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
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47 reference: Data estimates that the next time distortion will occur in 28 to 47 minutes. See more
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
Commander William T. Riker
[after an unsuccessful beaming attempt
What are we doing back here?
You're lucky you made it back at all, sir.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more