History Recap / StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E15YesterdaysEnterprise

10th Jan '18 8:56:59 PM HeraldAlberich
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Guinan is introducing Worf to the wonders of prune juice when the ''Enterprise'' comes upon some sort of space-time disturbance. Suddenly, a ship emerges--the USS ''Enterprise'' (NCC-1701-''C''), displaced 22 years in time. And it has survivors.

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Guinan is introducing Worf to the wonders of prune juice when the ''Enterprise'' comes upon some sort of space-time disturbance. Suddenly, a ship emerges--the USS ''Enterprise'' (NCC-1701-''C''), (NCC-1701-'''C'''), displaced 22 years in time. And it has survivors.



Picard goes to the ''Enterprise''-C to discuss the situation with Garrett, who tells him that her and her crew, even if they have been displaced in time, are still with the Federation and are eager to serve them again. Picard then informs of his decision and how he has reached it. Garrett asks if he really trusts Guinan's judgement that much, and Picard answers that he learned long ago to trust his old friend's wisdom. Garrett, of course, knows just as well that there is no chance for survival if they go back alone to the past, and suggests the ''Enterprise''-D could return with them, and Picard says they cannot. Garrett accepts that, saying Picard probably as belong little in her time as the ''Enterprise''-C's crew belongs in Picard's. But Garrett has told her crew that the Federation needs another ship against the Klingons and they need to get used to the idea. In response Picard, quietly reveals a bit of classified information to her: the war is looking much, ''much'' worse than what is generally known. The Federation stands on the verge of defeat in the war and Starfleet Command believes that it will happen within six months. Just one starship is not going make any impact in the present, but 22 years ago, one ship could stop the war before it starts.

Realizing that Picard is right, Garrett tells Castillo to inform the crew they go back through the anomaly to their own time. She promises Picard she and the crew will make sure the Romulans get a good fight, and that history will remember their actions. Picard tells Garrett he knows they will. As Picard beams back to the ''Enterprise''-D, Yar and Castillo say their goodbyes but they are interrupted as the two ships is suddenly attacked by a passing Klingon Bird-of-Prey on a scouting mission. ''Enterprise''-C sustains some damage in the fight, resulting in Garrett getting killed by a piece of shrapnel, leaving Castillo to take command. Castillo makes preparations to carry out the mission in her stead, and he and Tasha share a tender goodbye. Tasha confronts Guinan about the aforementioned strange looks, and Guinan admits that in the "correct" timeline, she died horribly and pointlessly. Upon hearing this cheerful news, Tasha decides to transfer to the ''Enterprise''-C and take her chances with the Romulans, where at least her death might make a difference. This couldn't possibly have any consequences down the road at all.

Those pesky Klingons still won't go away, though, and as the ''Enterprise''-C limps back towards the rift, the ''Enterprise''-D devotes itself wholly to defending its doomed predecessor. Harried by three battle cruisers, the ''Enterprise''-D suffers major crew losses, including Riker, forcing Picard to man the tactical station himself. The Klingons hails the ''Enterprise''-D, demanding their surrender to them. "That'll be the day," scuffs Picard as he continues to fire off all working phasers against them, even as bridge becomes engulfed in flames. The Klingon ships batter away at the now-helpless ''Enterprise''-D, and with a warp core breach imminent, it looks like the end for both ships. Just as the ''Enterprise''-D is about to be destroyed, the ''Enterprise''-C makes it into the rift--

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Picard goes to the ''Enterprise''-C to discuss the situation with Garrett, who tells him that her she and her crew, even if they have been displaced in time, are still with the Federation and are eager to serve them it again. Picard then informs her of his decision and how he has reached it. Garrett asks if he really trusts Guinan's judgement that much, and Picard answers that he learned long ago to trust his old friend's wisdom. Garrett, of course, knows just as well that there is no chance for survival if they go back alone to the past, and suggests the ''Enterprise''-D could return with them, and Picard says they cannot. Garrett accepts that, saying Picard probably as belong little in her time as the ''Enterprise''-C's crew belongs in Picard's. But Garrett has told her crew that the Federation needs another ship against the Klingons and they need to get used to the idea. In response Picard, response, Picard quietly reveals a bit of classified information to her: the war is looking much, ''much'' worse than what is generally known. The Federation stands on the verge of defeat in the war and Starfleet Command believes that it will happen within six months. Just one starship is not going make any impact in the present, but 22 years ago, one ship could stop the war before it starts.

Realizing that Picard is right, Garrett tells Castillo to inform the crew they will go back through the anomaly to their own time. She promises Picard she and the crew will make sure the Romulans get a good fight, and that history will remember their actions. Picard tells Garrett he knows they will. As Picard beams back to the ''Enterprise''-D, Yar and Castillo say their goodbyes goodbyes, but they are interrupted as the two ships is are suddenly attacked by a passing Klingon Bird-of-Prey on a scouting mission. The ''Enterprise''-C sustains some damage in the fight, resulting in Garrett getting killed by a piece of shrapnel, leaving Castillo to take command. Castillo makes preparations to carry out the mission in her stead, and he and Tasha share a tender goodbye. Tasha confronts Guinan about the aforementioned strange looks, and Guinan admits that in the "correct" timeline, she died horribly and pointlessly. Upon hearing this cheerful news, Tasha decides to transfer to the ''Enterprise''-C and take her chances with the Romulans, where at least her death might make a difference. This couldn't possibly have any consequences down the road at all.

Those pesky Klingons still won't go away, though, and as the ''Enterprise''-C limps back towards the rift, the ''Enterprise''-D devotes itself wholly to defending its doomed predecessor. Harried by three battle cruisers, the ''Enterprise''-D suffers major crew losses, including Riker, forcing Picard to man the tactical station himself. The Klingons hails the ''Enterprise''-D, demanding their surrender to them. "That'll be the day," scuffs scoffs Picard as he continues to fire off all working phasers against them, even as the bridge becomes engulfed in flames. The Klingon ships batter away at the now-helpless ''Enterprise''-D, and with a warp core breach imminent, it looks like the end for both ships. Just as the ''Enterprise''-D is about to be destroyed, the ''Enterprise''-C makes it into the rift--



-->'''Guinan:''' I can't explain it to myself so I can't explain it to you. I only know that I'm right.
-->'''Picard:''' Who is to say that this history is any less proper than the other?
-->'''Guinan:''' I suppose I am.
-->'''Picard:''' Not good enough, damn it! Not good enough!

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-->'''Guinan:''' I can't explain it to myself so I can't explain it to you. I only know that I'm right.
-->'''Picard:'''
right.\\
'''Picard:'''
Who is to say that this history is any less proper than the other?
-->'''Guinan:'''
other?\\
'''Guinan:'''
I suppose I am.
-->'''Picard:'''
am.\\
'''Picard:'''
Not good enough, damn it! Not good enough!



-->'''La Forge:''' Coolant leak! Bridge, we've got a coolant leak in the engine core! I can't shut it down; I estimate two minutes until a ''warp core breach''!
* RememberTheNewGuy: Lampshaded - all the other crew remember Tasha as having been with them all along, but Guinan, who joined the ship after Tasha died, can't remember her previously existing.

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-->'''La Forge:''' Coolant leak! Bridge, we've got a coolant leak in the engine core! I can't shut it down; I estimate two minutes until a ''warp core breach''!
breach!''
* RememberTheNewGuy: Lampshaded - all Lampshaded--all the other crew remember Tasha as having been with them all along, but Guinan, who joined the ship after Tasha died, can't remember her previously existing.
8th Jan '18 2:46:39 PM StarTropes
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* CallBack: Worf's spiel about human females being too fragile for [[InsistentTerminology "companionship"]] is a call back to a nearly identical conversation he had back in season one's [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E7Justice Justice]], there with Commander Riker, but here with Guinan. It would be playfully revisited again later on in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.

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* CallBack: Worf's spiel about human females being too fragile for [[InsistentTerminology "companionship"]] is a call back to a nearly identical conversation he had back in season one's [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E7Justice Justice]], "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E7Justice Justice]]", there with Commander Riker, but here with Guinan. It would be playfully revisited again later on in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.
14th Nov '17 1:55:16 PM Premonition45
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* ExpendableAlternateUniverse: Discussed.
-->'''Guinan:''' I can't explain it to myself so I can't explain it to you. I only know that I'm right.
-->'''Picard:''' Who is to say that this history is any less proper than the other?
-->'''Guinan:''' I suppose I am.
-->'''Picard:''' Not good enough, damn it! Not good enough!
17th Oct '17 4:34:35 PM Premonition45
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* TheNeedsOfTheMany: The ''Enterprise''-C must return to prevent a war which kills ''billions''.
24th Aug '17 7:27:55 PM Macsen
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->'''Guinan:''' Geordi, tell me about... Tasha Yar.
16th Jul '17 8:56:34 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Meanwhile, Tasha has been liaising with the acting second in command of the ''Enterprise''-C, Lieutenant Junior Grade Richard Castillo, trying to get the older vessel combat ready once more. The two of them clearly like each other, even though all the very strange looks Guinan keeps giving her are a little disconcerting. Meanwhile, Picard informs the other officers that he has decided to send ''Enterprise''-C back to the past where it belongs. Dr. Crusher is incredulous, when Picard discloses that he has taken this decision based only on Guinan's intuition. Geordi wonders how Guinan could possibly know the timeline has charged altered if she has been altered along with everyone else. Data suspects that her species has a perception which goes beyond linear time. Riker, meanwhile, questions the logic of such the act, arguing that the ''Enterprise''-C has no possible way of saving Narendra III and the only thing it would really accomplish is sending the crew to their deaths, but Data points out that the Klingons have an awful lot of respect for people who die in battle, and dying in the defense of the Klingon outpost would likely been seen as a very honorable act by them.

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Meanwhile, Tasha has been liaising with the acting second in command of the ''Enterprise''-C, Lieutenant Junior Grade Richard Castillo, trying to get the older vessel combat ready once more. The two of them clearly like each other, even though all the very strange looks Guinan keeps giving her are a little disconcerting. Meanwhile, Picard informs the other officers that he has decided to send ''Enterprise''-C back to the past where it belongs. Dr. Crusher is incredulous, when Picard discloses that he has taken this decision based only on Guinan's intuition. Geordi wonders how Guinan could possibly know the timeline has charged altered if she has been altered along with everyone else. Data suspects that her species has a perception which goes beyond linear time. Riker, meanwhile, questions the logic of such the act, arguing that the ''Enterprise''-C has no possible way of saving Narendra III and the only thing it would really accomplish is sending the crew to their deaths, but Data points out that the Klingons have an awful lot of respect for people who die in battle, and dying in the defense of the Klingon outpost would likely been be seen as a very honorable act by them.
30th May '17 9:37:00 PM BobSaget9
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Bad Future ''Enterprise''-D is destroyed in the exact same way as the ''Enterprise''-D we've been watching through the show will be: [[spoiler: Klingon Birds of Prey damage the warp engine, which causes a warp core breach.]] In fact, it's so precisely identical, the same panel explodes and the core starts leaking from the same spot. Geordi's dialogue in ''[[Film/StarTrekGenerations Generations]]'' is lifted almost word for word from this episode, with just the time until explosion changed between the two versions. Of note, both this episode and ''Generations'' were directed by David Carson.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Bad Future ''Enterprise''-D is destroyed [[InSpiteOfANail in the exact same way way]] as the ''Enterprise''-D we've been watching through the show will be: [[spoiler: Klingon Birds of Prey damage the warp engine, which causes a warp core breach.]] breach. In fact, it's so precisely identical, the same panel explodes and the core starts leaking from the same spot. Geordi's dialogue in ''[[Film/StarTrekGenerations Generations]]'' is lifted almost word for word from this episode, with just the time until explosion changed between the two versions. Of note, both this episode and ''Generations'' were directed by David Carson.
20th May '17 10:03:22 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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Those pesky Klingons still won't go away, though, and as the ''Enterprise''-C limps back towards the rift, the ''Enterprise''-D devotes itself wholly to defending its doomed predecessor. Harried by three battle cruisers, the ''Enterprise''-D suffers major crew losses, including the death of Commander Riker, forcing Picard to man the tactical station himself. The Klingons hails the ''Enterprise''-D, demanding their surrender to them. "That'll be the day," scuffs Picard as he continues to fire off all working phasers against them, even as bridge becomes engulfed in flames. The Klingon ships batter away at the now-helpless ''Enterprise''-D, and with a warp core breach imminent, it looks like the end for both ships. Just as the ''Enterprise''-D is about to be destroyed, the ''Enterprise''-C makes it into the rift--

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Those pesky Klingons still won't go away, though, and as the ''Enterprise''-C limps back towards the rift, the ''Enterprise''-D devotes itself wholly to defending its doomed predecessor. Harried by three battle cruisers, the ''Enterprise''-D suffers major crew losses, including the death of Commander Riker, forcing Picard to man the tactical station himself. The Klingons hails the ''Enterprise''-D, demanding their surrender to them. "That'll be the day," scuffs Picard as he continues to fire off all working phasers against them, even as bridge becomes engulfed in flames. The Klingon ships batter away at the now-helpless ''Enterprise''-D, and with a warp core breach imminent, it looks like the end for both ships. Just as the ''Enterprise''-D is about to be destroyed, the ''Enterprise''-C makes it into the rift--
20th May '17 10:02:39 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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...and everything returns to normal. Picard stands on the bridge in the exact spot he was before the change in timeline. He asks for a report. Worf, back once again in his usual spot, reports that his sensor readings fluctuated and what appeared to be a ship has now vanished. Data reports the anomaly is closing in on itself. Just as Picard orders Wesley to plot a new course, Guinan calls up over the intercom and asks if everything is all right. Surprised by her call, Picard answers somewhat bemused that everything is fine on the bridge and he asks her if there is something wrong. Guinan glancing about a well-lit, happy Ten-Forward, says that nothing is wrong and apologizes if she bothered them. She then sits down [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to ask Geordi about Tasha Yar]].

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...and everything returns to normal. Picard stands on the bridge in the exact spot he was before the change in timeline. He asks for a report. Worf, back once again in his usual spot, reports that his sensor readings fluctuated and what appeared to be a ship has now vanished. Data reports the anomaly is closing in on itself. Just as Picard orders Wesley to plot a new course, Guinan calls up over the intercom and asks if everything is all right. Surprised by her call, Picard answers somewhat bemused that everything is fine on the bridge and he asks her if there is something wrong. Guinan Guinan, glancing about at a well-lit, happy Ten-Forward, says that nothing is wrong and apologizes if she bothered them. She then sits down [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to ask Geordi about Tasha Yar]].
20th May '17 10:01:57 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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Picard goes to the ''Enterprise''-C to discuss the situation with Garrett, who tells him that her and her crew, even if they have been displaced in time, are still with the Federation and are eager to serve them again. Picard then informs of his decision and how he has reached it. Garrett asks if he really trusts Guinan's judgement that much, and Picard answers that he learned long ago to trust his old friend's wisdom. Garrett, of course, knows just as well that there is no chance for survival if they go back alone to the past, and suggests the ''Enterprise''-D could return with them, and Picard says they cannot. Garrett accepts that, saying Picard probably as belong little in her time as the ''Enterprise''-C's crew belongs in Picard's. But Garrett has told her crew that the Federation needs another ship against the Klingons and they need to get used to the idea. In response Picard, quietly reveals a bit classified information to her: the war is looking much, ''much'' worse than what is generally known. The Federation stands on the verge of defeat in the war and Starfleet Command believes that it will happen within six months. Just one starship is not going make any impact in the present, but 22 years ago, one ship could stop the war before it starts.

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Picard goes to the ''Enterprise''-C to discuss the situation with Garrett, who tells him that her and her crew, even if they have been displaced in time, are still with the Federation and are eager to serve them again. Picard then informs of his decision and how he has reached it. Garrett asks if he really trusts Guinan's judgement that much, and Picard answers that he learned long ago to trust his old friend's wisdom. Garrett, of course, knows just as well that there is no chance for survival if they go back alone to the past, and suggests the ''Enterprise''-D could return with them, and Picard says they cannot. Garrett accepts that, saying Picard probably as belong little in her time as the ''Enterprise''-C's crew belongs in Picard's. But Garrett has told her crew that the Federation needs another ship against the Klingons and they need to get used to the idea. In response Picard, quietly reveals a bit of classified information to her: the war is looking much, ''much'' worse than what is generally known. The Federation stands on the verge of defeat in the war and Starfleet Command believes that it will happen within six months. Just one starship is not going make any impact in the present, but 22 years ago, one ship could stop the war before it starts.
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