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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 (created by)

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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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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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 »
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge:Did you damage your face, Data?
Lt. Cmdr. Data:It is a beard, Geordi.
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
24th Century Schizoid Man!, 4 July 2012
Author: XweAponX from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This excellent Episode has the great character actor W. Morgan Shepherd (Mostly known for his small role in Max Headroom and as the Klingon warden of Rura Pente Prison in Star Trek VI who spouts the "Bridge on the River Kwai" Speech to Kirk and McCoy) as Dr. Ira Graves, the Robotics specialist who had taught Data's Creator, Dr. Noonian Soong.

The Enterprise sends an Away Team to his planet while they warp out to a nearby emergency, this is the first (and only) time they use a "Near-Warp Transport." Data, Troi and the Vulcan "Dr Selar" (Played by Suzie Plakson before she appears as Key'lehr later in this season) are almost "Beamed into a Stone Wall." Graves won't let Selar use a medical tricorder on him, but he is distracted by Data, who gives him a sharp turn, in turn giving Selar the opportunity to sneak up from behind and scan him. Graves has a terminal degenerative disease and has not much time.

Graves has been snapping at his associate, Kareen (Barbara Alyn Woods from "One Tree Hill"), and she send the emergency broadcast because of it. Because Graves is considered the "Greatest Living Mind" by the Federation, they were compelled to respond.

While they wait for the Enterprise to return, Graves spends most of his remaining time with Data, and as he had taught Data's "Father" Dr Soong "All he knew," he tells Data "This makes me your Grandfather." He tells Data that all of his vast Knowledge will not be lost, he has found a way of scanning and digitizing his memories and transferring them to a Computer.

This gets Data talking about his "Off" switch, and that he does not look forward to having it flipped. Graves says, "Now where would Soong put such a thing - Don't tell me, let me Guess."

Graves dies before the Enterprise returns, Data says "He died in My arms" and insists to Picard that he be allowed to make the Funeral Speech for Graves. Ergo, "To Know him was to Love him, and to Love him was to Know him. Those who knew him, loved him, those who did not know him, loved him from Afar," — making Picard tell Data to shut up once more (Picard never does tell Data to actually "Shut Up" until "Nemesis").

But Data starts acting very strangely, and he takes an unwarranted interest in Kareen. Picard orders Data to be inspected by Crusher, and she diagnoses Data with Dissociative Disorder. At that time, Data/Graves tells Kareen that he had moved his memories into Data, but she reacts and he tries to grab her, injuring the woman he loves. At first, Graves does not want to Vacate Data.

But after several more injuries he causes, he moves his memories into the Enterprise Computer Core, and his consciousness leaves Data's Positronic Net.

It is a shame this was not pursued in later episodes, they could have recreated Graves in the Holodeck and moved the memories in there, that way, Moriarty would have had a friend to talk to in the years of his inaction.

All in All, great acting from both Shepherd and Spiner, and Plakson made a great Vulcan, it is a shame that they never had Selar come back, although the character was part of Crusher's medical staff until the end of the series.

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