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An anon removed the information on the episode's Dominion error. I was going to remove it, as it seems unlikely anyone would not know things about the enemy killing your colleagues and crushing your cause, but I thought I'd get some people's opinion on it. It seems a bit long. -- Tough Little Ship 23:15, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
- When Chakotay tells Torres of the Maquis' destruction, he mentions that the Cardassians had help from an unnamed race from the Gamma Quadrant. This line reveals two continuity errors on the parts of the writers: firstly, the Dominion are not a "race" but, as established on Deep Space Nine, an empire comprised of many separate species. Secondly, it seems odd that neither Chakotay nor Torres would have heard of the Dominion, considering that the first encounter with them in the DS9 episode "The Jem'Hadar" took place months before the events of "Caretaker" both in terms of transmission order and series chronology.
I removed the error about the hirogen, as the species name was mentioned in the previous episode, "Message in a Bottle" Wheatleya 22:58, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
From background info: "The rate at which Voyager receives letters from the array is equivalent to that of about a 300 baud modem. However when The Doctor is transferred across the array, it transfers his matrix at a rate of a gigabit lan."
The Doctor's program takes up at least 50 petaquads of storage (quad). Because this is the 24th century and they always use quads as their standard metric for computer storage sizes, we could probably safely assume that a quad is much larger than a byte, but let's play it safe and say 1 byte = 1 quad. If so, then the quoted line would suggest that 50 PB of data went across a 1 gigabit connection in a reasonable amount of time. 50 PB = 400 Pb (petabits). 400 Pb over a 1 Gbps connection would take 400,000,000 seconds, or 12.6 years.
So where'd this line come from exactly?
Derefed 02:22, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
- This had something to do with the fact it was holographic data, which apparently the array could send easier. Maybe it had a different system for holograms than for the normal transmissions and it had a different rate
--188.8.131.52 11:45, March 20, 2011 (UTC)
Act Four is clearly lacking substance. Act Five is a bit weak also.--Obey the Fist!! 20:18, March 23, 2010 (UTC)
Janeway's "I beat the Borg with it" coffee quote
I think it should be noted in the trivia section that Janeway jokes she beat the Borg with coffee even though she has never been in battle with them yet. Her only conflict with the Borg to date was with Seven of Nine when she tried to seize the ship in "Scorpion". It is odd that she would joke as though fighting the Borg was routine, as it was not. – The preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk).
- That's just your opinion, not a fact. Memory Alpha strives to be encyclopedic and thus we don't include such personal commentary. I can't say I agree with your assessment in any case. Janeway did "beat" the Borg in "Scorpion". She also drinks a lot of coffee. Joking that the latter had a causal effect on the former doesn't require it to be routine.–Cleanse ( talk | contribs ) 12:19, March 20, 2011 (UTC)