Star Trek: The Next Generation

“The Pegasus”

Episode Number164 (7.12)
Production Number264
Original Airdate10-Jan-1993
TeleplayRonald D. Moore
DirectorLeVar Burton
The U.S.S. Pegasus NCC-53847

Riker's loyalties are divided when his former commanding officer risks the Enterprise on a dangerous secret mission to salvage an illegal Federation cloaking device from his former ship, the U.S.S. Pegasus, before the Romulans find the ship.

Guest Cast

Terry O'Quinn (Admiral Erik Pressman)
Nancy Vawter (Admiral Margaret Blackwell)
Michael Mack (Commander Sirol)
Joyce Robinson (Ensign Gates)

  • The U.S.S. Pegasus NCC-53847 (an Oberth-class starship) had an illegal prototype interphasing cloaking device, which caused the accident which lead to the Pegasus being trapped inside Asteroid Gamma-601 in the Devolin System. The crew mutinied against Captain Pressman and he and his supporters (including then Ensign Riker) were forced to abandon ship.
  • The Treaty of Algeron, signed in 2311, ended hostilities between the Federation and Romulans, re-defined the Romulan Neutral Zone, and prohibited the Federation from developing cloaking technology.
  • This episode will be featured in the story line of the Enterprise season finale, "These Are The Voyages...".
  • Terry O'Quinn previously played The Stepfather in The Stepfather horror movies and more recently played Darius Michaud in The X-Files: Fight the Future, and would later go on to play John Locke in "Lost".