Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2, Episode 13

Time Squared (1 Apr. 1989)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 766 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 6 critic

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (teleplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 05 Jul 2011
 
list image
a list of 1980 titles
created 29 Nov 2011
 
a list of 810 titles
created 10 Jan 2012
 
a list of 679 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Time Squared" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Time Squared (01 Apr 1989)

Time Squared (01 Apr 1989) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
« Previous Episode | 38 of 176 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Wesley Crusher (credit only)
...
...
Edit

Storyline

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 garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

1 April 1989 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally meant to be a two-parter, with "Q" (John de Lancie) the force behind the time anomaly. See more »

Goofs

When Enterprise is flying into the vortex La Forge is shown holding onto the console to keep from falling down, but O'Brien in the shuttle bay is shown standing straight and tall without difficulty. See more »

Quotes

Commander William T. Riker: Captain, I think this is one instance where you should suppress your natural tendencies.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Oh, really?
Commander William T. Riker: One of your strengths is your ability to... evaluate the dynamics of a situation, and then take a definitive, pre-emptive step, take charge. Now you're frustrated because you not only can't see the solution, you can't even define the problem.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Hm... Go on.
Commander William T. Riker: What we're facing is neither a person or a place, at least not yet. It's time.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: You're saying I should just sit down, shut up and wait.
Commander William T. Riker: Well, I...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Edited into Star Trek: The Next Generation: Descent: Part 1 (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Slingshot effect
23 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of the better Star Trek: The next generation episode. It deals with Captain Picard who is mysteriously found on a shuttle craft out in deep space. The problem is that this discovery is a duplicate of the Captain who is already on board the Enterprise. After the shuttle craft logs are broadcast, it appears that the Enterprise was destroyed six hours into the future with the sole survivor being the Captain. Since a captain always "goes down the ship", the "real" Picard cannot understand why the future Picard would do such a thing. What comes out of this is feelings of self-doubt and uncertainty as to what to do in the next several hours. As the time approaches with the current Picard coming to the same time reference as the future Picard, the future Picard starts to "phase back" and become more coherent. The current Picard realizes that the future Picard had made a deadly choice that resulted in the Enterprise destruction. The ship becomes enveloped in a time vortex that tries to drag it inside the vortex. Picard makes a last minute decision to stop the future Picard from repeating his previous actions and instead propels the ship using a slingshot effect. This changes the dynamics of the subsequent future time line. Picard essentially had a second chance to correct his "error".


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Replicators and holadecks-most unrealistic things in Star Trek. riverkwai-1
Troi in the standard uniform booger_t_williams
The Inner Light BrokenBadly
Chain of Command soulaco2
Which one is worst - Sub Rosa, The Outrageous Okuna or Code of Honor? soulaco2
The Chase and lack of continuity soulaco2
Discuss Time Squared (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page