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Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Data says to the captain that there will be a concert of Chopins piano-trio in G. However, this is not played in G minor, but in A minor.
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Boom mic visible 

When Picard is in his quarters drinking his tea, before Lt. Cmdr. Nella Daren enters the room.
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Character error 

When Picard comments on Lt Cmdr Darren's use of the "second arpeggio" in Frédéric Chopin's Piano Trio (op.8), he notes that she replaced a minor triad with a fully diminished triad. This is a recompositional move no professional musician would ever make.
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When the away team is about to beam down, Commander Riker is heard (off screen) saying: "ensign, keep a continuous lock on all away team members"; however, when the officer is shown, she wears the rank of Lieutenant. The commander would never make that type of mistake.
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Data says to the captain that there will be a concert of Frédéric Chopin's piano-trio in G. However, this is not played in G minor, but in A minor.
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Continuity 

When the Enterprise is travelling at warp, we can see through a window in the Captain's ready room no stars streaking by that we normally get during the warp effect. It can also be seen when Commander Riker is about to leave and the viewscreen is visible on the Bridge.
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Miscellaneous 

In the opening scene, when Picard enters the bridge via the aft turbolift, the door marking decal is the wrong colour. It is light purple, which is used on crew quarter/rec decks. It should be the maroon typically used in non crew quarter / recreation areas of the ship. This was noticed in the remastered HD version.
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Plot holes 

The Enterprise beams the rescue team into a hot, dusty firestorm without basic safety equipment like work gloves or goggles, let alone respirators, self contained air supplies, or sealed, heat resistant environment suits.
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Knowing that they would be short on time for an evacuation, why did they not employ shuttlecraft in addition to transporters? This would have given them a much larger margin of safety.
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When the senior staff is discussing the evacuation of the outpost and Cmdr. Darren suggests using thermal deflectors, Data determines that six deflectors would be needed and Geordi determines that twelve crew members would be needed to set them up (two per deflector). Riker assigns the task to Darren, making her the 13th crew member on this assignment. (This is reinforced in the scene with Darren on the surface; she is coordinating the operation while the two crew members with her set up that particular deflector.)

Back on the Enterprise, as the storm overruns the outpost, Riker tells Picard that they barely managed to get everyone off the outpost in time, but that they had only managed to beam back four of the six perimeter teams. He adds that Teams 3 and 6 are still missing, and that Darren was on Team 6. That would make five crew members still on the surface.

After the storm blows over, Worf informs Picard that they have found survivors on the surface. Picard goes to the transporter room, where we see a number of crew members beamed up and helped off to Sickbay. This includes Darren and one of her team members (she later tells Picard that the other had been incinerated).

Yet when Picard files his Captain's Log, he says that although they managed to rescue all of the colonists, they had lost eight crew members. Who? The numbers definitely don't add up.
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Revealing mistakes 

The second time Picard visits Nella Daren in her lab, a crewman enters through the doors behind them. Watch the doors carefully and you'll see that they don't close all the way; they jam and leave about a 6' gap between them.
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Some obvious matte work to simulate a long access tunnel when Picard and Darren play music in the Jeffries tube.
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Picard's hands are clearly being doubled, when he and Nella improvise with Frere Jacques (his hands are a lot lower and straighter than they ought to be, if he was really playing the flute).
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As the camera zooms out while Picard and Daren are playing, Daren's portable piano can clearly be seen on a stand.
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