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Troi must probe her mother's psyche when a traumatic secret causes a psychic breakdown that threatens Lwaxana's life.

Director:

Les Landau

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Gene Roddenberry (created by), Hilary Bader (as Hilary J. Bader) | 2 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data
Majel Barrett ... Lwaxana Troi
Norman Large ... Maques
Kirsten Dunst ... Hedril
Amick Byram ... Cmdr. Ian Andrew Troi
Andreana Weiner Andreana Weiner ... Kestra Troi
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While establishing diplomatic relations with an alien race called the Cairn, Deanna's mother experiences a mental breakdown and falls into a coma, and it seems like Deanna is the only one who is able to help her, even if her mother doesn't want it. Written by Moviedude1

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This takes place in 2370. See more »

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In many scenes, Troi is shown with three full pips on her collar, yet she does not get the full promotion to Commander until several episodes in the future. See more »

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Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Captain's log, stardate 47254.1 - A delegation of the Cairn have just come on board. This telepathic species has no concept of spoken language and is being instructed in its use by... an old friend.
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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Another Sad Episode
28 May 2012 | by fshepincSee all my reviews

Season 7 was certainly the most introspective season of this series, with several visits to the subconscious of the major characters. Dark Page explores the consequences of psychic trauma - in this case, for Lwaxana Troi. In Majel Barrett's final appearance on Next Generation, she gave what was probably the finest performance of her career. It's a shame this new depth of character never had a chance to be built on in later episodes. Lwaxana's crisis was clearly a turning point in her relationship with Deanna, and might have led to some interesting future episodes. It's interesting that I watch the episode and wonder why Majel Barrett wasn't nominated for an Emmy Award, and another review thought she was terrible. To each his own, I guess...


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Release Date:

30 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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