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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" Tapestry (1993)

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Original Air Date:
13 February 1993 (Season 6, Episode 15)
Captain Picard incurs serious wounds in a fight, even his artificial heart is gravely damaged. While Dr... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Patrick Stewart ... Captain Jean-Luc Picard

Jonathan Frakes ... Commander William T. Riker

LeVar Burton ... Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge (voice)

Michael Dorn ... Lieutenant Worf

Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher

Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi

Brent Spiner ... Lt. Commander Data

Ned Vaughn ... Ensign Cortan 'Corey' Zweller

J.C. Brandy ... Ensign Marta Batanides

Clint Carmichael ... Nausicaan #1

Rende Rae Norman ... Penny Muroc (as Rae Norman)

John de Lancie ... Q
Clive Church ... Maurice Picard

Marcus Nash ... Young Jean-Luc Picard

Majel Barrett ... Enterprise Computer (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Keith Anderson ... Ensign Armstrong (uncredited)
Michael Braveheart ... Crewman Martinez (uncredited)
Cameron ... Ensign Kellogg (uncredited)
Tracee Cocco ... Ensign Jae / Antican (uncredited)

Nick Dimitri ... Nausicaan #2 (uncredited)
Inez Edwards ... Science Division Officer (uncredited)
Holiday Freeman ... Command Division Officer (uncredited)

Christi Haydon-Wilson ... Starfleet Ensign (uncredited)
Rad Milo ... Operations Division Ensign (uncredited)

Tom Morga ... Nausicaan #3 (uncredited)
Keith Rayve ... Command Division Ensign (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Les Landau 
Writing credits
Gene Roddenberry (created by)

Ronald D. Moore (written by)

Produced by
Rick Berman .... executive producer
Merri D. Howard .... line producer
Peter Lauritson .... producer
David Livingston .... supervising producer
Ronald D. Moore .... co-producer
Wendy Neuss .... co-producer
Michael Piller .... executive producer
Jeri Taylor .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Dennis McCarthy 
Cinematography by
Jonathan West (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Ramirez 
Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson 
Ron Surma 
Production Design by
Richard D. James 
Set Decoration by
Jim Mees 
Costume Design by
Robert Blackman 
William Ware Theiss (original costumes)
Makeup Department
Josée Normand .... hair stylist
Gerald Quist .... makeup artist
June Westmore .... makeup artist (as June Abston Haymore)
Michael Westmore .... makeup designer
Michael Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Joy Zapata .... hair designer
Erwin H. Kupitz .... wig maker (uncredited)
Production Management
Wendy Knoller .... post-production supervisor (as Wendy Rosenfeld)
Brad Yacobian .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Fleck .... first assistant director
Arlene Fukai .... second assistant director
Art Department
Alan Kobayashi .... graphic designer
Jim Magdaleno .... scenic artist
Michael Okuda .... scenic art supervisor
Alan Sims .... property master
Al Smutko .... construction coordinator
Gary Speckman .... set designer
Rick Sternbach .... senior illustrator
Herman F. Zimmerman .... original set designer (as Herman Zimmerman)
Ed Miarecki .... props (uncredited)
Michael W. Moore .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Alan Bernard .... sound mixer
Greg Faust .... re-recording mixer
Alfred T. Ferrante .... adr mixer
Jeff Gersh .... sound editor
Mace Matiosian .... supervising sound editor
Miguel Rivera .... sound editor
Masanobu 'Tomi' Tomita .... sound editor (as Masanobu Tomita)
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Guy Tsujimoto .... sound editor
Dan Yale .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Dick Brownfield .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Philip Barberio .... visual effects coordinator
Dan Curry .... visual effects
Max Gabl .... lead matte artist (remastered version)
Adam Howard .... visual effects compositor
Ronald B. Moore .... visual effects supervisor (as Ron Moore)
Edward L. Williams .... visual effects associate
Gregory Jein .... model maker (uncredited)
Dennis Madalone .... stunt coordinator
Tracee Cocco .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Bookout .... grip
Steve Gausche .... first company grip
Richard Kelley .... assistant camera
R.D. Knox .... chief lighting technician
Frank Detone Jr. .... grip (uncredited)
Michael E. Little .... camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Helen Mossler .... casting executive
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Ellen Bosché .... key costumer
Carol Kunz .... wardrobe supervisor
Philip Maldonado .... key costumer
Kimberley J. Thompson .... key costumer (as Kimberley Thompson)
Editorial Department
John Farrell .... supervising editor (as John P. Farrell)
Larry Field .... final colorist
Dawn Hernandez .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Alexander Courage .... composer: main title theme
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: main title theme
Gerry Sackman .... music editor
Other crew
Brannon Braga .... story editor
René Echevarria .... story editor
Lolita Fatjo .... pre-production associate
Kim Fitzgerald .... production associate
Cosmo Genovese .... script supervisor
Mark Miller .... technical director: Unitel
Michael Okuda .... technical consultant
Diane Overdiek .... production coordinator
Naren Shankar .... science consultant
Rick Sternbach .... technical consultant
Michael Piller .... showrunner (uncredited)
Dennis Tracy .... stand-in: Patrick Stewart (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
Dan Koko .... stunt double: Jonathan Frakes (1987-1991)
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?

Wesley Crusher actor Will Wheaton once commented, "My favorite episode of Next Generation is 'Tapestry' and it's a really great example of how everything that happens in our lives, even the shitty things, help shape us into the people we are."See more »
Miscellaneous: After Picard talks to Riker and Troi about his career, La Forge calls him for a statistical analysis he's supposed to bring him, the analysis he was holding when he entered that reality. However, when Picard is walking to the Turbolift, despite asking to go to Engineering, he's not holding the analysis.See more »
Lt. J.G. Jean-Luc Picard:You having a good laugh now, Q? Does it amuse you to think of me living out the rest of my life as a dreary man in a tedious job?
Q:I gave you something most mortals never experience: a second chance at life. And now all you can do is complain?
Lt. J.G. Jean-Luc Picard:I can't live out my days as that person. That man is bereft of passion... and imagination! That is not who *I* am!
Q:Au contraire. He's the person you wanted to be: one who was less arrogant and undisciplined in his youth, one who was less like me... The Jean-Luc Picard *you* wanted to be, the one who did *not* fight the Nausicaan, had quite a different career from the one you remember...
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Q becomes the Ghost of Starfleet Past, Present and Future in this one!, 29 November 2014
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is one of my favorite Q episodes--and it's among my favorites of the series. Part of this is because of the excellent continuity with an earlier episode ("Samaritan's Snare") and part of it is because the show clearly shows that Q IS a friend to Picard and is clearly helping him.

When the show begins, Picard is dying as a result of some sneak attack. His fake heart has given out and the Doctor is trying desperately to keep him alive. Then, suddenly, Picard awakens and he's in what could be Heaven...that is until he sees that the part of God is being played by Q! Here Q is welcoming him to the afterlife, but Picard naturally believes that this is one of Q's tricks once again.

Over the course of the show, Q allows Picard to time travel back to his impulsive period just after he's graduated from Starfleet Academy. This is because this is a HUGE regret for Picard--when he got his original heart destroyed in a foolish fight with some Nausicaans (which was alluded to in the prior episode). Picard always felt ashamed of this incident and his stupid youth--yet through the course of many flashbacks to his past and present, Picard comes to realize that his mistakes actually made him a better man and better leader.

As I mention in the summary, this episode is highly reminiscent to Dickens' "A Christmas Carole" with Picard seeing alternate paths for his life. It ends much differently and has many wonderful moments (the best is when Picard awakens after a night of hot sex--you just have to see that one!). All in all, very memorable and a great episode about who the Captain really is down deep.

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