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 »

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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

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During the filming of this episode, future writer Ronald D. Moore had a tour of the sets, and handed in his script for Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Bonding (1989). See more »

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At one point, Picard A gives Troi a direct order to remain with Picard B. Only a moment later, after a brief discussion with Dr. Pulaski, Troi walks out. See more »

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

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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Time sorta well spent?
6 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'Time Squared' opens with a sweet hook when the Enterprise rescues a shuttle containing . . . another Captain Picard! Turns out it's the 6-hours-from-now version, leading to a lot of questions – and just as much hand-wringing. That's the drag of this episode, we never really stop talking about it. TNG has its share of time loop stories, but this isn't one of the best.

But I will say this: what Jean-Luc decides to do to fix all of this, I really can't say I saw that coming.

It's a ballsy ending.

6/10


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