9.2/10
4,001
22 user 9 critic

Yesterday's Enterprise 

Clip
1:01 | Clip
The Enterprise C enters the Enterprise D's time and space continuum, where they find Picard and crew in a constant state of war with the Klingons, and only Guinan knows it.

Director:

David Carson

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), Ira Steven Behr (teleplay by) | 5 more credits »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data
Wil Wheaton ... Wesley Crusher
Denise Crosby ... Lt. Tasha Yar
Christopher McDonald ... Lt. Richard Castillo
Tricia O'Neil ... Capt. Rachel Garrett
Whoopi Goldberg ... Guinan
Edit

Storyline

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 garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of Quentin Tarantino's favourite TNG episodes. In fact in a radio interview he explains how if he were to make a Star Trek film he might have done a version of this story. See more »

Goofs

When Data says "Nothing I have seen before" during the scan of the temporal rift, the tip of the microphone comes into view above Captain Picard's head. See more »

Quotes

Natasha Yar: [on the ship coming through the anomaly] Definitely Federation starship. Accessing registry...
Commander William T. Riker: Looks like they had a rough ride.
Natasha Yar: "NCC 1701 - C... USS - Enterprise"...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Chronic Rift: Time Loop-de-Loops (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
See more »

User Reviews

 
Excellent Use of the Concept of Rips in Time
17 August 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is the ultimate decision for Picard. When another Enterprise shows up through some time fabric rip just as it is about to be destroyed by the Romulans, it becomes a problem because unless it is destroyed, it may change the circumstances of the universe. Of course, that means that an entire crew and starship needs to be given up in order to maintain a sense of order. What does one do morally? Is the loss of human life necessary? Are we to keep score when it comes to how many for how many? Casualties are often thrown out as negative statistics and people cheer. The people that die or are maimed do not cheer. Tasha Yar makes an appearance her, the first time after her death, and that death becomes a pivotal event in the decision making. Her relationship with a survivor and the captain of the Enterprise C are the link. This is true science fiction with some amazing ideas about time and the purpose of living beings as they explore the universe. Excellent in every way, though, the results may not be totally fulfilling.


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed