Episode Info

At the end of the first part of this episode, it looked as if Data had gone over to the Borg side and was prepared to do battle against the Federation. Loyal Next Generation viewers originally had to wait until the beginning of the series' seventh season -- September 25, 1993 -- to learn the outcome of this startling turn of events. Still under the influence of the Borg -- specifically, his own evil brother Lore -- Data has taken Picard, Troi, and Geordi prisoner, leaving Dr. Crusher in charge of the Enterprise. With only a skeleton crew at her command, Crusher valiantly mounts a defense against the inevitable Borg attack. Though it can be argued that the outcome of the battle is never really in doubt, a few surprises still await the spectator. Part two of "Descent" was written by Rene Echevarria.


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
James Horan
as Lt. Barnaby
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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Descent Part II Photos