Star Trek: The Next Generation

All Good Things... (1)

Season 7, Ep 25, Aired 5/23/94
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  • Episode Description
  • Stardate: 47988.0 Captain Picard is shifting through three time periods: just before the Enterprise-D is sent on its mission to Farpoint station, the present, and 25 years in the future, when Picard has just been diagnosed with Irumadic Syndrome, a degenerative brain disease. Meanwhile, an anomaly appears in the past and present in the Neutral Zone that piques the interest of both Starfleet and the Romulans; the Enterprise is sent to investigate. On the way there, Q finally confirms Picard’s suspicion that he is responsible for the time traveling and that the anomaly is related to the shifts. He tells the Captain that the trial of seven years ago never ended and that humanity has been found guilty of being inferior. As punishment, humanity is to be destroyed -- not by the Q continuum, but by Picard himself. Now Picard must discover how he will destroy humanity, and how, or if, he can stop himself.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Patrick Stewart

    Captain Jean-Luc Picard

  • Jonathan Frakes

    Cmdr. William T. Riker

  • Brent Spiner

    Lt. Cmdr. Data

  • Gates McFadden

    Dr. Beverly Crusher

  • Marina Sirtis

    Counsellor/Lt. Cmdr. Deanna Troi

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • A satisfying finale

    By Celedorian, Nov 16, 2012

  • A worthy finale - has an epic scope that the ensuing feature films only rarely captured.

    By pharoahsdance, Jun 02, 2009

  • the past, present and future collide in this episode where Q and Captain picard shine.

    By kingtiger255, May 29, 2009

  • Pretty solid episode.

    By cactusjack39, Jan 24, 2009

  • Probably the best episode (along with part 2) of TNG! SPOILER ALERT

    By AmrodLeralonde, May 05, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Picard: You accused me of being the representative of a... a barbarous species. Q: I believe my exact words were "a dangerous, savage, child-race."

    • Picard: We are who we are. And, we're doing the best that we can.

    • Q: Humanity's fate has been sealed. You will be destroyed. Picard: Q, I do not believe even you are capable of such an act. Q: 'I'? There you go again always blaming me for everything. Well, this time, I'm not your enemy. I'm not the one that causes the annihilation of mankind. You are. Picard: Me? Q: That's right. You're doing it right now. You did it before and you'll do it yet again. Picard: What sort of meaningless double-talk is this? Q: He doesn't understand! I have only myself to blame, I suppose. I believed in you. I thought you had potential. May whatever God you believe in have mercy on your souls. This Court stands adjourned.

    • Deanna: That was an incredible program. Worf: I am glad you approve. I have always found the Black Sea at night to be a stimulating experience. Deanna: Worf, we were walking bear foot on the beach with balalaika music in the air, ocean breeze watching over us, stars in the sky, full moon rising, and the most you can say is stimulating? Worf: It was... very stimulating.

    • Beverly: I've prepared quarters for you on Deck Five if you'd like some rest. Picard: I'm fine. I don't need any rest. Beverly: Nell, please escort the Ambassador to his quarters Picard: I can find my way around a starship! (addresses the group, and gets mad) You're all treating me like an invalid, but I assure you I've got a few years left. I don't need to be led around and I don't want to be patronized! Beverly: You're right. I'm sorry... Picard: (starts for the turbolift) I'll go have a rest.

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    Notes (9)

    • This episode marks Next Generation as the Star Trek series with the most episodes, beating Deep Space Nine by two.

    • This episode won an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Special Visual Effects.

    • Both this story and "Encounter at Farpoint" are really considered to be a one-parter (this story being over two hours with the extended scenes included), but both have been converted into a two-part format.

    • Deleted scenes such as Troi expressing her concern over her and Riker working together to Picard in the Ready Room, in the past timeline were re-incorpated in a special VHS Collector's Edition box set.

    • When Picard is talking to Riker at Farpoint, the producers get sneaky to make sure Riker "looks" correct (no beard, younger). They use footage of Riker from "The Arsenal of Freedom" - you can see Captain Paul Rice from that episode in the background.

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    Trivia (9)

    • Trivia: Apart from Picard, the only other characters to appear in all three timelines throughout the story are Worf and Data. The rest appear briefly, or not at all, in either the past or future timeline, but appear in either one or both of the other two. e.g. Troi appears in the past and present but is dead in the future. Riker is also seen in the past, although this was taken from Season 1 episodes.

    • In the past scenes, they forgot to change the conn chairs to their first season versions, when they were much taller.

    • In the past timeline sequences, they briefly slip-up and leave in some signs from the future-timeline scenes - look at the turbolift doors just after Troi in the past timeline talks about her relationship with Riker.

    • Both the Pasteur and the Enterprise go at speeds exceeding Warp 10, although it has been stated repeatedly that Warp 9 is the maximum. (This was apparently inserted deliberately by the writers, either as an in-joke or to emphasize the whole thing may be a hallucination given to Picard by Q and it's not "really" happening.)

    • In the past scenes, Data is missing one gold rank pip, making his rank appear to be Lt. Junior Grade. He should be a Lt. Commander (thankfully Picard calls him by his correct rank). (It's interesting to note that Data's rank remained Lt. Commander throughout the entire series, even in all the feature films.)

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    • ErikaNoebel Oct 07, 2012

      A very very well done season/series finale. I can say that about very few shows I have loved. The writing/thinking/ideas on this show are second to none, and I love to see the genuine affection that it appears Q has developed for JLP when he says, "The helping hand, that was my idea." Just phenomenal writing and acting. This is my fave Star Trek series ever.