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Series : The Next Generation Rating : 4
Disc No : 6.5 Episode : 149
First Aired : 24 May 1993 Stardate : 46915.2
Director : LeVar Burton Year : 2369
Writers : Michael A. Medlock Season : 6
Guest Cast :
Dr. Mae Jemison as Lieutenant Palmer
Jonathan Frakes as Lieutenant William Thomas Riker
Tracee Lee Cocco as Lieutenant Jae
Guest Reviews :
Rating : 4.0000 for 2 reviewsView existing reviewsAdd your own review
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.
Quote : "It pulses unendingly all through the night..." - Riker's poem. I fall about laughing whenever I hear this line!

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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