Monday, August 24, 2015

Yesterdays Enterprise - Star Trek TNG Quiz

In Star Trek's (TNG) 63rd episode "Yesterdays Enterprise" a cool ship from 22 years ago time travels into the future escaping certain destruction. In a remarkable turn of events Tasha Yar is still alive, the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-C isn't destroyed and Klingon/Federation solidarity in the 24th century simply doesn't exist. Why? All because one Federation ship skips through time and drastically alters the future. For the most part temporal time rifts/paradoxes are pure head melters. The past is the future, the future is the past, go figure. The fun begins when we discover the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D isn't a ship of peace but of WAR!

Which Enterprise-D actor said,

"To this day I do not understand "Yesterday's Enterprise." I do not know what the f*** happened in that episode."

Was it.....

1. Whoopi Goldberg aka Guinan

2. Brent Spiner aka Android Data or

3. Johnathan Frakes aka Commander William Riker?

If you really want to know skip ahead to 1.12sec. Otherwise, guess right and prosper, trekkers and trekkies.


  1. I remember the episode but not sure who said that about it. My guess would be Whoopi.

  2. Thanks for having a go Alex but no, its not Whoopi.

  3. Jonathon Frakes?
    And thanks to Alex unless you are being v tricky I have a fifty per cent chance of being right.

  4. I am saying, anyone one of them... that is some great commentary...

  5. It is one of them EC!!! In hindsight I feel bad about publishing this statement because what if my source is incorrect?

    Quite true Jeremy, it occurs to me maybe I should have posited a more diplomatic question like, which Enterprise-D member was the only one aware of the damage to the normal flow of time? (1,2 or 3?)

  6. I love that episode but when they brought her daughter in the later episodes-that screwed with my head. I think it was Brent Spiner who said this:)

  7. Brilliant! I have always been a fan of Star Trek, mostly TNG and Voyager but mostly the technology as always fascinated me since it's based on real scientific facts. In fact we already have a bunch of the tech available now, and a lot of it in scientific theory. I wonder why this program features such "realistic" technology, is it because it's already in the pipeline and the program is easing us into it as technology grows at an ever increasing rate?

    Like the replicator, the technology is not far off according to Michio Kaku -

  8. My guess would be Brent saying the line.
    Yesterday's Future Enterprise from the past future.
    Or something like that.

  9. That episode was recently on the BBC channel. Loved it then and now.

    Question? Was there an episode where the TNG crew went back to the original? Was the new crew spliced into the old images? What episode was that? This is not a test.

  10. I have to admit this statement does sound like Spiner, everyone. However the winning bloggie gold star goes to Elephant's Child. Congratulations EC, for getting Johnathan Frakes.

    Excellent question Susan, Theres been a couple of crossover appearances from characters in the classic series to TNG. For instance, TNG's Encounter at Farpoint, Dr McCoy chats with Data as the android shows him around the new Galaxy class USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D.

    Spock Prime teaming up with Data is another. TNG's Unification sees the Federations smartest "logic and humanity" counter moves against the cunning Romulans.

    Deepspace Nines "Trials and Tribble-ations" rehashes classic points in time with -The Trouble with Tribbles- Not bad, I enjoyed the nostalgic DS9/TOS tripping out (celebrating Treks 30th year) which showed us new vs original angles but Captain Kirk not recognising his own men? I don't think so.

    Theres a couple more with Kirk meeting Picard in Star Trek Generations. I think Picard would agree "merde" sums the ending up with Kirk "under the bridge."

    Star Trek Enterprise wraps up with Riker and Deanna Troi adding an evocative TNG twist for "These are the Voyages." Its funny remembering why loyal ENT fans flipped out over this one big style, LOL. No surprise really, TNG stars Sirtis, Frakes and Spiner stole the ending eclipsing what was essentially ENTERPRISES big goodbye.

  11. Admittedly I would not have guessed Jonathan Frakes. I guess those temporal time rifts/paradoxes aren't the only head melters... I can't even properly answer a multiple choice question.

  12. I still don't get the hubbub over Enterprise's finale. That was clearly a Trip episode. And Trip was the heart of that series.


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