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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47 reference: Data says the starboard engine has been running for 47 days. See more »


Picard, Data, and Geordi make no reaction to the fact that, from their point of view, Troi would've instantly gone from sitting down to standing up after first freezing in time. However, Geordi was telling a very interesting story at the time, so all eyes were on him, and apparently no one noticed Diana's sudden change in position. Although human peripheral vision responds to sudden motion, thus attracting attention to the latter, it's not designed to handle time-skipping as a real motion, so it's reasonable that Deanna's change in position wasn't noticed at once. That being said, Picard did notice the change just a few moments afterward, when he asked Deanna if everything was alright. Interestingly, he's the only one of the three with human vision. See more »


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Lt. Commander Data: I have been testing the aphorism, "A watched pot never boils." I have boiled the same amount of water in this kettle sixty-two times. In some cases I have ignored the kettle; in others, I have watched it intently. In every instance, the water reaches its boiling point in precisely 51.7 seconds. It appears I am not capable of perceiving time any differently than my internal chronometer.
Commander William T. Riker: Why don't you turn it off?
Lt. Commander Data: Sir?
Commander William T. Riker: Data, people do not *have* internal chronometers. Why don't you ...
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Another Slipped Dimension
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As the principles of the Enterprise return from a conference, there are some disruptions in time. Crew members freeze up and lose time as the others watch. When they arrive back at the Enterprise, something is going on with a Romulan ship. The Enterprise appears to have been boarded by Romulans but everyone is frozen in place. Riker is being assaulted by a Romulan and Beverly is being fired on (or so it appears) by another. There appears to be chaos on board. Not only that, but Worf is transporting more Romulans (who seem to be injured) on board the ship. To complicate things, too long an exposure seems to affect the brain. Picard begins laughing hysterically, having drawn a smiley face in a cloud emanating from the core. Because the returning crew can't figure things out immediately, they must be very careful to keep the status quo for a time lest they exacerbate an already dangerous situation. This calls for some careful planning. Oh, there is also an alien presence on the ship that must be dealt with.

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