Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 4 Episode 21

The Drumhead

Aired Unknown Apr 29, 1991 on CBS

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  • A Courtroom Drama

    This Picard courtroom episode is the result of a convergence of three talents in their prime: writer Jeri Taylor, director Jonathan Frakes, and actor Patrick Stewart each carry out their duties superbly, and the result is a great piece of Trek. The episode, with echoes of McCarthyism (and foreshadowing the political fallout of 9/11,) is written with a clever structure, snowballing into the main plot. Devoid of a dull moment, "The Drumhead" is one of the tensest TNG episodes.