Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

By Inferno's Light - S5-E15

Corrected entry: During the previous episode, we find out that Dr. Bashir has been replaced by a changeling. But for the changeling's ruse to work, he would need to carry out all Bashir's duties. Which means he'd need all his medical knowledge. Bashir graduated second in his class at Starfleet Medical Academy. To learn all that Bashir knew would have taken longer than the Dominion and Federation knew about each other. Not only that, but to pull off all this changeling pulled off, he'd need intimate knowledge of Starfleet, Bajoran and Cardassian technologies. There's no way a changeling could have learned all that knowledge in the time alotted. Even if you use the excuse of the Great Link, the Founders would still need the time to amass the knowledge and at least one of them to learn all the medical techniques Bashir would have known to transfer that knowledge to the others, otherwise it would have been a dead giveaway Bashir wasn't really Bashir.

poehitman

Correction: The changelings are highly intelligent and this one was specifically selected to replace Bashir, so undoubtedly it underwent extensive training in preparation for this mission.

Trials and Tribble-ations - S5-E6

Corrected entry: During the roll call for the fight on the space station, some of the officer's shirts are different colors than the shirts used when they filmed the roll call in the original series.

Correction: This entry should be removed since there is no mistake in the context of the episode itself but only in context to the episode of the Original Series. Neither O'Brian nor Bashir were in the original lineup and those two are the only ones whose shirt color changes.

HTH

Children of Time - S5-E22

Corrected entry: Odo would have already been infected by the virus by this point. He passes the infection to The Great Link in episode 4-26. It's highly unlikely they would have found a cure on this planet with little medical supplies and the elder Odo never mentions it. Odo should not have survived to see the crew of the Defiant return.

Correction: At the end of Episode 4-26 Odo is turned, according to Doctor Bashir, into human and does not have any contact with an Changeling from the Great Link until the Dominion captures DS9 at the end of Season 5. Since no one was ever worried that the Changeling Virus was any danger to humanoids it's quite probable that Odo was "healed" by his people's punishment and did not carry the Virus during any Episode in Season 5, including this one.

HTH

Correction: The virus is accelerated by shape-shifting. The Founders were affected quicker than Odo, even though he was infected first, because they change their form more often. If Odo did not change much during the 200 years, he would have remained unaffected.

A Man Alone - S1-E4

Corrected entry: Odo becomes the prime suspect in the murder as he, being a shapeshifter, could have got between the cracks of the holodeck door in his liquid form. However, no one realises that even if he were the murderer, the murder weapon, a knife, would not have got through the door cracks with him. Odo wouldn't have needed a weapon anyway, as he can turn his arms into tentacles to strangle the victim.

Correction: Odo could have had the computer replicate a knife quite easily.

Greg Dwyer

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. (00:16:25 - 00:23:50)

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 Premium member

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. (00:07:30)

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 Premium member

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. (00:02:00 - 00:06:00)

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 Premium member

Also as Bashir and Dax were both blue-uniformed science/medical officers, their career paths would not have taken them to command of a starship (although Dax, as well as Crusher and Troi could stand in for a while). Unless they got a transfer to the command division (as Crusher had in "All Good Things") they wouldn't get to be captains and commander would be the highest they could go.

Also, given that they are still in the blue science/medical division uniforms, the rank of Commander is probably the highest they can go without transferring away from their preferred fields and into the Command division (and we all saw how well that worked for Crusher in "All Good Things...").

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 character later on, so didnt give much thought into his rank and history when he was created, hence why he was a lieutennant in TNG.

In TNG O'Brien occupied a position usually held by a lieutenant, which for whatever reason, did not have an officer of that rank assigned. Therefore O'Brien with the position of Transporter Chief, was given the technical rank of Lieutenant, but his actual rank was still an NCO rank. Doesn't explain how Worf's dad recognised him as an NCO in "Family" though.

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?

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