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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Counselor Deanna Troi
[reading Ltd. Riker's notes
It pulses unendingly all through the night. Seek out the crystal that powers our flight. - What the future holds, no one can know. But forward we look, and forward we go.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more