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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This takes place in 2369. See more »

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When the biospectral analysis is shown, you can hear the computer processing data. When you look at the screen you can see the numbers updating.. however.. the numbers do not change value.. See more »

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[Data has suggested the use of emergency transporter armbands as a protection from the frozen timeframe on the Enterprise]
Geordi La Forge: Captain, I think this is gonna work. But... it's gonna take some time.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Well, Mister La Forge - it would seem that time is something that we have plenty of.
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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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More craptastic stuff involving the space-time continuum.
30 November 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I hate episodes like this one, though I should note that "Timescape" has a very respectable score on IMDb. Shows about time and space anomalies never leave me satisfied.

A runabout with several crew members is away from the ship to some boring conference. In the meantime, the Enterprise responds to a distress call from a Romulan ship--something which worked out BADLY in the past on this show. When the runabout returns with these folks who attended the conference, they see the Enterprise and the Romulan ship in what appears to be a space battle...and they and the crew inside the ships are frozen in time! What gives? And, how can they right things?

Not only did I think that this episode was amazingly static, but I also thought the ending was awfully flat and anticlimactic. Not a terrible episode but not a very good one either.


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