Riker is gravely affected by a local's death on a covert mission on Telonus 4, where civil strife has created total mayhem and endangers Federation colonists. From then on, he has a frustrating series of conflicting sensations, unable to tell whether his mind is running wild aboard the Enterprise getting into a crazy character in a play, or undergoing reflexion therapy, a voluntary alternative to irreparable surgical synaptic reconstruction, in a Telosian mental ward... Written by
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David Selburg (Dr. Syrus) also played the historian Whalen in the first season episode "The Big Goodbye". See more
Data uses a contraction in the first scene on three different occasions - something he normally doesn't do. However, he is reading lines from a play. It's not part of his normal speech pattern, just him "mimicking" another character, which is something he has done before. See more
Doctor Beverly Crusher
We have one hour before curtain. How are you feeling?
Commander William T. Riker
I feel like an actor.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more