The Enterprise picks up ancient radio signal code from the ruined planet Aurelius 9, remnant of the total war over 1,000 years ago between Mentaurs and Promelians which caused both races' extinction. They find a Promelian battle-cruiser still floats in an asteroid field, so Picard, Data and Lieutenant Worf beam inside, finding a message from the captain he alone takes blame for all casualties. Barely back on board, they learn the Enterprise is immobilized by an energy-draining radiation field, the very booby trap that killed the Promelian ship's crew, which will within hours destroy the deflector shields, after which casualties will be massive. While running urgent simulations of the Enterprise's engine abilities on the holodeck, Lieutenant Commander Geordi LaForge, who recently saw his meticulously prepared dream-date fall trough, finds himself unusually taken with a holographic simulacrum of the Dr. Leah Brahms, the Enterprise's engine designer. Data restores other bits from the ... Written by
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In this episode, Guinan tells Geordi La Forge that she's always been attracted to bald men, because a bald man was once very kind to her. In "Time's Arrow, Part II", Captain Picard (on an away mission to the past), meets Guinan and takes care of her when she gets hurt. See more
Geordi states that the Enterprise has tens of thousands of light-years on it. Distance traveled has little meaning for ships and aircraft as wind and currents can greatly affect how far they go in a given time. It is therefore more accurate to use time units (usually hours) for a measure of how long the ship has operated. This would be especially true of a star ship that warps space to move "faster" than light. See more
Commander William T. Riker
Computers have always impressed me with their ability to take orders. I'm not nearly as convinced of their ability to creatively give them.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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