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The Rewatch 198: The Next Phase

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 5.24 The Next Phase (5/18/1992)
Rating: 5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1/35

Notable Guest Stars:
Thomas Kopache (Mirok)- Kopache has played several roles on various Star Trek series, including TNG, DS9, and ENT . He has also appeared frequently on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, West Wing, Stargate, and the 2020 West Wing Special.
Susanna Thompson (Varel)– She appears in DS9 as Lenora Kahn, Jadzia’s love interest as her most notable Trek role. But she has also appeared on Voyager as the Borg Queen, so I may be wrong about that. I know her more from the series Arrow where she played Moira Queen.
Shelby Leverington (Brossmer)- It was kind of hard to find much on Leverington past 2009. She has been on several daytime Soap Operas, and her last recorded role on IMDB is an appearance on ER during its final season in 2009.
Brian Cousins (Parem) –like Levrington, he appeared on daytime soap operas (a bit later in his career), as well as appearing in several well-known crime investigation shows. He will appear again on TNG in “Descent” which is connected to this episode. He will however be playing a different character.


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The Rewatch 177: Ensign Ro

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 5.3 Ensign Ro (10/7/1991)
Rating: 5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/0/34

Notable Guest Stars:
Michelle Forbes (Ensign Ro Laren) – This is Forbes second appearance on TNG.  She originally appeared last season as the daughter of Timicin, but now has arrived at the character that will be her reoccuring character. 

Scott Marlowe (Keeve Falor) – Marlowe is a classic actor whose credits start in the 1950s.  He has appeared in many cult favorites, like Bonanza and Gunsmoke, as well as Daytime Soaps like Days of Our Lives.

Frank Collison (Dolak)-  The Cardassian Commander might be more familiarly seen in Doctor Quinn, Medicine Woman as Horace Bing.  I actually had to figure out where he was in the episode because the makeup did a pretty good job.

Cliff Potts (Admiral Kennelly)- Potts may be found outside Star Trek in the films Silent Running and Little Women, so you can tell he’s not afraid to switch genres around a bit.

Jefferey Hayenga (Orta)- It was hard to find information on this actor, but he did appear in one of my least favorite movies, Prince of Pennsylvania.  If you ever want to see a great cast appear in a horrible film, watch that movie.  It also has Keanu Reeves and Fred Ward.  He will appear on StarTrek again both as Orta (DS9) and Dr.Yuris (ENT)


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