2 thoughts on “‘Yesterday’s Enterprise’ Effectively ‘Saved’ Star Trek: The Next Generation

  1. The backstory on this episode is fascinating, as it was SO behind schedule the writers all split the script up after they broke the story and each wrote an act over their Thanksgiving break. Most of them were convinced it was going to be a piece of crap, and they were shocked when their individual acts not only fit together coherently, but that it ended up as one of THE classic episodes of TNG.

  2. I would add that this episode debuts the trekverse. Until this moment TOS and TNG were kept mostly separate, besides some vague references, one could say Kirk and Picard eras existed in separated universes. Yesterday’s Enterprise opens up to a wider Trek universe and history, begins to connect the dots showing uniforms that reminded the trek movies era, Tasha’s choice and Guinan’s mysterious origins will have follow ups in “Unification I/II” episodes and “Generations” movie, two events which will definitely connect TNG and TOS as being in one and only universe.

    And it also put a woman in the Enterprise captain’s chair for the first time, a hint to “Turnabout Intruder” mishap?

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