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The Neutral Zone

What rating would you give The Neutral Zone?   5 members have voted

  1. 1. What rating would you give The Neutral Zone?

    • 5. It?s great, I loved it!
    • 4. It?s good.
    • 3. It?s average.
    • 2. It?s not that good.
    • 1. I hated it.

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Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season: 1

Episode #: 25

Production #: 126

Episode Name: The Neutral Zone

Original Air Date: 05.16.88


While waiting for Captain Picard to return from a conference, the Enterprise encounters a satellite originating from Earth. Data requests permission to beam aboard the satellite to examine it and he and Worf discover the cryogenically frozen bodies of a number of humans from the 20th century. Only three of the capsules holding the humans are undamaged so Data has them beamed to the Enterprise where they are revived by Dr. Crusher.


In the midst of having to deal with these passengers from the past, the Enterprise is called to the Neutral Zone for a confrontation with the Romulans.


This was actually Marc Alaimo's second appearance on Star Trek: The Next Generation although his first appearance was uncredited. He played an Antican character named Badar N'D'D in Lonely Among Us. He made two more appearances on TNG (Gul Macet in The Wounded and Frederick LaRouque in Time's Arrow, Part I) before taking the role he became best known to Trek fans - Gul Dukat on DS9.




Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard

Jonathan Frakes as William Thomas Riker

Brent Spiner as Data

LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge

Michael Dorn as Worf

Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher

Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi

Wil Wheaton as Wesley Crusher


Guest Cast:


Marc Alaimo as Commander Tebok

Anthony James as Subcommander Thei

Leon Rippy as Sonny

Gracie Harrison as Clare

Peter Mark Richman as Ralph


Director: James L. Conway

Teleplay By: Maurice Hurley

Story By: Deborah McIntyre & Mona Glee


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I liked this episode.


Granted, the "cowboy" they unfroze was a little annoying, but I can live with that.


It reminded me of the "Khan" thing, where people are found in stasis, albeit these three people weren't evil.


More important however is the main story brings back the Romulans into Star Trek, and also mentions the destruction of the Federation and Romulan colonies by an unknown enemy.


Of course, we know who that enemy is.


The Borg.



This episode gets a rating of 3


And so concludes my reviews of Star Trek The Next Generation, Season One.

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The return of the Romulans to Star Trek alone makes this a great episode.

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a good episode that was done again the Voyager episode The 37's. Good to see Marc in this episode.




**** out of *****

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5. Loved this one. I thought the defrostees were cool, especially the cowboy. Great humor in this one. And of course, we get the Romulans, and a solid story there as well. Fantastic episode.

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