Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 1, Episode 5

Where No One Has Gone Before (24 Oct. 1987)

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Although Riker considers maverick federation scientist Kosinski's project to vastly boast the propulsion absurd, Picard obeys the admiralty orders. Fascinated, Wesley sits with his alien ... See full summary »

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Although Riker considers maverick federation scientist Kosinski's project to vastly boast the propulsion absurd, Picard obeys the admiralty orders. Fascinated, Wesley sits with his alien assistant and wins his confidence. the results surpass eve Kosinski's wildest dreams, jumping into a galaxy far beyond the explored part of the universe. Deciding against immediate study, Picard orders Kosinski to get them back. Only Wesley noticed that his assistant, who 'faded' supernaturally, is the real key. The next jump brings to where the crew's deepest hopes and fears come true. The alien assistant is ailing and reveals his 'traveller' identity. Wesley's astuteness is noted and fittingly rewarded with an academy cadet future. Written by KGF Vissers

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Eric Menyuk, who played The Traveler, had originally auditioned for the part of Data. See more »

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Data uses verbal contractions on at least two occasions, despite the fact that he is not supposed to be able to. See more »

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Lt. Commander Data: Captain, we're here. Why not avail ourselves of this opportunity for study? There is a giant protostar here in the process of forming. No other vessel has been out this far.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Spoken like a true Starfleet graduate.
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A good episode but it also means MORE Wesley Crusher in subsequent episodes!
9 November 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In this series, I always thought there were a few weak characters--ones who generally were less than satisfying to watch. While Wesley Crusher was not the worst of these, he wasn't one of my favorite crew members, that's for sure. So, while this IS a very good episode, it also spells a broadened role for the know-it-all and annoying teen! So, it's a case of good news/bad news!

An extremely arrogant man named Kosinski has been sent to re-tune the Enterprise's engines to make them more efficient and powerful. Riker immediately takes a dislike for the guy--and it's easy to see why. However, this arrogance turns out to be hubris, as the guy turns out to be a complete idiot and his 'assistant' turns out to be the brains of the outfit. However, the brains has an agenda of his own and it takes them millions of light-years distant--so far away that it would take hundreds of years to return home!! What's next? Random characters from the crew's past magically appear and disappear throughout the ship!

The idea behind this episode is very novel and very interesting. It's well written and unusual. But, like I mentioned above, it also signals a much larger role for the child prodigy, the now Ensign Crusher.


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