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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Michael Piller did some work on the screenplay, but left his name out of the credits. This was due to Writers Guild regulations relating to the limits of number of writers being credited to a single script. See more
Captain Picard is stunned to hear that children should be on the Enterprise. But Wesley is still part of the crew in the alternate time line, although he was only on the Enterprise as a family member to begin with. Then again, it is possible that because of wartime, he may have had a quicker Academy education and been officially transferred onto the Enterprise as a junior officer. This is borne out by the fact that Wesley is wearing a full Ensign's uniform in Command red, rather than his Acting Ensign's "uniform" as seen in the unchanged time line. See more
[to Picard, after history has been altered
We need to talk. Somehow, this is all wrong. This is not the way it's supposed to be.
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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more