I remember an episode where there is a science division officer in the background in Ten Forward who seems to be played by Brent Spiner out of makeup - I thought it was The Game, but I can't find that part now. Does anyone recall which episode this was (assuming it's actually him)?

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    I'm pretty sure it's not going to be Spiner. Contractually, main cast stars aren't allowed to play uncredited extras.
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 21, 2022 at 7:25
  • Why do you think that is, Valorum? Commented Mar 23, 2022 at 17:18
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    @HamSandwich - Because actor's credits (and in some cases, even how much screen-time and how many lines they're guaranteed each episode) are very carefully negotiated according to SAG standards. If you let a main character be an extra it would make it very easy to (effectively) kill off someone's character without actually dropping them, just by making them a background extra in each episode.
    – Valorum
    Commented Apr 7, 2022 at 19:48

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This guy behind Riker? This is the scene in The Game when Troi is eating ice cream. He definitely looks like Brent/Data, but I don't think it's him. His hair is different.

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    The OP mentioned that the character was a science division officer, which means that they should be wearing a blue/teal-coloured uniform, like Beverly Crusher's. Also, even if that were the character the OP was thinking of, this answer is incomplete without an episode title. Commented Feb 2 at 15:36
  • Having checked, it looks like that image is from act one of "The Game," the episode mentioned in the question, but that ideally should've been specified in the answer rather than leaving it unstated. Commented Feb 2 at 18:32

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