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Corrections: 5000 Mistakes

Monday, May 16, 2005

Last week we reported that Star Trek, The Next Generation episode 177, “All Good Things”, directly contradicted information given in episode 146, “The Chase”.

The information came from a knowledgeable trekkie source, and before deciding whether to publish it we approached two separate sources for comment. One declined to give us a response; the other challenged another aspect of the story but did not dispute the contradiction.

Although other major news organizations have aired charges of contradictory canon based only on the testimony of trekkies, we believed our story was newsworthy because of the current hearings in Kansas. So we published the item.

Our original source later said that it was a long time since he had seen either show, and he couldn't be certain about the alleged contradiction we cited. We regret that we got any part of our story wrong, and extend our sympathies to victims of the violence, especially the nuns.

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