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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" Skin of Evil (1988)

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Original Air Date:
23 April 1988 (Season 1, Episode 22)
The shuttle bringing Troi back to the Enterprise from an individual mission crashes on a near-unknown planet... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Un-complicated Review - A great episode See more (14 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Joseph L. Scanlan 
Writing credits
Gene Roddenberry (created by)

Joseph Stefano (teleplay by) and
Hannah Louise Shearer (teleplay by)

Joseph Stefano (story by)

Hans Beimler  story editor
Richard Manning  story editor
Hannah Louise Shearer  executive story editor
Tracy Tormé  executive story editor

Produced by
Rick Berman .... co-executive producer
Maurice Hurley .... co-executive producer
Robert H. Justman .... consulting producer
Peter Lauritson .... associate producer
Robert Lewin .... co-producer
David Livingston .... line producer
Gene Roddenberry .... executive producer
Herbert Wright .... co-producer
Original Music by
Ron Jones 
Cinematography by
Edward R. Brown (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tom Benko 
Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson 
Production Design by
Herman F. Zimmerman  (as Herman Zimmerman)
Art Direction by
Sandy Veneziano 
Set Decoration by
John M. Dwyer  (as John Dwyer)
Costume Design by
William Ware Theiss 
Makeup Department
Carolyn Ferguson .... hair stylist
Nancy J. Hvasta Leonardi .... makeup artist
Werner Keppler .... makeup artist
Richard Sabre .... hair designer
Michael Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Brooke Breton .... post-production supervisor
Sam Freedle .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larry M. Davis .... second assistant director
Ron Kinwald .... second assistant director
Bruce A. Simon .... first assistant director
Art Department
Joe Longo .... property master
Richard McKenzie .... set designer
Michael Okuda .... scenic artist
Andrew Probert .... consulting senior illustrator
Charles Peter Russo .... assistant property master (as Charles Russo)
Al Smutko .... construction coordinator
Rick Sternbach .... illustrator
Michael W. Moore .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Alan Bernard .... sound mixer
Wilson Dyer .... sound editor
Alfred T. Ferrante .... adr/foley mixer
Mace Matiosian .... sound editor
Bill Wistrom .... supervising sound editor
James Wolvington .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Dick Brownfield .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Don Greenberg .... senior flame artist: restoration, CBS digital
Robert Legato .... visual effects coordinator
Gregory Jein .... model maker (uncredited)
Fred Raimondi .... compositor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Patric J. Abaravich .... electrician
John Earl Burnett .... first assistant camera: Additional Photography/VFX Unit
Richard Cronn .... chief lighting technician
Brian Mills .... first company grip
Lowell Peterson .... camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Elisa Goodman .... casting associate
Helen Mossler .... casting executive
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Butz .... key costumer
Philip Maldonado .... key costumer
Ed Sunley .... costume supervisor
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Alexander Courage .... composer: main title theme
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: main title theme
Norman Ludwin .... musician
Gerry Sackman .... music editor
Transportation Department
Alan Kaminsky .... driver generator operator
Other crew
Cosmo Genovese .... script supervisor
Kim McLaren .... first assistant accountant
Betty McNeeley .... production secretary (as Betty Mcneeley)
Mark Miller .... technical director: Unitel
Diane Overdiek .... production coordinator
Susan Sackett .... production associate
William Ware Theiss .... executive consultant
Maurice Hurley .... showrunner (uncredited)
Eric A. Stillwell .... production assistant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gene Roddenberry  created by

Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... makeup artist
R. Christopher Biggs .... special makeup effects artist
Dean Jones .... makeup artist
Michael R. Jones .... makeup artist
Nina Kent .... makeup artist
Michael Key .... makeup artist
Mike Smithson .... makeup artist
Rick Stratton .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ron Dempsey .... dga trainee
Bruce Sears .... dga trainee
Richard 'Dub' Wright .... assistant director
Art Department
Lloyd A. Buswell .... construction foreman (seasons 1-7)
Sharon Davis .... graphics assistant
Dragon Dronet .... weapons, specialty props and miniatures
Jim Dultz .... assistant art director
Gregory A. Weimerskirch .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Marty Church .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
Edward J. Franklin .... special effects
John Palmer .... special effects coordinator
Robert Cole .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Les Bernstien .... motion control
C.W. Fallin .... motion control operator
Simon Holden .... digital compositor
Bruce Jones .... visual effects producer
Gray Marshall .... motion control operator
Karl J. Martin .... digital artist
Chris B. Schnitzer .... motion control technician (seasons 6 and 7)
Steven J. Scott .... digital compositor
Ken Stranahan .... visual effects
Greg Stuhl .... miniatures: Greg Jein, Inc.
Peter Webb .... digital compositor
Peter W. Moyer .... visual effects compositor (uncredited)
LaFaye Baker .... stunts
Chuck Borden .... stunts
Ericka Bryce .... stunts
John Cade .... stunts
Anthony Cecere .... stunts
Erik Cord .... stunts
Alex Daniels .... stunt creatures
Nick Dimitri .... stunts
Chuck Hicks .... stunts
Terry James .... stunts
Maria R. Kelly .... stunts
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Scott Leva .... stunts
Tom Morga .... stunts
John Nowak .... stunt double
Rex Pierson .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
Michael J. Sarna .... stunts
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Block .... director of photography: second unit
Brian S. Cooper .... electrician
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician
Frederick Iannone .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Editorial Department
Alan Chudnow .... assistant editor
Tim Tommasino .... assistant editor
Music Department
Scott Cochran .... scoring mixer: advertising music
John Debney .... conductor
Other crew
Gregory Benford .... scientific consultant
Hala Gabriel .... production accountant
Dolores Hundley-Arce .... assistant accountant
Suzie Shimizu .... production accountant
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

45 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

This is Wil Wheaton's final appearance for the season.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): To compensate for the blue screen used during the filming of Tasha Yar's memorial, Beverley Crusher had to wear a greener uniform (instead of the normal blue). Likewise, Wesley Crusher's acting ensign uniform was slightly modified, replacing the blue shoulder stripe with a green stripe.See more »
Lt. Cmdr. Data:You are capable of great sadism and cruelty. Interesting. No redeeming qualities.
Voice of Armus:So, what do you think?
Lt. Cmdr. Data:I think you should be destroyed.
Voice of Armus:A moral judgment from a machine.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Star Trek: The Next Generation End CreditsSee more »


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31 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Un-complicated Review - A great episode, 30 July 2010
Author: liljjbug from United States

Previous reviews seem to be from fanatics who are original series purists and are not objective at all. This episode is perhaps one of the great episodes of the TNG series. Never mind all of the mumbo jumbo about the writers' and producers' intent, the STORY is an excellent portrayal of good versus evil. Never in the Star Trek universe have our heroes encountered a creature as purely evil as Armus. As a matter of fact, the primitive set and props has exactly the feel of the original Star Trek and the situation is one that explores the very depths of the human psyche the way that Roddenberry's original Star Trek explored many issues in human life. An excellent episode if you see it for what it is - an EPISODE! and not try to judge it for how it "fits" into the Star Trek universe.

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