History Recap / StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E15YesterdaysEnterprise

18th May '16 10:47:00 PM BillWoods
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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 ''Enterprise''-C, displaced 22 years in time. And it has survivors.

Panning back to the bridge of the ''Enterprise''-D, things are...different. The lighting is darker, the design a bit more sinister, the uniforms are a slightly different design and Wesley is a full member of Starfleet - and holy crap, is that Tasha Yar standing there where Worf ought to be? Worf's absence is easily explained: the Federation has been at war with the Klingons for over 20 years, a war which they are now on the brink of losing. They desperately need any ship they can get, and the ''Enterprise''-C, though badly damaged, looks repairable.

They bring the survivors on board, including the moderately injured Captain Garrett. She tells Picard and Dr. Crusher that they had been responding to a distress call from a Klingon outpost when they were set upon by four Romulan Warbirds and were moments from destruction when they fell into the rift. It's a pity, really - just think what beneficial effects a Federation rescue of a Klingon base might have had on the negotiations then taking place. Why, 20 some years of devastating war might well have been averted!

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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 ''Enterprise''-C, displaced 22 years in time. And it has survivors.

Panning back to the bridge of the ''Enterprise''-D, things are...different. The lighting is darker, the design a bit more sinister, the uniforms are a slightly different design and Wesley is a full member of Starfleet - -- and holy crap, is that Tasha Yar standing there where Worf ought to be? Worf's absence is easily explained: the Federation has been at war with the Klingons for over 20 years, a war which they are now on the brink of losing. They desperately need any ship they can get, and the ''Enterprise''-C, though badly damaged, looks repairable.

They bring the survivors on board, including the moderately injured Captain Garrett. She tells Picard and Dr. Crusher that they had been responding to a distress call from a Klingon outpost when they were set upon by four Romulan Warbirds and were moments from destruction when they fell into the rift. It's a pity, really - -- just think what beneficial effects a Federation rescue of a Klingon base might have had on the negotiations then taking place. Why, 20 some years of devastating war might well have been averted!



* AbsenteeActor: Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi) only appears in the two short bridge scenes on the "regular" Enterprise - one before and one after the main plot of the episode - and has no dialogue.

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* AbsenteeActor: Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi) only appears in the two short bridge scenes on the "regular" Enterprise - ''Enterprise'' -- one before and one after the main plot of the episode - -- and has no dialogue.



* BadassBoast: "Let's make sure history never forgets... the name... '''Enterprise'''."

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* BadassBoast: "Let's make sure history never forgets... the name... '''Enterprise'''.'''''Enterprise'''''."



* CoolStarship: The ''Ambassador-class'' ''Enterprise-C''. Notable in that the Ambassador only made three other appearances in the franchise and it remains an extremely popular ship in the fandom.

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* CoolStarship: The ''Ambassador-class'' ''Enterprise-C''. ''Ambassador''-class ''Enterprise''-C. Notable in that the Ambassador ''Ambassador'' only made three other appearances in the franchise and it remains an extremely popular ship in the fandom.



* {{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.
** In fact, Geordi's dialogue is almost lifted word for word come Generations, with just the time until explosion changed between the two versions.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Bad Future Enterprise-D ''Enterprise''-D is destroyed in the exact same way as the Enterprise-D ''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.
** In fact, Geordi's dialogue is almost lifted word for word come Generations, from ''[[Film/StarTrekGenerations Generations]]'', with just the time until explosion changed between the two versions.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: And not even trying very hard. Guinan tries to talk Worf into seeking... [[YouNeedToGetLaid companionship]] from other members of the crew. Worf states that human women are [[DestructoNookie far too fragile]], and that he would require a Klingon woman for... [[InsistentTerminology companionship. ]]

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: And not even trying very hard. Guinan tries to talk Worf into seeking... [[YouNeedToGetLaid companionship]] from other members of the crew. Worf states that human women are [[DestructoNookie far too fragile]], and that he would require a Klingon woman for... [[InsistentTerminology companionship. ]]



* MildlyMilitary: The fact that this trope is {{Averted| Trope}} is one of the earliest indicators to the audience that something is off. All of the crew carry phasers aboard the ship, the lighting is dimmed for a darker mood, the ramp leading to the back of the bridge has been replaced with steps, fewer chairs on the Bridge for officers to lounge in ([[NumberTwo Riker]] now stands behind the railing instead of sitting at the Captain's side), the replicators produce standardized military rations, the ship doesn't have a counselor on the bridge - Troi doesn't appear in the Bad Future at all - and the ''Enterprise'' is even [[InsistentTerminology repeatedly referred to]] as a "battleship" instead of a "starship". The ''Enterprise''-C, meanwhile, is referred to as a cruiser. Even the uniforms are slightly different, now having a [[HighCollarOfDoom closed collar to make the final frontier just that ever bit less friendly]].

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* MildlyMilitary: The fact that this trope is {{Averted| Trope}} is one of the earliest indicators to the audience that something is off. All of the crew carry phasers aboard the ship, the lighting is dimmed for a darker mood, the ramp leading to the back of the bridge has been replaced with steps, fewer chairs on the Bridge for officers to lounge in ([[NumberTwo Riker]] now stands behind the railing instead of sitting at the Captain's side), the replicators produce standardized military rations, the ship doesn't have a counselor on the bridge - -- Troi doesn't appear in the Bad Future at all - -- and the ''Enterprise'' is even [[InsistentTerminology repeatedly referred to]] as a "battleship" instead of a "starship". The ''Enterprise''-C, meanwhile, is referred to as a cruiser. Even the uniforms are slightly different, now having a [[HighCollarOfDoom closed collar to make the final frontier just that ever bit less friendly]].



* OhCrap: [=LaForge=] delivers a well-warranted one. Doubly warranted if you consider that the ''Enterprise's'' plasma coolant is [[BodyHorror horrifically corrosive]] to organic matter.
--> '''[[TheEngineer LaForge]]:''' "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''!"
* ResetButtonSuicideMission: The Enterprise-D sacrifices itself to cover the return of the Enterprise-C back to its original time in order to prevent the alternate timeline it emerged into from occurring.

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* OhCrap: [=LaForge=] delivers a well-warranted one. Doubly warranted if you consider that the ''Enterprise's'' ''Enterprise'''s plasma coolant is [[BodyHorror horrifically corrosive]] to organic matter.
--> '''[[TheEngineer LaForge]]:''' "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''!"
''warp core breach''!"
* ResetButtonSuicideMission: The Enterprise-D ''Enterprise''-D sacrifices itself to cover the return of the Enterprise-C ''Enterprise''-C back to its original time in order to prevent the alternate timeline it emerged into from occurring.



* RippleEffectProofMemory: Guinan only, and [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] at that: She doesn't seem to know '''exactly''' what's wrong with the timeline ("I know it's the same bridge; I also know it's ''wrong!''"), but she had a good idea how to fix it.

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* RippleEffectProofMemory: Guinan only, and [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] at that: She doesn't seem to know '''exactly''' what's wrong with the timeline ("I know it's the same bridge; I also know it's ''wrong!''"), but she had a good idea of how to fix it.



* StatusQuoIsGod: Obviously done so we could have a cast we're familiar with, but given that the premise involves the prior 20 years of history to be drastically different, with the Federation entangled in a decades-long war, it's highly improbable that any of the original crew would have ended up on the Enterprise-D, and especially unlikely that more than one or, at most, two, would have. Instead, with the exception of Worf's swap with Yar (due to the Klingon war), and Troi, everyone else is not only stationed on the same exact ship, but also in their exact same positions.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: As noted above, in the teaser to this episode Guinan introduces Worf to the wonders of prune juice which he immediately dubs "Warrior's Drink". Prune Juice will remain his drink of choice all the way through his time on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Whatever became of Tasha Yar after going back into the past? This question gets answered later on in the show.

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* StatusQuoIsGod: Obviously done so we could have a cast we're familiar with, but given that the premise involves the prior 20 years of history to be drastically different, with the Federation entangled in a decades-long war, it's highly improbable that any of the original crew would have ended up on the Enterprise-D, ''Enterprise''-D, and especially unlikely that more than one or, at most, two, would have. Instead, with the exception of Worf's swap with Yar (due to the Klingon war), and Troi, everyone else is not only stationed on the same exact ship, but also in their exact same positions.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: As noted above, in the teaser to this episode Guinan introduces Worf to the wonders of prune juice which he immediately dubs "Warrior's "a Warrior's Drink". Prune Juice will remain his drink of choice all the way through his time on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Whatever became of Tasha Yar after going back into the past? This question gets answered [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E26S5E1Redemption later on in the show.show]].
22nd Feb '16 6:40:03 AM Synch
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: And not even trying very hard. Guinan tries to talk Worf into seeking... [[YouNeedToGetLaid companionship]] from other members of the crew. Worf states that human women are far too fragile, and that he would require a Klingon woman for... [[InsistentTerminology companionship. ]]

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: And not even trying very hard. Guinan tries to talk Worf into seeking... [[YouNeedToGetLaid companionship]] from other members of the crew. Worf states that human women are [[DestructoNookie far too fragile, fragile]], and that he would require a Klingon woman for... [[InsistentTerminology companionship. ]]
13th Feb '16 4:48:36 PM katrinahood
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: If not for cost and time constraints, the writers originally planned for most of the TNG crew's deaths in the BadFuture to happen on-screen - Wesley would end up decapitated and Data would be electrocuted. Instead, only [[NumberTwo Riker]] is shown to die.
** The ''Enterprise''-C is based on a model originally conceived as a regular 'guest' Starfleet ship type that had been planned to be made for the pilot. It was also somewhat simplified from the original design for cost reasons, originally being sleeker.
17th Jan '16 10:12:31 AM Spotts1701
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* {{Blooper}}: In one of the most glaring bloopers of the series, the final scene set in the 'correct' universe features Geordi wearing the alternate timeline style uniform.



* GrowingTheBeard: One of the key episodes that made Season Three so memorable.



* HeyItsThatGuy: The surviving ''Enterprise''-C bridge officer, Lt. Castillo, is played by Christopher [=McDonald=]!



** There's also the interaction between Picard and Riker. Riker is not "Number One" in this timeline, but is "Commander", and on more than one occasion bluntly challenges Picard's decisions in front of the crew. Picard is noticeably more emotionally removed from the other officers, giving the atmosphere on the ship more of a tense feeling.

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** There's also the frosty interaction between Picard and Riker. Riker is not referred to as "Number One" in this timeline, but is "Commander", and on more than one occasion bluntly challenges Picard's decisions in front of the crew. Picard is noticeably more emotionally removed from the other officers, giving the atmosphere on the ship more of a tense feeling.
15th Dec '15 11:21:58 AM morenohijazo
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* ResetButtonSuicideMission: The Enterprise-D sacrifices itself to cover the return of the Enterprise-C back to its original time in order to prevent the alternate timeline it emerged into from occurring.
24th Oct '15 12:13:46 PM VicGeorge2011
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* WithAllDueRespect: Riker to Picard in regards to sending the ''Enterprise''-C back through time to correct the past that altered the present.
-->"With all due respect, Sir, you'd be asking 125 people to die a meaningless death."
16th Aug '15 1:33:06 PM StarTropes
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* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: Guinan senses that something's wrong when the NegativeSpaceWedgie first appears, and it gets worse when the timeline changes. It also flares up whenever she's near Tasha, since she's supposed to be dead.
30th Apr '15 11:32:23 AM LuciaMoore
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* StatusQuoIsGod: Obviously done so we could have a cast we're familiar with, but given that the premise involves the prior 20 years of history to be drastically different, with the Federation entangled in a decades-long war, it's highly improbable that any of the original crew would have ended up on the Enterprise-D, and especially unlikely that more than one or, at most, two, would have. Instead, with the exception of Worf's swap with Yar (due to the Klingon war), and Troi, everyone else is not only stationed on the same exact ship, but also in their exact same positions.
1st Feb '15 10:27:23 AM TheUnsquished
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: As noted above, in the teaser to this episode Guinan introduces Worf to the wonders of prune juice which he immediately dubs "Warrior's Drink". Prune Juice will remain his drink of choice all the way through his time on ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: As noted above, in the teaser to this episode Guinan introduces Worf to the wonders of prune juice which he immediately dubs "Warrior's Drink". Prune Juice will remain his drink of choice all the way through his time on ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.
30th Dec '14 7:17:05 AM Synch
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: As noted above, in the teaser to this episode Guinan introduces Worf to the wonders of prune juice which he immediately dubs "Warrior's Drink". Prune Juice will remain his drink of choice all the way through his time on ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.



* YourFavorite: As noted above, in the teaser to this episode Guinan introduces Worf to the wonders of prune juice which he immediately dubs 'Warrior's Drink". Prune Juice will remain his drink of choice all the way through his time on ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.
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