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Star trek: The next generation 1.12b - We'll always have Paris

Stardate 41697.9
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While en route to some much needed shore leave the Enterprise experiences a small loop in time. Shortly thereafter they intercept an emergency transmission from Doctor Paul Manheim (Rod Loomis).

Arriving at the co-ordinates given, the crew finds a relay signal, sending them to Vandor IV, a small planetoid orbiting a double star. When they reach Vandor, Manheim's spouse, Jenice (Michelle Phillips) turns off the force field and both Manheims are beamed aboard. When Picard arrives in Sickbay, Jenice recognises him instantly as the man who abandoned her 22 years ago...

Persons of interest

  • Patrick Stewart .... Captain Jean-Luc Picard
  • Jonathan Frakes .... Commander Will Riker
  • Michael Dorn .... Lieutenant Worf
  • Brent Spiner .... Lieutenant Commander Data
  • Gates McFadden .... Commander Doctor Beverly Crusher
  • Marina Sirtis .... Lieutenant Commander Counsellor Deanna Troi
  • LeVar Burton .... Commander Geordi La Forge
  • Wil Wheaton .... Wesley Crusher
  • Denise Crosby .... Lieutenant Natasha "Tasha" Yar
  • Majel Barrett .... USS Enterprise-D computer voice
  • Rod Loomis .... Doctor Paul Manheim
  • Michelle Phillips .... Jenice Manheim
  • Isabel Lorca .... Gabrielle
  • Dan Kern .... Lieutenant Dean
  • Jean-Paul Vignon .... Edourd
  • Kelly Ashmore .... Francine
  • Lance Spellerberg .... Transporter Chief Herbert
  • Deborah Dean Davis .... Screenwriter
  • Hannah Louise Shearer .... Screenwriter
  • Robert Becker .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

In The original series, the crew were always running into old friends and enemies. While it gives the characters more depth of history it always struck me as being somewhat convenient: the galaxy is a big place, finding someone you had a relationship with is beyond a reasonable doubt. How infrequently do you run into old school friends (and enemies), and that's just in a city the size of Sydney?

Unfortunately, that's all that We'll always have Paris is about: the temporal dilemma is just an excuse to get Picard and Jenice together to talk about their feelings. I don't know why Deborah and Hannah Louise wrote this episode but we're stuck with it.

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M (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

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