Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 1, Episode 23

We'll Always Have Paris (30 Apr. 1988)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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 first time Picard is seen fencing. See more »

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One of many incidents which contradict the notion that Data cannot use contractions: when he drops the anti-matter in the time rift he says, "It's me!" Data also uses bad grammar - the line should read, "It is I!" See more »

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Dr. Paul Manheim: This time, it will be different. I promise!
Jenice Manheim: [laughs] It always is, my love. You said my life would never be dull. And it never has been.
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13 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

ST:TNG:24 - "We'll Always Have Paris" (Stardate: 41697.9) - here is another episode that deals with Picard's past - this time concerning Picard's first love - that of Jenice Manheim, the wife of Dr. Paul Manheim (played by Rod Loomis - he is best known as Dr. Sigmund Freud in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure), who in this episode has caused a temporal disturbance which the Enterprise tries to fix. Both story A and B are very intriguing, A because we get to see Picard's softer and emotional side (as Troi notes in this episode, Picard finds it difficult confronting deep issues), as he must deal with the woman whom he stood up years ago because of his career. And story B is interesting because it deals with time mechanics, which I personally find very intriguing in any episode or film. Trivia: this is the first time we see Picard's hobby - that of fencing.


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