History Recap / StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E2TheNakedNow

4th Apr '17 8:36:08 AM sarysa
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** While surely not the intent of the writers at the time, Data getting intimate with Tasha Yar ends up becoming a ChekhovsGun, which fired in season 2's ''[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E9TheMeasureOfAMan The Measure of a Man]]''.
7th Mar '17 4:14:39 PM StarTropes
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* ChekhovsGun: Wesley shows Geordi his voice recorder early on; he later uses it to take control of Engineering.

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* ChekhovsGun: Wesley shows Geordi his voice recorder early on; he later uses it to take control of Engineering. In addition, the handheld TractorBeam that he plays with and turns into a repulsor beam inspires him to do something similar with the full-scale one on the ''Enterprise''.



** Data gets drunk, Kirk and the ''Enterprise'' are treated as being obscure, and many more.

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** Data gets drunk, drunk (and he's still using contractions), Kirk and the ''Enterprise'' are treated as being obscure, and many more.


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* ForegoneConclusion: When our heroes find what looks like the solution to their problem before the episode is half-over, you can pretty much guarantee that it won't work.
7th Mar '17 4:06:38 PM StarTropes
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* ChekhovsGun: Wesley shows Geordi his voice recorder early on; he later uses it to take control of Engineering.
24th Feb '17 8:40:55 PM katrinahood
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[floatboxright:
Series: ''Series/{{Star Trek The Next Generation}}''\\
Episode: Season 1, Episode 2\\
Title: "The Naked Now"\\
Previous: "Encounter at Farpoint"\\
Next: "Code of Honor"\\
Recapper: Insert Witty Name Here]
24th Feb '17 8:14:09 PM Lance
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* ShoutOut: Among the tools Riker asks for when trying to break into engineering is [[Series/DoctorWho a Sonic Driver]].
27th Oct '16 12:39:59 AM LtFedora
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice:There's a reason Tasha Yar [[BareYourMidriff baring her midriff]] is half of this very page.
27th Oct '16 12:38:58 AM LtFedora
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* BestKnownfortheFanservice:There's a reason Tasha Yar [[BareYourMidriff baring her midriff]] is half of this very page.

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* BestKnownfortheFanservice:There's BestKnownForTheFanservice:There's a reason Tasha Yar [[BareYourMidriff baring her midriff]] is half of this very page.
1st Oct '16 9:41:54 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* IdiotBall: When Wesley barricades himself in Main Engineering, using his portable tractor beam to forcefield the door, the Chief Engineer has to go through a complicated process to cut power to his device. No one thinks to just grab a phaser and melt the unprotected glass.



* LegendaryInTheSequel: Averted--when the crew looks up the original ''Enterprise'', none of them seem particularly familiar with the ship or James Kirk. This is in contrast to ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', both of which play this trope straight with Kirk being famous and much admired.
** Which is weird, considering that Bones gave the show a send-off an entire episode ago.

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* LegendaryInTheSequel: Averted--when the crew looks up the original ''Enterprise'', none of them seem particularly familiar with the ship or James Kirk. This is in contrast to ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', both of which play this trope straight with Kirk being famous and much admired.
** Which is weird, considering
admired. Note that Bones gave the show a send-off an entire episode ago.



* [[NotHimself Not Themselves]]: Just about everybody by the end of the episode -- Worf is the only main character not to be affected at all, Riker doesn't start showing any symptoms until right before he's cured anyway, and Dr. Crusher is eventually able to shrug off the effects of the virus -- though it's been noted how odd it is to have this kind of story as just the second episode. We've just barely gotten to know these characters, so how is their acting out of character supposed to be any fun?

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* [[NotHimself Not Themselves]]: NotHimself: Just about everybody by the end of the episode -- Worf is the only main character not to be affected at all, Riker doesn't start showing any symptoms until right before he's cured anyway, and Dr. Crusher is eventually able to shrug off the effects of the virus -- though it's been noted how odd it is to have this kind of story as just the second episode. We've just barely gotten to know these characters, so how is their acting out of character supposed to be any fun?



* {{Retcon}}: The Enterprise looking like the movie version has already been mentioned, but the episode also changed polywater from "The Naked Time's" form of water (as the then-cutting edge scientific concept of polywater said it was) to a kind of virus which for unexplained reasons is called polywater (as polywater had turned out to not actually be possible in the early '70s).

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* {{Retcon}}: The Enterprise ''Enterprise'' looking like the movie version has already been mentioned, but the episode also changed polywater from "The Naked Time's" form of water (as the then-cutting edge scientific concept of polywater said it was) to a kind of virus which for unexplained reasons is called polywater (as polywater had turned out to not actually be possible in the early '70s).
29th Aug '16 11:40:49 AM silverman2020
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*BestKnownfortheFanservice:There's a reason Tasha Yar [[BareYourMidriff baring her midriff]] is half of this very page.
29th Aug '16 9:25:27 AM silverman2020
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