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- This episode has one of the funniest bloopers in any "Trek" series: a member of the camera crew is clearly seen reflected in the glass facets in the final scene. He is wearing casual clothing and is chomping energetically on gum!
Removed from article. --Alan del Beccio 05:39, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
- Many people consider this episode the one where Data proves his worthiness of commanding, by disobeying orders in order to detect cloaked romulan ships, preventing the Romulans from entering Klingon Space.
I think that was the point. Many people don't have to consider it to be, it was... "the one where Data proves his worthiness of commanding, by disobeying orders in order to detect cloaked romulan ships, preventing the Romulans from entering Klingon Space..." --Bp 16:36, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
I also removed some stuff. Namely, nits.
- Sela says that the Federation fleet consists of exactly 23 starships, however both Federation and Romulan computer displays show no more than 17 vessels in the fleet.
- The Federation puts out a tachyon net to track the Romulan Ships. However, this net cannot extend infinitely into space. The Romulan ships could just cloak and go around the net. Moreover, if the ships are ten million kilometers apart, the net has gaps big enough for a fleet of ships to fly through.
- In the fight in the beginning, a Klingon reports that the ship is entering the chromosphere. While the later scene involving the ship destroying the two behind it does appear to be close to the star, the scene in which that is reported shows the star well away on the viewscreen.
- In the fight in the beginning, Worf reports that "aft shields are gone." In the very next scene, the two Klingon ships attacking them fire and the ship Worf is on absorbs the shots with its aft shielding
- Worf gave no reaction when he saw Sela on the viewscreen in Lursa and B'Etor's quarters. Given that he worked closely with Tasha and had no prior knowledge of Sela's existence he should have given some sort of reaction.
- The ships form a line to create a sort of dragnet, hoping to detect any cloaked ships which attempt to cross it. Picard, and Sela, seem to forget that space is 3 dimensional. Ships could easily go above or below it.
As you all know by now, these types of notes do not belong in an encyclopedia. Background information should be for background information only (i.e. things that occurred behind-the-scenes). --From Andoria with Love 20:56, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
- Also removed:
- This episode was the season premiere of the 5th season, and a continuation of "Redemption".
- The Nebula-class starship appears again in this episode, and has been slightly modified, as the Sutherland is noticeably different from the Phoenix. This is most notable in the "dish" on the back of model; the Sutherland has a more triangular "dish" than the round dish of the Phoenix, in which this configuration would be the standard in all future appearances of the Nebula-class.
- The Stargazer may have been a part of Picard's fleet, but was not able to participate in the blockade. The Constellation-class ship which follows the Enterprise is considered by some to be the Hathaway, but the resolution of the registry on this ship is too low to determine if it is NCC-2893 (Stargazer) or NCC-2593 (Hathaway).
- In the episode, it is suggested Worf challenge Gowron's leadership. This is later fulfilled in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Tacking Into the Wind".
- This is the second of three consecutive appearances Guinan makes in season cliffhangers, her first was in the TNG Season 3 finale "The Best of Both Worlds", her next would take place at the end of this season in the two part episode "Time's Arrow".
- After Sela is introduced to the Enterprise-D, the remaining bridge crew aboard the Enterprise discuss the possibilities of Sela's birth. These reasons include a clone of Natasha Yar infused with Romulan DNA. Sela is next seen in "Unification II".--31dot 11:17, November 15, 2009 (UTC)
Lt Commander Edit
Though Lt. Commander Hobson is introduced as such when Data enters to take his command, there are several scenes where the character Hobson wears the pip ranking of a full commander.
I've watched this episode in it's entirety and I am unable to find a scene where he wore the pips of a full commander. If someone knows the exact location then please let me know. Otherwise I'll remove it. --Morder 10:24, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
- It's a nitpick. Why wait? TribbleFurSuit 16:40, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
Consider it removed. --Morder 23:25, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
He was shown wearing commander's pips when he was talking to Data about taking the phasers off-line. 22.214.171.124 05:38, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
Sutherland and Star Trek 2009 Edit
The way that Data gets command of the Sutherland is how I think they got the idea for Uhura in Star Trek 2009 to board the Enterprise 126.96.36.199 21:18, April 23, 2013 (UTC)