Star Trek: The Next Generation

The Royale - S2-E12

Factual error: 30 seconds in Geordi says: 'surface temperature -291 degrees Celsius'. (The scale only goes down to -273.15 which is absolute zero). (00:00:30)

Q Who? - S2-E16

Visible crew/equipment: In the observation lounge, you can see a shadow from a crew person on armrest of the chair on the bottom left of the screen. Hard to see, but definitely there. (00:24:10)

The Emissary - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the episode, Riker, Geordi, Worf, Data, and Pulaski are playing poker. Pulaski puts two neat stacks of chips in the center beside some chips in a pile. It then shows Worf putting similar stacks in the center but Pulaski's stacks are not visible and they should be. Then when Worf wins the hand, the camera is showing a wide shot of him pulling the chips towards him and you can see his and Pulaski's neat stacks of chips.

Q Who? - S2-E16

Other mistake: Worf says the Borg have locked on a tractor beam, but in the next exterior shot there is no tractor beam visible between the two ships. Later there is.

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Suggested correction: Stating that it is locked on is not the same as stating it is engaged. For example, there are numerous occasions where they detect that phasers have been locked but have not yet been engaged/fired.

garok89

In regards to a tractor beam, locked on has always meant engaged and holding the target. Phasers are different as they need to be targeted. The tractor beam just has to hit the ship. I think this is a valid error.

oldbaldyone

Up The Long Ladder - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: The Bringloidi leader keeps saying that they've spent 300 years building their society, but this episode takes place in 2365, and it's stated that his ship launched in 2123, making it 200 years.

Q Who? - S2-E16

Audio problem: In Engineering when Worf says "Ensign.", Michael Dorn's lips don't move.

A Matter of Honor - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: Klingons measure distance in kilometers in this episode. However, in all other Trek shows and movies, they measure in kellicams. [This was apparently during a misguided attempt by the Empire to adopt the decimal system (for Galactic consistency), even though the change was wildy unpopular with the public and military alike. While some ships, like in this episode, gave it a good try, the change was short-lived and eventually abandoned. However, until this claim can be backed up by a reference within Star Trek canon, it stands as a mistake.]

Contagion - S2-E11

Revealing mistake: When Geordi closes the 'dead' Data's eyes, it is obvious that he just passes his hand above Data's face, without touching his eyelids.

J I Cohen

Where Silence Has Lease - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: When the black deck officer is supposed to be dead you can see the actor's nostrils flaring as he is breathing.

hansreign

Contagion - S2-E11

Visible crew/equipment: After La Forge reports that the probe should be destroyed, watch the panels behind Picard and to Worf's left. As well as studio lighting, the boom mic is moving and reflected in it.

Movie Nut

The Royale - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: As the Texan follows the dice on Data's last throw, his glasses are on. As he complains about losing his bet, his glasses are suddenly missing.

Movie Nut

Peak Performance - S2-E21

Visible crew/equipment: As La Forge and Crusher leave the bridge, and the camera closes in on Riker, there's a shadow of a piece of filming equipment on the wall behind and to the left of his head, at the upper right of the shot.

Samaritan Snare - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: Wesley says that he's departing shuttle bay 2, but on the floor, it says shuttle bay 3.

Unnatural Selection - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: Looking at the shuttlecraft while sitting in the shuttle bay and after it has departed the Enterprise, you can tell they are different types of shuttles. The one in the shuttle bay has more angular lines with straight edges. The one outside the Enterprise has more curves than angles to its lines.

poehitman

Loud as a Whisper - S2-E5

Other mistake: When Data is interpreting between Captain Picard and Riva, he uses signs for words Captain Picard has not yet spoken, and voices concepts before Riva has signed them. He also doesn't interpret everything the Captain and counselor Troi say.

Michael Albert

Time Squared - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: When the original Picard shoots the duplicate Picard with a phaser in the shuttlebay, he shoots him square in the chest. But in later shots, the scorch marks from the phaser are on his abdomen area.

poehitman

Shades of Gray - S2-E22

Other mistake: In this episode, in Riker's memory, the encounter between him and Quinn is re-lived. As Quinn starts to attack Riker, you can see Riker's stunt double's face, and tell that it's Quinn's stunt double, as the hair is smooth, not styled. Also, Riker is a few inches taller than Quinn, but in the onset of the attack, they're equal heights.

Movie Nut

Shades of Gray - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: After Pulaski examines Riker's leg, and readies to beam up, he leans to the right to get up. In the wide shot, he does it again.

Movie Nut

Elementary, Dear Data - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: As Data cautions La Forge not to say anything, his actual flesh tone is visible on his palm.

Movie Nut

Pen Pals - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: As Picard and Troi enter the holodeck, the horse Picard ordered is outfitted with the saddle and tack requested. When they get to the horse, the saddle is on the post the horse is tied to.

Movie Nut

Deja Q - S3-E13

Picard: Return that moon to its orbit.
Q: I have no powers! Q, the ordinary!
Picard: Q, the liar! Q, the misanthrope!
Q: Q, the miserable! Q, the desperate! What must I do to convince you people?
Worf: Die.

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Trivia: The cast really are very good friends. At LeVar Burton's wedding in 1992, the best man was Brent Spiner and the ushers were Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes and Michael Dorn. And when Brent Spiner recorded an album (Ol' Yellow Eyes is Back), the backing groups listed as The Sunspots are again the male members of the bridge crew.

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