Series: Star Trek: TNG Episode: 6.16 Birthright (03/07/1993) & 6:17 Birthright Part II (3/14/1993) Rating: 3/5 Redshirt Status: 0/3/38
Notable Guest Stars: Siddig El Fadil/Alexander Siddig (Julian Bashir) – This episode crosses over with DS9 slightly and brings Julian on to show the interconnection of the two shows existing together. At this point in time he was still being credited with his actual name of Siddig El Fadil.
James Cromwell (Jaglom Shrek)- James Cromwell is one of my favorite actors. He’s well known in Star Trek, having appeared several times over the years in various franchise roles. His most reoccuring role is that of Zephram Cochran, which he would play in a few years. He is under heavy make-up for this episode though, but that distinctive voice carries through.
Cristine Rose (Gi’ral) – Cristine Rose is most known for her role on series Heroes, where she played Angela Petrelli. She has also appeared on Friends, NCIS, Chicago Hope, Crossing Jordan, and Gilmore Girls.
Jennifer Gatti (Ba’el)- She is known for her work in soap operas, including Guiding Light and Young and The Restless. She has appeared on several shows as a guest actor, including Voyager, ER and Cheers. In 2019 she appeared on the newer medical drama The Resident.
Richard Herd (L’Kor)- He might sound familiar because he will appear several times on Star Trek Voyager as Admiral Owen Paris – father of Lt. Tom Paris. He also appeared in Seinfeld, Quantum Leap, and JAG among many others. He has been inducted into the National Broadcast Hall of Fame for his radio work. Unfortunately, he died of cancer in 2020.
Alan Scarfe (Tokath) – Alan Scarfe has appeared on TNG before, but he has also appeared on my favorite Scifi series Stargate Atlantis, and another good series called Andromeda. He has won several awards for both film work and stage work.
Series: Star Trek: TNG Episode: 4.24 The Mind’s Eye (05/27/91) Rating: 5/5 Redshirt Status: 0/1/34
Notable Guest Stars: John Fleck (Taibak) Fleck appears in three Star Trek series, including playing a reoccuring role on Star Trek: Enterprise as Silik, a Suliban agent they often come across. He has also performed in Babylon 5, a contemporary of TNG and DS9. He also is known as being a part of a suit against the National Endowment of the Arts and wining in the Supreme Court.
Larry Dobkin (Kell)- Dobkin was a director, actor, screenwriter, and radio personality. He originally entered the Star Trek world as a director, filming the episode “Charlie X”. He has a long list of credits, including getting to play Simon Templer in the earlier TV/Radio productions of The Saint.
Denise Crosby (“voice of Romulan commander”)– Crosby is back, but this time playing Sela, Tasha’s daughter. Of course we don’t know that yet, so she is only “The voice of the Romulan Commander” at this time.
Edward Wiley (Vagh)- Wiley will appear once again in Star Trek on DS9 as a Cardassian. He has several film and television credits, and worked with quite a few other Star Trek Alum
Series: Star Trek:TNG Episode: 3.10 The Defector(01-01-1990) Rating: 4/5 Redshirt Status: .5/1.5/23
Notable Guest Stars:
Andreas Katulas – Tomalok. This is Katulas second appearance of the show. He appeared earlier in the season when rescuing a crew from a planet that Geordi was stranded on. S.A. Templemen – Bates James Sloyan – Alidar Jarok. Sloyan would appear many more times, notably as Mora Pol in Deep Space Nine. John Hancock – Admiral Haden. He would reappear in season 4. James McElroy – a background actor who appears several times on Star Trek over the years. He appears in TNG and ENT.
WARNING/SPOILER: This episode includes an off screen suicide.
Series: Star Trek:TNG Episode: 3.034 Who Watches the Watchers (10-16-1989) Rating: 4/5 Redshirt Status: 0/0/21.5
Notable Guest Stars:
Kathryn Leigh Scott – Nuria. She played Maggie Evans on Dark Shadows. Ray Wise – Liko. He most recently played Marvin on the TV series Fresh off the Boat. James Greene- Barron. He appeared in the 1980s drama Alien Nation which was apparently cast with several guest stars from Star Trek. Pamela Segall -Oji. She has many many credits. I had to scroll a bit on her IMDB to confirm the Star Trek credit. She does a mix of live action and voice acting. She has appeared in Pete the Cat and This is Us in the last few years. John McLiam – Fento. He also has several credits, particularly in TV westerns, but he also had a bit part in the Audrey Hepburn version of My Fair Lady.
Series: Star Trek The Next Generation Episode: 1.26 Neutral Zone (05-16-88) (SEASON FINALE) Rating: 3/5 Redshirt Status: 0 /3
Notable Guest Stars: Marc Alaimo – Tebok. Alaimo would return as several characters over the course of the series, but he is probably best known as Gul Dukot. Who I will probably rant about when we get to DS9 Anthony James– Thei. He was a character actor on several TV shows. Leon Rippy – L.Q. “Sonny” Clemonds. He appeared along with Jonathan Frakes on the miniseries North and South. (Never seen it, you should. Just make sure you get the one about the civil war and not industrial England (although also good)) Grace Harrison – Clare Raymond. She doesn’t have an extensive list of credits but she appeared as Bitty Stonecipher on Designing Women and Susan Slater on the TV series Melba from 1986. Peter Mark Richman– Ralph Offenhouse. He voiced “old” Spiderman in the animated series from 1996.
Series: Star Trek (The Original Series) Episode: 3.02 The Enterprise Incident (9-20-68) Rating: 5/5 Redshirt Status: 0/0/44
Notable Guest Stars: Joanne Linville – Romulan Commander. She was a frequent guest star on television, and also founded a acting school in california. Jack Donnor – Sub-Commander Tal. He would later appear as a Vulcan Priest on Enterprise.
Series: Star Trek (The Original Series) Episode: 1.14 The Balance of Power (12-15-66) Rating: 5/5 Redshirt Status: 1/17
Notable Guest Stars:
Mark Lenard – Romulan Commander. Mark Lenard is more commonly known as Sarak, Spock’s father. However, in this episode, he is a Romulan. Lawrence Montaigne– Decius. Montaigne would return as Stonn, Spock’s romantic rival in Amok Time. Paul Comi- Lt. Stiles. He appeared as a guest star on quite a few shows and was also a purple heart recipient. Barbara Baldavin – Lt. Angela Martine. She had a reoccurring role on the series.