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Time's Arrow 

Captain Picard and his archaeological curiosity are called upon by scientists from Earth when they find evidence to support beliefs that aliens had visited Earth in the late 1800s.

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Les Landau

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), Joe Menosky (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Jerry Hardin ... Samuel Clemens
Michael Aron Michael Aron ... Jack London
Barry Kivel ... Doorman
Ken Thorley ... Seaman
Sheldon Peters Wolfchild Sheldon Peters Wolfchild ... Joe Falling Hawk
Jack Murdock ... Beggar
Marc Alaimo ... Frederick LaRouque
Milt Tarver Milt Tarver ... Scientist
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Picard and the Enterprise are urgently called back to Earth to see the results of an archaeological dig that reveals aliens may have visited the planet in the 19th century. Among the many relics they have found is one that is totally out of place - Commander Data's head. Data confirms that it is his own head and not that of his brother Lore. He seems completely at ease with the find, which is not the case with the rest of the crew. On the planet, Data encounters a temporal vortex and he suddenly finds himself transported to 19th century San Francisco where he meets none other than Guinan. Written by garykmcd

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The title is in reference to British astrophysicist Arthur Stanley Eddington's 1927 concept that time is run as a "one-way direction" or "asymmetry" and that its direction can be determined by studying the organization of atoms, molecules, and bodies. See more »

Goofs

When the Forty-Niner starts to cough, he moves his right hand to his mouth, but as the camera angle changes, his left hand is at his mouth. See more »

Quotes

Commander William T. Riker: It's just that our mental pathways have become accustomed to your sensory input patterns.
Lt. Commander Data: Hm. I understand. I am also fond of you, Commander. And you as well, Counselor.
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Connections

Featured in Mr. Plinkett's Star Trek 2009 Review (2010) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Time travelin' back to Earth...circa 1893.
26 November 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This episode begins with Data's head being discovered in San Francisco. Judging by the looks of it, it's been there for a very, very long time! When the Enterprise (including Data with his head intact) inspects this archaeological site, they find a weird transport beam and Data is sent back to 1893! He is stuck there and ends up meeting Mark Twain, Jack London and Guinan. But, since this is well into the bast, Guinan (who for some weird reason is on Earth) does not recognize him. He also learns that there are weird creatures going into our past to harvest human beings! Can the Enterprise crew figure out a way to get Data? And, can they stop these things from killing humans from the past?

This is the first of a two-part episode. I actually think part one is a bit better--mostly because it has less Mark Twain (who seemed a bit too present and hammy in part 2). Enjoyable and different.


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Release Date:

13 June 1992 (USA) See more »

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