Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 6 Episode 2

Realm Of Fear

Aired Unknown Sep 28, 1992 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Just before Barclay beams back from the science vessel the first time, his rank insignia is backward. The solid pip is above the hollow one.

    • When he's going to bed, Barclay asks the computer for some music. However, when the music turns on, the lights dim, even though he hadn't requested them to.

    • Trivia: It is revealed that Chief O'Brien has worked as a transporter operator for 22 years at this point and that he had arachnophobia.

    • After Barclay grabs onto one of the things he sees in the matter stream, O'Brien registers a 92% increase in mass. Security is called and a force field is erected around the transporter pad. Yet when Barclay and the crewman materialize the crewman's foot falls off of the transporter pad at a fair distance, well past the point that the force field flashed when forming.

    • Halfway through the episode, when LaForge, Barclay and Data are in engineering, you can see the reconstructed sample container sitting on a table. LaForge goes after Barclay to tell him to take a rest, then comes back out and the sample container sits in pieces on the table. Only a few moments pass in between, so it seems unlikely someone took it apart, especially when there is no reason to do so.

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  • Notes

    • This was the first episode of Star Trek to feature a first-person perspective of being transported. It would not be seen again until the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Prototype."

    • Starting with this episode, O'Brien wears one dark rank pip instead of two full ones. Presumably, this is to make it clear that he is a non-commissioned officer and that Barclay outranks him.

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