Picard and the Enterprise are urgently called back to Earth to see the results of an archaeological dig that reveals aliens may have visited the planet in the 19th century. Among the many relics they have found is one that is totally out of place - Commander Data's head. Data confirms that it is his own head and not that of his brother Lore. He seems completely at ease with the find, which is not the case with the rest of the crew. On the planet, Data encounters a temporal vortex and he suddenly finds himself transported to 19th century San Francisco where he meets none other than Guinan. Written by
Did You Know?
Executive producers Michael Piller
and Rick Berman
had at first not wanted to end Season 5 with a cliffhanger. But they changed their minds when Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
(1993) went into production at this point. Piller remarked: "Because of all the attention DS9 was getting and the rumors that TNG was shutting down, we wanted to send a message that the show was alive, well and continuing to grow." See more
When the Forty-Niner starts to cough, he moves his right hand to his mouth, but as the camera angle changes, his left hand is at his mouth. See more
[Data has met with 19th-century Guinan
Did my father send you here? Because if he did, you must go back and tell him I'm not done listening to...
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more