Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2, Episode 5

Loud as a Whisper (7 Jan. 1989)

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The crew ferries a deaf mediator to Solais V to negotiate an end to a civil war.

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Marnie Mosiman ...
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The crew ferries a deaf mediator to Solais V to negotiate an end to a civil war.

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Guest star Howie Seago, who plays Riva, is deaf in real life and had in fact petitioned the producers to create an episode involving deaf people. See more »

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When Data is interpreting for Riva, he speaks the words before Riva signs the word. He also signs words to Riva before Captain Picard speaks them. See more »

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Lt. Commander Data: [interpreting Riva's sign language] The real secret is turning disadvantage into advantage.
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The issue of deafness
14 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

ST:TNG:32 - "Loud As A Whisper" (Stardate: 42477.2) - this is the 5th episode to air in the second season. It deals with the issue of deafness in the form of a famous mediator Riva (played by Howie Seago, who is one of the most engaged deaf actors in the United States). He has 3 people who communicate for him hearing his thoughts and then verbally expressing them (his Chorus). We also get to see how he handles himself without his 3 translators once they are killed. An interesting episode which brings to the surface the issue of deafness including sign language (which Data must learn to help communicate with Riva directly). For trivia's note: Jerry Goldsmith's Klingon theme marks another homage here. And, Colm Meaney marks another appearance as the transporter chief.


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