Star Trek: The Next Generation Episode Guide

Season 2

The Child

S2 E1 ● 1988-Nov-21
Counselor Troi becomes pregnant by an alien energy-being; it develops from embryo into a human child in a few hours. The Enterprise transports a deadly plague virus to a research lab.

Where Silence Has Lease

S2 E2 ● 1988-Nov-28
The Enterprise is caught in a mysterious void by a being, Nagilum, conducting an experiment to study humans.

Elementary, Dear Data

S2 E3 ● 1988-Dec-05
Data and Geordi play Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on the holodeck. The computer creates a powerful foe, Dr. Moriarty, who kidnaps Dr. Pulaski and learns to control the ship.

The Outrageous Okona

S2 E4 ● 1988-Dec-12
The charming captain of a cargo freighter is accused by the leaders of two neighboring planets of theft and philandering. Data tries to understand humor with the help of Guinan and a comic.

Loud as a Whisper

S2 E5 ● 1989-Jan-09
Riva, a deaf mediator comes to Solais V, a planet at war for centuries, but his interpreters are killed and he must learn a new way to communicate.

The Schizoid Man

S2 E6 ● 1989-Jan-21
The Enterprise answers a distress call from Gravesworld. Dying scientist Dr. Graves transfers his mind and knowledge into Data and takes over his personality.

Unnatural Selection

S2 E7 ● 1989-Jan-30
When the Enterprise answers a distress call from the U.S.S. Lantree, their investigation leads them to the Darwin Genetic Research Station on Gagarin IV, where Dr. Pulaski contracts an a...

A Matter of Honor

S2 E8 ● 1989-Feb-06
Riker serves on the Klingon ship I.K.C. Pagh in an officer-exchange program. A parasite eats away at their hull and the Klingons think the Enterprise attacked them. Riker's loyalties are...

The Measure of a Man

S2 E9 ● 1989-Feb-13
Commander Maddox wants Data disassembled to study his positronic brain. A starbase judge orders Data to comply, as he is Starfleet property. Picard defends Data's right to refuse, while Riker is oblig...

The Dauphin

S2 E10 ● 1989-Feb-20
Wesley becomes enamored of a young woman, Salia, who is to be the ruler of Daled IV, but is distressed to find that she is not as humanoid as she appears.


S2 E11 ● 1989-Mar-20
When the Galaxy-class starship U.S.S. Yamato NCC-71807 self-destructs in the Neutral Zone, the Enterprise is sent to investigate. The probe of abandoned planet Iconia infects the ...

The Royale

S2 E12 ● 1989-Mar-27
Riker, Worf and Data are trapped on a planet in the "Hotel Royale" where they must play out the plot of an old gambling novel in order to escape.

Time Squared

S2 E13 ● 1989-Apr-03
A double of Captain Picard from the future is found in a shuttle craft, the only survivor of an event about to happen and they must learn how to avoid it.

The Icarus Factor

S2 E14 ● 1989-Apr-24
Riker is briefed on a possible assignment to captain the starship U.S.S. Aries (NCC-45167) by his estranged father, Kyle Riker. Wesley, Data, Geordi, and O'Brien help Worf go through the annive...

Pen Pals

S2 E15 ● 1989-May-01
Data strikes up an acquaintance with an alien girl, Sarjenka, who calls for help by radio; her planet Drema IV is breaking up and Data wishes to help. Wesley commands the geological survey.

Q Who

S2 E16 ● 1989-May-08
Q is kicked out of the continuum. Denied a position on the Enterprise, Q throws the ship 70,000 light years into the Delta Quadrant, where they must battle the Borg, ruthless cyborgs with a col...

Samaritan Snare

S2 E17 ● 1989-May-15
Riker negotiates with the Pakleds, who have taken La Forge hostage in order to get Enterprise technology. Meanwhile, Picard is away for cardiac replacement at Starbase 515.

Up The Long Ladder

S2 E18 ● 1989-May-22
The Enterprise rescues the Bringloidi, a primitive Earth colony, then discovers another colony of clones from Earth who desperately needs new genetic material.


S2 E19 ● 1989-Jun-19
En route to a Federation conference on Pacifica, the crew picks up two delegates from the planet Antede III, and gets a surprise visit from Deanna Troi's mother, Lwaxana Troi, who avidly pursues a hus...

The Emissary

S2 E20 ● 1989-Jun-26
The emissary sent to intercept the Klingon vessel IKC T'Ong, whose crew is in cryogenic suspension, is Worf's past mate, K'Ehleyr. They must stop the Klingons from attacking in Federation space.

Peak Performance

S2 E21 ● 1989-Jul-10
Commander Riker and Captain Picard are pitted against each other in a Starfleet war game administered by Zakdorn Sirna Kolrami, with Picard helming the Enterprise and Riker the U.S.S. Hathaw...

Shades of Gray

S2 E22 ● 1989-Jul-17
While performing a geological survey, Riker contracts a mysterious disease that attacks his central nervous system. Dr. Pulaski tries to save him with a potentially lethal course of treatment.