Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

The Passenger - S1-E9

Deliberate mistake: The dying Vantika hides his consciousness away in a portion of Dr. Bashir's mind. At one point, "Bashir" (heavily cloaked in clothing and shadows) comes up behind Quark and makes sure his demands are clear. At this point, it should still be unclear just how Vantika is still "alive", and whose body he is using. However, when he shoves Quark away, for a fraction of a second, Bashir's face can be seen under his hood. They were true to plot in using the right actor (though he shouldn't have been seen), it is possible some might have spied the secret earlier than the show meant to reveal it.

The Forsaken - S1-E17

Character mistake: In the scene where Lwaxana Troi follows Odo into the Turbo lift and it breaks down, Odo reports to Ops that they are in Turbo lift 7. Later scenes in Ops refer to their location as Turbo lift 4.

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Dramatis Personae - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode, Odo has sent everyone affected by the telepathic matrix to a cargo bay. Sisko and O'Brien remove their com badges, throwing them aside before heading to the bay. After everyone is cured, Sisko straightens back up and, in the closeup, you can see that he has a badge on. In the next closeup, it's gone again.

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Dramatis Personae - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: When Kira is explaining to Jadzia in Quark's that she wants to get rid of Sisko, she is wearing her Bajoran earring in her right ear. When she picks Quark up by his collar a couple of shots later, the earring is gone.

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Melora - S2-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Jadzia and Melora are in the runabout talking about relationships, Jadzia mentions having to go back 150 years for a Starfleet relationship; when it cuts to Melora the boom mic can be seen coming in through the front window. (00:23:05)

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Second Sight - S2-E9

Character mistake: When Nedelle collapses, everyone looks to Jadzia to save her and she says she can't. Why do they think Jadzia can save her? She isn't a doctor, and the Dax symbiant was never a doctor either. They are on board a Federation ship, with a Federation crew, why do they not call The Ship's doctor?

Guy

Armageddon Game - S2-E13

Plot hole: Just after the Kelleran soldiers kill all the scientists, O'Brien tries to contact the runabout Ganges for a beam out. Unable to contact the Ganges, he and Bashir use the T'Lani cruiser's transporter to beam down to T'Lani III. He could have used the cruiser's transporters to beam to the Ganges instead (it wouldn't have had its shields up as it was unoccupied and was closer to the cruiser than the planet) allowing them to escape back to the wormhole and DS9, instead of having to await rescue on the planet.

The Search (1) - S3-E1

Other mistake: During the battle near the end of the episode, Sisko is heard saying, "Locking onto the lead ship" but he gives the firing order to Bashir, who is seated at the helm. This implies that the targeting controls and firing controls are at separate stations, which makes no sense.

The House of Quark - S3-E3

Other mistake: When the Klingon, Kozak, falls on his knife during his fight with Quark his blood is a deep red. It should be pink like any other Klingon. (00:02:20)

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Suggested correction: Klingon blood is only shown as pink in the film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and in the series Star Trek: Discovery. In the case of the former, the blood was shown as pink/lavender to have it appear alien and also to avoid rating issues (that much blood would have given the film an R rating). This is an inconsistency in the entire Star Trek universe at large, or perhaps only in those two stated instances, and not a mistake in this particular episode as the number of times Klingon blood has been red greatly outweighs the few times it has been shown as pink.

BaconIsMyBFF

Meridian - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: When Jadzia tells Benjamin she is going to do helioscismic measurements of the sun, the camera shifts in mid-sentence. In the first shot she is rubbing her hands in front of her, in the second shot, her hands are clasped behind her back. (00:15:20)

Defiant - S3-E9

Plot hole: Thomas Riker is able to steal the Defiant partially because he's a genetic double for and not a clone of Will Riker. Thomas Riker's existence is not a secret. Star Fleet is aware that the first officer of their flagship has a genetic duplicate who resigned and is out there somewhere. There should be something in place to verify Will's location before giving Thomas access. But then, of course, we wouldn't have an episode.

Captain Defenestrator

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Suggested correction: At this point Thomas Riker is still a Starfleet officer. There is no need to lock him out of accessing the Defiant's systems as he is considered just as trustworthy as Will.

They say that he had expressed political opinions that supported the Maquis, not that he had resigned from Starfleet. A large number of Starfleet officers supported the Maquis' intentions, but still stayed loyal to Starfleet.

No, Thomas Riker accessed the Defiant under the guise of being Will Riker, and Major Kira released the lockouts being under that impression.

wb6vpm

Exactly. NOBODY in Star Fleet has thought "Well, what if one of them claims to be the other? How do we tell them apart?"

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The Die is Cast (2) - S3-E21

Plot hole: Earlier in the season, it was established that The Jem'Hadar are genetically engineered to be loyal to the Changelings, meaning they will not deliberately harm them. With that in mind, the Changelings still care about Odo's well being despite his refusal to return to them. So why didn't the Lovok Changeling send a message to The Jem'Hadar ships to inform them that a Changeling was going to be on the runabout? Given that he took time to offer another chance to return to his people, you would think he'd take time to make sure he returned to the station safely.

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Suggested correction: Maybe The Jem'Hadar were trying to disable the runabout to try and capture Odo and Garak.

Facets - S3-E25

Plot hole: How could Jadzia have been unaware that Curzon was infatutated with her if she inherited all his memories after being joined?

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Suggested correction: It is known from Joran Dax that memories held by the symbiont can be repressed. Moreover, Jadzia Dax has often commented that the memories accrued over several lifetimes can become blurred together. The Trill rite of closure ceremony (DS9: Facets) allows the memories of each host to be extracted and then placed in the mind of a volunteer to approximate (quite well, it would seem) the experience of talking to a past host as if they were still alive. The very existence of this ceremony suggests that the memories are not wholly available to to the current host; otherwise, why should the current host elect to become completely separated from their previous hosts' memories in exchange for clarity? Thus, there is ample evidence in the show to allow the possibility that Jadzia Dax was unaware of Curzon Dax's infatuation.

The Way of the Warrior (2) - S4-E2

Character mistake: During the Defiant's flight to save the Cardassian officials, Worf says something to the effect of, "I've never been aboard a Federation ship equipped with a cloak before". However, he was aboard the Enterprise during the Pegasus incident, where The Ship was temporarily equipped with a cloaking device.

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If Wishes were Horses - S1-E16

Trivia: Buck Bokai's baseball card, a collectible featured on Benjamin Sisko's desk, had actor Keone Young on the front, in character, but showed "Trek" model maker Gregory Jein, who invented the "history" of the character, on the back. The pair bore an uncanny resemblance to each other.

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Chosen answer: No. He's given his name, that's all. Nothing there that might lead to a paradox. If he's gone into detail about his time travelling, that might cause an issue or two, but simply stating his name does nothing.

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Answer: No more so than Sisko posing for a photo in the 21st century while pretending to be Gabriel Bell.

Answer: His last name is something Kirk will forget, since he was on temporary assignment and essentially passing through.

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