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Eye of the Beholder 

As a young lieutenant aboard the Enterprise commits suicide, his shipmates deal with the loss and Deanna deals with feelings surrounding her as she and Worf begin to form a relationship.


Cliff Bole


Gene Roddenberry (created by), René Echevarria (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »




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
Mark Rolston ... Lt. Walter Pierce
Nancy Harewood Nancy Harewood ... Lt. Nara
Tim Lounibos ... Lt. Daniel Kwan
Johanna McCloy Johanna McCloy ... Ensign Maddy Calloway
Nora Leonhardt ... Woman
Dugan Savoye Dugan Savoye ... Man
Majel Barrett ... Enterprise Computer (voice)


After Starfleet lieutenant Daniel Kwan commits suicide for no obvious reason during his work aboard, Deanna is determined to find out what to tell the crew and most of all his parents. To even her surprise, the empath can sense emotions from his relevant past, concerning an earlier tragedy he felt guilty about, the key person in which seems to come alive in her mind. Written by KGF Vissers

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Mark Rolston (Lt. Pierce) previously appeared in Aliens (1986), which inspired the character of Tasha Yar. See more »


When Deanna steps down the ladder from the catwalk during her vision about Utopia Planitia, a panel with selenium cells can be seen in the foreground. During the investigation in the nacelle tube, she indicates one of those panels saying that she doesn't remember seeing them in her vision, and Data confirms that they have not been installed until two years ago. While it is possible that Deanna may well have overlooked that panel in her vision, Data's statement is clearly in contradiction to the images from eight years earlier. And it is unlikely that Data would have been in error about the time of installment. See more »


Lt. Daniel KwanCounselor Deanna Troi: [respectively] I know what I have to do.
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References The Twilight Zone: Eye of the Beholder (1960) See more »


Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Sub-par episode with badly presented ending
17 December 2007 | by MyOpinionIsFactSee all my reviews

This is one of the poorer episodes from the 7th season. The plots revolves around telepathic abilities, one of my least favorite aspects of the Star Trek universe. I like my science fiction at least somewhat grounded in science rather than pseudo-science. I grudgingly accept Troi's abilities when presented as extremely sharp intuition but when presented more like a true psychic ability I can't help but be skeptical. The plot is something of a who-done-it. I don't want to discuss the details because they aren't very interesting. But I can say that the ending is poorly scripted. The first time I saw the episode I didn't even fully understand how much of the episode the "reveal" covered... almost the whole thing.

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26 February 1994 (USA) See more »

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