The Last Outpost

TZ Release Date

17/05/2013

US Release Date

19/10/1987

Stardate

41386.4

Synopsis

The Enterprise and a Ferengi ship they are pursuing get stuck in orbit of a planet, which is draining their energy. Challenging the Ferengi Daimon about stolen equipment, Riker finds the thief is a more powerful opponent…


The Trekzone Review

First Contact!! The Ferengi were intended to be this series main enemy, but they just didn’t pan out that way… they were far too comical. Knowing the future of the series, the bridge just seems very cluttered – Worf sitting at Ops, Georgi’s on the bridge (although he took charge of engineering…) The only good thing is that Wesley isn’t on the bridge yet. WHEATON!!!

This episode marks the beginning of the series’ famous conferences… something that would skip Deep Space Nine but come up again in Voyager. Thankfully, all the action outside stops while our senior officers have a chit chat. The floating graphics during Data’s briefing unfortunatley weren’t seen again very often (if at all…?) but it has become the future.

On the planet, interacting with the Portal I couldn’t help but feel like I was back playing A Final Unity…


Cast and Crew

Starring

Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard

Jonathan Frakes as Will Riker

Gates McFadden as Beverley Crusher

Brent Spiner as Data

Levar Burton as Geordi LaForge

Michael Dorn as Worf

Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi

Guest Cast

Armin Shimmerman

Jake Dengel

Tracey Walter

Teleplay By

Herbert Wright

Story By

Richard Krzemien

Directed By

Richard Colla

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