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
Did You Know?
The name of the runabout in this episode was never revealed, however. It is simply known as the Enterprise-D runabout, although reused footage from DS9 gives the ship the USS Rio Grande's registry, NCC-72452. See more
When the shuttle arrives at the two ships it is stated that the energy beam is coming from the ship's deflector dish which makes up the forward wall of the engineering section. Later in an external view after Picard, Troy and Data leave the bridge the energy beam can be seen coming from the rear left area of the "neck" of the ship. See more
Commander William T. Riker
[confused about recent events
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
It's going to take... a little time to explain, Number One.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more