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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 5 (1991-1992)

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Season 5 sees the crew of the USS Enterprise try to negotiate the end of the Kilngon Civil War.

Cast

Patrick Stewart
as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes
as Cdr. William T. Riker
LeVar Burton
as Lt. Cdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn
as Lt. Worf
Marina Sirtis
as Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner
as Lt. Cdr. Data
Gates McFadden
as Dr. Beverly Crusher
Michelle Forbes
as Ensign Ro Laren
Brian Bonsall
as Alexander Rozhenko
Patti Yasutake
as Nurse Alyssa Ogawa
Majel Barrett
as Computer
Rosalind Chao
as Keiko O'Brien
Leonard Nimoy
as Mr. Spock
Ashley Judd
as Ens. Lefler
Wil Wheaton
as Wesley Crusher
Stephen Root
as Capt. K'Vada
Ken Thorley
as Barber Mot
Harley Venton
as Transporter Officer
Daniel Roebuck
as Romulan #1
Stefan Gierasch
as Hail Moseley
Colm Meaney
as Miles O'Brien
Jerry Hardin
as Samuel Clemens
Noley Thornton
as Clara Sutter
Erika Flores
as Marissa
Tony Jay
as Campio
Daniel Stewart
as Young Batai
Ray Walston
as Boothby
Ellen Geer
as Dr. Kila Marr
Kelsey Grammer
as Capt. Bateman
Shay Astar
as Isabella
Matt Frewer
as Berlinghoff Rasmussen
Dey Young
as Bates
Caroline Kava
as Dr. Russell
Jonathan Del Arco
as Third of Five/Hugh
Georgia Brown
as Helena Roszhenko
David Sage
as Tarmin
Ryan Reid
as Transporter Technician
Susan Diol
as Carmen
Milt Tarver
as Scientist
Ron Canada
as Benbeck
Max Grodénchik
as Par Lenor
Richard Allen
as Tamarian Officer
Cliff Potts
as Adm. Kennelly
Shay Garner
as Female Scientist
Max Supera
as Patterson
Kenneth Meseroll
as Ens. McDowell
Scott Marlowe
as Keeve Falor
Scott Jaeck
as Administator
Rick Fitts
as Dr. Martin
Liz Vassey
as Kristin
Ed Lauter
as Lt. Albert
Jeff Allin
as Daniel Sutter
Barry Kivel
as Doorman
Graham Jarvis
as Klim Dokachin
Mickey Cottrell
as Chancellor Alrik
Richard Fancy
as Capt. Satelk
David Oliver
as Young Man
Sheldon Peters Wolfchild
as Joe Falling Hawk
Doug Wert
as Lt. Cmdr. Jack Crusher
JD Cullum
as Toral
Jacqueline Brookes
as Supt. Adm. Brand
Craig Benton
as Crewman Davis
Walker Brandt
as Cadet 2nd Class Jean Hajar
Roger Rignack
as Miner #2
Marc Alaimo
as Frederick La Rouque
Cameron Arnett
as Ensign Mandel
Patrick Cronin
as Protocol Master Erko
April Grace
as Transporter Chief Hubbell
Jana Marie Hupp
as Lt. (jg) Monroe
Shannon Fill
as Cadet 2nd Class Sito
Fran Bennett
as Adm. Shauntee
Karen Hensel
as Adm. Brackett
Nicholas Kepros
as Gen. Movar
Chris Halsted
as 1st Learner
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Critic Reviews for Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 5

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

It's full of great moments as Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Lt Cmdr Data (Brent Spiner) shanghai a Kilingon ship to go undercover on Romulas in a search for Spock.

October 3, 2017 | Full Review…

The Inner Light, another of the series' top episodes, once again shows off Patrick Stewart's acting range.

October 2, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a far cry from the current cinematic vision of the franchise, which puts spectacle before substance and gives characters little time to pause and reflect.

October 2, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Season Five of TNG is probably best described as the 'deep' season, due to some of the great stories that were told in this year

October 2, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

In many ways, Darmok is the quintessential Star Trek episode: it's about cooperation, cross-cultural understanding and it embodies the utopian ethos that has always been at the heart of this seemingly bottomless franchise.

October 3, 2017 | Full Review…

After an increasingly self-assured third season, TNG upped its game in impressive fashion with one of the best cliffhangers in the history of genre TV.

October 2, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 5

½

One of the most ambitious seasons of the series, Season 5 of Star Trek: The Next Generation launches the franchise to new heights. This season original cast member Denise Crosby returns to the show as a recurring character, Leonard Nimoy guest stars in a two part movie tie-in for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, and Michelle Forbes joins the show as the fan favorite character Ensign Ro. Additionally, the writers attempt some daring and unconventional episodes, including "Darmok," "Cause and Effect," "I, Borg," and "The Inner Light." However, some of the episodes get a little preachy, such as "The Masterpiece Society" and "The Outcast." Still, the season's strong focus on high-minded sci-fi concepts and contemporary sociopolitical issues provide plentiful of opportunities for creative and compelling storytelling. The last season under the helm of creator Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season 5 does an extraordinary job of realizing his vision.

DannM.

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