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Stardate: 44704.2 Lt. Barkley is affected by a probe near a large sensor array, causing massive increases to his brain power.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x19
Production Number: 193
Airdate: Monday April 01st, 1991

Director: Robert Legato
Writer: Joe Menosky

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Télé-Québec) Apr 01, 1991
FR (BBC TWO) Oct 26, 1994
UK (BBC TWO) Oct 26, 1994

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Dwight SchultzDwight Schultz
As Lt. Reginald "Reg" Barclay III
Jim Norton (2)Jim Norton (2)
As Albert Einstein
David CoburnDavid Coburn
As Ensign Brower
Kay E. KuterKay E. Kuter
As Cytherian
Page LeongPage Leong
As Ensign April Anaya
Saxon TrainorSaxon Trainor
As Lt. Linda Larson
Main Cast
Patrick Stewart
As Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes
As Commander William T. Riker
LeVar Burton
As Lieutenant/Lt. Commander Geordi LaForge
Michael Dorn
As Lieutenant Worf
Gates McFadden
As Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis
As Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner
As Lt. Commander Data
Episode Notes
Jim Norton (Albert Einstein) would later reprise his role in "Descent, Part I".

Jim Norton's make-up took five hours.

Episode Goofs
Barklay: (to Einstein, on the holodeck) I still don't see how you're going to incorporate the quantum principle into General Relativity without adjusting the cosmological constant a lot more.than you're doing here.

In actual fact, Einstein never accepted the notions of quantum mechanics , and he never incorporated them into General Relativity -- hence the source of a famous quote by Einstein: "God does not play dice with the universe!"

It was the act of combining General Relativity with quantum mechanics in the early 1970s which gave Stephen Hawking his initial chops in the physics world. He famously quipped: "God may play dice, but the dice are loaded".

Warning: Star Trek: The Next Generation season 4 episode 19 guide may contain spoilers
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