Episode Info

LeVar Burton doubled as co-star and director of this episode, which originally aired on May 29, 1993. Returning to the site of a transport accident which occured eight years earlier, Riker comes face to face with an exact double of himself. Living alone for those many years, the "early" Riker still harbors a love for Deanna Troi. As Geordi tries to solve the mystery of the twin Rikers, the "later" Riker tries to reconcile his present feelings for Troi with the ardor expressed by his alter ego. "Second Chances" was written by Rene A. Echavarria, from a story by Michael A. Medlock.


Patrick Stewart
as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes
as Cdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton
as Lt. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn
as Lt. Worf
Marina Sirtis
as Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner
as Lt. Cdr. Data
Mae Jemison
as Ens. Palmer
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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