Deep in space, the Enterprise comes across a Federation shuttle craft floating aimlessly and without power but exhibiting one human life sign aboard. They tow in the craft only to find it is one of their own, with, to their amazement, a duplicate, but unconscious, Captain Picard inside. Data and La Forge manage to restore power and determine that the craft comes from six hours into the future, with its shuttle log revealing the Enterprise' total destruction. As the Enterprise enters a dangerous vortex, and events in the recovered shuttle's log seem to be coming true, Picard and crew must find a way to break the time-warp cycle they seem to be in.
Did You Know?
In the opening scene, when Riker cooks eggs for a small group of shipmates, Dr. Polaski compliments him on his cooking style, to which Riker gives credit to his father. Dr. Pulaski then asks, "Your father liked to cook?", indicated that she either didn't know his father, or at least didn't know he liked to cook. In the following episode, we find out that not only did the good doctor know Commander Riker's father, but knew him intimately. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
[interrogating his future self
What went wrong? You know, don't you? What did you do? What happened? Why did you leave the ship? Don't turn away. Look at me! Picard! Look at me!
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more