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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" The Pegasus (1994)

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 7: Episode 12 -- Riker is torn when his former commander, now an admiral, orders him to hide the real purpose of a risky mission from Picard.


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Original Air Date:
8 January 1994 (Season 7, Episode 12)
Riker finds out his former commander from the starship Pegasus has orders that entail more than what is revealed to Picard, who thinks the Enterprise is en route to recover the lost ship. And Riker is ordered to secrecy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
LeVar Burton 
Writing credits
Gene Roddenberry (created by)

Ronald D. Moore (written by)

Produced by
Rick Berman .... executive producer
Brannon Braga .... co-producer
Merri D. Howard .... line producer
Peter Lauritson .... producer
David Livingston .... supervising producer
Ronald D. Moore .... producer
Wendy Neuss .... co-producer
Michael Piller .... executive producer
Jeri Taylor .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Debney 
Cinematography by
Jonathan West (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stephen M. Tucker  (as Steve Tucker)
Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson 
Ron Surma 
Production Design by
Richard D. James 
Set Decoration by
Jim Mees 
Costume Design by
Robert Blackman 
Makeup Department
Laura Connolly .... hair stylist
Patricia Miller .... hair stylist (as Patti Miller)
Gilbert A. Mosko .... makeup artist (as Gil Mosko)
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
Brad Yacobian .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arlene Fukai .... second assistant director
David Goldfarb .... dga trainee (1993)
Adele Simmons .... first assistant director (as Adele G. Simmons)
Art Department
Wendy Drapanas .... scenic artist
Michael Okuda .... scenic art supervisor
Charles Russo .... assistant property master
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
Ruth Adelman .... sound editor
Alan Bernard .... sound mixer
Greg Faust .... sound 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
Special Effects by
Dick Brownfield .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Philip Barberio .... visual effects series coordinator
Joe Bauer .... visual effects coordinator
Dan Curry .... visual effects producer
Max Gabl .... lead matte artist (remastered version)
Don Greenberg .... lead compositor
Adam Howard .... visual effects compositor
David Stipes .... visual effects supervisor
Edward L. Williams .... visual effects associate
Gregory Jein .... model maker (uncredited)
Tracee Cocco .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Bookout .... grip
Steve Gausche .... first company grip
R.D. Knox .... chief lighting technician
Kris Krosskove .... camera operator
Frank Detone Jr. .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Helen Mossler .... casting executive
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Hall .... key costumer
Carol Kunz .... wardrobe supervisor
David S. Powell .... key costumer (as Dave Powell)
Editorial Department
John Farrell .... supervising editor (as J.P. Farrell)
Larry Field .... final colorist
Dawn Velazquez .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Alexander Courage .... composer: main title theme
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: main title theme
Gerry Sackman .... music editor
Other crew
André Bormanis .... science consultant
René Echevarria .... executive story editor
Lolita Fatjo .... pre-production associate
Kristine Fernandez .... production associate (as Kristine Fernandes)
Kim Fitzgerald .... production associate
Cosmo Genovese .... script supervisor
Kim McLaren .... first assistant accountant
Michael Okuda .... technical consultant
Diane Overdiek .... production coordinator
Naren Shankar .... story editor
Rick Sternbach .... technical consultant
Jeri Taylor .... 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?

Part of this script is used as the basis of the series finale for "Star Trek: Enterprise" (2001). Both Riker and Troi reprise their roles almost a decade after completing this script.See more »
Plot holes: At the conclusion of the first encounter with the Romulan ship, Worf reports that the Romulans are resuming their tachyon scans of the asteroids. The Enterprise was unaware of the Romulan ship's activities or presence until it decloaked a few moments earlier, and so could not know if they were resuming what they had been doing before the encounter.See more »
Commander William T. Riker:So, who won the contest?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard:Oh, er, Paul Menegay, a seven-year-old. He did a most interesting clay sculpture of my head.
Commander William T. Riker:Was that the orange one? With the lumpy skin?
See more »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Wow...the Federations sure can be tricky!, 5 December 2014
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Admiral Pressman (Terry O'Quinn) has come aboard the Enterprise and taken temporary command. It seems that he has a mission for the crew and it's all rather secret. For Riker, it's an interesting and unwanted reunion, as he served with Pressman long ago on the Pegasus--a ship that was destroyed during their time together. The mission, surprisingly, is to try to recover the ship...but it's supposed to have been destroyed. This isn't the end to the weirdness of the mission, as there are quite a few details that Pressman won't tell anyone and he's ordered Riker to keep silence! What they heck is going on here?!

I liked this episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" a lot because all too often the humans in the show are so annoyingly noble and inhuman because of their extreme niceness! Here, Pressman and others are sneaky, incredibly dishonest and ignore Federation peace treaties--just the sort of tricky stuff I love to see. Well worth seeing.

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