In order to catch the malicious time-shifting aliens, Picard and some crew-members use their knowledge of their time-travel technique to follow Data and the still unexperienced Guinan on Earth in the 19th century, where author Dr. Samuel Clemens' persistent inquisitive suspicion is on to them. When the aliens' time-shift back is tested, Samuel Clemens is transported back aboard with the crew and starts pondering the advances made in five centuries of human and intergalactic progress, while Data is only retrieved after decapitation. In the past, the aliens try to put up a defense... Written by
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Captain Jean-Luc Picard
We know how you move back and forth through time. My crew have returned to the 24th century to destroy your transport site on Devidia II.
Destroy it? Your weapons will only amplify the time distortion. You will annihilate your own world.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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