its illegality against the doctor. In another episode, Julian said he was very skilled at sewing up his teddy bear at the very young age of 5, which seemed to be the first indication of his desire to be a doctor. But as "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" indicates, Julian was genetically enhanced around his seventh birthday. If he was indeed physically and mentally deficient at the age of 5, he would have been completely incapable of patching up little Kukalaka.

Correction: In 3-18 Bashir could easily hide things from the lethean if he wanted, he has shown he has the mental capcacity to do this sort of thing. Bashir could have been lying about stitching up his teddy - maybe to impress whoever he he was telling. also having a child with learning difficulties isnt something most people would go around telling everyone, even if it isnt that big a secret, so possibly not many people knew, and they changed his name afterwards and switched him to a new school, so people wouldnt necessarily realize or connect the two. we also know from Doctor Bashir, I Presume that Bashirs dad changed his jobs frequently as well, so maybe he didnt have many close friends to tell about his son. so it may seem unlikey but it is possible for this to have happened and no one found out.

The Search (1) - S3-E1

Corrected entry: As Jem'Hadar ships approach the Defiant, Commander Sisko orders main power to be cut. We see the overhead lights on the Bridge go out. The next scene shows Kira walking into Odo's quarters. Behind her the overhead lights in the passageway are still on, as are the lights in Odo's quarters.

Correction: In Defiants corridors there's no source of light other than the lights themselves, so the lights would have to stay on so that people would be able to get to safety or to duty stations.

The Alternate - S2-E12

Corrected entry: Once again, a technical detail overlooked regarding runabout transporters. After transporting the alien column to the runabout, Dax tells the computer to realign the transporters to beam them aboard. Once again, a party of more than two people was beamed up by a runabout at the same time. The writers seem to keep missing that technical detail... Federation runabouts can only handle two people at once in their transporters.

Correction: Parts of runabouts, like sensors & torpedo launchers, are able to be upgraded depending on the mission; so additional transporters could have been installed.

Show generally

Corrected entry: Chief O' Brien seems to have undergone a serious demotion from The Next Generation to Deep Space 9. In TNG, he was a lieutenant, and when he started on DS9, he wasn't even an ensign.

Correction: In The Next Generation, O'Brien is seen to be wearing Lieutenant pips, but in an early DS9 episode, it is mentioned that if he left DS9 he would have to "give up (his) promotion", so it appears he didnt get demoted. And in several episodes, ("Armageddon Game" for example) O'Brien notes that he is not an officer in starfleet, merely an enlisted man, or petty officer. Petty officers dont get ranks like lieutenant. When he got transferred to DS9, he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer, hence why everyone calls him Chief. I would guess that the creators of The Next Generation didnt expect him to be such a major charachter later on, so didnt give much thought into his rank and history when he was created, hence why he was a lieutennant in TNG.

The Circle (2) - S2-E2

Corrected entry: The rescue team is taken down the Bajor in a Federation runabout, capable of beaming up only two people at once, as established in a previous episode. Yet when the team finds Major Kira, Sisko calls to Chief O'Brien to beam them up. All five of them are promptly energized at the same time.

Correction: A basic runabout can be upgraded in a number of ways to include more sensors, torpedo launchers & phasers. Whats to say they can't do the same with the transporters to hold more people?

Rapture - S5-E10

Corrected entry: In the first episode of season 5, Starfleet issued new uniforms, a redressed version of the 'casual duty uniform' from the earlier seasons and what would amount to as the 'standard duty uniform' from Star Trek: Voyager. The only problem is that Captain Sisko was wearing his combadge well into the grey part, and not on the black part of the uniform, like everyone else. He never does it again, only for episode one of season five.

Correction: Starfleet seems to allow a certain amount of leeway with uniforms, such as having the jacket open to different lengths. As long as Sisko can reach the badge, and it doesn't affect his duty in any way, I'm sure that Starfleet isn't bothered where he puts the badge.

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Earlier in the season, it was established that the Jem'Hadar are genetically engineered to be loyal to the Changelings, meaning they will not deliberately harm them. With that in mind, the Changelings still care about Odo's well being despite his refusal to return to them. So why didn't the Lovok Changeling send a message to the Jem'Hadar ships to inform them that a Changeling was going to be on the runabout? Given that he took time to offer another chance to return to his people, you would think he'd take time to make sure he returned to the station safely.

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Buck Bokai, a baseball player from the 21st Century, who becomes "real" in this episode, broke Joe DiMaggio's consecutive hitting streak in 2026. While he's not physically seen or referred to by name, this fact is mentioned in the 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' episode "The Big Goodbye."

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