Episode 179: "Remember Me" 

When Wesley's experiment with a warp field goes awry, Dr. Crusher is unknowingly catapulted into a universe created by her own mind.
After escorting her friend Dr. Dalen Quaice aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, Beverly is deeply moved by his sadness over losing his wife and other people he has loved. She seeks out her son Wesley, and finds him in engineering, working with a warp bubble on a computer screen. While she watches, his experiment inadvertently causes a strange flash of light. Soon afterward, Dr. Crusher is unable to locate Dr. Quaice. The ship's computer reports that he has never been on board, and Picard and Worf inform her that they had no knowledge of his presence on the ship. Additionally, O'Brien does not recall transporting Quaice aboard, and Starfleet has no record of the doctor's existence.

Beverly's bewilderment turns to concern when members of the crew, including her entire medical staff, begin to disappear. Neither their relatives, other crew members, or the ship's computer remember their ever having existed. Picard, Riker, and the crew are supportive and helpful, but since none of them remember the missing people, or feel like anything is wrong, Beverly wonders if she is suffering from delusions. She heads to Troi's office for analysis, and is confronted by a strange, swirling vortex which knocks her to the ground.

The crew discounts the possibility that Wesley's experiment caused the vortex. Beverly then asks if all crew members are accounted for. Data replies that no crew members are missing, and tells her there are 114 people aboard the starship.

Beverly panics, knowing the U.S.S. Enterprise population should be well over 1000. She requests that Worf monitor all remaining personnel, and is met with silence. No one has ever heard of Worf. She rushes to Wesley to try to link her predicament to his experiment, but Wesley soon disappears too. Beverly returns to the Bridge to find everyone but Picard vanished. Then the captain disappears, and the vortex reappears on the Bridge. While she struggles with it, Wesley works on the computer, despondent that he has lost his mother. At that moment, an alien called the Traveler phases in.

The Traveler explains that Wesley somehow summoned him, and tells the boy that at the moment the light flashed during his experiment with warp fields, Beverly was caught in a warp bubble and created her own reality based on what she was thinking at that precise moment the tragedy of losing close friends. He begins working with the boy to try to recreate the bubble and bring his mother back. Meanwhile, Beverly uses the computer to determine that she is trapped in the bubble, and that it, along with her self-created universe, is collapsing. While the crew tries to maneuver the ship back to the exact spot where Wesley's bubble was created, Beverly runs to engineering, where she first saw the flash of light, as the ship begins to collapse around her. She locates the vortex with only seconds to spare, leaps through it, and suddenly appears back in the engineering room, surrounded by the crew and her very relieved son.

Production: 179
Season: 4 Episode: 5
Air Date: 10.22.1990
Stardate: 44161.2
Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes as William Riker
Brent Spiner as Data
LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn as Worf
Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi
Wil Wheaton as Wesley Crusher
Bill Erwin as Dr. Dalen Quaice
Colm Meaney as Miles O'Brien
Eric Menyuk as Traveler
Boom mike visible: At about 32 minutes into the episode, when Dr. Crusher is alone on the bridge, a boom mike can be visible twice in short succession, reflected in the black display behind her.

Miscellaneous: There is a translation error in German dubbed version. When Dr. Crusher says "Computer, what is that mist I'm seeing?" the dubbing studio doing the German version of the episode used the German word "mist" (crap), having the German voice of Dr. Crusher say in effect, "Computer, what is that crap I'm seeing?".

 

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STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION

"Remember Me"
#40274-179

Written by
Lee Sheldon

Directed by
Cliff Bole

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FINAL DRAFT

AUGUST 9, 1990

STAR TREK: "Remember Me" - REV. 8/14/90 - CAST

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
"Remember Me"

CAST

PICARD                                           DOCTOR DALEN QUAICE
RIKER                                                                         TRAVELER
DATA                                                                          CARA HILL
BEVERLY                                                                                        
TROI                                                                                                  
GEORDI                                                                                           
WORF                                                                                             
WESLEY                                                                                        
O'BRIEN
NURSE
COMPUTER VOICE

Non-Speaking
N.D. DOCTORS, NURSES & PATIENTS
SECURITY OFFICER
SUPERNUMERARIES


 

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