Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 5 Episode 26

Time's Arrow (1)

Aired Unknown Jun 15, 1992 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (6)

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  • Not an important storyline finale like "The Best of Both Worlds" and "Redemption," but fun.

    If you love Data and you love time travel, this is the episode for you. Data is absolutely funny as he realizes what year he's been transported to. The way they show him getting ready to play poker, and then cut to afterward, where he's wearing new clothes, is brilliant. Undoubtedly he thrashed them at poker and got all the money he needed. Whoopi Goldberg hasn't played much of a role in the events of Season 5, so it is fun to see her here.

    The idea of Data's death was interesting, mainly with how he deals with it. He saw it as comforting. I suppose that's typical of "immortal" beings that I've seen in other sci-fi shows and movies. Nobody lives forever, but nobody really WANTS to. Overall, a pretty good first part of a two-parter, but not exactly essential viewing.