“Yesterday’s Enterprise” is the 63rd episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It is the 15th episode of the third season, first airing in syndication in the week of February 19, 1990. The episode is cited as a favorite by crew members and reviewers, and is widely regarded as one of the best episodes of the series.
About Yesterday’s Enterprise in brief
“Yesterday’s Enterprise” is the 63rd episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It is the 15th episode of the third season, first airing in syndication in the week of February 19, 1990. In this episode, the ship’s crew must decide whether to send the time-traveling Enterprise-C back through a temporal rift to its certain destruction, to prevent damaging changes to their timeline. The episode is cited as a favorite by crew members and reviewers, and is widely regarded as one of the best episodes of the series. In syndication, it outperformed most of theThird season’s episodes with a 13. 1 Nielsen rating, the third-highest number for the series at the time. The plot was based on the merging of two story ideas. One featured the crew of the Enterprise- C and the other the return of Denise Crosby, whose character had been killed in the series’ first season. To complete the episode in time for sweeps, the final script was finished by a team of five writers. In the timeline’s original timeline, Guinan – the only one aware of what has transpired – asks Geordi La Forge to tell her more about her more subtle role in the story. She reveals to Yar that she knows Yar dies a meaningless death in the other timeline, and that the two should never have met. The Enterprise-D undergoes a sudden and radical change from its current timeline: it is now a warship, and the United Federation of Planets is at war with the Klingons.
Neither Worf nor Counselor Troi are seen or referred to, and Tasha Yar – who was killed years before – is now running the tactical station. During the repair efforts, Yar becomes close to Castillo, but is unnerved by tense interactions with Gu inan. The ship is eventually restored to the original timeline and the crew is reunited. The story was written by Trent Christopher Ganino and Eric A. Stillwell, who later became the head writer for the show’s third season. It was directed by Michael Piller, who went on to write “The Next Generation” and “Star Trek: The Animated Series” The episode was first aired on February 20, 1990, on CBS. It has a rating of 13.1 Nielsen rating. The series has since been re-run on PBS stations in the U.S. and on PBS in the United Kingdom and Australia. The episodes are available on DVD and Blu-ray. The DVD version of the episode is available on Blu-Ray and DVD for the first time on November 14, 2010. The Blu- ray version of this episode is also available on the DVD of the second season of the show, as well as the second and third seasons of “StarTrek: the Next Generation”. The DVD release of the episodes was released on November 16, 2010, on both the Blu-rays and the DVD versions of the seasons 1 and 2 of “The Adventures of the USS Enterprise” and the third and fourth seasons of Star Trek.