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Lieutenant Tasha Yar (credit only)
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Wesley Crusher (credit only)
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Jenice Manheim
Rod Loomis ...
Dr. Paul Manheim
Isabel García Lorca ...
Gabrielle (as Isabel Lorca)
Dan Kern ...
Lt. Dean
Jean-Paul Vignon ...
Edouard
Kelly Ashmore ...
Francine
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Puzzled, the Enterprise follows the enigmatic trail of distress messages left behind by the vessel of reputed time-space-continuum researcher Dr. Paul Manheim, which went missing years ago during his last experiment. It went terribly wrong, causing a time-distorting ripple to spread from a binary star system and pulsar's tapped-into unimaginable energy, which already affects the Enterpise crew. To prevent the galaxy being ripped open, the process must be reversed, although gravely, maybe fatally, injured Mannheim can only give unreliable instructions to Data. Picard is largely focused on Paul's younger wife Jenice, once Jean-Luc's fiancée, whom he dumped in Paris for his Starfleet dream. Written by KGF Vissers

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The image of 24th century Paris was a matte painting which was re-used in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) where it was hung outside the office of the Federation president. See more »

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When Data is putting the antimatter in the stream, he asks for a 27 second count down. Data has an internal chronometer and is notorious for giving arrival times down to the second. He is also capable of handling multiple calculations and thoughts at the same time without distraction. Why would he need an external audio count down? Data requested the external audio count down before the time distortion occurred, because he knew that when it occurred, there would be more than one of him and then could link his chronometer with the correct dimension. See more »

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Jenice Manheim: Perhaps you're leaving out your greatest fear - the real reason you left.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Which was?
Jenice Manheim: That life with me would have somehow made you... ordinary.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [ponders this, then laughs embarrassed] You're wonderful. And am I that transparent?
Jenice Manheim: Only to me.
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This is Star Trek
13 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of all of the episodes of the original series, next-generation, Deep Space 9, Voyager and enterprise, this episode is Star Trek. This episode is in fact what Star Trek is about.

Maybe this is an homage to the original series episode with "Lazarus", the man from two universes- but where that episode deals with time in respect to alternate universes, this episode deals with time itself, The constancy of time, and what would happen if that constancy were interfered with.

It also deals with time in a relationship that Picard had with a woman played here by Michelle Phillips, Who he meets here 15 years after he walked away.

Picard's former love interest is married to a doctor Mannheim, who has discovered a crack in time, a crack which has to be sealed.

Where normal people would be confused by alleged time-hiccups, Data is not confused. So Data is the one who has to work with past and future iterations of himself to close this crack.

This episode is always fascinating to watch, it's one of Brent Spiner's greatest Data performances. There is a quality of believability here, suspension of disbelief is not a problem, it's a fantastic concept, we believe in it because of its uniqueness.

Episodes like this were rare in the Trek franchise, but when they were revealed, they were very refreshing. In fact next generation had a double roll with the very next episode "Conspiracy".

Of course the last few episodes of season one lacked the appearance of Denise Crosby as Tasha Yar- Who I admit I did not like in season one but I actually liked a lot more when she appeared in "yesterday's enterprise" and then later as Sela, the daughter of that alternate Tasha. And those future episodes of course also dealt with time and/or alternate time-lines.

When we watch episodes like this, we start to wonder if time is as immutable as we think it is.


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