Stardate: 46125.3--The Enterprise receives a distress signal from a 75 year old Federation vessel, and discovers it has crashed on a Dyson Sphere, an enormous structure where a shell is artificially created which surrounds a star at roughly the same distance as the Earth is from the sun.
Investigation of the crashed transport finds that one of the ship's passengers has actually survived the intervening time looped inside the ship's teleporter, and it turns out to be an old friend of the Enterprise...
original airdate: October 12,1992 rating: 13.9 million
music: Theme song Feature music by Dennis McCarthy
Starships: U.S.S. Jenolen [destroyed]
Goofs: Seconds before entering the Holodeck, Scotty's hair is neatly combed and parted to one side. Moments later, when the camera angle changes as he is entering the room, his hair is mussed in front.
Trivia: 47-reference: Scotty is identified to be 147 years of age.
"Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. It's continuing voyages to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before!"