The Enterprise is observing a celestial anomaly, something akin to a wormhole when a starship appears having traveled through it. To everyone's surprise, the ship is an earlier version of the Enterprise, the Enterprise-C commanded by Captain Rachel Garrett. The instant the Enterprise-C arrives however, history is changed. Captain Picard and his Enterprise are battle weary with the Federation having been at war with the Klingon Empire for 20 years. Lt. Tasha Yar is alive with Lt. Worf nowhere to be found. Guinan knows something is wrong and Picard realizes that the Enterprise-C must return to its own time and place if their time line is to be restored. Written by
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In the alternate time-line, this episode's story writer Trent Christopher Ganino
's name can be seen on a tactical situation monitor showing the progress of the Klingons in their war with the Federation. See more
When Dr. Crusher taps her badge and calls for transportation for herself and Captain Garrett, she puts her tricorder away and reaches up to tap her badge again. She visibly catches herself, and appears embarrassed at the slip. See more
Doctor Beverly Crusher
[referring to Guinan
If she's right, we may not even be in an alternate timeline.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
Who knows if we're even dead or alive?
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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