Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 6 Episode 10

Chain Of Command (1)

Aired Unknown Dec 14, 1992 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

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  • One of the Best

    The perfect marriage of two separate story ideas, Chain of Command Part 1 is a military thriller that showcases many of Star Trek's greatest strengths. The episode focuses on the Captain and also focuses on Picard, (but not both at once, believe it or not,) and supplements the regular cast with an all star guest cast that nearly steals the show. The new Captain (expertly played by Ronnie Cox) is well handled by writer Ron Moore - he's simultaneously respectable and unlikeable - and gets the A story while Picard, Dr. Crusher, and Worf get a B story that's really just a setup for the second part. From character conflicts to phaser battles, "Chain of Command" has just about everything, and yet the best is still to come.