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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" Family (1990)

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Ronald D. Moore (written by)
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Original Air Date:
29 September 1990 (Season 4, Episode 2)
After defeating the Borg, the crew of the Enterprise experiences shore leave in various ways. Captain... See more » | Add synopsis »
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All in the family See more (7 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Les Landau 
Writing credits
Gene Roddenberry (created by)

Ronald D. Moore (written by)

Susanne Lambdin (based in part on a premise by) &
Bryan Stewart (based in part on a premise by)

Produced by
Rick Berman .... executive producer
Peter Lauritson .... co-producer
David Livingston .... producer
Wendy Neuss .... associate producer
Michael Piller .... executive producer
Gene Roddenberry .... executive producer
Lee Sheldon .... producer
Jeri Taylor .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Dennis McCarthy 
Cinematography by
Marvin V. Rush (director of photography) (as Marvin Rush)
Film Editing by
John Farrell  (as J.P. Farrell)
Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson 
Ron Surma 
Production Design by
Richard D. James 
Set Decoration by
Jim Mees 
Costume Design by
Robert Blackman 
William Ware Theiss (original costumes)
Makeup Department
Rita Bellissimo .... hair stylist (as Rita Bordonaro)
Michael Mills .... prosthetic makeup artist
Gerald Quist .... makeup artist
Kim Santantonio .... hair stylist
Yolanda Toussieng .... hair designer
June Westmore .... makeup artist (as June Abston Haymore)
Michael Westmore .... makeup designer
Michael Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Merri D. Howard .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Dean III .... first assistant director (as Doug Dean)
Adele Simmons .... second assistant director (as Adele G. Simmons)
Art Department
Harry Evry .... additional art department coordinator
Jason German .... props
Andrew Neskoromny .... assistant art director (as Andy Neskoromny)
Michael Okuda .... scenic art supervisor
Charles Peter Russo .... assistant property master (as Charles Russo)
Alan Sims .... property master
Al Smutko .... construction coordinator
Gary Speckman .... set designer
Rick Sternbach .... senior illustrator
Cari Thomas .... assistant scenic artist
Herman F. Zimmerman .... original set designer (as Herman Zimmerman)
Ed Miarecki .... props (uncredited)
Michael W. Moore .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Alan Bernard .... sound mixer
Wilson Dyer .... sound editor
Alfred T. Ferrante .... adr mixer
Mace Matiosian .... sound editor
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Bill Wistrom .... supervising sound editor
James Wolvington .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Dick Brownfield .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Dan Curry .... visual effects supervisor
Max Gabl .... lead matte artist (remastered version)
Paul Hill .... visual effects artist
Ronald B. Moore .... visual effects coordinator (as Ron Moore)
David Takemura .... visual effects associate
Gregory Jein .... model maker (uncredited)
Dennis Madalone .... stunt coordinator
Tracee Cocco .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Buddy Bowles .... chief lighting technician
Joe Chess .... camera operator: "a" camera
Maricella Ramirez .... second assistant camera
Robert Sordal .... first company grip (as Bob Sordal)
David E. Elkins .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Helen Mossler .... casting executive
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amanda Chamberlin .... costumer (as Mandy Chamberlin)
David Page .... costumer
Editorial Department
Heidi Julian .... post-production associate
Wendy Knoller .... post-production associate (as Wendy Rosenfeld)
Terri Martinez .... post-production associate
Music Department
Alexander Courage .... composer: main title theme
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: main title theme
Gerry Sackman .... music editor
Other crew
Richard Arnold .... research consultant
Cosmo Genovese .... script supervisor
Kim McLaren .... first assistant accountant
Joe Menosky .... executive story editor
Mark Miller .... technical director: Unitel
Ronald D. Moore .... executive story editor
Michael Okuda .... technical consultant
Diane Overdiek .... production coordinator
Susan Sackett .... production associate
Rick Sternbach .... technical consultant
Eric A. Stillwell .... pre-production associate
Ian Abercrombie .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Michael Piller .... showrunner (uncredited)
Dennis Tracy .... stand-in: Patrick Stewart (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gene Roddenberry  created by

Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... makeup artist
R. Christopher Biggs .... special makeup effects artist
Dean Jones .... makeup artist
Michael R. Jones .... makeup artist
Nina Kent .... makeup artist
Michael Key .... makeup artist
Mike Smithson .... makeup artist
Rick Stratton .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ron Dempsey .... dga trainee
Bruce Sears .... dga trainee
Richard 'Dub' Wright .... assistant director
Art Department
Lloyd A. Buswell .... construction foreman (seasons 1-7)
Sharon Davis .... graphics assistant
Dragon Dronet .... weapons, specialty props and miniatures
Jim Dultz .... assistant art director
Gregory A. Weimerskirch .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Marty Church .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
Edward J. Franklin .... special effects
John Palmer .... special effects coordinator
Robert Cole .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Les Bernstien .... motion control
C.W. Fallin .... motion control operator
Simon Holden .... digital compositor
Bruce Jones .... visual effects producer
Gray Marshall .... motion control operator
Karl J. Martin .... digital artist
Chris B. Schnitzer .... motion control technician (seasons 6 and 7)
Steven J. Scott .... digital compositor
Ken Stranahan .... visual effects
Greg Stuhl .... miniatures: Greg Jein, Inc.
Peter Webb .... digital compositor
Peter W. Moyer .... visual effects compositor (uncredited)
LaFaye Baker .... stunts
Chuck Borden .... stunts
Ericka Bryce .... stunts
John Cade .... stunts
Anthony Cecere .... stunts
Erik Cord .... stunts
Alex Daniels .... stunt creatures
Nick Dimitri .... stunts
Chuck Hicks .... stunts
Terry James .... stunts
Maria R. Kelly .... stunts
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Dan Koko .... stunt double: Jonathan Frakes (1987-1991)
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Scott Leva .... stunts
Tom Morga .... stunts
John Nowak .... stunt double
Rex Pierson .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
Michael J. Sarna .... stunts
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Block .... director of photography: second unit
Brian S. Cooper .... electrician
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician
Frederick Iannone .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Editorial Department
Alan Chudnow .... assistant editor
Tim Tommasino .... assistant editor
Music Department
Scott Cochran .... scoring mixer: advertising music
John Debney .... conductor
Other crew
Gregory Benford .... scientific consultant
Hala Gabriel .... production accountant
Dolores Hundley-Arce .... assistant accountant
Suzie Shimizu .... production accountant
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

45 min
Sound Mix:
Stereo | DTS (5.1 surround)

Did You Know?

47 reference: Picard's brother Robert serves Chateau Picard wine from a 2347 vintage.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Picard is visiting a French farm, yet everyone there speaks with an English accent.See more »
CPO Sergey Rozhenko, ret.:[about Worf as a child] So we walk into the school, and we didn't know what to expect - is Worf hurt, is he in some kind of trouble? The door opens, and there is our little seven-year-old sitting on a chair and glaring across the room at five teenage boys, all of them with bloody noses!
[Geordi laughs]
Helena Rozhenko:And then the principal looked up and said, "Please, tell me he's an only child."
See more »
Movie Connections:
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main TitleSee more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
All in the family, 7 January 2017
Author: Mr-Fusion from United States

'Family' is one of my favorite TNG episodes; partly because it's deceptively uneventful, but mostly because it's a brilliant human drama. The acting is impressive from everyone involved, but especially Patrick Stewart. This shore leave story feels entirely necessary after the dust settles from 'The Best of Both Worlds' and Picard takes this opportunity to reconnect with his roots.

A contentious sibling relationship is something we can all relate to, but Robert is the presence Picard needs to finally come to terms with what he was forced to do:

"You don't know, Robert. You don't know... They took everything I was. They used me to kill and to destroy and I couldn't stop them!"

This is a show-stopping scene and renews the explorer in Picard. And that restless sense of adventure doesn't stop with his generation.

It's an amazingly cathartic episode.


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