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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.

Director:

Paul Lynch

Writers:

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
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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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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1987 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The shelf seen in Deanna Troi's quarters was previously used as one of the Bandi shop decorations in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint (1987). See more »

Goofs

When Riker and Data are examining the ship, Data corrects one of Riker's statements with "that's blown out." It is established throughout the series that Data cannot use verbal contractions. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Picard: Take us...
Commander William T. Riker: Are you all right, sir?
Capt. Picard: Worf - you do know what to do. Take us, er...
Commander William T. Riker: Take us out of here!
Capt. Picard: Right.
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References Doctor Who (1963) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Fun and entertaining!
25 April 2007 | by gritfrombray-1See all my reviews

When the majority of the crew are infected with a Psi2000 type virus they all start acting weird and/or jumping into bed with each other! I was a tad irked that such a young show was stealing ideas from it's predecessor at such an early stage but I'm glad to see how wrong I was to be worried! These guys were working well together and we are only on the second episode!! Patrick and Brent are brilliant in this when infected and are genuinely funny. The final solution to their impending jeopardy is a brilliantly conceived idea and gave Wesley a nod at such an early stage of the show. In a nutshell, a fun episode that escapes from all the usual tech babble and just has a little fun!


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