A distortion field surrounds a planet, giving one chance every eight years to visit the surface. Riker once had a mission there and their equipment was deserted in an effort to flee from the planet before the distortion returned. Having returned to the planet, he runs into another version of himself...marooned there eight years previous. Written by
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After the bridging collapses and Lt. Riker is pulled up and crawls over Cmdr. Riker, a long shot shows that the stunt double's legs and feet haven't gotten completely out of the shot before Lt. Riker stands up. See more
Lt. Thomas Riker
You always had the better hand - in everything.
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Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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