|USS Baldwin (series) episode|
|Original post date:||1999|
|Previous episode:||"The Return of Khan"|
|Next episode:||"Captain's View"|
- “Here is the general design for the outfits I need.”
- “This is a unique design if I do say so myself. May I ask what they are for?”
- “They're dance outfits, Mr. Garak. They are designed to fit comfortably around the dancer's body while they are performing, so they don't trip over themselves during a routine. I need these custom fit for each person. I'll have them come for a measuring at your convenience.”
- “You want me to come with you on a mission into 20th Century Earth. Why?”
- “One, we could use your intelligence expertise. Two, it would give you time to work on those dance outfits.”
- — Garak and Patrick, on Joining Baldwin for a time-travel mission.
- “I hear this game is going to be exciting,”
- — Kristy Elias, on entry to the stadium.
- “Dulmer, I've got some kids that want a piece of the action. Any advice.”
- “Right now, I wouldn't charge you with any temporal violations if you initiate a general order 24.”
- — Patrick and Dulmer
- This is the second of three USS Baldwin stories involving time travel, and the only one in which Patrick Ingrum and the USS Baldwin travel through time. The others are "The Return of Khan" and "Time Fall"
- Erika Green, the 'native' of the time period Baldwin encounters, is revisited in "Time Fall."
- The name is a reference to the line "Time keeps on slippin, slippin, slippin. Into the future" from the Steve Miller Band song Fly Like an Eagle. It also helps that the mascot of one of the local schools in Olathe happens to be the Eagles.
- This story concept was born from the Columbine Shootings
Time's Eagle Full text of the story, on the author's website.