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Series :
The Next Generation
Rating :
4
Disc No :
Episode :
149
First Aired :
24 May 1993
Stardate :
46915.2
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YATI :
Surely Lieutenant Riker should get the same promotion as Commander Riker did for his actions on Nervala IV. They were both the same person then, after all.
Great Moment :
The special effects shots showing the two Rikers together are superb - especially the scene in which one Riker puts a trombone down and then the other picks it up in the same shot.
Body Count :
Zero.
Factoid :
The original intent of the writing staff was, amazingly, to kill Commander Riker and move Data up to first officer, permanently keeping the duplicate Riker as a much more career-hungry younger self still in love with Troi! When Berman and Piller refused to allow this it was decided to kill off the younger Riker, but Piller suggested a more surprising ending would be to allow both to live.

Plotline

Riker must confront a duplicate of himself accidentally created and stranded on a barren planet eight years ago.

Analysis

Another good performance by Frakes makes this one an interesting episode.
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