Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 4 Episode 5

Remember Me

Aired Unknown Oct 22, 1990 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Stardate: 44161.2 Dr. Crusher begins to question her sanity when members of the crew start disappearing one by one, and all evidence of their existence is erased.

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  • Bet Brannon Braga liked this one!

    This high concept Dr. Crusher mystery episode is carried by Gates McFadden's finest performance in the series. Reminiscent of "The Twilight Zone", the stages of the episode are nicely paced, and the conclusion (unlike too many other Star Trek mystery episodes) is satisfying and fun. The success of "Remember Me" would lead to more Star Trek episodes of this kind in the future ("Frame of Mind", "Whispers", "Projections".)
  • A fine example how resolving a mystery in the middle of the episode, can destroy a great plot.

    I must say, this could have been one of the best episodes ever, if not for the fact that the writers couldn’t decide if they were writing a classic detective story or another of the ‘Wesley to the rescue!’ ones.

    The first half of the episode is simply marvelous and brilliantly plotted. You can actually feel the tension rising, first slowly, then faster and then, in the bridge scene with Picard and Crusher you just feel your pulse accelerating and you must ask aloud ‘what the hell is going on here!’… and unfortunately you get the answer. It doesn’t matter that the events after that are even more ’exciting’, how can they be? You already know all the answers! It’s like hearing ‘the butler did it’ in the middle of Agata Christie’s novel! It’s just not the same…

    What were they afraid of? That the audience was going to have a simultaneous heart attack from the overload of the excitement? Well, we won’t find out, won’t we?

    IF they didn’t reveal everything in the middle, IF they showed everything from doctor Crusher’s POV like at the beginning, IF they gave us one answer at the time, not shove all of them down our throats when at least expected, finally, IF they didn’t make such a gigantic (an unnecessary) shift in the category of the episode, I could have given it 10 points. It’s gets as much as it gets because still, it was fun to watch, although only first 20 minutes.moreless
  • Leave it to Wesley and his experiments. This time he loses his mother in a warp bubble. Unknown to Beverly Crusher, her universe is collapsing. She notices odd things her former mentor, Dr. Dalen Quaice is not in his quarters. No one has seen him aboard tmoreless

    Leave it to Wesley and his experiments. This time he loses his mother in a warp bubble. Unknown to Beverly Crusher, her universe is collapsing. She notices odd things her former mentor, Dr. Dalen Quaice is not in his quarters. No one has seen him aboard the "Enterprise". One by one Beverly's friends & crew members disappear. She notices a strange energy force, which is infact Wesley's attempt to bring her out of the warp bubble. Now with the help of "the traveler", Wesley manages to bring his mother back. I rate this one a 8.6 for sci-fi mystery.moreless
  • A brilliant first half is ruined by a terrible second half.

    The other reviewer is right - this episode is ruined by two terrible choices made by the writers/producers.

    The first awful decision was to give away the ending about halfway through the episode. It's not really comprehensible because the Beverly-figuring-things-out plot still has some way to go when we find out what is really going on. Couldn't they have waited 10-15 minutes, at least?

    Of course, that sin alone would be almost forgiveable. Unfortunately, they had to jam in an awful "Wesley saves the day", with Traveler mumbo jumbo thrown into the mix for good measure. This sequence is just agony to watch.

    It's a real shame, because the beginning of the episode is really, really good - a fantastic premise developed in just the right way. It could have been one of the best episodes in the series. Instead, it is maybe best turned off after Captain Picard is whisked off the bridge and Beverly remains alone as the sole crew member of the Enterprise.moreless
  • science made exciting

    This was one of my favorite episodes because for me it represents all that I love about TNG. while TOS was mainly dramatic and about interpersonal relationships, I prefer the general focus of TNG to the intersection of technology and moral choices.

    I agree with the other reviewers...I wish that they had delayed the 'reveal' until the last 5 minutes when Beverly is trying to figure out how the heck to get off the ship. When she 'maps the universe' and sees that it has the same shape as Wesley's bubble, that should've been the reveal. Then the mad dash to engineering.

    The first half IS really creepy, though. People start disappearing, first unimportant people then ones who we all care about. If you have any sense of claustraphobia, this episode will scare the bejeezes about of you!

    This is one of the episodes I always think of in my favorites list, along with Picard becoming a Borg, the little scorpions silently taking over Starfleet (grossest moment of all TNG when they blow that dude up!), the episode where they all devolve (Barkley being a fav), and the last Moriarty episode.moreless
Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Captain Jean-Luc Picard

Jonathan Frakes

Jonathan Frakes

Cmdr. William T. Riker

Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner

Lt. Cmdr. Data

Gates McFadden

Gates McFadden

Dr. Beverly Crusher

Marina Sirtis

Marina Sirtis

Counsellor/Lt. Cmdr. Deanna Troi

LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

Lt. Cmdr. Geordi LaForge

Eric Menyuk

Eric Menyuk

The Traveler

Guest Star

Bill Erwin

Bill Erwin

Cmdr. Dalen Quaice

Guest Star

Colm Meaney

Colm Meaney

Miles O'Brien

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When Crusher returns to Engineering to find the vortex, she orders the turbolift to deck 36. The lights in the turbolift "window" move from top to bottom, indicating upward motion. But Crusher is on the bridge which is deck 1. The lights should have been moving in the opposite direction.

    • When Picard tells Riker to put all non-essential personnel in their quarters, he also puts the ship on Red Alert. Usually when the ships is R.A. status, it makes the alarm noise constantly, unless the captain or first officer tells the computer otherwise. Yet, all you see are the red lights.

    • It is stated that the bubble is collapsing at a rate of 15 meters per second. That make its speed 54 Kph (34 Mph). When Beverly gets out of the turbolift she starts running and can easily stay ahead of the energy barrier despite its high speed.

    • In the end, Dr. Crusher says that Geordi and Wesley are trying to create the vortex in Engineering, so that is where it will appear. However, the vortex appeared in Sickbay earlier and on the bridge the last time it occurred.

    • Shortly after the warp bubble starts eating away the Enterprise, Geordi states that it contracts at a rate of 15 meters per second and that they will lose it in about four minutes. That would mean the bubble has a diameter of at least 7000 meters, not 700. (But then again, the metric inside the bubble might be distorted as well...)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Beverly: You know, Jean-Luc... you could disappear at any moment, but there's something I'd like to tell you. It's just that you and I... (Picard disappears) I won't forget you. I won't forget any of you!

    • Beverly: Computer, what is the mission of the Enterprise?
      Computer: To explore the galaxy.
      Beverly: And do I alone have the skills necessary to complete that mission?
      Computer: Negative.
      Beverly: Then why am I the only crew member on board? (the computer hesitates) Aha. Gotcha.
      Computer: That information is not available.

    • Beveryly: My thoughts created this universe. Can they get me out of it again?
      Computer: That information is not available.
      Beverly: I'm not talking to you!

    • Traveller: As long as she thinks she's alive... she's alive.
      Riker: What the hell does that mean?

    • Beverly: If this were a bad dream, would you tell me?
      Computer: That is not a valid question.
      Beverly: Like hell it's not.

    • Dr. Crusher: Click my heels three times and im back in Kansas. Can it be that simple?

    • Beverly: Here's a question you shouldn't be able to answer: Computer, what is the nature of the universe?
      Computer: The universe is a spheroid region, 705 meters in diameter.

    • Beverly: If there's nothing wrong with me... maybe there's something wrong with the universe!

    • Geordi: I want my warp engines back now.
      Wesley: I'm almost done, Commander.
      Geordi: Almost isn't good enough! You want to be the one to explain when the Captain says "Engage" and we just sit there?

    • Beverly: It's all perfectly logical to you, isn't it? The two of us roaming about the galaxy in the flagship of the Federation. No crew at all.
      Picard: We've never needed a crew before.

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