Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 5 Episode 24

The Next Phase

Aired Unknown May 18, 1992 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (9)

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  • A well-done, exciting episode that exploits an unlikely chemistry between Levar Burton and Michelle Forbes.

    As another reviewer points out, the writers had rarely coupled Ro with Geordi, and so the excellent chemistry they develop in this episode is a very pleasant surprise. Their very different personalities complement each other nicely.

    The story itself provides plenty of fun, as one would expect from a story of Romulan treachery. Michelle Forbes gives her one of her best performances in the series. The chase with the Romulan is an exciting (and occasionally amusing) sequence. Ro's curiosity about Riker's intended eulogy, and Geordi's attempt to get Data's attention in engineering, are both great. And of course - the celebratory funeral is perfectly fitting.