A distortion field surrounds a planet, giving one chance every eight years to visit the surface. Riker once had a mission there and their equipment was deserted in an effort to flee from ... See full summary »

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A distortion field surrounds a planet, giving one chance every eight years to visit the surface. Riker once had a mission there and their equipment was deserted in an effort to flee from the planet before the distortion returned. Having returned to the planet, he runs into another version of himself...marooned there eight years previous. Written by Moviedude1

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22 May 1993 (USA)  »

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Star Trek explored a similar theme of duplication in Star Trek: The Enemy Within (1966), Star Trek: Voyager: Deadlock (1996), and Star Trek: Voyager: Demon (1998). See more »

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The first time Lieutenant Palmer beams the two Rikers back down to the station, a quick camera shot of her control console shows it to be completely blank and dark, even though she is punching buttons (which beep) and verbally confirming the coordinates, etc. she is supposedly reading on the panel. See more »

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Lt. Commander Data: I have found that humans value their uniqueness - that sense that they are different from everyone else. The existence of a double would preclude that feeling. Could that be the source of the friction?
Lieutenant Worf: Or perhaps it is more a matter of seeing something in your double, something you do not like in yourself.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Defiant (1994) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Am I My Brother's Keeper?
2 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a really far out episode. Many years prior to the current events on the Enterprise, during a transporter malfunction, a carbon copy of Will Riker has been abandoned on the planet, trying to keep himself alive, dealing with a dying ship. What is weird is that an away team, during a narrow window (once every eight years) finds themselves aboard the ship, hoping to download the computer banks, meets this the new Riker. What is even more interesting is that our familiar Will is on the away team. The new Will (or really old one) is perfectly whole in every way. He is not a clone or a partial person. Hence, he is beamed aboard and the two of them must coexist. There is enough tension, but a previous love affair with Deanna Troi becomes another complicating factor. She has moved on while he has carried his love for her all this time. All this is really entertaining and leads to a really interest denouement. Well worth the time.


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