History Recap / StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E2TheNakedNow

18th Mar '16 1:31:02 AM OlfinBedwere
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* [[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 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]]: 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?
18th Mar '16 1:28:31 AM OlfinBedwere
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* [[NotHimself Not Themselves]]: Just about everybody by the end of the episode, 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]]: Just about everybody by the end of the episode, 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 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?
3rd Feb '16 7:10:02 PM LtFedora
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** Which is weird, considering that Bones gave the show a send-off an entire episode ago.
5th Oct '15 11:48:48 AM HeraldAlberich
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Title:"The Naked Now"\\

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Title:"The Title: "The Naked Now"\\
5th Oct '15 11:48:33 AM HeraldAlberich
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Series:Series/{{Star Trek The Next Generation}}\\

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Series:Series/{{Star Series: ''Series/{{Star Trek The Next Generation}}\\Generation}}''\\
5th Oct '15 11:23:20 AM HeraldAlberich
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Previous: Encounter at Farpoint\\
Next: Code of Honor\\

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Previous: Encounter "Encounter at Farpoint\\
Farpoint"\\
Next: Code "Code of Honor\\Honor"\\



The ''Enterprise'' comes across the science vessel ''SS Tsiolkovsky'' (which looks peculiarly like the ''USS Grissom'' from ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'' -- apparently, TheFederation doesn't update their designs much) to find the entire crew dead. It turns out they were all acting crazy and died when someone blew the hatch. The bodies all look like the ones from the [=TOS=] episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E4TheNakedTime The Naked Time]]", Geordi finds the body of a woman who was taking a shower with her clothes on, causing him to start sweating and acting strange. Can you see where this is going? Riker does and enlists Data to look through their library to find out where he's heard about something like this before. When even the characters notice the episode is a rip-off, you know you're in trouble.

Dr. Crusher decides that Geordi should be confined due to his strange behavior. Naturally, Geordi is left unsupervised and unconfined, and he wanders off. Meanwhile, Wesley has decided to take recordings of Picard and [[TwistingTheWords Twist The Words]] to make it sound like he's putting Wesley in command. Geordi, of course, doesn't see any problem with this and compliments Wesley on his ingenuity. Data finds the relevant information after much difficulty (apparently Google didn't survive to the twenty-fourth century) and then the episode ends. No, of course not -- this is a mutation immune to [=McCoy's=] antidote. Instead, Yar gets infested from Geordi and Troi from her. Yar becomes hot for Data and improbably infects him. Troi throws herself at Riker, who takes her to Sickbay and infects Crusher. Crusher now wants to get it on with Picard. Interesting how the infection causes the women to get horny, but not the men.

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The ''Enterprise'' comes across the science vessel ''SS Tsiolkovsky'' SS ''Tsiolkovsky'' (which looks peculiarly like the ''USS Grissom'' USS ''Grissom'' from ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'' -- apparently, ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''--apparently, TheFederation doesn't update their designs much) to find the entire crew dead. It turns out they were all acting crazy and died when someone blew the hatch. The bodies all look like the ones from the [=TOS=] episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E4TheNakedTime The Naked Time]]", Time]]"; Geordi finds the body of a woman who was taking a shower with her clothes on, causing him to start sweating and acting strange. Can you see where this is going? Riker does and enlists Data to look through their library to find out where he's heard about something like this before. When even the characters notice the episode is a rip-off, you know you're in trouble.

Dr. Crusher decides that Geordi should be confined due to his strange behavior. Naturally, Geordi is left unsupervised and unconfined, and he wanders off. Meanwhile, Wesley has decided to take recordings of Picard and [[TwistingTheWords Twist The the Words]] to make it sound like he's putting Wesley in command. Geordi, of course, doesn't see any problem with this and compliments Wesley on his ingenuity. Data finds the relevant information after much difficulty (apparently Google didn't survive to the twenty-fourth century) and then the episode ends. No, of course not -- this not--this is a mutation immune to [=McCoy's=] antidote. Instead, Yar gets infested from Geordi and Troi from her. Yar becomes hot for Data and improbably infects him. Troi throws herself at Riker, who takes her to Sickbay and infects Crusher. Crusher now wants to get it on with Picard. Interesting how the infection causes the women to get horny, but not the men.



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* CanonDiscontinuity: When the crew research the previous incident with the original ''Enterprise'', the computer shows a picture of the movie refit version rather than the TV version. This was apparently deliberate, with the production team not wanting to acknowledge the now dated look of the original TV series and always using movie-style aesthetics to mean 'old ships'. This policy changed later on in "Relics" when we finally get to see the original ''Enterprise'' bridge again, and in the blu-ray release, which changed the picture to the TV version.
* CompositeCharacter: Wesley fills the roles of both Lt. Riley and Scotty from the original "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E4TheNakedTime The Naked Time]]"
* CrossReferencedTitles: With the Original Series episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E4TheNakedTime The Naked Time]]"

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* CanonDiscontinuity: When the crew research the previous incident with the original ''Enterprise'', the computer shows a picture diagram of the movie refit version rather than the TV version. This was apparently deliberate, with the production team not wanting to acknowledge the now dated now-dated look of the original TV series and always using movie-style aesthetics to mean 'old ships'. "old ships." This policy changed later on in "Relics" [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E4Relics "Relics"]] when we finally get to see the original ''Enterprise'' bridge again, and in the blu-ray Blu-ray release, which changed the picture diagram to the TV version.
* CompositeCharacter: Wesley fills the roles of both Lt. Riley and Scotty from the original "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E4TheNakedTime The Naked Time]]"
Time]]".
* CrossReferencedTitles: With the Original Series episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E4TheNakedTime The Naked Time]]"Time]]".



** Troi refers to Riker as "Bill".

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** Troi refers to Riker as "Bill"."Bill."



** Sarah [=MacDougal=] is the first of several chief engineers on the ''Enterprise'', before Geordi was promoted to that position in Season 2.

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** Sarah [=MacDougal=] is the first of several chief engineers on the ''Enterprise'', before Geordi was is promoted to that position in Season 2.



* FunnyBackgroundEvent

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* FunnyBackgroundEventFunnyBackgroundEvent: As the infection spreads, more and more of the ''Enterprise'' crew leave off their duties and start hanging all over each other in the corridors.



* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: The ''SS Tsiolkovsky''[='s=] dedication plaque says it was manufactured in the USSR. Oops.

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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: The ''SS Tsiolkovsky''[='s=] SS ''Tsiolkovsky'''s dedication plaque says it was manufactured in the USSR. Oops.



* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Invoked by Tasha about her liaison with Data.
** Considering that Tasha is later revealed to have grown up on a hellish colony, constantly dodging rape-gangs, there might be a very ''good'' reason that she doesn't want to be reminded of the polywater intoxication turning her into the ship's bicycle. This incident might have brought up some very painful memories that she'd rather just forget about.
* LoveableSexManiac: ''Every'' female character is turned into one. Some fans have naturally taken issue with how this was apparently the only thing the writers could come up with to show any of them acting weird.
** Also a matter of [[TruthInTelevision Truth in Television]]. Alcohol intoxication reduces testosterone production in men, leading to an eventual inability to perform. In women, however, it actually increases testosterone production, which in turn ramps up their sex drives. The combination of reduced inhibitions and an increased sex drive is the source of the idea that women become looser when they're drunk.
* LoveIsInTheAir
* NegativeSpaceWedgie: The collapsing sun
* [[NotHimself Not Themselves]]: Just about everybody by the end of the episode.
** 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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* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Invoked by Tasha about her liaison with Data.
**
Data. Considering that Tasha is later revealed to have grown up on a hellish colony, constantly dodging rape-gangs, there might be a very ''good'' reason that she doesn't want to be reminded of the polywater intoxication turning her into the ship's bicycle. This incident might have brought up some very painful memories that she'd rather just forget about.
* LoveableSexManiac: LoveableSexManiac:
**
''Every'' female character is turned into one. Some fans have naturally taken issue with how this was apparently the only thing the writers could come up with to show any of them acting weird.
** Also a matter of [[TruthInTelevision Truth in Television]].TruthInTelevision. Alcohol intoxication reduces testosterone production in men, leading to an eventual inability to perform. In women, however, it actually increases testosterone production, which in turn ramps up their sex drives. The combination of reduced inhibitions and an increased sex drive is the source of the idea that women become looser when they're drunk.
* LoveIsInTheAir
LoveIsInTheAir: The intoxication-infection spreads only by direct contact, but at the same time, induces its victims to touch others. It takes over the ''Enterprise'' in short order.
* NegativeSpaceWedgie: The collapsing sun
sun.
* [[NotHimself Not Themselves]]: Just about everybody by the end of the episode.
** Though
episode, 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?



* RecycledScript: Even Riker points this out.
* {{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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* RecycledScript: Even Riker points this out.
* {{Retcon}}: The Enterprise looking like the movie version has already been mentioned, but the episode also changed polywater from ''The "The Naked Time's'' 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).'70s).



* SexyBacklessOutfit: Tasha Yar, again.



* TooDumbToLive: Both the chief engineer and assistant chief are called away, and ''Wesley'' is left in charge over the several qualified engineers in the room. By the way, this was ''before'' the assistant chief was infected with the virus.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The story went through various stages of wackiness in its early rewrites. At least one draft played it more seriously, using the polywater virus as an opportunity to explore the new characters and what makes them tick (as per the TOS original), but the shooting script dropped most of this character background in favor of massive amounts of DenserAndWackier instead.

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* TooDumbToLive: Both the chief engineer and assistant chief are called away, and ''Wesley'' is left in charge over the several qualified engineers in the room. By the way, this was is ''before'' the assistant chief was is infected with the virus.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The story went through various stages of wackiness in its early rewrites. At {{Underboobs}}: Tasha Yar, ''again.''
* {{Vaporwear}}: Tasha Yar. That outfit has the
least one draft played it more seriously, using the polywater virus as an opportunity amount of cloth possible to explore the new characters and what makes them tick (as per the TOS original), but the shooting script dropped most of this character background in favor of massive amounts of DenserAndWackier instead.make a wrap out of; it's clear there's nothing under it.
10th Sep '15 6:34:50 PM Rabukurafuto
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* {{Fanservice}}: Gentlemen, I give you [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_7SVSAcj5xz4/TR6iuvzrfdI/AAAAAAAAC2I/se_5X1lis0s/s1600/Tasha_Yar.JPG Tasha Yar.]]

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* {{Fanservice}}: Gentlemen, I give you Tasha Yar and her [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_7SVSAcj5xz4/TR6iuvzrfdI/AAAAAAAAC2I/se_5X1lis0s/s1600/Tasha_Yar.JPG Tasha Yar.outfit.]]
10th Aug '15 6:52:34 PM LtFedora
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** Sarah [=MacDougal=] is the first of several chief engineers on the ''Enterprise'', before Geordi was promoted to that position in Season 2.


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* ScottyTime: Continuing a fine Trek tradition, only this time, it's the ''chief engineer'' who says it will take hours to put all the control chips back in, only to be upstaged by Wesley who suggests having Data sort them. She also says it would take weeks to convert the tractor beam into a repulsor, and once again, Wesley is able to do it in a few minutes.


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* TooDumbToLive: Both the chief engineer and assistant chief are called away, and ''Wesley'' is left in charge over the several qualified engineers in the room. By the way, this was ''before'' the assistant chief was infected with the virus.
1st Jul '15 8:11:57 AM Pren
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Data gets drunk, Kirk and the ''Enterprise'' are treated as being obscure, and many more.

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


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** Data's explanation of how the virus can affect him is the clearest artifact of the original conception that he was actually more of a cyborg with several organic components.
27th Jun '15 2:41:27 PM VicGeorge2011
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* KissingUnderTheInfluence: Data and Tasha Yar having sex together while intoxicated. After they were cured, Tasha tells Data that the whole thing never happened.
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