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John Rice is the actor who appeared as a science division officer in several episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He received no credit for his appearances and was identified by the call sheet for the episode "Clues".

He also worked as stand-in on several episodes such as utility stand-in on the fourth season episode "First Contact" and as stand-in for actor Jim Norton on the episode "The Nth Degree". According to the call sheet, Rice was scheduled to appear in the fourth season episodes "Galaxy's Child" on the bridge, "Qpid" in scenes in Ten Forward, and "Half a Life" in corridor scenes but was not filmed.

As an interesting sidenote, Rice is the fourth person (standing in the background at the top right-hand corner) present (alongside Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, and Michael Dorn) on the popular "Angry Picard" internet meme image, which originated as a screencapture from TNG: "Ménage à Troi". [1]


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