Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2, Episode 21

Peak Performance (8 Jul. 1989)

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The crew of the Enterprise participates in war games.



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The Enterprise is to engage in war gaming exercise with a master strategist, Sirna Kolrami, on board. As part of the exercise, Riker will command an old vessel, the USS Hathaway, and act as the 'enemy'. Riker takes along Laforge, Worf, Wesley Cusher and several others as his crew and their first task is to get the vessel operational. Kolrami is supremely confident and arrogant, convinced that his superior skills will result in an easy victory over Riker. When they are attacked by the Ferengi who want the Hathaway as their prize, Picard and the crew stage a clever deception. Written by garykmcd

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual says that antimatter cannot be beamed through a transporter without making extensive modifications to the circuitry. Yet Wesley took no such precautions, and was still able to beam it safely. See more »


[the Enterprise is facing a real battle with a Ferengi ship]
Lt. Commander Data: Our shields will not withstand another assault, sir.
Sirna Kolrami: Then there are no options. Retreat - or die!
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Look for a young Secret Service agent-to-be
11 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Agent Aaron Pierce (television series, "24", actor, Glenn Morshower) appears, interestingly enough, as an interim security officer/chief.

I recognized him almost instantly, even if his red hair was a bit of a giveaway. But also, his character's demeanor is very similar to his role on 24. It doesn't hurt that I watched this episode on a Tuesday, after just seeing an episode of 24 the night before.

Also interesting is that he, at the time 30 years old, plays an impatient young ensign (though some trivia will note he is mistakenly addressed "Lieutenant" by Capt. Picard at one point), while on the series 24, he plays a wise, intuitive, and (apparently) experienced Secret Service agent at the ripe old age of 40.

IMDb lists him appearing in another episode of ST:TNG, so I'll look forward to spotting him in that...

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