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The Naked Now 

The crew of the Enterprise is infected with a virus that causes them to behave as though they were intoxicated.


Paul Lynch


Gene Roddenberry (created by), D.C. Fontana (teleplay by) (as J. Michael Bingham) | 4 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Commander William T. Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lieutenant Geordi La Forge
Denise Crosby ... Lieutenant Tasha Yar
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Commander Data
Wil Wheaton ... Wesley Crusher
Brooke Bundy ... Sarah MacDougal
Benjamin Lum Benjamin Lum ... Jim Shimoda (as Benjamin W. S. Lum)
Michael Rider ... Transporter Chief
David Renan David Renan ... Conn
Skip Stellrecht ... Engineering Crewman
Kenny Koch Kenny Koch ... Kissing Crewman


Picard and the crew of the Enterprise are set to rendezvous with a Federation scientific vessel studying the collapse of a super red giant star into a white dwarf. As they near the ship however, they receive odd communications from the vessel, almost as if they are all drunk. When one of the crew blows an outer hatch, the crew is killed. An away team investigates but acquire a virus-like disease that makes them appear drunk and removes all inhibitions. As it spreads throughout the ship, Picard and Riker try to maintain discipline while Dr. Crusher tries to find a cure. Riker recalls a similar situation in the history of ships named Enterprise and that gives them a head start but not before an infected Wesley Crusher disables the engines just as the sun explodes leaving the ship in destruction's path. Written by garykmcd

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3 October 1987 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Deanna Troi's clothing has changed from the blue skirt-type uniform she wore in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint (1987) to a dark grey jumpsuit that she would wear for the remainder of the first season. See more »


Correcting Commander Riker's wording, Data mentions the correct term for what happened to the science ships's bridge crew from "sucked" (Riker's term) to "blown". Actually, the term "suck" is defined as a fluid or mass traveling from a high pressure region to one of low pressure so Riker's statement about them having been sucked out was factually correct. See more »


Capt. Picard: I put it to you all. I think we shall end up with a fine crew - if we avoid temptation.
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith & Alexander Courage
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Sequel/Remake Of 1966 Star Trek -The Naked Time - Episode
26 November 2016 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

The Enterprise crew seem like they are intoxicated.

Being a massive fan of classic Star Trek, I welcomed this follow- up/remake with open arms and after watching it, I felt like more direct re-makes should have been made.

Who could forget that early scene where Picard mentions Captain Kirk going though all this years ago. This bit nicely lines up old Trek with TNG.

This episode gets all sorts of reactions from fans and cast members, many like it while others say it is terrible.

And finally, I would just like to make the point that the Enterprise uniforms looked better in season's one and two. Too bad they changed them in season three.

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