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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
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

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Did You Know?

This episode finally explains why the Federation doesn't use cloaking devices. Ronald D. Moore stated: "I thought let's sew this up. Not because its the last season but because I'm sick of that question at conventions!". He believed the Federation-Romulan treaty was the best explanation, and better than those offered up in the past. That the cloaking device harms humans, it won't work on Federation starships, or that Starfleet doesn't sneak around, etc.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Riker and Admiral Eric Pressman are talking in 10-Forward, Riker comments that he's had his beard for 4 years. With each successive season taking place the successive year, as suggested in various episode plots, Riker would have had his beard for 6 years, not 4.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?
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Another Renegade Admiral, 12 October 2014
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

It would seem that the screening process for high level officers in starfleet isn't very successful. A former Captain, Pressman, from the Pegasus finds himself aboard the Enterprise and there he meets his former ensign, Will Riker. There is immediate dislike between the two men. It turns out that something happened aboard the Pegasus in the past and actions taken by the captain and Riker had dire consequences. As a matter of fact, the crew of the doomed ship mutinied. Riker, now more seasoned, wishes to put this behind him, but Pressman wants to find the ship, which is in dangerous Romulan territory, and complete an experiment he failed at during those early days. He enlists Riker and forces him to promise he will not reveal the mission. Somehow, this guy has gotten the higher ups to allow him free reign in his efforts, not knowing his real motives. Star Trek is littered with unstable former captains and officers.

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