Chain of Command, Part I


Episode Info

Just in time for the 1992 Christmas season, Next Generation offered the first installment of this two part episode. The story gets under way during a breakdown in the hostile relationship between the Federation and the Cardassians. In order to participate in a dangerous commando raid on a Cardassian stronghold, Picard resigns his command, leaving the Enterprise in the hands of autocratic, no-nonsense Captain Edward Jellico (Ronny Cox). During his mission, Picard is captured and threatened with torture, while back on the Enterprise , Jellico's callous behavior not only angers the crew but threatens to spark an all-out war. Originally telecast December 19, 1992, part one of "Chain of Command" was scripted by Ronald D. Moore from a story by Frank Abatemarco.


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
John Durbin
as Gul Lemec
David Warner
as Gul Madred
Natalija Nogulich
as Adm. Nechayev
Ronny Cox
as Capt. Jellico
Lou Wagner
as DaiMon Solok
Denise Crosby
as Lt. Tasha Yar
Wil Wheaton
as Wesley Crusher
Gates McFadden
as Dr. Beverly Crusher
Colm Meaney
as Miles O'Brien
Diana Muldaur
as Dr. Katherine `Kate' Pulaski
Michelle Forbes
as Ens. Ro Laren
Patti Yasutake
as Dr. Elissa Ogawa
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