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Observations in TNG: "The Schizoid Man"
A joint project with TrekCore, by Jörg Hillebrand and Bernd Schneider

Here are some observations about sets, props and visual effects in TNG: "The Schizoid Man" without a specific theme, and a comparison of the original TV release (TNG) with the remastered episode (TNG-R).


"The Schizoid Man" HD Screencaps @ TrekCore

Description TNG Other caps Comparison TNG to TNG-R Description TNG-R
The opening shot of this episode is rather ingenious. We see Pulaski enter a turbolift on the large corridor set. The shot moves to the inside of the turbolift and the corridor set can be seen through the closing door. Pulaski takes a turbolift ride (a continuous shot) and the door opens to reveal the bridge. Both the shot of the corridor and the bridge seen from the inside of the turbolift were realized using a bluescreen erected right behind the turbolift door. The footage of the sets was superimposed over the blue background in post production. No changes
The transparent cylinders filled with two types of liquids are usually seen in Doctor Crusher's sickbay office. They were first seen in the terraforming station on Velara III in "Home Soil", however.
"Home Soil"
The glass cylinders are better visible in HD.
The comparison screenshot shows what this part of Data's quarters looked like when they still were Kirk's quarters in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture".
"Star Trek I"
No changes
Parts of two tripods are visible in this shot. The equipment is not visible any longer because the shot was slightly reframed.
The observation lounge is only dimly lit in this shot which was re-used from the opening credits of the show. In "Where No One Has Gone Before" and the opening credits, animated footage of people walking in the lounge is inserted behind the windows. 
"Where No One
Has Gone Before"
A close-up of the observation lounge in HD.
Gravesworld, the first ringed planet seen on Star Trek: The Next Generation, apart from Saturn in the opening credits.  It looks like the episode is using the original footage of the planet, apparently with some retouching at least in this shot.
The mural relief behind Dr. Ira Graves seems almost Mesoamerican.  We can see more details of the relief in the HD close-up.
The sculpture to the left of Graves was previously seen in Lwaxana Troi's quarters in "Haven" and Lieutenant Robinson's quarters in "The Outrageous Okona".  A better look at the statue in HD.
Ard'rian McKenzie keeps stylistically similar robots in her house in "The Ensigns of Command".
"The Ensigns
of Command"
A better look at the robot in HD.
Another beautiful shot of Gravesworld. In this shot it also looks like the planet is still the same in HD.
The futuristic piece of technology under a glass case was previously seen in the terraforming station on Velara III in "Home Soil".
"Home Soil"
No changes
The large console with several monitors behind Dr. Graves makes its first appearance in "The Schizoid Man". The console would later appear in other TNG episodes like "Samaritan Snare", "Booby Trap" and "Devil's Due".
"Booby Trap"

"Devil's Due"
We can recognize many more details of the console and other equipment inn Graves' office.
The console behind Data also appeared in "Datalore", "11001001" and "Coming of Age".

 


"Datalore"

"11001001"
No changes
The three large consoles were originally created as school computers for the episode "When the Bough Breaks". They also appeared in the season 1 episodes "Coming of Age" and "We'll Always Have Paris" and in countless later episodes.
Consoles Built for Star Trek

"When the
Bough Breaks"

"Coming of Age"
The HD screen cap shows many more details, such as the displays.

"We'll Always
Have Paris"
The console behind Data originally appeared on the Regula I station in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan".
"Star Trek II"
No changes
Ard'rian McKenzie keeps the same robotic dog in her house in "The Ensigns of Command".

The large type of PADD Dr. Graves uses has not been seen before.


"The Ensigns
of Command"
We can see the robodog better in HD, just as the display of the console behind Data. 
Dr. Graves keeps the same liquid-filled cylinders in his lab that were seen earlier in the episode in Data's quarters. No changes
The footage of the USS Enterprise-D approaching the planet was originally created for "The Child". In this episode, it appears mirrored, however.
"The Child"
These shots were greatly improved in TNG-R.
The USS Enterprise-D in orbit of Gravesworld.
The metallic sculpture behind Worf has appeared in numerous other episodes, including "When the Bough Breaks" and "Justice".

 


"Justice"

"When the
Bough Breaks"
No changes
A final shot of the ringed planet Gravesworld. The rings have exactly the same structure in HD and were not redone.

Note the reversed registry of the Enterprise that was not fixed.

The USS Enterprise-D leaving orbit of Gravesworld and going to warp as seen through the Ten Forward windows. The sequence was reconstructed for TNG-R. The light effect is more bluish now
A torpedo casing is seen for the first time on TNG. Casings like this, also used as a casket, where last seen in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" and "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock". No changes
A miniature torpedo casket was created for this shot. No changes
A rare close-up of the celestial globe in Picard's ready room. The smaller Earth globe can be seen at the center of the larger transparent globe. The continent of Africa is clearly recognizable. No changes
The light effect of Geordi's scanner. The circular, glowing effect was faithfully recreated for TNG remastered.
The console displaying the psycho test images makes its debut in this episode. It would reappear in several future episodes of TNG, like "Shades of Gray" and "The Next Phase".

 


"Shades of Gray"

"The Next Phase"
No changes
Twenty-nine images are displayed during Data's psychotropic stability examination. Here's a list of the images and information about where the images were seen before. Some of the images couldn't possibly have been recorded.

The first screen shows a meadow with yellow flowers.

No changes - The HD version apparently uses upscaled SD footage. The order and the composition of the screens are still the same.
An energy graphic of the Genesis wave, seen on a bridge monitor in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan". 
"Star Trek II"
A waterfall.
A shot of Kareen Brianon from earlier in the episode.
Flames.
The Genesis planet from the Genesis Project video, from "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan".
"Star Trek II"
A top view of a Galaxy-class ship, somewhat distorted.
Dr. Ira Graves from earlier in the episode.
Two Starfleet officers kissing.
A newborn baby, possibly unused footage of Ian Andrew Troi from "The Child"?
"The Child"
A complex molecule, seen in the Genesis Project video in "Star Trek: II The Wrath of Khan". 
"Star Trek II"
United Federation of Planets logo. The logo first appeared like this in "Conspiracy".
"Conspiracy"
Tasha Yar's hologram from "Skin of Evil". This is from the moment when she says she wants Picard to be proud of her. 
"Skin of Evil"
Reed reflected in water, from "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home".
"Star Trek IV"
Dr. Ira Graves in the torpedo casket, from earlier in the episode.
Another shot of Kareen Brianon, looking worried this time around.
The Genesis planet forming, from "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan".
"Star Trek II"
Captain Jean-Luc Picard on the bridge, from "Where Silence Has Lease" (note: the exact shot does not appear in the episode).
"Where Silence
Has Lease"
Footage from the Genesis Project video, flying over a planet surface, from "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan".
"Star Trek II"
Dexter Remmick just after he has swallowed the neural parasite, from "Conspiracy".
"Conspiracy"
Doctor Katherine Pulaski after Deanna Troi has given birth to Ian Andrew Troi, from "The Child" (note: the exact shot does not appear in the episode).
"The Child"
A Romulan warbird, from "The Neutral Zone".
"The Neutral Zone"
Geordi La Forge's without his VISOR, from "Hide and Q".
"Hide and Q"
Commander Riker on the bridge, from "Where Silence Has Lease".
"Where Silence
Has Lease"
Footage from the Genesis project video, a complex molecule (DNA) from "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan".
"Star Trek II"
The USS Reliant exploding inside the Mutara nebula, from "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan".
"Star Trek II"
Dr. Ira Graves in the torpedo casket. The only shot that appears twice during the psycho test.
Data, right after Lore has woken up, from "Datalore".
"Datalore"
The last screen in this series:

Footage from the Genesis Project video, The Genesis wave moving across a whole planet, from "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan".


"Star Trek II"
The medical probe on the left is similar to the ones worn by Picard in "The Battle" and Troi in "The Child", while the one on the right is new.
"The Battle"

"The Child"
No changes
The planet Starbase 6 is housed on was later re-used as Acamar III in "The Vengeance Factor", Ventax II in "Devil's Due" and Krios in "The Mind's Eye".
Re-Used Planets in TNG
The planet was faithfully reconstructed for TNG-R but is somewhat blurry like many other planets in season 2.
The upper level of main engineering is never seen better than in this episode. The comparison screenshot from "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" shows what the set looked like aboard the USS Enterprise NCC-1701.
"Star Trek I"
No changes
This footage of main engineering and the warp core was re-used from "Where No One Has Gone Before" No changes
This wall interface was already part of the set in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture".
"Star Trek I"
No changes
This part of Data's quarters has not been significantly changed since "Datalore".

Note the striking resemblance of the two shots from different episodes!


"Datalore"
No changes

A permanent wall has been erected between the two halves of the junior officers' crew quarters set. In the first season, the set retained the transparent sliding doors the set had had since it first appeared as Kirk's quarters in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture". For season 2, the transparent panes were removed and a regular wall was installed instead.


"Star Trek I"

"Datalore"
No changes

"Star Trek II"

"Datalore"
A good look at the inbuilt monitor of Data's desk, which was originally Kirk's desk in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan". 
"Star Trek I"
No changes
The data seen on the viewscreen, all that remains of Dr. Ira Graves, contains references to different fields of science. nDNA is short for nuclear DNA. HCOOH is formic acid. A stands for adenine, T for thymine, C for cytosine, G for guanine and U for uracil, all five are nucleobases. Uracil and thymine normally never appear together, as thymine (only in DNA) is replaced by uracil in RNA.

"Kei (Yu/Ri) = DB Angle", finally, is a reference to the anime series "Dirty Pair".
Visual Crossovers with Other Series/Movies

The text on the display was newly created in another font. There are several differences between the TNG-R text displays and the original. Some of them may be intentional, such as the change of the obvious "Kei (Yu/Ri)" reference to "Kol (Yu/Rk)" and other permutations. In some other cases the new version is in error, such as with an "O" (instead of C) in a DNA sequence and with nonsensical words like "dundrithic" (instead of "dendritic") or "angie" (instead of "angle").
Three more good shots of the Starbase 6 planet. Once again we can see that the planet is new but very close to the original. The cloud patterns are practically the same.

On the second TNG-R cap the the Enterprise is cut off 20 pixels from the right edge because the footage was obviously too narrow for the chosen frame width of 1456 pixels. 

 


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