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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/edited by statmanjeff

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Dan Kern ("Lieutenant Dean") later appeared as "Kellan" in Star Trek: Voyager: Dreadnought (1996). Lance Spellerberg reprised his role from this episode in Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Icarus Factor (1989). See more »


When Data beams down alone, the shadow of a boom mic can be seen behind and above him. See more »


Jenice Manheim: Why didn't you come to meet me that last day in Paris?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I was afraid.
Jenice Manheim: Oh! I didn't want *this*!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: What?
Jenice Manheim: The truth.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Oh, you want me to lie?
Jenice Manheim: Of course! A nice, soft, painless lie.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Oh, I got the days confused, I thought it was Tuesday when it was Wednesday. I went to the Café Moulin instead of the Café des Artistes.
Jenice Manheim: Ah! That's better. It was raining and you couldn't find a cab.
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Featured in Viden om: Teleportation (1999) See more »


Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Jean Luc's old flame
8 June 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This TNG story has the Enterprise racing toward an isolated planet where experiments in the space/time continuum are screwing up space and time, big time. Thousands of light years away the Enterprise is feeling the affects of these ripples in time.

There was a disaster at the experimental station and all were killed except the head scientist Rod Loomis and wife Michelle Phillips. She's an old flame of Patrick Stewart and the usual unflappable Captain Picard is having a hard time concentrating on business.

In this case good thing StarFleet's only android Data is part of the crew. Unaffected by the ripples he's the only who can do the job of repair.

Not a bad story. Of course Data does it or there wouldn't be a next week episode. Or our future descendants just wouldn't be.

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