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
Samuel Clemens pronounces Halley's Comet as "Hayley's Comet", a common mistake. See more
Any place that doesn't stock a good cigar doesn't rank high in my book.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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