Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 6, Episode 25

Timescape (12 Jun. 1993)

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Picard, LaForge, Data and Troi return from a sadly boring scientific conference to the Enterprise. They experience weird instances where either one or several of them are perceived to seem ... See full summary »



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Picard, LaForge, Data and Troi return from a sadly boring scientific conference to the Enterprise. They experience weird instances where either one or several of them are perceived to seem frozen in time by the other(s), although both biometrics and technical shuttle diagnostics check out perfectly normal. It soon turns out there is a whole spray of tiny local occurrences of time-space-continuum distortions, most worrying in a pattern pointing at the Enterprise, which they find frozen as well as a Romulan war-bird, which seems to be frozen during an invasion, but once they find a way to get aboard without being sucked-in that appears fake. The source of the distortions is an organism, from another continuum. Written by KGF Vissers

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When Picard, Data, Geordi and Troi are seated around a table on the Runabout, the seats are the same ones from the Star Trek: Voyager (1995) conference lounge. See more »


Picard is exposed to a "temporal anomaly" around the fruit bowl for less than ten seconds of real time. This causes his fingernails grow around a half inch longer. Data reports that time is passing at 50 times the normal rate, which means that Picard's hand was inside the anomaly for less than 500 seconds (around eight minutes). His fingernails would not have experienced any visible growth in this amount of time. See more »


Commander William T. Riker: [after Crusher has suggested to take care of Spot] Oh, by the way - you'll need this!
[throws her a phaser]
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Another great time episode.
30 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

ST:TNG:151 - "Timescape" (Stardate: 46944.2) - this is the 25th episode of the 6th season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

In another very intriguing episode that characterizes the greatness of the 6th season of TNG, this time it's again about the unique effects of time (pardon the pun!).

Picard, Data, Geordi, and Troi, on their return via shuttlecraft from a symposium, encounter ripples in time where time either slows down or speeds up. Quickly returning to the Enterprise, they see that the ship is frozen in time, firing and being fired upon by a Romulan Warbird (which is also frozen in time)! Now it's up to them to get on the Enterprise without becoming frozen themselves figuring out what in the name of time is happening!

Trivia note: this is another episode directed by Adam Niomy (Leonard "Spock" Nimoy's son). Riker also gets a deep scratch by Data's cat Spot! Picard recalls Troi knowing more about a Romulan Warbird since she was on one in "Face Of The Enemy".

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