So there have been a number of episodes that I've watched recently - especially DS9 or earlier - where I can't help but think that if they were written now they would be resolved in 30 seconds or at least the "tension point" of the episode would be. Two examples that come to mind are in Time's Arrow where the crew send Samuel Clemens back in time and are then wondering if he made it back - these days you'd just hop on Wikipedia or Google (maybe by the 2300's it is now called Googleplex to reflect the infinitely more vast amounts of data it is searching) and look up sighting of him, or books released by him, after the date he was meant to have returned. Then in The Sound of Her Voice - obviously the twist is that the USS Olympia was actually lost a few year's prior. Surely though Starfleet would have clocked that a ship on an 8 year mission not having returned might be MIA and presumably there would have been a "flightpath" filed for their return so ships could have tracked along and found them presumably? Also as soon as they hear about the ship you look up their records, see when they set off, and then when told they were on an 8 year mission it would click that there is a time skip. It feels like both of the above come from an era of non-instantaneous communications or access to information like we do now so the writers would not consider using it as a solution to it but by that point in time they should never not have historical, tactical etc data immediately available Can anyone think of any other plots that fall apart thanks to modern technology?