Episode 131: "The Schizoid Man" 

U.S.S. Enterprise races toward a remote planet on a top priority mission to provide medical aid for Dr. Ira Graves, one of the greatest living human minds.

Graves' young assistant, Kareen Brianon, has summoned for help against Graves' wishes.

An away team, led by Data, beams down to assist the dying Graves. Data develops a particularly strong rapport with the brilliant scientist, who is bravely enduring the final stages of a terminal disease. Shortly after Graves tells Data of his remarkable ability to transfer human knowledge into a computer, he dies.

Back on board the Enterprise, Data displays extremely uncharacteristic behavior, going so far as to accuse Picard of having lustful intentions toward Kareen. After an engineering test reveals no mechanical malfunctions with him, Troi tests Data's psychological reactions and discovers two conflicting personalities within him Data's normal personality, along with a brilliant but irrational side which is quickly taking over his mind.

Meanwhile, Data reveals to Kareen that he is actually Graves, who transferred his dying mind and body into Data's mechanical frame. He also tells her that he intends to place her in an android body so they can be together eternally. A frightened Kareen rejects the plan, which triggers a violent reaction in Graves/Data.

Having discerned Graves' scheme, Picard confronts Data and begs Graves to vacate Data's body and mind. In response, Data knocks the captain unconscious. But when Picard is revived, he is relieved to learn that Graves' knowledge has been transferred to the ship's computer, thus returning Data back to normal.

Production: 131
Season: 2 Episode: 6
Air Date: 01.23.1989
Stardate: 42437.5
Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes as William Riker
Brent Spiner as Data
LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn as Worf
Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi
Diana Muldaur as Katherine Pulaski
Wil Wheaton as Wesley Crusher
W. Morgan Sheppard as Ira Graves
Suzie Plakson as Lt. Selar
Barbara Alyn Woods as Kareen Brianon
Troi is administering a test to Data. What is displayed on the viewscreen are brief images from Star Trek movies such as the Genesis planet construction flyby and the Genesis matrix composite.

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STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION

"The Schizoid Man"
#40272-131

Story by
Richard Manning
&
Hans Beimler

Teleplay by
Tracy Torme

Directed by
Les Landau

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Copyright 1988 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights
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FINAL DRAFT

OCTOBER 10, 1988

STAR TREK: "The Schizoid Man" - 10/10/88 - CAST

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
"The Schizoid Man"

CAST

PICARD                    DR. IRA GRAVES
RIKER                    KAREEN BRIANON
DATA
PULASKI                         Non-Speaking
TROI                 MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
GEORDI                CREWMAN AT OPS
WORF     CREWWOMAN IN HALLWAY
WESLEY
GUINAN

Voice-Over
CAPTAIN OF THE MARY ROGERS

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