Recap: Star Trek The Next Generation S 6 E 23 Timescape

Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Episode: Season 6, Episode 23
Title: Timescape
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Returning via runabout from a conference, Picard, Troi, Geordi and Data encounter strange disturbances in time. Finally locating the Enterprise, they find her in an exchange of fire with a Romulan warbird, in a zone of time that moves so slowly it appears to be still.

Tropes featured in "Timescape":

  • Bathos: Juxtaposition of a warp core breach, which basically means that the Enterprise and all souls on board are as good as dead... and a smiley face drawn in the gases venting out of the breach frozen in time.
  • Big "NO!": As Picard succumbs to temporal narcosis, he starts screaming "No!" very frantically.
  • Recycled IN SPACE!: Brannon Braga describes this episode as The Abyss IN SPACE!
  • Smiley Face: Picard makes one with the smoke of the exploding warp core.
  • Time Stands Still