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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" Shades of Gray (TV Episode 1989) Poster

Trivia

This is a "clip show" episode. This was necessitated by the writers' strike which shortened Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)'s second season from 26 episodes to 22.
When the producers made Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q Who? (1989) earlier in the season, the episode went way over budget. Meaning the money ran out at the end of the season. So in order to cut costs, they had to do a clip show. As such, Shades of Gray is often considered the worst episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), and even the producers admitted they were embarrassed by it.
The final appearance of Dr Katharine Pulaski, played by Diana Muldaur.
Shot in only 3 days instead of the usual 7.
The only second season episode in which Dr. Beverly Crusher is seen.

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