Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 7, Episode 7

Dark Page (30 Oct. 1993)

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While establishing diplomatic relations with an alien race called the Cairn, Deanna's mother experiences a mental breakdown and falls into a coma, and it seems like Deanna is the only one ... See full summary »

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While establishing diplomatic relations with an alien race called the Cairn, Deanna's mother experiences a mental breakdown and falls into a coma, and it seems like Deanna is the only one who is able to help her, even if her mother doesn't want it. Written by Moviedude1

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Split-screen shots against a blue screen were used to allow people to interact with the wolf, which although trained was still dangerous. Kirsten Dunst petted a stand rather than the wolf, with the animal matted in later. The wolf's growl was achieved by giving it a lick of a meaty bone, then filming its reaction when a trainer moved as if to take it. See more »

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When Picard is reviewing Lwaxana's journal and reveals that "there's a seven-year gap," the gap has barely begun to become evident on screen. As the dialog between Picard and Troi progresses, Picard continues to scroll through a list of deleted entries. I.e. he calculates the length of the gap well before he reaches the last deleted entry. See more »

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Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Captain's log, stardate 47254.1 - A delegation of the Cairn have just come on board. This telepathic species has no concept of spoken language and is being instructed in its use by... an old friend.
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Just a bad episode.
28 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the worst episodes for Star Trek the Next Generation. This episode set a new low for bad makeup effects for aliens. The obviously plastic brain like bulges over each ear of the aliens looked ridiculous. I'm guessing they must have used up most of their seasons budget on previous episodes. The shows budget limitations forced all or most of the aliens to a bi-pedal humanoid form; and that left them with a limited number of things they could do to try to make for different species. Add that to this over wrought cheesy story and that's what brought me to the lowest review I've given to a Star Trek TNG episode. I'm not clear on why the Lwaxana Troi is such a popular character. Majel Barrett always over acted this already over written characters. All the Star Trek fans just fall in line because of her ties to Rodenberry and the original show. All the episodes involving her and man Homm seemed silly and tediously boring.


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