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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" Who Watches the Watchers (TV Episode 1989) Poster

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Anachronisms 

The bow used in the show is a compound bow, a bow that has wheels or cams to increase power. A species at this point in their evolution would still be using a standard straight or re-curve bow.
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Boom mic visible 

(at around 3 mins) When Captain Picard shows Nuria the view of her planet from the Enterprise, what appears to be a boom mic is visible on the top of the screen.
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Character error 

When Dr. Crusher contacts the Enterprise to beam up the injured Liko, the reply can be clearly heard as, "Yes, Captain" rather than "Yes, Doctor."
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Miscellaneous 

When the arrow is being pointed at Troi and Picard at the end, a blunt, felt tip is clearly visible on the arrow.
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When Captain Picard tells Data to beam Nuria 'directly' to transporter room 1, there appears to be no logical reasoning for it. Firstly, through the whole 7 seasons, even though bridge staff operate transporters throughout, at no point before or since was it specified that they should be beamed 'directly' to the transporter room. This occasion is no more or less routine than those other times, so there is no need to specify it. Secondly, after this, he goes to the transporter room and operates the transporter himself from there, thus there is still no logic to his request to Data just moments earlier.
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Plot holes 

Riker and Troi forget that the best way to lie is to tell the truth--just not all of it. When the Mintakans are speculating about why "the Palmer" was cast out by "the Picard", one of them could have suggested that "the Picard" sent "the Palmer" to Mintaka to accomplish a task and now awaits his return, a suggestion that would have been strengthened by the fact that two hunters have just returned after being sent by Nuria to accomplish a task (namely, getting meat).
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Spoilers

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Revealing mistakes 

When Dr. Warren dies in Sickbay and Picard and Nuria are standing over her body, Dr. Warren's hand (which was left resting on her chest) can be seen at the bottom right of the frame rising and lowering as the "dead" doctor breathes.
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