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    • 2. It?s not that good.
    • 1. I hated it.

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Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season: 4

Episode #: 18

Production #: 192

Episode Name: Identity Crisis

Original Air Date: 03.25.91


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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:


Patti Yasutake as Nurse Ogawa

Maryann Plunkett as Susanna Leijten

Amick Byram as Hickman

Mona Grudt as Ensign Graham

Dennis Madalone as Transporter Chief Hedwek

Paul Tompkins as Breville


Director: Winrich Kolbe

Teleplay By: Brannon Braga

Story By: Timothy De Haas


Related Items:


Tarchannen III


Cousteau, Shuttlepod


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Interesting episode based on LaForge.


It fleshed out his characters history and the episode had a nice creepy tone to it.


The aliens looked pretty cool too with their UV skins.


Decent episode.


Rating = 3

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Interesting episode with great make-up


Background Information:

In the scenes set in the year 2362, crewmembers of the USS Victory are correctly seen wearing the old Season 1 and 2 Starfleet uniforms and using the early "dustbuster" type 2 phaser. La Forge additionally wears an older version of his VISOR.


Although the past scenes are set in 2362, the stardate given starts with "40", which would imply 2363.


Other species that propagate by infusing other species with their DNA and transforming them include the Taresians, Kobali and Loque'eque.


This episode features some rather unusual guest stars, former Miss Universe Mona Grudt and LA disc jockeys Brian Phelps and Mark Thompson.


It took four make-up artists six hours to apply the full Tarchannen III species make-up to LeVar Burton. In fact, it was the longest make-up ever done on TNG.


The original story by Timothy DeHaas involved two non-regular crew members. (ST: TNG Companion)


According to Brannon Braga, early versions of the script had a romantic relationship between Geordi and Susanna, but it was felt that the engineer deserved "a break" from failed romances. (ST: TNG Companion)


Alyssa Ogawa's last name is mentioned for the first time. Her first name was established in TNG: "Clues".



This episode was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for a Series.

Edited by trekz

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