Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 5 Episode 21

The Perfect Mate

Aired Unknown Apr 27, 1992 on CBS

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  • Lackluster Picard Episode

    A rare lackluster Picard episode, "The Perfect Mate" features a nice performance from Famke Janssen as the titular character, but not much else. It's a budget saving bottle episode that lacks the vitality to give it much excitement, mostly going through the motions until the inevitable conclusion. (Nonetheless, Star Trek producers liked Janssen so much, they wanted her for the part of Dax for Deep Space Nine. While she declined, her makeup as the metamorph was used nonetheless for the actress who accepted, Terry Farrell.) This is one of those "could be worse, could be better" filler episodes.