Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 4 Episode 8

Future Imperfect

Aired Unknown Nov 12, 1990 on CBS

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  • Riker suffers an accident that erases 16 years of his memory, and learns that the accident 16 years ago wasn't an accident.

    I really like the episodes that answer that "What if?" questions. This one, 'Parallels', 'Yesterday's Enterprise', and 'All Good Things...' are four great episodes in the series. This episode answers the question, "What if Riker was in command and had a family?" and they answer it pretty well. It's not perfect, but definitely fantastic.

    One of my favorite moments, if not my favorite, is when Riker loses it and starts berating the bridge crew, which reveals what's really going on.

    They also brought out the alternate universe com badges, which are my personal favorite. The rank insignia behind the starfleet logo was a great idea and I wish Paramount had introduced that in a later series.