Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 4, Episode 14

Clues (9 Feb. 1991)

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Effects of passing through a wormhole give the Enterprise crew a sense that they were unconscious for more than the thirty seconds they've been led to believe.



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During leave time aboard, Picard obliges a personal promise to Guinan by playing parts in an Al Capone period gangster mystery story, but soon a mysterious energy source takes precedence. It creates a small, unstable local wormhole, causing everybody to be unconscious, presumably for just half a minute according to the instruments. However strange changes are observed, such as spores showing a full day's growth and the ship is even off course, near a planet of another class. Doubts are inevitable, even about Data, as Geordi finds only they two were able to circumvent the computer security program preventing the clock manipulation which is the only logical explanation, and Data is in perfect working order. Geordi proves that the planet image before the black-out is a fake altered from memory banks, only Data could have switched them and staged an apparent wormhole; Data claims to be unable to verify and should be court-martialed, probably the end of his Starfleet career, but why would ... Written by KGF Vissers

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While looking over Data's shoulder at Picard, we see moving shadows on Data's back. They are in a room with no moving equipment, and no one else is in the room. See more »


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Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Captain's log, stardate 44502.7 - Early completion of our mission at Harrakis V has allowed me to grant extra personal time for many of the crew. This has come as something of a relief, since our recent tight scheduling has prevented the pursuit of the leisure activities that are a normal part of life aboard the Enterprise. I expect our journey past the Ngame Nebula to be uneventful.
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A mystery waiting to be solved . . .
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ST:TNG:88 - "Clues" (Stardate: 44502.7) - this is the 14th episode of the 4th season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

In this very smart episode, the Enterprise is en route to investigate a mysterious planet when it passes through a supposed worm hole in space which knocks everyone out except for Data. When the crew is revived, Data says only 30 seconds had passed but as the ship progresses back en route to its destination, there are "clues" which say otherwise.

What really happened? Find out by watching this intriguing episode.

Trivia note: we see Riker, Troi, Geordi and Worf in a martial arts class for the first time. Also, Picard (with Guinan this time) recreate another Dixon Hill mystery at the beginning of the episode. Nurse Ogawa also makes another appearance here.

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