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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Brian Phelps, Mark Thompson:  stars of The Adventures of Mark & Brian (1991) appear as two of the aliens. Behind the scenes footage of this was featured on their show. See more »

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Data informs Riker that his modifications on the emergency beacon will take approximately another two minutes. Yet he completes them after only 40 seconds - for Data a rather huge miscalculation. See more »

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[Leijten is telling La Forge about a past relationship]
Lt. Cmdr. Susanna Leijten: What about you?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Mm, I enjoy the bachelor's life too much.
Lt. Cmdr. Susanna Leijten: That doesn't sound like my "little brother", who always wanted advice on women.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Well, obviously you were a... a great advisor.
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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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