Star Trek: The Next Generation Episode Guide

Season 5

Redemption, Part II

S5 E1 ● 1991-Sep-23
Picard forms a Federation blockade to stop the Romulans from helping the Duras family in the Klingon civil war. Romulan Commander Sela tells the Enterprise that she is Tasha Yar's daughter.


S5 E2 ● 1991-Sep-30
Tamarian captain Dathon has himself and Picard transported to the planet El-Adrel IV where they must fight a dangerous beast and learn to communicate through metaphor.

Ensign Ro

S5 E3 ● 1991-Sep-30
A discredited, strong-willed Bajoran Starfleet ensign, Ro Laren, is assigned to the Enterprise to help contact Bajoran terrorists that supposedly attacked the Federation colony Solarion IV. Pic...

Silicon Avatar

S5 E4 ● 1991-Oct-14
While Riker, Crusher and Data survey Melona IV for colonization, the Crystalline Entity appears unexpectedly and attacks the planet, forcing everyone underground. Dr. Marr arrives on the Enterprise...


S5 E5 ● 1991-Oct-21
A quantum filament hits the Enterprise, completely disabling it and trapping the various crew members in different areas. Keiko goes into labor in Ten Forward, assisted by Worf. Picard and thre...

The Game

S5 E6 ● 1991-Oct-28
Riker returns from Risa with an addictive mind-game as Wesley arrives from Starfleet Academy to visit the crew. The game soon takes over the entire crew, and it's up to Wesley and his new friend, Ensi...

Unification, Part I

S5 E7 ● 1991-Nov-04
Disguised as Romulans, Picard and Data travel to Romulus to investigate the unauthorized mission of the Federation’s most famous ambassador, Mr. Spock. Meanwhile, Riker and the Enterprise track...

Unification, Part II

S5 E8 ● 1991-Nov-11
After locating Spock on Romulus and discovering his plans for unifying the Romulans and the Vulcans, Picard and Data uncover a covert Romulan plot that does not call for unification — but for invasio...

A Matter of Time

S5 E9 ● 1991-Nov-11
A 26th century time-traveller appears, claiming to be a historian from the future and is taken aboard. Picard wants him to reveal the outcome of their risky attempt to save the planet Penthara IV, whi...

New Ground

S5 E10 ● 1991-Nov-11
On the eve of testing the Soliton Wave, a historic new drive system, Worf receives an unexpected visit from his foster mother, Helena Rozhenko, and his son Alexander. To Worf's surprise, his mother te...

Hero Worship

S5 E11 ● 1992-Jan-27
A boy rescued from the research vessel S.S. Vico emulates Data to escape the trauma of losing his parents, while the Enterprise becomes caught in the same gravitational wavefronts which ...


S5 E12 ● 1992-Feb-03
Troi, Riker, and Dr. Crusher fall into inexplicable comas after telepathic aliens, the Ulians, come aboard the Enterprise. The Ulians are suspected of invading their minds against their will.

The Masterpiece Society

S5 E13 ● 1992-Feb-10
After the crew saves a sheltered, genetically engineered society on Moab IV from a stellar core fragment, some of the members seek asylum on the Enterprise, threatening the society's stability.


S5 E14 ● 1992-Feb-17
After being scanned by an unidentified alien ship, the crew of the Enterprise experiences complete memory loss and struggles to discover their true identities — including new Executive Officer...

Power Play

S5 E15 ● 1992-Feb-24
The Enterprise investigates a Starfleet distress call eminating from an uninhabited moon of Mab-Bu VI. After landing on the moon, Troi, Data and O'Brien become possessed by spirits and attempt ...


S5 E16 ● 1992-Mar-02
After Worf is paralyzed in an accident, Dr. Crusher sends for neuro-geneticist Dr. Toby Russell, who recommends a highly radical, extremely risky, experimental surgery — against Dr. Crusher's orders....

The Outcast

S5 E17 ● 1992-Mar-16
While investigating the disappearance of a J'naii shuttle, Riker's romance with Soren conflicts with their prohibition of male-female relationships.

Cause and Effect

S5 E18 ● 1992-Mar-23
While mapping the Typhon Expanse, the Enterprise becomes trapped in a time loop: a distortion field appears, the ship's systems fail, and it collides with another ship emerging from the distort...

The First Duty

S5 E19 ● 1992-Mar-30
The Enterprise heads to Earth where Captain Picard is to deliver this year's commencement address at Starfleet Academy. While en route, Superintendant Brand informs Picard that there has been a...

Cost of Living

S5 E20 ● 1992-Apr-20
After destroying a deadly asteroid threatening Tessen III, the Enterprise heads toward the Moselina system unaware that a cloud of parasitic particles has attached itself to the ship's hull. Wh...

The Perfect Mate

S5 E21 ● 1992-Apr-27
The Enterprise agrees to host a Ceremony of Reconciliation between the Krios and Valt Minor Systems, who are finally ending their centuries of war. While transporting the Kriosian Ambassador an...

Imaginary Friend

S5 E22 ● 1992-May-02
Deanna tries to assure Ensign Sutter that the imaginary friend created by his daughter, Clara, is a normal reaction to a childhood of constant change. But as the Enterprise explores the FGC-47 ...

I, Borg

S5 E23 ● 1992-May-25
While surveying planets in the Argolus Cluster, the Enterprise answers a distress call and finds an injured, lone, adolescent Borg drone (named "Hugh" by Geordi and Beverly). They nurse him bac...

The Next Phase

S5 E24 ● 1992-Jun-01
The Enterprise responds to a Romulan science vessel's distress signal. The crew believes that Geordi and Ro have died when they vanish during transport, but they are actually still aboard the <...

Inner Light

S5 E25 ● 1992-Jun-08
Captain Picard is propelled by a beam from a probe into another man's life on another world, where he has a wife, a son and daughter and grandchildren. On the Enterprise, he seems to be unconsc...

Time's Arrow, Part I

S5 E26 ● 1992-Jun-08
After an unusual archaeological discovery on Earth that gives evidence of aliens visiting Earth in the 19th century, Data is accidentally sent back to San Francisco in 1893 where he meets a suspicious...