The Rewatch 195: The Perfect Mate

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 5.21 The Perfect Mate (4/27/1992)
Rating: 4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1/35

Notable Guest Stars:
Famke Janssen (Kamala) – I know her most prominently as Jean Gray in X-men.
Tim O’Conner (Briam) –
O’Conner was a long time Character Actor on television.
Max Grodenchik (Par Lenor) –
He will be a regular on DS9 as Rom.  Oddly he pretty much looks like Rom in this episode, so I guess they got the make-up ready.
Mickey Cottrell (Alrik) –
He is a reoccuring actor in Star Trek.  He’ll appear in Voyager

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The Rewatch 194: Cost of Living

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 5.20 Cost of Living (3/30/1992)
Rating: 4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1/35

Notable Guest Stars:
 Tony Joy (Minister Campio)-  Joy had been a voice actor for several animated shows including the 90s classic Hey Arnold.
Albie Selznick (Juggler) – 
He appeared on The Young and the Restless for two years, and also co-stared in Suddenly Susan.
Patrick Cronin (protocol Master Erko
)-  He appeared on several daytime soaps over the years, and had a reoccuring spot on Home Improvement.

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The Rewatch 193: The First Duty

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 5.19 The First Duty (3/30/1992)
Rating: 4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1/35

Notable Guest Stars:
Ray Walston (Boothby) – Wiki states that he is most known for My Favorite Martian, but I know him best as Luther Billis in South Pacific (1958)

Robert Duncan McNiel (Nick Locarno)- He’s Tom Paris.  Also a well known director of television, including shows like Chuck.

Jaqueline Brookes (Admiral Brand)- She appeared on several soap operas over the years but her main call was the theater.  She also appeared in the 1993 horror film The Good Son staring Macaulay Culkin and Elijah Wood.

Walker Brandt (Jean Hajar)- Brandt does a mix of acting and producing.  Her first role was in the comedy City Slickers with Billy Crystal.

Shannon Fill (Sito Jaxa) – Fill will appear again as Jaxa later in the series.  She had a relatively short career in film.  She also had a career in figure skating.

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The Rewatch 191: The Outcast

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 5.17 Outcast (2/17/1992)
Rating: 3.5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1/35

Notable Guest Stars:
Callen White (Krite) – White has appeared with various roles in several Soap Operas, including The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and Loving.

Megan Cole (Noor)- Cole had a reoccuring role on ER as Dr. Upton during the second season of the show. She will also appear on DS9 as a separate character.

Melinda Culea (Soren) – Culea is most known for her role as Amy Allen in the A-Team.  She is currently focusing on her work as an author and illustrator.

Review:

CONTENT WARNING: Contains discussions of Conversion Therapy.

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The Rewatch 190: Ethics

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 5.16 Ethics (2/17/1992)
Rating: 3/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1/35

Notable Guest Stars:
Caroline Kava (Toby Russell)-  Kava is not only an actress but a playwright.  She has written and or adapted several plays for off-Broadway performance.

Review:

CONTENT WARNING: This review, due to the episode, contains references to Assisted Suicide/ Suicidal thoughts.

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The Rewatch 189: Power Play

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 5.15 Power Play (2/17/1992)
Rating: 5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1/35

Notable Guest Stars:
This episode is largely a bottle episode, taking place mostly with actors already on the show (main and reoccuring) and on already built sets. All the notable guest stars for this episode are reoccuring guest stars, which I stop mentioning after an episode or two.

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The Rewatch 188: Conundrum

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 5.14 Conundrum (2/10/1992)
Rating: 3.7/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1/35

Notable Guest Stars:
Erich Anderson (Kieran MacDuff) He is best known for his role on Friday the 13th: The Final chapter, but he has been a reoccuring actor on several TV shows.
Liz Vassey (Kristin) –
She appeared for six seasons as Wendy Simms on CSI (the original).
Erick Weiss (Kane) –
Weiss is a reoccuring member of the Star Trek acting pool.  He appeared as Ensign/Crewman Kane twice in this season, and will appear in DS9

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The Rewatch 187: The Masterpiece Society

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 5.13 The Masterpiece Society (2/3/1992)
Rating: 4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1/35

Notable Guest Stars:
John Snyder (Aaron Conor) – Synder is a repeat actor on Star Trek.  He originally was on the show as Bochra, a Romulan officer.

Ron Canada (Martin Benbeck)- Canada is often on screen as a member of law enforcement, such as he is here as Martin Benbeck.  He started his career as a journalist and won awards for his work. He also appeared as West Wing as a Secretary of State.

Dey Young (Hannah Bates)  Like Synder, Young is a repeat actress on Star Trek.  This is the first of three appearances. She also appears on DS9 and Enterprise.

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The Rewatch 186: Violations

Screencap of Violations

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 5.11 Hero Worship (1/6/1992)
Rating: 3/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1/35

Notable Guest Stars:
It was hard to find any suitablely notable credits for the members of this cast. However several of the appear again in Star Trek or are character actors who play bit parts in many series. I’ll list the main cast.

Ben Lemon (Jev) – Lemon did not have an extensive Credits

David Sage (Tarmin)

Rick Fitts (Martin)

Eve Brenner (Inad)

Doug Wert (Jack Crusher)

Craig Benton (Crewman Davis)

CONTENT WARNING: CONTAINS REFERENCES TO RAPE

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