The general Trek goofs and/or mistakes topic

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by PureCrimson, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Bigaquarium

    Bigaquarium Cadet Newbie

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    Hi,

    Since this thread isn’t yet a year long in the tooth...

    In “Night Terrors, how was the away team able to beam to the USS Brittain without having their energy absorbed into the Tyken’s rift?

    Thanks!

    -Nathan
     
  2. FormerLurker

    FormerLurker Commodore Commodore

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    You cut this close enough the quick is bleeding.
     
  3. sumbuddyx

    sumbuddyx Captain Captain

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    This is one I've noticed few people have picked up on: In various Star Trek The Next Generation episodes, upon issuing commands to his staff to fulfill his directives Captain Picard will often say "Make it sew" but still even later in the episode we never see anyone sewing.
     
  4. matthunter

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    Someone likes tomatoes, folks.
     
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  5. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    To me the silly thing about Night Terrors is that the entire escape depended on, for the only time ever, the list of chemicals having orbital diagrams of every substance. Which is a completely useless thing for the list to have in literally every other imaginable case.
     
  6. X24actor

    X24actor Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Inconsistent warp effect in Generations. Yet another in a long list of aesthetic inconsistencies in that movie. The Enterprise-B at warp is the lightstream effect from the first six movies. The Enterprise-D at warp is the familiar Berman era subspace effect. In VOY: Flashback, the Excelsior is seen with the subspace effect, keeping it consistent with the series. Every episode and movie but Generations has a consistent warp effect within the story. I think one episode of early TNG showed the Enterprise-D with the lightstream effect.

    Also, alcohol in Star Trek. I understand synthehol has not replaced alcohol in the future, but I always thought the replicators wouldn't do alcohol. In VOY: Vis a Vis, Tom Paris (doppleganger) replicated alcohol and was reprimanded. Unless he hacked the system, I think it's a goof.
     
  7. Delta Vega

    Delta Vega Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    In TOS, the doors on the ship are all slide doors on automatic, ie they sense someone approaching and open

    Yet

    In "Amok Time",(I think), Spock while having an emotional episode goes into his quarters in a distressed state and falls back into the door after it closed behind him. He didn't seem to put any lock on it, or motion to press anything that locked his door.
    So how come he didn't fall back through it ?
     
  8. DonIago

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    The door sensors can obviously tell whether you're facing toward or away from it. :p
     
  9. GNDN18

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    The doors have drama sensors.
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    From “The Naked Time”.
     
  10. DonIago

    DonIago Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'd love to see the algorithm for calculating Dramaz...
     
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  11. UssGlenn

    UssGlenn Commodore Commodore

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    You sure about that? I haven't had time to watch the whole episode, and nothing is popping up in clips online. But in any case, Generations did it correctly with the different eras of warp drive having different effects. If Flashback has the Excelsior with a 24th century effect, that is the error.
     
  12. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    The stagehands operating those doors are smarter than people give 'em credit for.
     
  13. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    In "Unification, part II" on TNG, there's a reflection from a glass piece on the procounul's desk, and it shows one of the show's sound technicians, I believe.
     
  14. Tenacity

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    would have been "interesting" if they had closed the doors, then quickly reopened them.

    :lol:
     
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  15. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    ^ Too smart to piss off the co-star. :p
     
  16. Finn

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    Don't you know? By Archer's time, they managed to improve on the automatic doors with a gadget that can scan people brains and determine their intent. Folks got tired of the automatic doors opening on cold and snowy days whenever people walked by the store or office.....
     
  17. Laura Cynthia Chambers

    Laura Cynthia Chambers Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Perhaps you can adjust the settings on your doors for things like that. So if I walk through my door and it shuts behind me, it can't open again for another 10 seconds. Plus, it might detect forward motion, subconscious cues from one's eye movements, etc.
     
  18. Delta Vega

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    Perhaps :)