Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Season 5, Episode 1
Original Air Date: September 23, 1991
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The season-bridging story concludes. The Duras family has the upper hand in their effort to usurp Gowron for the throne. But the Federation, through some neat trickery by Data, exposes the Durases' Romulan backing, thus undermining the entire scheme.
Many critics prefer Part II to Part I. The Data story is an interesting one. Picard, reluctantly, grants him temporary command of a Federation ship for the mission. Data's first officer is not exactly thrilled with serving under an android. The prejudice narrative plays out predictably but effectively. It's a meaningful B plot, though structurally the episode has more of an A1-A2 form. Interestingly, Michael Dorn (Worf) felt that the Data story was more deserving of its own episode and I agree. I still think "Redemption II" is on the short list of best so far but I prefer Part I.
Right, the Sela/Tasha Yar (Denise Crosby) story. Interesting. But I think it's fair to say that it promised more than it delivered - in the end, little more than a gimmick.
Next week's, however, may be the greatest Star Trek episode of them all...
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Tony Todd played the part of Kurn, Worf's brother. Todd was born December 4, 1954 in Washington, DC. He studied at the University of Connecticut, the Eugene O'Neill National Actors Theatre Institute and the Trinity Repertory Company. This is his third of four appearances as Kurn, third of six Trek appearances overall.
Big screen credits include Platoon and the Candyman and Final Destination franchises. Beyond Trek, television appearances include a recurring role on Boston Public plus guest appearances on 24, Law & Order and The X-Files.