Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 5 Episode 15

Power Play

Aired Unknown Feb 24, 1992 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (6)

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  • Data will take you down!

    Eschewing new guest stars (and expensive sets), this budget minded episode allows Brent Spiner (Data), Colm Meany (Chief O'Brien), and Marina Sirtis (Troi) to step out of their usual roles and into new characters in this nail-biting hostage crisis story. The episode is superbly directed by David Livingston, and Sirtis, in particular, is fantastic as the leader of the trio. To keep things interesting from beginning to end, the writers wisely keep the viewer in suspense as to not only how the crew of the Enterprise will regain the ship, but who these possessing entities are and what they want. And all in all, this one is a fun, little action show.