Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 5 Episode 26

Time's Arrow (1)

Aired Unknown Jun 15, 1992 on CBS

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  • Whimsical mystery

    TNG's first time-trekking story features a unique script (a combination of mystery and whimsy) that's quite unlike any of TNG's other season ending cliffhangers and keeps the viewer guessing as to where it's going. The episode is essentially a Data story, although the remainder of the cast is given plenty to do - including Whoopi Goldberg, who shines. With its beautiful recreation of San Francisco of the late 19th century, the episode's lack of focus on the antagonists might make the story might seem less important and the plot more abstract than "The Best of Both Worlds" and the other two parters TNG has to offer. However, there's no denying the fun of the unusual trip back in time, and it's refreshing to step away from the recurring alien baddies.