Observations in TNG: "Allegiance"

A joint project with TrekCore, by Jörg Hillebrand and Bernd Schneider

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

"Allegiance" HD Screencaps @ TrekCore

Description TNG Other caps Comparison TNG to TNG-R Description TNG-R
Cor Caroli V was previously seen as Iconia in "Contagion".
Re-Used Planets in TNG
In TNG-R, the two planets are not the same any longer.
A blue metallic slab hovers above Picard and beams him away to the alien holding bay. The effect had to be recreated in HD.
Mitena Haro is the first female Bolian and actually only the second Bolian seen on the show at all, the first being Captain Rixx in "Conspiracy". Only one more Bolian with hair was ever seen, in the background in "Ménage à Troi".
Races with Changing Faces - Major Races


"Ménage à Troi"
The Bolian make-up is as blue in TNG-R as it should be.
Kova Tholl is the first Mizarian appearing on the show. Mizarians were only seen three more times, in Ten Forward in "Ménage à Troi", in a bar on Torman V in "Chain of Command I" and during the saucer separation sequence in "Star Trek: Generations".
"Ménage à Troi"

A good look at the Mizarian in HD.

"Chain of Command I"
Footage of the USS Enterprise-D (using the smooth 6-foot model) flying past the cratered planet is also a re-use from "Contagion", where the planet was Iconia. The saucer and new planet in HD.
This is the first time a 24th century Starfleet Academy uniform is seen. When it appears next, in "The Game", the collar has been changed. Between the last time it was seen on TNG, in "Journey's End" and the first time it appeared on DS9, "Homefront", the color has changed from black to gray.
"The Game"
A good look at the uniform in HD.
During the last poker game, in "The Emissary", similar playing cards were used. They were red instead of blue, though.
"The Emissary"
A look at the cards in HD.
It can only be seen briefly, but the statue in Data's quarters was also present in "The Offspring", the last time his quarters were seen. The statue has appeared in several earlier episodes, it was seen in on Aldea and Rubicun III, for example.

"The Offspring"
No changes

"When the Bough Breaks"
Esoqq's costume was later worn by DS9's regular barfly Morn.
DS9: "Body Parts"
A good look at the costume in HD.
Picard, Haro and Esoqq are hit by a green energy beam. The reconstructed effect in TNG-R.
The starbase painting in Picard's quarters can be nicely seen in this shot. No changes
The text on Picard's door sign can be almost read in this shot. In HD, the text is clearly legible.
Glasses with the Starfleet Headquarters logo on the side, as used by Riker here, were first seen in "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock". The logo however first appeared in "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan".
"Star Trek III"
An HD close-up of the glasses.
The footage of the USS Enterprise-D approaching the pulsar in the Lonka cluster was newly filmed for this episode, using the 4-foot model. The footage was re-used at least twice. It was seen in "The Game", where the shot begins a lot earlier so more of the underside of the saucer section can be seen. The Enterprise is also a little further away from the camera and the pulsar was replaced by the Phoenix cluster in this episode. A short sequence of the footage as it appears in "Allegiance" is also re-used in "Violations". Here, no pulsar or cluster is seen, however.
"The Game"

A look at the model in HD.

"The Game"
Esoqq's knife is similar in design to the Nausicaan knife seen in "Tapestry". The Nausicaan weapon is longer than Esoqq's knife, though.
A look at the knife in HD.

This footage of the USS Enterprise-D flying towards the pulsar in the Lonka system is also new and was also filmed using the 4-foot model. Amongst other re-uses, the shot famously appears in "The Best of Both Worlds II", when the USS Enterprise-D enters the battlefield at Wolf 359.

Parts of the sequence were re-used in "Cause and Effect" and "Suspicions". In both cases, the pulsar was removed, however. Footage from earlier episodes shows the 6-foot model from a similar perspective.

"Encounter at Farpoint"

"The Ensigns of Command"
A look at the model in HD.

"When the Bough Breaks"

"The Best of Both Worlds II"

"A Matter of Honor"

"Cause and Effect"
Picard addresses the crew as the pulsar periodically pulsates behind him. The shot as it looks in TNG-R
The alien pretending to be Mitena Haro dissolves and splits in two. The reconstructed effect in TNG-R.
This is a nice close-up of Riker's bridge console. The display remained the same until the end of season 4 and was replaced with a different LCARS display for season 5.
The Evolution of the Enterprise-D Bridge

"New Ground"
We can recognize the display (and the 20th century screws holding it) better in HD.
The bridge force field is only seen in this episode. It has an interesting purple color here. The effect is more colorful in TNG-R.



Thanks to Zef'No for the hint about the Mizarian in "Generations".


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