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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" A Matter of Time (TV Episode 1991) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • The Enterprise sets out to help the colonized planet Penthara IV, where an asteroid impacts with an apocalyptic effect, first scorching then lasting clouding comparable to nuclear winter. On the route to it, an unknown vessel appears after a temporal distortion and beams aboard history professor Berlingoff Rasmussen from earth three centuries later (the 26th), who is obsessed by Picard, who accepts the whole crew to be questioned, despite the possibilities of fraud or altering reality. Once at Penthara 4, Geordie down there and Data aboard devise a method to create a greenhouse-effect, at the risk of making it far worse, so Picard wrestles with using Rasmussen's hindsight, but his own history proves significantly problematic...

    - Written by KGF Vissers
  • The Enterprise is dispatched to Penthara IV where the inhabitants face a never-ending "winter" after an asteroid strikes the planets. On the way, the sensors detect a powerful temporal distortion and soon after, Berlinghoff Rasmussen appears on the bridge. He claims to be a historian from the 26th century who has traveled back in time to experience history. He's quite convincing and while he is definitely a time traveler his story isn't quite accurate. As for the planet, the Enterprise's first attempt to save goes horribly wrong leading to a series of strong earthquakes. They have only one chance left after that to rectify the problem.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • Reaching Panthara IV after an asteroid wreaks havoc of catastrophic proportions, the Enterprise crew deals with trying to save the planet as well as deal with someone who claims to be a historian from the future.

    - Written by Moviedude1

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