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Phantasms 

Data deals with his new ability to experience nightmares as the Enterprise deals with the installation of a new warp core that won't work as expected.

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Patrick Stewart

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), Brannon Braga | 2 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Lieutenant Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Commander Data
Gina Ravera ... Ensign Tyler (as Gina Ravarra)
Bernard Kates Bernard Kates ... Dr. Sigmund Freud
Clyde Kusatsu ... Admiral Nakamura
David L. Crowley ... Workman
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Storyline

While Picard's is running out of excuses to decline Admiral Nakamura's invitation to a Starfleet flag officers banquet, Geordi's having difficulties with installing a new warp core. Dr. Soong's dream program gives Data his first nightmares; Troi advises against stopping it. She suggests therapy and a temporary interruption when the visions disturb his internal chronometer so he oversleeps, and spontaneously occur while on duty. However one element proves a real organism, so it's decided that Geordi and Picard use a device that allows them to enter Data's dreams and interact with him and other characters. Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Data's first nightmare during the prologue, when he is dismantled by the miners, the prop head seen is the same one used in "Time's Arrow" Parts 1 and 2 (1992). The head is used again in Star Trek: Voyager for the episode "Unimatrix Zero: Part 1" (2000). In this case, it is redressed to represent the severed head of a Borg drone. See more »

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It has been clear that the Enterprise needs to be fixed as soon as possible. When Data is putting the engine offline and Geordi is telling the captain he needs a couple of hours to reconstruct the plasma conduits, you'll see short after that Data is in his quarters again. Data does not need rest, and yet he is watching his cat spot like he has nothing else to do. His priorities at that moment would be the repairs of the engine/ship. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Picard: Ensign Gates, set course for starbase 219, warp 6... engage.
[ship doesn't move]
Capt. Picard: Engage... Bridge to Engineering. Mr. La Forge, why isn't my ship moving?
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Featured in The Lost Enterprise: Star Trek - Phase II (2001) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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20 March 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Roddenberry's second creation of an elite group exploring space through humanity is a remarkable milestone for not only television but the sci-fi genre itself. As it quips repetitively, it dares go where no one has been before, and analyzes the good and bad of the nature. And it's that wide range of nature that is touched down, in all its hokum that it calls for, the answers are overwhelming to all the questions thrown out to it. Unlike the previous series, it has much more characters to handle which is a double edge sword. On the pro section, it helps writers jump in on diverse categories through them and swoop in as much as material possible through their individual perspective and still keep it all inside a definite and familiar circle.

On the other hand, it also is challenging to fiddle around these many characters on screen, especially the amount of new contents and eerie ideas each episode comes up with, it increases the possibility to lean towards flaws. And yes, it has its own limitation, but in its own gullible range and potential, it just simply works. Plus, what's fascinating is despite of being brimmed with these many personas floating about in the space, they haven't allotted any stereotypical specific characteristics to the characters, their species and nature may definitely vary, but a cheesy note is strictly prohibited in Enterprise-D.

The infamous Capt. Jean-Luc Picard played by Stewart who is mostly known by this role from his career, is exceptionally well crafted character that is simply nothing but a good leader and add Stewart's performance to that, the outcome is your iconic character that survives decades easily. Sirtis as the consciously enhanced counselor fits perfectly in the ship and the makers makes sure either they keep her up front to notify the shady part of the plot or distracts her wisely to advance the plot.

Frakes, once again, a competent leader and warrior that is more explored into love affairs while Dorn as a hot head and Burton as the most adapting and willful learner on the ship helps make the environment more engaging and realistic. Spiner as the android, Lt. Commander Data, who means nothing but business, unfortunately, is the guy that means the least amount of business, often relied upon for the humor, he might be explored thoroughly but is rarely projected with sincerity.

Personally, I prefer Stewart's mellow equation with Wheaten who looks up to him as a father figure and adds the right amount of emotion to it, McFadden's friendly relation too helps on spicing up this dish. The guest cast coming in- often playing the antagonist- invests equally and perpetually to this scoreboard. Advancing further than the previous series did, this journey also brings in rich traditional rituals and their own quirky references to the table. Star Trek: The Next Generation is your typical space ride, floating without any control it grabs everything like a child, and in its innocence and honesty it is one breathtaking ride.

Season 07

The seventh act of the series seemed like an overstretched material where the writers were clearly running out of ideas, although to balance it properly, there are few brilliant concepts that defines the ingenious of Star Trek.

Phantasms

The camera work with sharp editing does clearly amplifies the paranoia Data is going through, but this is a long run, a marathon if possible, and the writing is crisp clean only for the most part of it, almost.


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