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
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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
After discussing Data, Riker and Troi join Data in the turbolift, which continues on its way. However, neither of the two tells the turbolift where they want to go, as they ordinarily would, but exit with Data at his destination. While this is indeed an unusual procedure, it could be argued that Riker and Troi assumed correctly that Data was heading in their direction, i.e. the bridge, since all bridge officers had been called to their stations only moments earlier. See more
Joe Falling Hawk
[seeing Data for the first time
Well, I don't like Easterners, personally.
Lt. Commander Data
I am a Frenchman.
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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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