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We'll Always Have Paris 

A scientist's experiment in time goes awry, reuniting Picard with an old flame, now married to the scientist.


Robert Becker


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Deborah Dean Davis | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Geordi La Forge
Denise Crosby ... Lt. Tasha Yar (credit only)
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data
Wil Wheaton ... Wesley Crusher (credit only)
Michelle Phillips ... Jenice Manheim
Rod Loomis ... Dr. Paul Manheim
Isabel García Lorca Isabel García Lorca ... Gabrielle (as Isabel Lorca)
Dan Kern Dan Kern ... Lt. Dean
Jean-Paul Vignon ... Edouard
Kelly Ashmore Kelly Ashmore ... Francine


Puzzled, the Enterprise follows an enigmatic trail of distress messages left behind by the vessel of reputed time-space-continuum researcher Dr. Paul Manheim, who dropped from sight years ago during his last experiment. His latest trial goes terribly wrong, causing a time-distorting ripple to spread from a binary star system, tapping into unimaginable energy that already affects the Enterprise crew. To prevent the galaxy being ripped open, the process must be reversed, although gravely (maybe fatally) injured Manheim can only give unreliable instructions to Data. Jean-Luc Picard is largely focused on Paul's younger wife Jenice, once Jean-Luc's fiancée, whom he dumped in Paris for his Starfleet dream. Written by KGF Vissers

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Wil Wheaton does not appear in this episode. See more »


On the Holodeck, Picard sees the Eiffel Tower directly in front of him. In another shot, while talking to the server, it is seen behind him. See more »


Jenice Manheim: I've thought a lot about this over the years, and perhaps you're leaving out your greatest fear - the real reason you left.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Which was?
Jenice Manheim: That... life with me would have somehow made you... ordinary.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [ponders this, then laughs embarrassed] You're wonderful. And am I that transparent?
Jenice Manheim: Only to me.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »


Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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The Love Enterprise Sets Sail
13 March 2020 | by Gerardrobertson61See all my reviews

Soppy, boring and self indulgent, another one of those S1 ST TNG episodes that makes me wonder, why did they bother. There was nothing appealing about this episode. Jean Luc Picard had an old flame who just happens to be on the Enterprise, so lets re-create the Paris Café scene in the holodesck, not just once but painfully twice, the only thing missing was a battalion of Nazi soldiers marching by. Maybe I missed something dramatic here, but if I take this episode for what it was, then to me, it was a clunker of an episode.

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30 April 1988 (USA) See more »

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