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Cpt_krk_wna-b

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Report this Feb. 17 2012, 3:04 pm

My origional intentions were to create a forum where we can discuss a way that the Klingon's appearance changed so drastically. But now I've expanded it to every continuity error we can find. Begin

Cpt_krk_wna-b

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Report this Feb. 17 2012, 3:19 pm

Could you post what was in the fourth season of Enterprise. I'm still on TOS, and I want to watch them in order, so it'll take a while.

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Report this Feb. 17 2012, 3:47 pm

I happen to like the DS9 discussion of that issue myself.

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Report this Feb. 17 2012, 10:13 pm

Quote: Cpt_krk_wna-b @ Feb. 17 2012, 3:04 pm

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>My origional intentions were to create a forum where we can discuss a way that the Klingon's appearance changed so drastically. But now I've expanded it to every continuity error we can find. Begin

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Even if they didnt explain it, how would it be a continuity error?


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Report this Feb. 17 2012, 11:57 pm

- Klingon blood color


- the "from now on, we can't ever travel faster than Warp 5" idiocy from TNG


- numerous uniform discrepancies


- Khan recognizes Chekov in TWOK


- Trill appearance from TNG to DS9


- Janeway personality alterations in VOY (ha!)


- just a veritable ton of stuff from ENT


...and the list goes on and on.


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Report this Feb. 18 2012, 4:30 am

The part about Khan recognizing Chekov isn't necessarily a problem.  Just because Cheov wan't shown in Space Seed, doesn't mean he wasn't there.  The actor was added to the cast later, but I don't think anything ever established that he had arrived on Enterprise after that incident.


As for the Trill, not only was it swapping out lumpy forehead # 47 for spots, but also the joined Trills could survive transporters.  Also, the joined Trill seemed to be an unknown in TNG, but Sisko's familiarity with Dax & Kurzon's rather long involvement in Fed/Klingon politics would seem to undermine that.


Runabouts could only transport 2 at a time... until it became necessary to beam 5 or 6 at a time.


"A Klingon is his work, not his family."   Then family was a big deal for them.


Dax immediately recognized a ridgehead Klingon approximately 80 years after last seeing him as a smoothhead Klingon.


Some of the ex-drones that Chakotay encountered were at Wolf 359, assimilated by the cube that was destroyed without any other cubes around for them to be recovered.

Cpt_krk_wna-b

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Report this Feb. 18 2012, 6:15 am

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>Rather than post spoilers for you or anyone else who may not have seen it yet, I will just say the whole question of how Klingons went from ridged to non-ridged (and hints of how they went back) will be answered when you get to that point.

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I oviously don't care aout spoilers, and if your that concerned about others, then post "Spoiler Alert" at the top.


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Report this Feb. 18 2012, 9:56 am

Quote: TheDriver @ Feb. 17 2012, 11:57 pm

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>- Klingon blood color

>- the "from now on, we can't ever travel faster than Warp 5" idiocy from TNG

>- numerous uniform discrepancies

>- Khan recognizes Chekov in TWOK

>- Trill appearance from TNG to DS9

>- Janeway personality alterations in VOY (ha!)

>- just a veritable ton of stuff from ENT

>...and the list goes on and on.

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The pink Klingon blood was in fact a genetic mutation related to the Augment virus we saw in "Enterprise". The movie-era Klingons were still in a transitional phase between smooth and lumpy foreheads -- the TUC ones especially looked halfway between -- and one strange side-effect of the re-lumping process was a freakish change in the colour of their blood.


Advancements in warp drive technology -- take a look at Voyager's swinging nacelle struts -- meant that starships were no longer ripping apart the fabric of space-time whenever they went to warp 9. Thus the speed limit was no longer needed.


Starfleet uniform regulations are largely "captain's discretion". That's why the Voyager crew wears one uniform while the Enterprise crew wears another (or a mix, in the case of "Generations"). Starfleet Command must have a large department tasked with keeping up with current fashions so that starship crews are always looking their best.


Chekov was in the Enterprise bathroom and kept Khan waiting. When he was finally done, he'd used all the toilet paper. Khan swore vengeance. Chekov was apparently holding down a job on another deck of the ship.


Lump-headed Odan and spotted Dax are different species, but their symbionts are the same species. Everyone knows about the spotted Trills, but the lumpy-head Trills are less common. Either they are like the Xindi -- multiple sapient races on one planet -- or the lumpy Trills are the descendents of a different race that visited the Trill homeworld centuries ago.


Janeway's personality issues and "discrepencies" on ENT can be explained thusly: Time travel is a pain in the ass. It's best to just avoid it if you can, but obviously Archer and Janeway couldn't help themselves. What we're seeing is the result of various timelines intersecting and getting mashed up, so that Janeway's changes from episode to episode are actually slightly different Janeways. Sort of like the TNG episode "Parallels".


I just made all of those up, except for the Chekov one, which was Walter Koenig's idea. Any good?

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Report this Feb. 18 2012, 12:04 pm

Quote: Broadstorm @ Feb. 18 2012, 4:30 am

>As for the Trill, not only was it swapping out lumpy forehead # 47 for spots, but also the joined Trills could survive transporters.


to use your own words,thats not necessarily a problem.Maybe they fixed the issue in those years.


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tribblenator999

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Report this Feb. 18 2012, 12:43 pm

enterprise messed with cannon a lot.


 


the money issue in different episodes.


 


basically on youtube there is a video called star trek mistakes which outlined a lot of errors in continuity in star trek.


 


 

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Report this Feb. 18 2012, 8:37 pm

Quote: tribblenator999 @ Feb. 18 2012, 12:43 pm

>enterprise messed with cannon a lot.
about as much as any of the spin offs did


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Report this Feb. 18 2012, 9:01 pm

- Klingon blood color


I can't explain that one.


- the "from now on, we can't ever travel faster than Warp 5" idiocy from TNG


They used a different warp scale in TNG.


- numerous uniform discrepancies


I guess uniforms can be customized to a degree.


- Khan recognizes Chekov in TWOK


Perhaps was on the Enterprise from the start, but just didn't join the bridge crew until season 2.


- Trill appearance from TNG to DS9


Perhaps there's more than one Trill species, like the Xindi.


- Janeway personality alterations in VOY (ha!)


I don't think that counts as a continuity error.


- just a veritable ton of stuff from ENT


Can you be more specific? At the moment, the only one that can't easily be explained away is the appearence of Romulan cloaking tech.


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Report this Feb. 19 2012, 9:47 am

For a complete list of tng errors buy The Nitpickers Guide for Next Generation Trekkers.

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