Warp efficiency tests send the Enterprise traveling far beyond known space, where the crew’s imagination takes on real form. First appearance of Eric Menyuk as The Traveler.
Review: The visuals of this episode for 1987 were amazing and even more amazing when it was remastered for Bluray. The crew feels the inputs from Kosinski are bogus. They were right, it was the Traveler who ends up sending the Enterprise 2.7 million light-years away. The Traveler almost dies trying to get the Enterprise back to where they were. Good episode. Another one I enjoyed. Wesley Crusher is deemed a gifted person by the Traveler. He is suppose to be someone great, only the seasons upcoming will tell if the Traveler is correct. Picard decides to make Wesley an acting ensign. The visuals, again, are stunning… I have included a couple below. Enjoy.
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Quote of the episode: “Captain’s log, stardate 41263.2 – This will be a rather unusual log entry, assuming Starfleet ever receives it. As I already informed my crew, a phenomenal surge of power during a warp speed experiment has sent our starship hurtling out of our own galaxy and past another, taking us over 2,700,000 light years – in a few minutes.” – Captain Picard
Season 1, Episode 6
Prod #: ST:TNG 106
Air Date: 10.28.87