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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old June 21 2009, 03:57 AM   #1
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"Frame of Mind" question

When exactly in the episode does it change from reality to when Riker has been captured and is unconscious, and we are seeing what's being played in his mind. I assume the episode started off as real, but maybe I'm wrong?

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Old June 21 2009, 04:52 AM   #2
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Re: "Frame of Mind" question

no, i think it starts off in riker's mind.
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Old June 21 2009, 05:41 AM   #3
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^^Yup
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Old June 21 2009, 07:05 AM   #4
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Re: "Frame of Mind" question

AFAIK, almost all of this episode is in Riker's mind. It only becomes real when he wakes up on the operating table.
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Old June 21 2009, 01:22 PM   #5
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Yeah, it's all in his head. Like how "Won't get fooled again" for Farscape was also all in Crichton's head from the teaser.
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Old June 21 2009, 01:26 PM   #6
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I have nothing else to add besides this being one of my favorite The Next Generation episodes. It's also one of Braga's best outings.
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Old June 21 2009, 08:19 PM   #7
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I have nothing else to add besides this being one of my favorite The Next Generation episodes. It's also one of Braga's best outings.
QFT!!

i'm always getting this disk on netflix and it drives my mom crazy... she's always like, are you watching that one with riker AGAIN??
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Old June 21 2009, 08:29 PM   #8
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^ You know, arasam22, I was going to send you a PM about this, by I figure I can say this here as well: You avatar is brilliant! Very intelligent use of simple animation.
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Old June 21 2009, 09:14 PM   #9
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I like this episode. I find the scene in Sickbay, when it looks as if Riker has been rescued to be sad and disturbing. Sad in how disengaged he is from what's happening around him, and disturbing in that he is willing to kill himself to made it stop.
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Old June 21 2009, 09:24 PM   #10
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I liked how edgy and ragged he came off as in that scene. Like how when Crusher tried to get a reading in sickbay he kept pulling back like someone was trying to jump him.
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Old June 22 2009, 04:52 AM   #11
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I believe it was meant to always be in his mind.

I regret this wasn't one of my favorite TNG outings. I can't put my finger on why.
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Old June 24 2009, 06:06 AM   #12
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I believe it was meant to always be in his mind.

I regret this wasn't one of my favorite TNG outings. I can't put my finger on why.
For me, it just seemed completely pointless. I've never liked "Thank goodness it was all just a dream!" stories.
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Old June 26 2009, 05:20 AM   #13
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I like this ep because it's creepy. And the scene where we see a disturbed Riker's face behind that porthole screaming bloody murder just summed up how agitated he was, stuck in that scenario as a mental patient. -- RR
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Old June 26 2009, 07:10 PM   #14
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I liked when TNG mixed a bit of thriller/horror elements into the stories in the later seasons. This is one of the better examples.
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