Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 7 Episode 12

The Pegasus

Aired Unknown Jan 10, 1994 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (12)

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  • Duty, loyalty, caught between a rock and a hard place.

    One of the best Star Trek TNG episodes. Terry O'Quinn (currently in "Lost") in one of his earlier performances as Admiral Pressman, back in the days when O'Quinn had hair! It's funny to see how he acted back then and how he acts now!

    I especially liked how this episode gave some insight into Riker's career on the Starship Pegasus before he came to the Enterprise. It's also interesting to find out why Starfleet never developed their own cloaking technology (a question I've often wondered). The incident in this episode pits Riker against a ruthless hawkish admiral (O'Quinn) and Riker is ordered to conceal what's going on from Picard. But Picard does some research of his own and finds out there was a mutiny on the Pegasus while under the command of Pressman, 12 years previously. From then on, everything starts to fall into place...