Writers: Diane Duane and Michael Reaves
Season 1 episode 6
In Star Trek TNG Where No One Has Gone Before the crew of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D are thrown far beyond Federation space to Galaxy M33, where the power of human imagination becomes real in the physical universe.
Somehow the ship accelerated to an impressive 2.7 million light years away from earth in minutes. Thats three galaxies away at the far side of triangulium. At maximum warp, it'll take them 300 years just to get back home, so what went wrong? Data calculates it'll take fifty-one years to send a message home using normal subspace frequencies. Good one Data!
PICARD: Where is this place?
DATA: Where none have gone before.
To shed light on the Enterprises sleigh ride, clueless propulsion expert Kozinski (Stanley Karmel) admits he made a mistake. It soon becomes clear the Traveller played by Eric Menyuk is their only hope.
I love the Picard doorway just hanging in space, with cosmic starlines whizzing by the terrified captain as he clings to the Enterprise for dear life. Picard also chats to his dead mother. Patrick Steward's acting presence clearly demonstrates how spooky and exciting outerspace can be.
So now the Enterprise-D is a billion light years away from Earth pushing Captain Picard to the edge. (Well he almost stepped off the ship!) Picard heads to Main Engineering to get answers fast before its too late.
WESLEY: He phased sir.
This episode Where No One Has Gone Before is loosely based on Diane Duane's Star Trek novel, The Wounded Sky. Diane also wrote Spock's World which on average has a four to five star rating on Amazon. QUESTIONS: You might well ask, why didn't everyone just think their way home? Do you think Kosinski is a joke? What did you think of captain picards lift scene?
Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers.