In order to catch the malicious time-shifting aliens, Picard and some crew-members use their knowledge of their time-travel technique to follow Data and the still inexperienced Guinan on Earth in the 19th century, where author Samuel Clemens' persistent inquisitive suspicion is on to them. When the aliens' time-shift back is tested, Samuel Clemens is transported back aboard with the crew and starts pondering the advances made in five centuries of human and intergalactic progress, while Data is only retrieved after decapitation. In the past, the aliens try to put up a defense.
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According to production designer Richard D. James
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Dr Crusher tells Commander Riker that the field generated by the "cane" can only be balanced for one person. Riker decides this means if he travels back to rescue Captain Picard, only one of them could come back. But a few hours before, an entire away team returned successfully, even those who did not have physical contact with device. Even if only one person could enter the field at a time, Ryker could have returned to San Francisco, found Picard, activated the field to send Picard back, and allowed the field to dissipate before re-activating it to return himself. See more
[Clemens enters the cave holding the alien time travel device
This thing put me down in the middle of Market Street! Took forever to get here.
References Time After Time
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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