Lt. Reg Barkley is a self-conscious somewhat neurotic new arrival on the Enterprise. He's always late for meetings and usually mumbles and fumbles his way through them when he's there. Commander Ryker and Lt. Commander La Forge actually ask Captain Picard to transfer him out but the Captain tells Geordi he should try harder and help the young officer along. Reg spends a great deal of time in the holodeck where he has created a Walter Mitty-like fantasy world where he his the major player and those around him - holographic representations of fellow crew members - are his minions. When the Enterprise is apparently infected with a substance that cannot be scanned with normal systems, it's Reg who manages to identify it. Written by
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The test cylinder props were actually US Navy sonar buoy transport cases. See more
In many of the physical-combat scenes, obvious stunt doubles are used in place of the actors for the wide-angle/far-away shots. A notable example in this episode is where (in the far-away shots) an obvious fight/stunt double can be seen sword-fighting in place of Dwight Schultz
(Lt. Barclay) on the holodeck. See more
[after O'Brien has demonstrated to La Forge a transporter malfunction
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
Glad I don't have anywhere to go.
References Back to the Future
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more