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Night Terrors

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  1. 1. What rating would you give Night Terrors?

    • 5. It?s great, I loved it!
    • 4. It?s good.
    • 3. It?s average.
    • 2. It?s not that good.
    • 1. I hated it.

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Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season: 4

Episode #: 17

Production #: 191

Episode Name: Night Terrors

Original Air Date: 03.18.91


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Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard

Jonathan Frakes as William Thomas 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


Guest Cast:


Colm Meaney as Miles O'Brien

Rosalind Chao as Keiko O'Brien

Duke Moosekian as Gillespie

Deborah Taylor as Zaheva

John Vickery as Hagan

Lanei Chapman as Ensign Rager

Brian Tochi as Kenny Lin

Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan

Craig Hurley as Peeples


Director: Les Landau

Teleplay By: Pamela Douglas and Jeri Taylor

Story By: Shari Goodhartz


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An average show concerning which Marina Sirtis whined about at this year's Vegas con that she did not have "a gigantic *buttocks*" and that it belonged to a stunt double who did some flying scenes.


Background Information:

As mentioned in the Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, this episode is considered to be one of the weakest of the fourth season and many members of the production staff were unhappy with it. The scenes with Troi "flying" were said to be a "terrible" mistake by Jeri Taylor and Robert Legato described them as "horrible". Marina Sirtis commented that her desire for more action scenes had backfired; she had to grapple with an intense fear of heights in order to film them.


Michael Piller noted that the pace of the show was so slow that the episode ran nine minutes over and had to be severely cut. (ST: TNG Companion)


The explosion of the "rift" is reused footage of the explosion of the Genesis Device from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.


John Vickery later plays Rusot in three episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's final season.

Data uses a contraction in this episode – although his program prevents him from using them. It happens at 0:35:53 in the episode, when he and Deanna Troi are sitting in front of a computer on the bridge, browsing through a list of elements, which the ship has in cargo. "I'm uncertain if a simple transmission would be adequate," though to some ears it sounds as if he correctly says "I am".


A room is finally seen behind a seldom used sickbay door that doesn't lead to a corridor or the medical lab. Right after the teaser, Picard and Crusher leave this room which seems to be the morgue and enter the main sickbay room.


The listing of chemicals contains several spelling errors, including "derivitive", "thereputic", and "volitile".

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