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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" The Enemy (1989)

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Original Air Date:
4 November 1989 (Season 3, Episode 7)
LaForge gets left behind on a storm-plagued planet when the rest of his team encounters a Romulan warrior. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Don't Go Into the Neutral Zone With Anyone Else But Me! See more (8 total) »


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Episode Crew
Directed by
David Carson 
Writing credits
Gene Roddenberry (created by)

David Kemper (written by) and
Michael Piller (written by)

Richard Danus  executive story editor

Produced by
Hans Beimler .... co-producer
Rick Berman .... executive producer
Peter Lauritson .... co-producer
David Livingston .... line producer
Richard Manning .... co-producer
Michael Piller .... co-executive producer
Gene Roddenberry .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dennis McCarthy 
Cinematography by
Marvin V. Rush (director of photography) (as Marvin Rush)
Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson 
Production Design by
Richard D. James 
Set Decoration by
Tom Pedigo 
Costume Design by
Robert Blackman 
William Ware Theiss (original costumes)
Makeup Department
Nancy J. Hvasta Leonardi .... makeup artist
Barbara Lampson .... hair stylist
Vivian McAteer .... hair designer
Gerald Quist .... makeup artist
June Westmore .... makeup artist (as June Abston Haymore)
Michael Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Merri D. Howard .... unit production manager
Wendy Neuss .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adele Simmons .... second assistant director (as Adele G. Simmons)
Brad Yacobian .... first assistant director
Art Department
Donald S. Foster .... set dresser
Jason German .... props
Joe Longo .... property master
Michael Okuda .... scenic art supervisor
Charles Peter Russo .... assistant property master (as Charles Russo)
Al Smutko .... construction coordinator
Gary Speckman .... set designer
Rick Sternbach .... senior illustrator
Cari Thomas .... assistant scenic artist
Herman F. Zimmerman .... original set designer (as Herman Zimmerman)
Ed Miarecki .... props (uncredited)
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
Dan Curry .... visual effects supervisor
Ronald B. Moore .... visual effects coordinator (as Ron Moore)
Gregory Jein .... model maker (uncredited)
Dennis Madalone .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Buddy Bowles .... chief lighting technician
Joe Chess .... camera operator: "a" camera
Maricella Ramirez .... key first assistant camera
Robert Sordal .... first company grip (as Bob Sordal)
Casting Department
Helen Mossler .... casting executive
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amanda Chamberlin .... costumer
Kris Jorgensen .... costumer
Editorial Department
Terri Martinez .... post-production associate
Music Department
Alexander Courage .... composer: main title theme
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: main title theme
Gerry Sackman .... music editor
Other crew
Richard Arnold .... research consultant
Cosmo Genovese .... script supervisor
Mark Miller .... technical director: Unitel
Diane Overdiek .... production coordinator
Susan Sackett .... production associate
Melinda M. Snodgrass .... executive script consultant
Michael Piller .... showrunner (uncredited)
Guy Vardaman .... research consultant (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:
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Did You Know?

Steve Rankin who plays Patahk also play a Klingon, the mercenary Yeto in the episode "Invasive Procedures", an unnamed Cardassian officer in "Emissary" and Colonel Green in "Demons".See more »
Continuity: When Geordi falls down the hole, his visor lands on his right hand side above his arm. When he comes to, he finds his visor on the left hand side.See more »
Commander Tomalak:You have one chance to escape destruction, Picard. Return my officer at once!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard:Commander, you have entered Federation space despite my warning!
Commander Tomalak:You forced this situation! I will not leave without him.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard:He's dead.
Commander Tomalak:Then he... is but the first to fall, Picard.
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Don't Go Into the Neutral Zone With Anyone Else But Me!, 15 August 2014
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

Geordi finds himself in a deep hole as he wanders during a planetary storm. The rest of his team has to return to the ship and leave him behind. The others have found an injured Romulan and have brought him to sick bay. The Romulans, liars that they are, have invaded the neutral zone and are doing all kinds of posturing. Picard is afraid that if the guy dies, it will set up reason for the Romulans to go to war with the Federation. Meanwhile, Geordi gets out of his predicament and is exploring to find a way to contact the Enterprise. He is struck on the back of his head by another Romulan who is ill. When LaForge awakens, he can't reason with his captor. This race is dedicated to war and conquest and to cotton to Geordi's wishes would be seen as weakness. Unfortunately, the storm that has caused so much misery is a symptom of a kind of radiation on the planet that is making the Romulan sick and disorienting Geordi. On board, there is a kind of brinkmanship going on as Picard tries to reason with his adversaries while trying to figure out what is up with his engineer. Also, there is an issue with Worf. His mother and father, who were killed by Romulans, are constantly in his mind. Crusher realizes that the only thing that will save their "guest"s life would be a transfusion from Worf. This puts him a in serious moral dilemma. There is a scene where he is called in front of Picard. It's obvious he will give the blood if Picard orders it. Picard simply dismisses him. This is really a well done episode.

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