History Recap / StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E15YesterdaysEnterprise

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.
6th May '17 4:53:48 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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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 thought 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.

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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 thought 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.



... 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 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]].
6th May '17 4:52:21 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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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!

Alone of the crew of the ''Enterprise'', Guinan has noticed that something is Wrong. She talks to Picard about it, but isn't able to give him anything more definite than that this isn't what's supposed to be happening, and implores him to send the ''Enterprise''-C back through the rift to where it belongs. Picard is understandably reluctant to send 125 people into certain death based only on a few cryptic remarks from his bartender, but Guinan begs him to trust her.

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. Picard finally decides to send the ''Enterprise''-C back where it belongs, on the logic that even if it is a suicide mission, Klingons have an awful lot of respect for people who die in battle, and they're all just going to get killed anyway when the present-day Klingons turn up. Which they promptly do, in the form of a Bird-of-Prey scout ship.

In the ensuing battle, the ''Enterprise''-C sustains further damage and Captain Garrett is killed by a piece of shrapnel, though the Klingons are driven off. Lieutenant 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, 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--

... and everything returns to normal. The episode ends with Guinan glancing about a well-lit, happy Ten-Forward, and she sits down [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to ask Geordi about Tasha Yar]].

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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 at Narendra III 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!

Alone of the crew of the ''Enterprise'', Guinan has noticed Guinan's BizarreAlienSenses leads her to pick up on the shift in the timeline, though she cannot fully comprehended it; she just knows that something ''something'' is Wrong.''off''. She talks to Picard about it, but isn't able to give him anything more definite than that this isn't what's supposed to be happening, and implores him to send the ''Enterprise''-C back through the rift to where it belongs. Picard is understandably reluctant to send 125 people into certain death based only on a few cryptic remarks from his bartender, but Guinan points out that the war they are in now has by this point claimed the lives of a little over 40 billion people; a war which should not have been happening in the first place. The only way to save those billions is to sacrifice that small group of people. Picard still feels that such an act would go against everything he stands for, but Guinan begs him to trust her.

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 finally decides informs the other officers that he has decided to send the ''Enterprise''-C back to the past where it belongs, 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 even if the ''Enterprise''-C has no possible way of saving Narendra III and the only thing it would really accomplish is a suicide mission, 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 they're all dying in the defense of the Klingon outpost would likely been seen as a very honorable act by them.

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 going as well that there is no chance for survival if they go back alone to get killed anyway when the present-day 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 turn up. Which and they promptly do, 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 form of 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 thought 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 scout ship.

In the ensuing battle, the
on a scouting mission. ''Enterprise''-C sustains further some damage and Captain in the fight, resulting in Garrett is getting killed by a piece of shrapnel, though the Klingons are driven off. Lieutenant 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 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--

... and everything returns to normal. The episode ends with 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]].
Yar]].



* 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']] "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''.



** And of course, once the timeline is restored, the final fate of the ''Enterprise''-C, destroyed after taking on four Romulan warbirds in defense of a Klingon colony. Never forget the name ''Enterprise'' indeed.

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** And of course, once the timeline is restored, the final fate of the ''Enterprise''-C, destroyed after taking on four Romulan warbirds in defense of a Klingon colony. Never forget the name ''Enterprise'' indeed.indeed.
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16th Apr '17 6:52:06 PM nombretomado
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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 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]], there with Commander Riker, but here with Guinan. It would be playfully revisited again later on in StarTrekDeepSpaceNine.''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.
21st Mar '17 10:09:32 AM LondonKdS
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* 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.
23rd Feb '17 6:27:43 PM Lance
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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 StarTrekDeepSpaceNine.
24th Jan '17 11:27:02 AM HeraldAlberich
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* CaptainsLog: Picard gives his usual voiceover, but in the alternate timeline he's recording a "military log" and using "combat dates" rather than Stardates.
20th Jan '17 7:23:46 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 ''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!

Alone of the crew of the ''Enterprise'', Guinan has noticed that something is Wrong. She talks to Picard about it, but isn't able to give him anything more definite than that this isn't what's supposed to be happening, and implores him to send the ''Enterprise''-C back through the rift to where it belongs. Picard is understandably reluctant to send 124 people into certain death based only on a few cryptic remarks from his bartender, but Guinan begs him to trust her. And then the Klingons turn up.

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 all the very strange looks Guinan keeps giving her are a little disconcerting. Picard finally decides to send the ''Enterprise''-C back where it belongs, on the logic that even if it is a suicide mission, Klingons have an awful lot of respect for people who die in battle, and they're all just going to get killed anyway when the present day Klingons turn up. Which they promptly do.

In the ensuing battle, both ships are badly damaged and Captain Garrett is killed by a piece of shrapnel. 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 Birds of Prey, 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-

...and everything returns to normal. The episode ends with Guinan glancing about a well-lit, happy Ten-Forward, and she sits down [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to ask Geordi about Tasha Yar]].

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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, emerges--the USS ''Enterprise'' (NCC-1701-''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 design, everyone is armed, and Wesley is a full member of Starfleet -- and 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 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 20-some years of devastating war might well have been averted!

Alone of the crew of the ''Enterprise'', Guinan has noticed that something is Wrong. She talks to Picard about it, but isn't able to give him anything more definite than that this isn't what's supposed to be happening, and implores him to send the ''Enterprise''-C back through the rift to where it belongs. Picard is understandably reluctant to send 124 125 people into certain death based only on a few cryptic remarks from his bartender, but Guinan begs him to trust her. And then the Klingons turn up.

her.

Meanwhile, Tasha has been liaising with the acting second in command of the ''Enterprise''-C; ''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. Picard finally decides to send the ''Enterprise''-C back where it belongs, on the logic that even if it is a suicide mission, Klingons have an awful lot of respect for people who die in battle, and they're all just going to get killed anyway when the present day present-day Klingons turn up. Which they promptly do.

do, in the form of a Bird-of-Prey scout ship.

In the ensuing battle, both ships are badly damaged the ''Enterprise''-C sustains further damage and Captain Garrett is killed by a piece of shrapnel.shrapnel, though the Klingons are driven off. Lieutenant 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 Birds of Prey, battle cruisers, 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-

...
rift--

...
and everything returns to normal. The episode ends with Guinan glancing about a well-lit, happy Ten-Forward, and she sits down [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to ask Geordi about Tasha Yar]].



!!Tropes:

* 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. Understandably, Worf also appears only in the normal timeline scenes.
* AnyoneCanDie: The best thing about an AlternateTimeline episode.
* BadPresent: Or BadFuture -- it is a BadFuture story in everything but the fact that bad alternate time is the present from the perspective of the main characters.

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!!Tropes:

!!Tropes in this episode include:
* AbsenteeActor: Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi) only appears in the two short bridge scenes on the "regular" ''Enterprise'' -- one ''Enterprise''--one before and one after the main plot of the episode -- and episode--and has no dialogue. Understandably, Worf also appears only in the normal timeline scenes.
* AnyoneCanDie: The best thing about an AlternateTimeline episode.
episode. Captain Garrett and Riker are both killed by ExplodingInstrumentation, and planned deaths of more of the bridge crew were cut for time.
* BadPresent: Or BadFuture -- it BadFuture--it is a BadFuture story in everything but the fact that bad alternate time is the present from the perspective of the main characters.



* ChildSoldier: Wesley Crusher in the alternate timeline is part of the ''Enterprise'' bridge crew, showing how desperate the Federation must be getting if they're losing to the Klingons.

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* ChildSoldier: Wesley Crusher in the alternate timeline is part a full ensign and a member of the ''Enterprise'' bridge crew, showing how desperate the Federation must be getting if they're losing to in their war with the Klingons.



* DefiantToTheEnd: Picard, see FacingTheBulletsOneLiner below.

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* DefiantToTheEnd: Picard, see FacingTheBulletsOneLiner below.given the offer to surrender to the Klingons, spits out a FacingTheBulletsOneLiner, vaults over the Tactical rail to man Riker's empty station, and continues attempting to fire the phasers as the bridge catches fire around him.



* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: The ''Enterprise'' is crippled, with no chance of winning the battle. The Klingons offer to let the ''Enterprise'' surrender.

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* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: The ''Enterprise'' ''Enterprise''-D is crippled, with no chance of winning the battle. The Klingons offer to let the ''Enterprise'' surrender.



* FixFic: Denise Crosby left the series unexpectedly while the first season was being filmed, which meant Tasha Yar had to be written out. Many viewers criticized [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E22SkinOfEvil Yar's demise]] as being abrupt and pointless. When Crosby returned for this episode, the writers got a chance to give her a more heroic death. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the dialogue between Yar and Picard, when he says that instead of having a "senseless death" she wants her sacrifice to "count for something".
* {{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 from ''[[Film/StarTrekGenerations Generations]]'', with just the time until explosion changed between the two versions.
** Another bonus: both this episode and ''Generations'' were directed by David Carson.
* ForWantOfANail: The whole premise of the episode; the ''Enterprise''-C turns out to be a very important nail indeed.
* 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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* FixFic: Denise Crosby left the series unexpectedly while the first season was being filmed, which meant Tasha Yar had to be written out. Many viewers criticized [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E22SkinOfEvil Yar's demise]] demise in "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E22SkinOfEvil Skin of Evil]]" as being abrupt and pointless. When Crosby returned for this episode, the writers got a chance to give her a more heroic death. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the dialogue between Yar and Picard, when he says that instead of having a "senseless death" she wants her sacrifice to "count for something".
something."
* {{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,
spot. Geordi's dialogue is almost lifted word for word from in ''[[Film/StarTrekGenerations Generations]]'', Generations]]'' is lifted almost word for word from this episode, with just the time until explosion changed between the two versions.
** Another bonus:
versions. Of note, both this episode and ''Generations'' were directed by David Carson.
* ForWantOfANail: The whole premise of the episode; the ''Enterprise''-C turns out to be a very important nail indeed.
indeed. Without a HeroicSacrifice on the part of a Federation ship in defense of a Klingon outpost, negotiations between the two sides break down into a 20-year war.
* 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.]]companionship]].



* HoldTheLine / LastStand: The ''Enterprise''-D has to hold off three Klingon Birds-of-Prey long enough for the ''Enterprise''-C to re-enter the temporal rift and reset history. Similarly, the ''Enterprise''-C has to last long enough in the Battle of Narendra III to prove to the Klingons that the Federation are TrueCompanions.

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* HoldTheLine / LastStand: HoldTheLine: The ''Enterprise''-D has to hold off three Klingon Birds-of-Prey Birds of Prey long enough for the ''Enterprise''-C to re-enter the temporal rift and reset history. Similarly, the ''Enterprise''-C has to last long enough in the Battle of Narendra III to prove to the Klingons that the Federation are TrueCompanions.



* 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: 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, there are 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 bridge--Troi doesn't appear in the Bad Future at all -- and 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]].



* NegativeSpaceWedgie: Apparently caused by all the weapons discharges during the Battle of Narendra III.
* 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''!"

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* NegativeSpaceWedgie: Apparently caused or exacerbated by all the weapons discharges during the Battle of Narendra III.
* OhCrap: [=LaForge=] La Forge 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 -->'''La Forge:''' Coolant leak! Bridge, we've got a coolant leak in the engine core! I can't shut it down, down; I estimate two minutes until a ''warp core breach''!"breach''!



* RippleEffectIndicator: Worf departs for the bridge. Time Ripple ensues, and we cut to Tasha Yar (having died previously on the show) on the bridge in Worf's place. Once the timeline is restored, Worf is back where he should be.
* 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.

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* RippleEffectIndicator: Worf departs for arrives on the bridge.bridge, and announces something strange on sensors. Time Ripple ensues, and we cut to Tasha Yar (having died previously on the show) on the bridge in Worf's place. Once the timeline is restored, Worf is back where he should be.
* 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!''"), ''wrong''!"), but she had has a good idea of how to fix it.



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: As noted above, in the teaser to this episode Guinan introduces Worf to the wonders of prune juice which he immediately dubs "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]].
** Meanwhile, no mention is made in the BadPresent of Mr. Worf, who quietly disappears between scene changes once the NegativeSpaceWedgie appears (the last we see him is when he departs for the bridge, we won't see him again until they SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, when he is seen on the bridge as if had just arrived).
*** The novel ''Q Squared'' provides part of answer to this: Worf is rescued by his own people and grows up "standard" Klingon. The treason charge isn't slapped on himself and Kurn since, with Mogh as an active House, they don't make quite as convenient scapegoats. Worf becomes captain of a warship and a celebrated destroyer of Federation ships. The novel also explains Troi's disappearance from the episode as well: the Betazoids had been wiped out by the Klingons.
*** Unnecessary, since there's no need for a ship's counselor on a militarized warship anyway.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: As noted above, in the teaser to this episode Guinan introduces Worf to the wonders of prune juice juice, which he immediately dubs "a Warrior's Drink". Drink." Prune Juice juice will remain his drink of choice all the way through his time on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
**
Whatever became of Tasha Yar after going back into the past? This question gets answered [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E26S5E1Redemption later on in the show]].
** Meanwhile, no mention is made in the BadPresent of Mr. Worf, who quietly disappears between scene changes once the NegativeSpaceWedgie appears (the last we see him is when he departs for the bridge, we won't see him again until they SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, when he is seen on the bridge as if had just arrived).
***
appears.
**
The novel ''Q Squared'' ''Q-Squared'' provides part of answer to this: Worf is rescued by his own people and grows up "standard" Klingon. The treason charge isn't slapped on himself and Kurn since, with Mogh as an active House, they don't make quite as convenient scapegoats. Worf becomes captain of a warship and a celebrated destroyer of Federation ships. The novel also explains Troi's disappearance from the episode as well: the Betazoids had been wiped out by the Klingons.
*** Unnecessary, since there's no need for a ship's counselor on a militarized warship anyway.
Klingons.



-->"With all due respect, Sir, you'd be asking 125 people to die a meaningless death."
* YouAlreadyChangedThePast

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-->"With -->'''Riker:''' With all due respect, Sir, sir, you'd be asking 125 people to die a meaningless death."
* YouAlreadyChangedThePast



* YouShallNotPass: The ''Enterprise''-D's HeroicSacrifice to allow the ''Enterprise''-C to get back to her own time.
-->'''Captain Picard:''' Attention all hands. {{As you know}}, we could outrun the Klingon vessels. But we must protect the ''Enterprise''-C until she enters the temporal rift. [[LetsGetDangerous And we must succeed.]] Let's make sure history never forgets... the name... ''Enterprise''. Picard out.

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* YouShallNotPass: YouShallNotPass:
**
The ''Enterprise''-D's HeroicSacrifice to allow the ''Enterprise''-C to get back to her own time.
-->'''Captain --->'''Captain Picard:''' Attention all hands. {{As you know}}, we could outrun the Klingon vessels. But we must protect the ''Enterprise''-C until she enters the temporal rift. [[LetsGetDangerous And we must succeed.]] Let's make sure history never forgets... the name... ''Enterprise''. Picard out.
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