Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 4, Episode 19

The Nth Degree (30 Mar. 1991)

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When assigned to investigate an unknown probe, Lt. Barclay is electrocuted through a shuttlecraft's computer, where he receives an unexplainable boost of confidence and a vast increase in his knowledge.

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The Enterprise checks on the Argus array, a giant Federation outskirts astronomical telescope, which stopped signaling data months ago. Geordi and mentally rehabilitated engineer Lieutenant Reg Barclay, try to repair it but an intense energy surge from an alien probe of unknown technology electrocutes Barclay and even causes serious damage on board the ship. Barclay soon recovers while the probe follows closely, building up a dangerous field but unresponsive to full phasers. Now Barclay demonstrates surprising insight and knowledge, saving the situation by repairing power and getting photon torpedoes ready which destroy the probe. Reg's useful but inexplicable erudition proves invaluable for telescope repairs too. Even his theatrical, romantic (towards Troi) and formerly inexistent violin performances improve suddenly , thanks to a confidence boost. When Dr. Crusher finds his brain improved more then any human causing unprecedented intelligence, he is also considered a potential risk.... Written by KGF Vissers

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Pre-credits scene is one of the longest in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), around seven minutes long. See more »

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[Barclay is back to his old self]
Counselor Deanna Troi: How do you feel now?
Barclay: Smaller.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Just plain old Barclay, huh?
Barclay: Always seems to come back to that, doesn't it?
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Cyrano de Barclay
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Dwight Schultz returns as Ensign Barclay, the stammering introvert who, despite great engineering expertise, has a terrible time with human relations. He is a project for Geordi who tries to boost his confidence. He is take on a shuttlecraft to assist Geordi. On the trip, they encounter a pulse that sends a ray of light to the craft and Reg (Barclay) is knocked unconscious. When he recovers on board the Enterprise, he is a new man. He has confidence, flirts with the women, including Deanna, and begins a quantum leap in the world of physics. He even corrects a theory of Einstein's on the holodeck. Fortunately (or unfortunately) he begins to exhibit powers beyond anything that the crew has ever seen. Ultimately, he hooks his own brain up to the computer because it is too slow. He is working his way to a star system in another part of the galaxy and won't let anything dissuade him. Is he insubordinate, does he have a purpose, or is he being manipulated. I really enjoy this character and like when he appears on "Voyager" later.


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