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Yes, I am a geek. [Jan. 12th, 2008|02:35 pm]
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So while sewing today I am watching Star Trek: TNG. I'm working through the 3rd Season. And with the 3rd season there is a lot of Wesley Crusher episodes, which is just reminding me of the single most annoying continuity error in all of Star Trek, at least for me. It might not technically count as continuity, but whatever, it bugs the hello out of me.

In episode 20 of the 7th season (Journey's End) Wesley leaves Star Fleet to go galivanting around the universe (and possibly other dimensions) with "The Traveler" who was introduced in season 1. However, in Star Trek: Nemesis he is sitting at the head table during Riker and Troy's wedding, next to Beverly, in a Star Fleet Dress Uniform. It's a very quick shot, and I wasn't sure of it until I'd seen the movie 3 times. (It's not that good of a movie, but I am a freak and therefore I own it. Hell, I think Generations might be better.)

No one could ever convince me that Wesley had gone back to Star Fleet after, you know, studying with Native Americans and whatever else The Traveler had him doing. No way.

And yes, there are grosser inconsistancies within the Star Trek Universe, I am sure. But this is the one that really gets to me.

OK, back to sewing, if I'm going to have more than 1 thing up in the Art Show next weekend...

-K
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[User Picture]From: feng_huang
2008-01-12 08:05 pm (UTC)
Did that shot actually make it into the final cut of the movie? I thought that it hadn't.

Anyway, I don't see a continuity error. Wesley had been a Starfleet Officer, so he could wear the uniform, even when he was no longer in Starfleet -- kinda like former U.S. military personnel still wear their uniforms on occasion.
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[User Picture]From: woodwardiocom
2008-01-12 08:52 pm (UTC)
Did that shot actually make it into the final cut of the movie?

Widescreen, yes. Fullscreen, no. Which is pretty much the definition of "by the skin of his teeth".

There's actually a Nemesis deleted scene in which Wesley has a conversation with Beverly and Jean-Luc, and it's clear he's back in the service. (And also clear that he's turned into a bit of a ladykiller.)

(The deleted scenes for that film are well worth it, as they're all character bits.)
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[User Picture]From: nchanter
2008-01-14 07:06 am (UTC)
I should go back and watch those. Also? The idea of Wesley being back in Star Fleet is LAME.
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[User Picture]From: knowmebymylaugh
2008-01-12 09:47 pm (UTC)
It's not that good of a movie, but I am a freak and therefore I own it. Hell, I think Generations might be better.

"Generations" is to "Nemesis" as junk food is to the herpes-covered asshole of a prostitute with irritable bowel syndrome because, although neither make good meals, the first one really hits the spot sometimes.
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[User Picture]From: tisana
2008-01-12 10:40 pm (UTC)
Okaaay, should not be eating when reading your comments.
Bleah.
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[User Picture]From: tisana
2008-01-12 10:40 pm (UTC)
So, keep in mind that I'm not a huge fan of Star Trek and only caught it occasionally, but...

Is it possible he didn't actually go back, but rather, like men in the military, still considered the official dress uniform the proper thing to wear to formal occasions?

And...wait, Riker and Troi got married?? Man, I was out of the loop by then. Luckily, I just bought my brother the entire set of ST films, special edition, even. I'm sure we could happily go through and find out more about it.
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[User Picture]From: nchanter
2008-01-14 07:08 am (UTC)
Yes, they got Married. Which was just built up for like, a zillion years. But the background for it is in Insurrection which is clearly the best episode EVER (even though it's a movie. but i like it)
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[User Picture]From: herbie
2008-01-13 08:43 am (UTC)
I don't know what you people are on about. Generations was clearly the second best of the TNG movies, and better than a good number of the TOS ones. Only other one that was better was First Contact, but Generations had the Shat, a prominently featured Guinan, li'l Alex, Cameron Frye, and a time travelling pleasure nexus.

I realize the tone of this comment seems sarcastic, but while Generations had a lot of very camp stuff, I still think it was one of the best-made Trek movies as a balance of production values and story/acting/directorial quality.
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