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.
Did You Know?
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
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
[on the ship coming through the anomaly
Definitely Federation starship. Accessing registry...
Commander William T. Riker
Looks like they had a rough ride.
"NCC 1701 - C... USS - Enterprise"...
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more