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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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Trivia

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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When Commander Riker shouts "I gave you an order..." to Lieutenant Riker, one can see where the picture is joined. It's evident at the bottom of Commander Riker's arm. See more »

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Counselor Deanna Troi: We stayed in Ten Forward talking for hours.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Then what happened?
Counselor Deanna Troi: He walked me to my quarters.
Doctor Beverly Crusher: Then what happened?
Counselor Deanna Troi: Beverly!
Doctor Beverly Crusher: I'm just asking.
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Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Since they BOTH have beards, it's hard to know which one is evil!
30 November 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Riker and others land on a place where Will had landed eight years earlier. There, they meet ANOTHER Will Riker--identical in every single way. It turns out that the transporter created another Riker and abandoned him on the planet all that time! The big difference is that their experiences and memories from the last eight years are different--otherwise they both are Riker! And, the newly discovered Riker REALLY wants to pick up where he left off with Deanna Troi.

This is a very odd episode, as Riker I seems VERY defensive and competitive towards his newly discovered self. This didn't make a lot of sense--one of the downsides of this otherwise decent episode.


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