There were other stumbles, such as way too much Treknobabble overall in the series. It was always one of my chief criticisms, so much so that when I approached Battlestar Galactica I swore that I would never do endless scenes of technobabble to explain and resolve scenes.
No, you would do a quite literal deus ex machina.
Creating a real problem while attempting to fix a pseudo-problem is the most embarrassing failure. Back to Writing 101 Mr. Moore.