Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 5 Episode 18

Cause And Effect

Aired Unknown Mar 23, 1992 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • The first time the other ship appears, Riker says "Evasive maneuver!" forgetting the letter "S" at the end.

    • The Enterprise spins to the side and then explodes. However, it stops moving as soon as the explosion begins, as can be seen in the parts such as the nacelles, which do not immediately explode.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • The actor Michelle Forbes who plays Ensign Ro Laren has her hair different in this episode than previous episodes.

    • The U.S.S. Bozeman is presumably named for Bozeman, Montana, the site of Earth's "First Contact" with an alien race, namely the Vulcans. This followed Zephram Cochrane's first warp flight, and of course, was a focal point of the movie, Star Trek: First Contact. Bozeman, Montana was chosen in honor of Brannon Braga, one of the show's writers, as it is his home town.

    • The original idea was to have Kirstie Alley playing Saavik as Captain Batesman's first officer, but she was unavailable. Grammer actually asked to be on the show, like many popular guest stars, because he is a self-proclaimed Trekkie.

    • The Bozeman was originally supposed to be an a totally new ship, but due to budget reasons, the modelers modified the Reliant model from Star Trek II instead.

  • Allusions