Corrected entry: Even though this episode's future is an alternate future, the ranks of both Bashir and Jadzia are incorrect according to the time. They both have the rank of Commander which is inconsistent to their age and to Nog's promotion to Captain. They should have the rank of Admiral or even retired from Starfleet.
Corrected entry: When Sisko was initially meeting and speaking with Kira, she described the station by calling it a, "Godforsaken place." From her perspective, she should have said, "Prophet-forsaken place." Also, later in the episode, Quark refers to the Bajorans as, "Godfearing people." Once again, should have been, "Prophet-fearing people."
Corrected entry: Odo becomes the prime suspect in the murder as he, being a shapeshifter, could have got between the cracks of the holodeck door in his liquid form. However, no one realises that even if he were the murderer, the murder weapon, a knife, would not have got through the door cracks with him. Odo wouldn't have needed a weapon anyway, as he can turn his arms into tentacles to strangle the victim.
Corrected entry: When Kirk comes onto the bridge, and discovers the Tribble in his chair, he sits down, and hits the Comm button to call McCoy. It makes a sound that signifies the channel's open. In the original shot in TOS, the button only clicked, with no extra sound added.
Corrected entry: Patrick, the elderly and child-like one of the visiting genetically engineered trio, appears in the background with his reading glasses for ~3 seconds. Mature actors in the 20th century need glasses. Mature genetically enhanced people of the future never wear glasses except that one scene. (00:07:30)
Corrected entry: At Jadzia's insistence, Benjamin goes to find Jake when he doesn't show up for dinner. To do this, he asks the computer for his location. As shown in "Dax" and "Captive Pursuit," Deep Space Nine's computers rely on commbadges to locate specific people, just like on the Enterprise. Jake doesn't wear a commbadge, nor does he appear to have anything similar, so how did the computer find him?
Corrected entry: Joran complains once or twice about how Jadzia and Curzon buried his memories, but Curzon wasn't aware of the memories to bury them. We learnt in Equilibrun that the Symbiosis commission put a memory block on the memories, and only when the block broke down did Jadzia gain access to the memories. Joran should know this, as he would have access to Jadzia's memories of this event.
Corrected entry: The episode completely contradicts what we've learned about Bashir and his family from previous episodes. In 2-6 "Melora" Bashir told her that his father was a Federation diplomat. If so, wouldn't some of the high-ranked people in Starfleet know about his family life? Having a son with birth defects certainly would not have been that big a secret and Richard certainly wouldn't have gotten away with having Julian enhanced if he chose to do so. In 3-18 "Distant Voices", Julian's mind was viciously probed by a Lethean, who via this contact knows everything about him. Of course, there was no mention of the genetic enhancements here, otherwise the evil alien would have easily used the secret and its illegality against the doctor. In another episode, Julian said he was very skilled at sewing up his teddy bear at the very young age of 5, which seemed to be the first indication of his desire to be a doctor. But as "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" indicates, Julian was genetically enhanced around his seventh birthday. If he was indeed physically and mentally deficient at the age of 5, he would have been completely incapable of patching up little Kukalaka.
Corrected entry: As Jem'Hadar ships approach the Defiant, Commander Sisko orders main power to be cut. We see the overhead lights on the Bridge go out. The next scene shows Kira walking into Odo's quarters. Behind her the overhead lights in the passageway are still on, as are the lights in Odo's quarters.
Corrected entry: Once again, a technical detail overlooked regarding runabout transporters. After transporting the alien column to the runabout, Dax tells the computer to realign the transporters to beam them aboard. Once again, a party of more than two people was beamed up by a runabout at the same time. The writers seem to keep missing that technical detail... Federation runabouts can only handle two people at once in their transporters.
Corrected entry: The rescue team is taken down the Bajor in a Federation runabout, capable of beaming up only two people at once, as established in a previous episode. Yet when the team finds Major Kira, Sisko calls to Chief O'Brien to beam them up. All five of them are promptly energized at the same time.
Corrected entry: In the first episode of season 5, Starfleet issued new uniforms, a redressed version of the 'casual duty uniform' from the earlier seasons and what would amount to as the 'standard duty uniform' from Star Trek: Voyager. The only problem is that Captain Sisko was wearing his combadge well into the grey part, and not on the black part of the uniform, like everyone else. He never does it again, only for episode one of season five.
Corrected entry: During the fleet battle Sisko says, "Evasive maneuvers, Pattern Omega. We're going through." After he says this, there is a flash of light on the bridge. During the flash, if you look closely, there is a ship diagram in the background behind Sisko on the left side of the screen. This is a diagram of an Excelsior-class ship, and the Defiant is NOT an Excelsior-class starship.
Corrected entry: The entire plot of this episode is to get the cure for the disease from Section 31. Why would they create a cure for a disease designed to wipe out the species it infects? The likelihood of needing to know it so they know what to destroy is odd, as only the Dominion would really want the cure.
Corrected entry: During the previous episode, we find out that Dr. Bashir has been replaced by a changeling. But for the changeling's ruse to work, he would need to carry out all Bashir's duties. Which means he'd need all his medical knowledge. Bashir graduated second in his class at Starfleet Medical Academy. To learn all that Bashir knew would have taken longer than the Dominion and Federation knew about each other. Not only that, but to pull off all this changeling pulled off, he'd need intimate knowledge of Starfleet, Bajoran and Cardassian technologies. There's no way a changeling could have learned all that knowledge in the time alotted. Even if you use the excuse of the Great Link, the Founders would still need the time to amass the knowledge and at least one of them to learn all the medical techniques Bashir would have known to transfer that knowledge to the others, otherwise it would have been a dead giveaway Bashir wasn't really Bashir.