Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 1 Episode 2

Encounter At Farpoint (2)

Aired Unknown Sep 28, 1987 on CBS

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  • Q-uantum Of Star Trek (Part II)....

    The first of many journeys of the Star Trek: The Next Generation crew and the mystery of the Farpoint Station continues in the second part of "Encounter At Farpoint." The second half of the two-part episode is not filmed as uniquely as the first half but the plot does become far more interesting, so there is some give and take to be seen here. The first encounter between Captain Picard and First Officer Riker is very engaging, there is a particularly entertaining scene between Riker and Data in the holodeck, and the episode's finale is absolutely fantastic. The only real drawback to the episode is Michael Bell's awful performance as the odd Farpoint supervisor Zorn - overall, part II gives a nice wrap up to the episode and a great launching pad for The Next Generation crew.