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"Star Trek: The Next Generation" The Schizoid Man (1989)

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Original Air Date:
21 January 1989 (Season 2, Episode 6)
The Enterprise respond to a request for medical assistance from Dr. Ira Graves, considered by many to be the greatest living mind in the universe... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Les Landau 
Writing credits
Gene Roddenberry (creator)

Tracy Tormé (teleplay)

Richard Manning (story) &
Hans Beimler (story)

Produced by
Burton Armus .... producer
Rick Berman .... co-executive producer
Mike Gray .... producer
Maurice Hurley .... co-executive producer
Peter Lauritson .... associate producer
David Livingston .... line producer
John Mason .... producer
Gene Roddenberry .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dennis McCarthy 
Cinematography by
Edward R. Brown (director of photography)
Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson 
Production Design by
Richard D. James 
Set Decoration by
Jim Mees 
Costume Design by
William Ware Theiss (original costumes)
Durinda Wood  (as Durinda Rice Wood)
Makeup Department
Sue Forrest Chambers .... makeup artist
Carolyn Ferguson .... hair stylist
Gerald Quist .... makeup artist
Richard Sabre .... hair designer
Michael Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Sam Freedle .... unit production manager
Wendy Neuss .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert J. Metoyer .... first assistant director
Adele Simmons .... second assistant director (as Adele G. Simmons)
Art Department
Joe Longo .... property master
Richard McKenzie .... set designer
Michael Okuda .... scenic artist
Al Smutko .... construction coordinator
Rick Sternbach .... senior illustrator
Herman F. Zimmerman .... original set designer (as Herman Zimmerman)
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
Max Gabl .... lead matte artist (remastered version)
Robert Legato .... visual effects supervisor
Matthew Mullarkey .... visual effects artist
Gregory Jein .... model maker (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Cronn .... chief lighting technician
Brian Mills .... first company grip
Lowell Peterson .... camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Elisa Goodman .... casting associate
Helen Mossler .... casting executive
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cha Blevins .... key costumer
Janet Stout .... costume supervisor
Music Department
Alexander Courage .... composer: main title theme
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: main title theme
Gerry Sackman .... music editor
Other crew
Cosmo Genovese .... script supervisor
Leonard Mlodinow .... story editor
Diane Overdiek .... production coordinator
Scott Rubenstein .... story editor
Susan Sackett .... production associate
Tracy Tormé .... creative consultant
Eric A. Stillwell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Guy Vardaman .... research consultant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gene Roddenberry  creator

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)
Rick Avery .... stunts
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
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Additional Details

Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Dr. Selar, a Vulcan officer on the Enterprise-D, is frequently mentioned throughout the series, but this is the only time she appears.See more »
Plot holes: Dr. Pulaski goes to the bridge via turbolift without once uttering her destination to the computer.See more »
Counselor Deanna Troi:[about Graves] He was working on bridging the gap between man and machine.
Capt. Picard:Seems he built that bridge. I may be forced to tear it down.
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Star Trek: The Next Generation End CreditsSee more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The Schizoid Man, 13 May 2012
Author: Scarecrow-88 from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Here is a bonafide "Jekyll/Hyde" episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation where the great William Morgan Sheppard makes the most of his ten or so minutes as Dr. Ira Graves, a renowned scientific mind working on bridging the gap between human and machine, dying of a painful disease that will kill him in a manner of hours. He is secretly in love with his assistant, the much younger, and adorable Kareen Brianon (Barbara Alyn Woods), and has discovered a way not only to incorporate his knowledge but his whole personality, the entire self into cybernetic form, "stealing" Data's body for his own! This episode allows Brent Spiner (Data) to really mimic and portray the character conveyed by Sheppard during his limited time on screen. I imagine that was a joy for Spiner, too, really being able to inflict Graves' persona on an Enterprise crew not prepared for it. Graves may be a genius, but he's riddled with arrogance and self-congratulation, admiring his intellect and superiority towards most opposite him because of his heralded intelligence. But his Achilles Heel is Kareen and while being able to take control of Data's body, his own personality becomes a detriment and the power he now is in charge of could be Graves' very downfall. Accidentally fracturing Kareen's hand with a grip out of anger because she wants no part of being transferred into an android body, Graves is ill-equipped to continue on inside the body of Data. Suzie Plakson has a guest role as Vulcan Medical Doctor, Lt. Selar, the one who diagnosed Graves' condition. Sheppard really shows us the agony his character experiences and certainly leaves a distinct impression of his character; it allows us to get a feel for who he is so when the real Graves leaves and Data takes his place, you know that the personality has changed. The use of "If I Only Had a Heart" from Wizard of Oz is especially noteworthy as it pertains to the personality change. Seeing Data and Picard at odds with each other makes for great dramatics. This episode is fun, and it is a good progression of the Data character arc of his desire to be human. The scene with Data wearing a beard should earn quite a few laughs.

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