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

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2: Episode 6 -- A brilliant but terminally ill scientist seeks eternal life by transferring his mind into Data's body.


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Gene Roddenberry (created by)
Tracy Tormé (teleplay)
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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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Data Stars Again! See more (6 total) »


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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
Nancy J. Hvasta Leonardi .... makeup artist
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
Charles Russo .... assistant property master
Al Smutko .... construction coordinator
Rick Sternbach .... senior illustrator
Herman F. Zimmerman .... original set designer (as Herman Zimmerman)
Michael W. Moore .... props (uncredited)
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
John Basset .... visual effects coordinator (remastered version)
Max Gabl .... lead matte artist (remastered version)
Jordan Hassay .... visual effects editor: remastered version
Robert Legato .... visual effects supervisor
Matthew Mullarkey .... visual effects artist
Michael Van Fleet .... systems administrator: remastered version
Gregory Jein .... model maker (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Earl Burnett .... first assistant camera: Additional Photography/VFX Unit
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  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
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Additional Details

Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The role of Dr. Ira Graves was written with Patrick McGoohan in mind. McGoohan starred in "The Prisoner: The Schizoid Man (#1.4)" (1967).See more »
Plot holes: Dr. Pulaski goes to the bridge via turbolift without once uttering her destination to the computer.See more »
Dr. Ira Graves:[examining Data] Looks like Soong's work.
Lt. Cmdr. Data:Quite correct, sir. Did you know Dr. Soong?
Dr. Ira Graves:Know him? I taught him everything he knows. You could say that I was the father of his work.
Dr. Ira Graves:Which, uh, kinda makes me your grandfather, doesn't it, sonny?
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Data Stars Again!, 5 August 2014
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

Our favorite Android finds a worthy companion in Dr. Graves, one of the most brilliant beings in the galaxy. He has a masterful scientist, actually being the mentor of Data's creator, Dr. Soong. Unfortunately, his great career is about to end. He has an incurable disease that is fatal. In a comic, but touching scene, the old man insists that date refer to him as "Grandpa." They talk for long periods of time. The acerbic old goat is condescending and sarcastic and will not go gentle into that good night. He refuses to recognize the illness but it has obviously taken a foothold in his body. Things get interesting when Graves dies and his demise is announced by Data. From this point forward, Data changes completely. He becomes an android Graves. A hilarious scene is when they have the burial service and Data delivers a eulogy that is hilarious. However, the new android/Graves begins to become dangerous and could also be compromising Data's programming. Violence begins to dominate, not the seeking for knowledge that Grave's imagined, particularly when it comes to a young woman that he has raised and loved his whole life (a May/September situation). This whole episode is played with aplomb and is very entertaining.

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