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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" The Mind's Eye (TV Episode 1991) Poster

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Lawrence Dobkin (Ambassador Kell) previously directed Star Trek: Charlie X (1966).
The classical music heard at the beginning of the episode is a selection from the first movement of Beethoven's Sixth.
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First Star Trek appearance of John Fleck, best known as recurring villain Silik the Suliban in Star Trek: Enterprise (2001).
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This takes place in 2367.
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"The Mind's Eye" was based upon the classic film The Manchurian Candidate.
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This is the first episode of The Next Generation in which Majel Barrett received credit for voicing the computer.
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The Romulan and Klingon transporter effects of the 24th century are seen for the first time in this episode.
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The footage of the three Klingon warships was re-used footage from the Season 4 episode "Reunion".
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47-Reference: As Geordi LaForge is rerouting the power flow from the transporter in Cargo Bay IV to the replicator system, the computer informs him that "Power has been rerouted through auxiliary power distribution system code number 44762".
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The title is derived from Hamlet Act I, Scene I: "A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye."
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John Fleck also played the Cardassian Overseer in DS9 "The Homecoming", Ornithar in DS9 "The Search part 1", Koval in DS9 "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" and Abaddon in Voyager "Alice"
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Although remaining unseen here, Kriosians appear in the Season Five episode "The Perfect Mate" and the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Precious Cargo".
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Ambassador Kell wears the same sash that Kamarag wore in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
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This is the second appearance of the tactical laboratory after "The Emissary", though it looks completely different here.
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Krios in this episode looks different from Krios as seen in "The Perfect Mate". Here, Krios is blue; in the latter episode it is green. A reference to Krios Prime was included in "Precious Cargo" for the purpose of suggesting that the blue and green "Krios"es were two different planets.
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The map of the region surrounding Krios that Worf and Kell look at in the tactical lab was later slightly modified and re-used as a map of the Typhon Expanse.
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The matte painting used for the surface of Krios is a re-use of the painting originally created for "Angel One". The painting was extensively modified for this appearance.
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The master systems display in main engineering is seen in several close-ups. All inside gags (the hamster wheel, the duck, Nomad, a Porsche 911) were removed, however.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The Romulan woman standing in the shadows is later revealed in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Redemption (1991) to be Sela, played by Denise Crosby. However, the shadowed Sela in The Mind's Eye was stand-in Dee Giffin Scott, with Crosby providing the voice in post-production.
The female Romulan commander obscured by shadows during La Forge's "conditioning" is portrayed by Debra Dilley, a photo double for Denise Crosby. Crosby only provided the voice and went uncredited to help set up the character without giving away the surprise. This is the first appearance of Sela though her actual identity is obscured in this episode.
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