Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 4, Episode 18

Identity Crisis (23 Mar. 1991)

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Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge and an old friend fight to defeat a parasite that is trying to transform them into another species.

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Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge realizes that he, his friend Lt. Commander Susanna Leitjen and Lieutenant Hickman who deserted in a shuttle-craft and is now on a suicidal course to a planet were all in a mission made years ago by the USS Victory, the others are missing but more vessels are detected on the same planet. After investigations of the base on the planet it turns out they were affected by a yet unknown, parasitic alien race, which is already in both Gordi and Susanna, how is beyond Dr. Crusher's diagnosis, and starts transforming from a cellular level first her into a blue critter, later him too, while he continues researching Starfleet records and hologram simulation, while closely monitored... Written by KGF Vissers

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The Westmore-made make up and prosthetics were so intricate that LeVar Burton needed a male nurse on hand when removing and re-applying for bathroom stops, etc. See more »

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When Riker, Worf, and Worf's security team enter the holodeck to look for Gordi, Worf orders his people to search the structure while he searches the perimeter. There is a much easier way to find someone missing inside a holodeck. Telling the computer to "end program" will cause everything NOT created by the holodeck to vanish leaving the room empty, except for the person you are looking for. See more »

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Doctor Beverly Crusher: You're worried about Geordi, aren't you?
Lt. Commander Data: I am an android. It is not possible for me...
Doctor Beverly Crusher: ...for you to feel anxiety.
Lt. Commander Data: Starfleet personnel have vanished. Others may be at risk. We must do the best we can to find out why.
[Crusher coughs slightly]
Lt. Commander Data: However, I am...
[Crusher gives him a questioning look]
Lt. Commander Data: ...strongly motivated to solve this mystery.
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Worth seeing just for the make-up and prosthetics
19 November 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

An odd coincidence is occurring. Several people who went down to a planet on an away team five years earlier all seem to be converging back on the same planet! One is killed trying to get there and two more took a shuttle craft and landed there. Now, the two last members of the team, LaForge and Susana Leitgen both go back to investigate. Howevrer, soon, Leitgen begins behaving oddly and begins transforming into SOMETHING! LaForge is worried he'll be next, so he gets to work on finding out why. But guess what happens to Geordi? Yep...he becomes one of these weird creatures as well. Is there any hope?

The concept is okay but what I really LOVED was the make-up and prosthetics they used to create the creature effects. Amazingly cool and worth seeing just to see this!


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