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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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Jenice Manheim: I expect you to always come charging to my rescue.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I'll do my breast.
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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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Straight from the Powerbook the the worst Hollywood hack
5 December 2018 | by jimdavidson-19532See all my reviews

Disappointing for a season 1 episode of another juggernaut in the Star Trek series. The yarn follows some lost love opportunity of Captain Picard and gives one the impression that the writer or writers were rounded up in some unemployment line after being let go from the Hallmark Channel. The viewer is left to wonder whether the whole story will transition to a set from General Hospital reconstituted in the holodeck.

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30 April 1988 (USA) See more »

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