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Where No One Has Gone Before 

Everyone accurately pegs a visiting propulsion scientist as a charlatan, but only Wesley Crusher recognizes his alien assistant as the real deal.

Director:

Rob Bowman

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), Diane Duane | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Geordi La Forge
Denise Crosby ... Lt. Tasha Yar
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data
Wil Wheaton ... Wesley Crusher
Stanley Kamel ... Kosinski
Eric Menyuk ... The Traveler
Herta Ware Herta Ware ... Yvette Picard
Biff Yeager ... Argyle
Charles Dayton Charles Dayton ... Crewmember
Victoria Dillard ... Ballerina
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Storyline

Although Riker considers maverick Federation scientist Kosinski's project to vastly boost the Enterprise's propulsion absurd, Picard obeys the Admiralty's orders. Fascinated, Wesley sits with his alien assistant and wins his confidence. The results surpass even Kosinski's wildest dreams, jumping the ship into a galaxy millions of light year away. Deciding against immediate study, Picard orders Kosinski to get them back. Only Wesley notices that his assistant, who 'fades' supernaturally, is the real key. The next jump brings them to where everyone's deepest hopes and fears come true. The alien assistant is ailing and reveals his 'Traveller' identity. Wesley's astuteness is noted and fittingly rewarded with an academy cadet future. Written by KGF Vissers

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Trivia

Daniel Petrie was originally hired to direct the episode, but quit when he was approached to direct Cocoon: The Return (1988). See more »

Goofs

Data uses verbal contractions on at least two occasions, despite the fact that he is not supposed to be able to. See more »

Quotes

Kosinski: Do you realize how many great advancements of mankind have been tied to speed? This is a moment in history, right here, right now, and your names will be forever linked with mine.
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Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: Lower Decks: Moist Vessel (2020) See more »

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Waltz of the Chocolate Donut
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Written by Ron Jones
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First decent TNG episode
14 January 2019 | by bjornfrankeSee all my reviews

The Next Generation had a very bad start. This episode marks the first glimmer of what this series would become and why I love it: a great mix of fantastic storytelling, sciencefiction and philosophy.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1987 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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