Observations in TNG: "The Enemy"

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

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

"The Enemy" HD Screencaps @ TrekCore

Description TNG Other caps Comparison TNG to TNG-R Description TNG-R
The beam-out markers seem to be an early version of the pattern enhancers seen in later TNG and VOY episodes. No changes
The debris (all that is left of the Pi) features Romulan writing and the Romulan logo. No changes
This is the first time we see Romulan blood. As expected, it is green, just like Vulcan blood. No changes
This marks the first time the Romulan logo is seen as an insignia on the Romulan uniform. In "The Neutral Zone", the Romulans wore different shoulder drapes featuring what looks like a Romulan logo seen in the TOS episode "The Enterprise Incident". In "Contagion", the Romulans wore metal badges that were identical to the ones worn by 21st century soldiers in "Encounter at Farpoint". From this episode onwards, the Romulan uniforms would always feature the Romulan Bird-of-Prey clutching two planets in its talons.
at Farpoint"

"The Neutral
A better look at the Romulan in TNG-R. Note the enhanced contrast.

The first version of the palm beacons (first seen in the previous episode "Booby Trap") can be seen well in this shot. Unfortunately, the same is true for the cables powering the lights. No changes
When Geordi falls down the hole, a cable briefly pops into view. No changes
When Geordi falls down, his VISOR lands to the right of his body. When he picks it up, it's lying to the left of his head. No changes
The antigrav-lift (which was first seen in "Time Squared") appears again after it was only partially seen in "The Bonding". As can be seen, the padding seems to have been expanded and the lift features the characteristic blue glow now which makes it appear to hover.
"Time Squared"

"The Bonding"
A closer look at the antigrav unit in HD.
The ore in the rock walls as Geordi sees it. No changes
Geordi melts the ore with his phaser. The reconstructed effect in TNG-R.
The nurse behind Picard is holding Wesley's PADD with information about his nanite experiments (from "Evolution") in her hand.
A close-up of the PADD and the biobed cover in HD.
This is the extensively modified season 1 biobed cover first seen in the surgical suite on Starbase 515. In the first season, the cover was white and didn't feature the large cut-out section on the top. In "Samaritan Snare", the cover appears almost as it does here, only colorful sliding plastic panes on the sides and top of the cover were removed. The grooves in which the panes moved can still be seen, however.

Doctor Crusher sports much longer hair in this episode than she did in the preceding or following episode. It seems Gates McFadden wore a different wig in this episode.
Visual Bloopers
No changes
The Romulan wears a unique medical patch only seen in this episode. A close-up of the patch in HD.
A graphic of a Romulan Warbird is displayed on an aft bridge monitor long before Tomalak's Warbird approaches the USS Enterprise-D in orbit of Galorndon Core. A close-up of the diagram in HD.
The USS Enterprise-D in orbit of Galorndon Core. This shot is a re-use from "The Child" where the ship was orbiting 'aucdet IX. The planet in TNG-R is a new one (or was digitally retouched). The blue color is far less intense in TNG-R.
Galorndon Core on the viewscreen of the USS Enterprise-D.
The PADD Dr. Crusher is handing to one of her nurses displays a graphic of Data. It was created for "The Measure of a Man" but was often seen in sickbay after this initial appearance.
"The Measure
of a Man"
We can see the PADD better in HD.
The shot of the USS Enterprise-D launching a probe was first seen in "Where Silence Has Lease". It will reappear once more in "Clues".
"Where Silence
Has Lease"
The digital model of the Enterprise used by CBD Digital is not the same as the one of HTV illuminate in TNG-R: "Where Silence Has Lease". It is not so "flat". Also, in "The Enemy" the probe exhaust illuminates the Enterprise's hull.
A Class-3 probe is launched.
The same cascading waterfall is seen on Beta Agni II in "The Most Toys". It also appears in "Captain's Holiday", sans running water.
"The Most Toys"
No changes
The surface of Galorndon Core as seen through human eyes and Geordi's VISOR. In the remastered version of this shot, the storm added in post production is much less severe and murky. More rocks can be see through the storm on the left side of the screen.
The Romulan disruptor, first seen in "Contagion", can be seen much better in this episode. The disruptor can be seen better in HD.
Another shot of Galorndon Core. Again, this footage was re-used from "The Child", where the USS Enterprise-D is in orbit of 'aucdet IX. Another look at the new planet in TNG-R.
The sickbay replicator, added to the set for "Evolution" can be seen much better here than in its earlier appearance in season 3. The comparison screenshot from "The Icarus Factor" shows what the set looked like in season 2.
"The Icarus
No changes
Another look at what the world looks like through Geordi's VISOR. No changes
Just as the last two planetary shots, this shot of the USS Enterprise-D orbiting Galorndon Core was also re-used from "The Child". In TNG-R, this shot too shows the revised planet.
This is the first episode in which Riker is seen drinking espresso from small espresso cups. The cups would be seen in his quarters in several later episodes. No changes
Both an open tricorder and Geordi's VISOR can be nicely seen in this shot. The two devices can be seen better in TNG-R.
The same file Picard views on his desktop monitor also appears in "The Royale", "Up the Long Ladder" and "Yesterday's Enterprise".
"The Royale"

No changes

"Up the
Long Ladder"
The life-size Class-3 probe looks remarkably similar to the small model seen earlier in the episode during the launch scene. An HD close-up of the probe.
The footage of the Romulan Warbird slowly approaching the USS Enterprise-D as seen on the viewscreen previously appeared in "The Neutral Zone", "Where Silence Has Lease" and "Contagion".
"The Neutral

"Where Silence
Has Lease"
A better look at the Romulan ship in HD.

The comparison screenshot from "The Neutral Zone" shows how the main viewscreen has changed since season 1. The beauty shot of the Romulan Warbird is the same, however.
"The Neutral
The LCARS graphic of the Romulan Warbird seen on an aft bridge monitor in the background is partially covered by black cardboard in this shot. No changes
The three screenshots of the front section of the bridge show how the set has changed between seasons 1 and 2 and 2 and 3. An inner rim was added to the viewscreen between seasons 1 and 2. This rim is still present in season 3 but it is no longer ribbed. Also notice how the carpet has changed over the years.
The Evolution of the Enterprise-D Bridge

"Home Soil"

"The Emissary"
No changes
This is one of the rare appearances of the Type-1 phaser after season 2. Worf must have hidden the phaser under the tactical console. No changes
The footage of the Romulan Warbird and USS Enterprise-D departing orbit of Galorndon Core was originally created for "Contagion". In that episode, the USS Enterprise-D left orbit of Iconia first and the Warbird followed, here, the Warbird leaves first, followed by the USS Enterprise-D.
The final scene in HD.

Another shot of Galorndon Core that originally appeared in "The Child". When Galorndon Core reappears in "Unification II", it looks considerably different.
"Unification II"


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