Time Distortions

Story: Timescape
Written By: Brannon Braga
Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Year: 1993

I like this one. Returning from a conference, Picard, Geordi, Data, and Troi are planning to meet up with the Enterprise. They run into time distortions, things speed up or slow down, and more often than not freeze. The Enterprise is found frozen in time, clearly in battle with a frozen Romulan Warbird. On the ship there are some disconcerting things to be found, like Crusher being shot by a Romulan.
Eventually things look grim, when Picard starts to laugh hysterically after drawing a smiley face in smoke that is coming from the warp core…it is simultaneously hilarious and eerie.

All in all I like this one, I think it is both fun and dramatic and scary at times. Definitely a winner in my book.

NEXT TIME: Lore and the Borg