Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 7, Episode 1

Descent: Part 2 (18 Sep. 1993)

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Picard, Geordi and Troi try to find a way to escape their cell after being imprisoned by Lore, whilst attempting to convince Data to do what is right as opposed to what his negative ... See full summary »



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Picard, Geordi and Troi try to find a way to escape their cell after being imprisoned by Lore, whilst attempting to convince Data to do what is right as opposed to what his negative emotions (which Lore is feeding him) are compelling him to do. Meanwhile, Riker and Worf attempt to lead a rebellion against the self-aware Borg with help from an old friend... Written by The_Sandheaver

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The compound interiors were a narrow three-wall set multiplied optically, along with the Borg extras. They were left standing in the hiatus between seasons, but the caverns were built for Pt 2. See more »


When Geordi is strapped down to the lab table and Data is imitating Picard's voice, watch Geordi's left hand closely. Although he is supposed to be tightly restrained by a seat-belt type strap running across his arms and chest, he briefly slips his left hand easily out from under the restraint when struggling, although actor LeVar Burton quickly realizes the mistake and slips his hand back underneath the belt. See more »


Counselor Deanna Troi: Data, all I'm sensing from you is anger and hatred. Have you felt any other emotions?
Lt. Commander Data: There are no other emotions.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Suspicions (1993) See more »


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Lore is evil and obnoxious...and he does it with a twinkle in his eye.
1 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is the second part of a two-part series--ending season six and beginning season seven.

In the first part, the Borg attack the Enterprise. But it's not THE Borg but an odd offshoot. Oddly, at the end of this episode, they learn that Lore, Data's evil twin, is behind it all--and he takes several of the crew prisoner.

This second part has two main plots. With lots of the crew on the planet looking for Lore and the Borg, Dr. Crusher is in command and must contend with the Borg and rescuing the crew--no small feat. The main plot involves Data, who is under some sort of mind control by Lore. Can Geordi and the other prisoners manage to break through Data's new programming to get him to refuse to do Lore's evil bidding?

All in all, this is a very exciting finale--and I almost always love these two-parters because there's so much action and mayhem! Well worth seeing--especially since Lore is so wonderfully bad!

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