Star Trek: Voyager

Demon - S4-E24

Plot hole: The atmosphere of the Class Y "Demon" planet is repeatedly said to be highly corrosive and unable to support life. It isn't even safe for Voyager to stay in orbit for very long and Paris and Kim's spacesuits begin to fail after a while of being on planet. However, their shuttle, having been landed on the planet for several hours by the time Chakotay and Seven find it, shows no sign of damage. Even the leather upholstery of the seats or carpet interior (the rear hatch having been left open) isn't dirty. If Starfleet has built its starships and spacesuits out of that same upholstery, this mission would have been no problem.

Living Witness - S4-E23

Continuity mistake: Early in the episode, the Kyrian historical researcher plays a simulation of events aboard Voyager that include Janeway killing a Kyrian and then throwing the rifle to a crewman. Later, he replays the simulation for the Doctor, but subtle details of this 'same simulation' change, most notably the way the female crewman raises her rifle much sooner the first time we see Janeway walk past her, and the difference in the way the male crewman catches Janeway's rifle. (00:14:15 - 00:26:20)

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Year of Hell (1) - S4-E8

Other mistake: When Seven talks to Lt. Com. Tuvok when he is shaving, she refers to him as "Lieutenant," rather than "Commander." Starfleet follows American naval doctrine with respect to rank structure and military courtesy - Lieutenant is not an acceptable abbreviation of Lieutenant Commander, and with the Borg having assimilated Starfleet vessels and individuals in the past, she'd know their rank structures.

Prey - S4-E16

Character mistake: Species 8472 was trapped on deck 11, behind a force field. When the ship comes under attack by Hirogen, Seven is instructed to get down to deck 11 with a supply of nanoprobes. In the meantime the Hirogen hunter escapes from Sickbay (deck 5) and soon faces off Seven and attacks 8472. When Seven beams them off the ship, Harry says that 'someone has tapped into transporter control on deck 5'. (00:39:00)

Message in a Bottle - S4-E14

Other mistake: In this episode Voyager sends the doctor to a federation ship in the alpha quadrant through a transmission using an alien communication network. Right before he is sent you see him in the astrometrics lab and he steps up on a platform wearing his mobile emitter. His program is then sent through the data stream and the mobile emitter is sent with him. Then when he arrives it is not there. Firstly, the mobile emitter can't be sent this way, only the doctor's program can. It can be beamed but that was not the case here. Secondly, in other episodes where the doctor is taken offline while wearing the emitter they show it drop to the ground. They don't do that here as it appears to dematerialize with him. (00:07:00 - 00:08:00)

George Shamey

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Suggested correction: She's one of the crew members who were trapped in a dream. She was talking to another crew member who was trapped after both had woken up.

Hunters - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: The array surrounding the micro-singularity is shown collapsing twice, once when weapons fire causes Voyager to lose control over the anti-thoron radiation it is emitting and again when Voyager is attempting to beam Seven of Nine and Tuvok off the Hirogen ship.

Mortal Coil - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: The shuttle is "parked" in the nebula to get a protomatter sample, and the nebula is visible in all windows. After the shuttle is hit, the camera looks at Tom, and the view in the window is the black of space with stars, rather than the bright nebula.

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Future's End (1) - S3-E8

Trivia: Rain Robinson has a model of a DY-100 on the window sill in her office. In 1996 (also the year this episode is set), Kahn left Earth in the SS Botany Bay, a DY-100 class starship.

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Question: Is there any technology featured in Star Trek Voyager, or other Star Trek series for that part, that seemed futuristic in the late 20th century, but are now reality?

Answer: If you include the original Star Trek series (1966) then there are several. The communicators used in the original series were before (and said to inspire) mobile phones. We currently do have teleportation technology but it currently only works on things the size of a few molecules. A "Cloaking device" also exists; it's a fabric that bends light through it, though it currently only works in infra-red. The Hypospray is real and was patented in 1960 - six years before the original series aired - it's actually called the Jet Injector. Faster Than Light travel is still a few decades off, but there are several real-world theories that look promising, including one that is remarkably similar to the method used in the Star Trek Universe called the Alcubeierre Drive that involves manipulating spacetime ahead and behind the ship and the ship "riding" it. Medical techniques and technologies have also advanced considerably; prosthetics particularity and we routinely have robots performing surgeries where absolute precision is needed. The "Shield" used in the series have a few primitive versions around. The Phasers used in the series are used but are not very powerful (nor will they ever be as powerful as the Star Trek version the laws of physics gets in the way) but rail-guns (using magnets to spin then propel a projectile) and particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider have been around for a while. The Replicator would require a nuclear fusion reactor and a nuclear fission reactor in something the size of a large oven and the Holo-deck wouldn't work at all based on our current understanding of physics so those are both still science fiction at the moment, but who knows!

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