(TV Series)

The Naked Now ()

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


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Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Cmdr. William Riker
Lt. Geordi La Forge
Lt. Tasha Yar
Lt. Worf
Dr. Beverly Crusher
Counselor Deanna Troi
Lt. Cmdr. Data
Wesley Crusher
Sarah MacDougal
Benjamin Lum ...
Jim Shimoda (as Benjamin W. S. Lum)
Transporter Chief
David Renan ...
Engineering Crewman
Kenny Koch ...
Kissing Crewman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James G. Becker ...
Youngblood (uncredited)
Darrell Burris ...
Operations Division Officer (uncredited)
Dexter Clay ...
Security Officer (uncredited)
Jeffrey Deacon ...
Command Division Officer (uncredited)
Science Division Ensign (uncredited)
Tim McCormack ...
Ensign Bennett (uncredited)
Lorine Mendell ...
Crewman Diana Giddings (uncredited)
Command Division Officer (uncredited)

Directed by

Paul Lynch

Written by

Gene Roddenberry ... (creator) (showrunner) (creator)
D.C. Fontana ... (teleplay by) (as J. Michael Bingham)
John D.F. Black ... (story by) and
D.C. Fontana ... (story by) (as J. Michael Bingham)
Johnny Dawkins ... (story editor)
Tracy Tormé ... (executive story editor)

Produced by

Rick Berman ... supervising producer
D.C. Fontana ... associate producer
Maurice Hurley ... producer
Robert H. Justman ... supervising producer
Peter Lauritson ... associate producer
Robert Lewin ... co-producer
Gene Roddenberry ... executive producer (showrunner)
Herbert Wright ... co-producer

Music by

Ron Jones

Cinematography by

Edward R. Brown ... director of photography

Film Editing by

John Farrell ... (as J.P. Farrell)

Casting By

Junie Lowry-Johnson

Production Design by

Herman F. Zimmerman ... (as Herman Zimmerman)

Art Direction by

Sandy Veneziano

Set Decoration by

John M. Dwyer ... (as John Dwyer)

Costume Design by

William Ware Theiss

Makeup Department

Nancy J. Hvasta Leonardi ... makeup artist
Werner Keppler ... makeup artist
Michael Mills ... prosthetic makeup artist
Richard Sabre ... hair stylist supervisor
Michael Westmore ... makeup supervisor
Joy Zapata ... hair stylist

Production Management

Brooke Breton ... post-production supervisor
David Livingston ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Brenda Kalosh ... second second assistant director
Babu Subramaniam 'T.R.' ... second assistant director (as Babs Subramaniam)
Charles Washburn ... first assistant director

Art Department

Richard McKenzie ... set designer
Michael Okuda ... scenic artist
Andrew Probert ... consulting senior illustrator
Charles Peter Russo ... assistant property master (as Charles Russo)
Alan Sims ... property master
Al Smutko ... construction coordinator
Rick Sternbach ... illustrator
Michael W. Moore ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

Alan Bernard ... sound mixer
Alfred T. Ferrante ... adr/foley mixer
Mace Matiosian ... sound editor
Bill Wistrom ... supervising sound editor
James Wolvington ... sound editor

Special Effects by

Dick Brownfield ... special effects
Gregory Rae Stone ... special effects technician (1987) (as Greg R. Stone)

Visual Effects by

Robert Legato ... visual effects coordinator
Gregory Jein ... model maker (uncredited)
Fred Raimondi ... compositor (uncredited)


Dan Koko ... stunt double: Jonathan Franks

Camera and Electrical Department

Patric J. Abaravich ... electrician
John Earl Burnett ... first assistant camera: Additional Photography/VFX Unit
Richard Cronn ... chief lighting technician
Brian Mills ... first company grip
Maricella Ramirez ... key first assistant camera
Lowell Peterson ... camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

Helen Mossler ... casting executive

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Janet Stout ... costume supervisor

Music Department

Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist
Alexander Courage ... composer: main title theme
Jerry Goldsmith ... composer: main title theme
John La Salandra ... music editor (as John LaSalandra)
Norman Ludwin ... musician

Script and Continuity Department

Cosmo Genovese ... script supervisor
Joyce Heftel ... Script Supervisor: pretiming

Transportation Department

Alan Kaminsky ... driver generator operator (uncredited)

Additional Crew

David Gerrold ... program consultant
Lorenzo Marchessi ... Stand-In/Photo Double
Kim McLaren ... first assistant accountant
Betty McNeeley ... production secretary (as Betty Mcneeley)
Mark Miller ... technical director: Unitel
Diane Overdiek ... production coordinator
Susan Sackett ... production associate
William Ware Theiss ... executive consultant

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Plot Summary

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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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • The Naked Now (United States)
  • 45 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia Gene Roddenberry had hoped to recycle scripts from the original series with a bigger effects budget. Fan reaction to remakes (and a failure to achieve an early ratings peak) forced him to scrap plans to remake more episodes, at least as openly as in The Naked Now which was a remake of The Naked Time (1966). See more »
Goofs When Picard and Crusher are talking in his ready room the camera zooms into their faces very close. They are standing just a few inches apart and Picard can be heard giggling. Not only is giggling inappropriate (Picard has not been infected) but his lips seem to move as if he were saying something. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Shades of Gray (1989). See more »
Soundtracks Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title See more »
Quotes Lt. Tasha Yar: What I want now is gentleness. And joy... and love. From you, Data; you are fully functional, aren't you?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Of course, but...
Lt. Tasha Yar: How fully?
Lt. Cmdr. Data: In every way, of course. I am programed in multiple techniques. A broad variety of pleasuring.
Lt. Tasha Yar: Oh! You jewel, that's exactly what I hoped!
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