Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 7, Episode 24

Preemptive Strike (14 May 1994)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 573 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 3 critic

Following her return from Advanced Tactical Training, Ro is sent to infiltrate the Maquis and finds herself torn between her loyalty to Picard and Starfleet and to her sympathy with the Maquis fighting "the good fight".

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (teleplay by), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Favorites of FantasticFest 2014

FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7184 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 11 Aug 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 16 Dec 2012
 
a list of 10 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
 
a list of 176 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Preemptive Strike (14 May 1994)

Preemptive Strike (14 May 1994) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
« Previous Episode | 175 of 176 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
...
William Thomas Jr. ...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Ensign Ro Laren is welcomed back with a party after Advanced Tactical Training. Almost immediately she's picked as best suited for an undercover mission in the demilitarized zone, to prevent the peace treaty with the Cardassians being undermined by illegally attacking Federation 'maquis' ships. Again given her ethnic and personal background, the conflict of loyalties -existing with Riker and other crew too- grows as her covert mission to trap the resistance fighters succeeds. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

14 May 1994 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The only time the Maquis appear in TNG. We get to see the DMZ too, after being established in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Journey's End (1994). See more »

Goofs

At time 12:20 on the DVD version, Data and Worf are in the bar trying to set up Ro's credibility. Data says "She is responsible for the death of a Cardassian soldier." With the subtitles on, "soldier" is clearly misspelled "solider." See more »

Quotes

Macias: I've known since I first met you, that in your heart, you're one of us.
See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Journey's End (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This episode is a gem among stones.
13 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With lackluster shows in this final season, this episode proved to be a gem among the stones as this was an interesting tale with entertaining results. It begins as Ro Laren (Michelle Forbes) returns to the cast after graduating from Starfleet and returning to the Enterprise crew. She was able to return to Starfleet thanks to Captain Picard's recommendation and she wants to repay the Captain for the kindness shown. But the task that she will be assigned with prove difficult for her.

Due to problems with a group of rebels called the Maquis that are attacking Cardassain's ships, the peace treaty between the Cardassains and Starfleet could be in jeopardy. Ro will be assigned to infiltrate the rebel group and report where and when the Maquis plan to attack so that the Enterprise can put an end to this rebel group. However, Ro begins to have feeling for the rebel group and those feeling could risk her position with Starfleet and her loyalty and gratitude toward Captain Picard.

This is an entertaining story that returned the series to the roots of personal conflict within the plot. This season has been sugary stories that tend to rely more on writing so that each main character gets face time rather than developing a good story. This episode went back to getting an interesting plot and develop the situation around the story. A nice show indeed!


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Stephen Hawking's Star Trek Appearance laclone
Five Simple Reasons Why the TNG Movies Sucked simeetgandhi-46-209435
What medium do you use to view movies/TV shows? Wasteland_Vault_Boy
Hahaha! What an insult to French people! Oralee_Man
Has anyone heard that Michael Dorn is trying to make a another ST show? pepsi_santana_allstars3
Discuss Preemptive Strike (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page