Star Trek: InsurrectionGoofs
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During the phaser fight in the holoship, A Son'a soldier is shot and rolls off the roof of the hut, and when Picard ends the simulation, the soldier is not lying on the floor stunned when we see the full holodeck revealed, unless he was a hologram too.
When Picard is beamed on to the collector ship before facing Ru'afo, he is beamed from another Son'a ship, but he materializes with a Federation transporter effect, not a Son'a one.
When blasting through the cave wall, a tree falls over at the side and Picard and Data both look at it. It is standing up again in the next scene.
When the crew meets Picard in the Captain's Yacht, the captain tells Geordi and Riker to take the ship and transmit a message to the Federation. If you look at Geordi's collar you see a gold and two black pips (rank insignia). He should have two gold and one black pip for his rank of Lt. Commander (one gold and two black pips does not belong to any rank in Star Trek).
The second time the crew go to the planet, they faced a surprise attack to which they reply with their phasers while, the first time they went, they were told that no arms were permitted in this society.
Picard tells Anij that what they Baku have would be worth more to some than gold pressed latinum. But nothing would have a value in a society without money unless you needed to barter for it, in which case the value would be based on what the seller needs and is willing to give for it.
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Picard sings "heart" instead of "foot" in the second chorus of "A British Tar", despite having the lyrics displayed in front of him on his computer. Considering the stress he's under, he does an excellent job.
Data used a contraction in the scene where the cave collapses, saying "it's safer over there." Although the series established in later seasons that Data can not use contractions, he had the emotion chip installed into his positronic net in Star Trek: Generations (1994) which would likely allow him to not only experience emotions, but to use contractions as well. Episodes in early seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) showed Data using contractions. Also worth mentioning that although Geordi tells Capt. Picard that he didn't take his emotion chip with him, it is possible he reinstalled it during the course of the movie.
While singing "A British Tar", Data, who supposedly has perfect recall, sings the wrong notes for part of the song. Then again, Data was "malfunctioning" during this part of the movie, so who knows what effect this could have on his perfect recall.
In the beginning, when Data is being chased into the village, the stone bridge shakes and flexes like a wooden prop as the children run across it.
During Riker's bath tub face shaving scene, it is obvious that his face has already been totally shaven.
When Picard shoots the Son'a guard on the holoship, a crash mat can be seen when he falls off the roof.
The Ba'ku philosophy has rejected the use of weapons and violence. Yet they have no apparent problem in letting others use violence for them.
When Ru'afo socks Dougherty in the face, he obviously misses, yet we hear a punch effect.
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After Picard rescues Anij from the water, Data says, "In the event of an emergency, my body can be used as a flotation device." Data then "rises" above the water as if he is inflating. The platform that raises Brent Spiner higher in the water is visible through the water underneath him.
Shadow of equipment visible on the cave wall, just before Picard goes through the hole he has blasted in the wall.
In the beginning of the movie, after Picard, Riker, Troi, and Crusher enter the turbolift, the turbolift doors close and the reflection of the camera can be seen in the shiny turbolift door label.
Admiral Dougherty tells Picard - admittedly, perhaps deliberately - it could take ten years for the Son'a to start feeling the effects from the metaphasic radiation; yet the entire Enterprise crew, newly introduced to them, begin to feel effects almost immediately upon entering the planetary system (i.e. Geordi's eyes). Picard doesn't contradict this statement by noting the example of his crew's reaction to the radiation in arguing more strenuously against the Son'a plan, which would make unnecessary the subsequent actions of him and the Enterprise crew.
Riker starts getting frisky, LaForge starts rejecting his optical implants and gains the use of his natural eyesight and Worf begins going through Jak'tahla (Klingon puberty), yet the Enterprise has been there for less than 12 hours and neither of them has been on the planet at the time to have been exposed to the regenerative metaphasic radiation like those who have spent any time on the surface.
While at the lake, Data says that he was designed as a flotation device. This is not true. In Descent, Part II (1993) Geordi reminisces about when he and Data went sailing on Devala Lake. Data decided to go swimming, jumped out of the boat and sank straight to the bottom. Because of his lack of buoyancy Data was forced to walk 1.46 kilometers along the bottom of the lake to get back to the surface. Even if he has altered his body to accomplish this task, he was not "designed" that way by Soong.
At 22:54, when Picard first meets the Baku, He first introduces Doctor Crusher & then Counselor Troi, Counselor Troi nods first & then Doctor Crusher, as that is the order they are standing. Patrick Stewart says the names out of sequence and Marina Sirtis & Gates McFadden end up responding to the wrong character names.