Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 1 Episode 5

The Last Outpost

Aired Unknown Oct 19, 1987 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (17)

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  • Pointless.

    Notable for introducing the Ferengi seemingly as Star Trek’s new Big Villains in a role in which they fail miserably. Their appearance and entire physicality are far too ridiculous to make them a credible threat (Armin Shimmerman does give a slightly better performance than his other large-eared cohorts). The plot is a huge disappointment building ultimately to nothing. At least it wasn’t completely the old original series cliché of a superior power pitting two lesser species against each other. Also disappointing is that twenty years after the original series the production values haven’t improved sufficiently so the planet of the week doesn’t look like a cheap set.