Deep in space, the Enterprise comes across a Federation shuttle craft that is floating in space and without much power but which does exhibit the life signs of one human aboard. They bring the craft aboard only to find that it is one of their own shuttle craft and to their amazement find a duplicate, but unconscious, Captain Picard aboard. Data and Geordi Laforge manage to restore power and determine that the craft actually comes from 6 hours into the future and the shuttle's log reveals that the Enterprise will be destroyed. As the Enterprise enters a dangerous vortex and the events in the recovered shuttle's log seem to be coming true, Picard and the crew must find a way to break the time-warp cycle they seem to be in. Written by
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Originally meant to be a two-parter, with "Q" (John de Lancie
) the force behind the time anomaly. See more
When Picard leaves the bridge to go to see his duplicate in sick bay, Picard leaves first, then Troi follows him. By the time Picard reaches sick bay Troi is already there. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Well, they say if you travel far enough, you will eventually meet yourself. Having experienced that, Number One, it's not something I would care to repeat.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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