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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Contains an allusion to Mark Twain
's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court", one of the first well known time-travel novels. See more
Picard is changing lamps and is questioned by a doctor. The doctor responds, "There hasn't been an earthquake here in thirty years." This is set in August 1893, and according to the Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco, on June 6, 1893, there was a "strong earthquake...and many men in downtown offices rushed to the streets." There were in fact dozens of earthquakes in the 30 years prior to 1893, including sizable earthquakes in 1892, 1890, 1889, 1888, 1885, 1883 (the strongest since 1868), and on with noticeable earthquakes nearly every year. See more
Commander William T. Riker
I just want you to know that I have the utmost respect for the law.
[punches policeman in the face
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more