Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 4, Episode 12

The Wounded (26 Jan. 1991)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 759 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 6 critic

After being fired upon by a Cardassian vessel, Picard races against time to find out the facts behind the Cardassian commander's claim that the Federation attacked one of their outposts.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (teleplay), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1980 titles
created 29 Nov 2011
 
a list of 176 titles
created 29 Mar 2013
 
a list of 50 titles
created 19 Jul 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Wounded" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Wounded (26 Jan 1991)

The Wounded (26 Jan 1991) on IMDb 8.1/10

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 | 85 of 176 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
Dr. Beverly Crusher (credit only)
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Glin Telle
...
John Hancock ...
Edit

Storyline

The Federation is on the verge of war with the Cardassians after a Starship under the command of Captain Benjamin Maxwell attacks a Cardassian science outpost, destroying it and killing everyone there. Captain Picard is ordered to find Maxwell and take whatever steps necessary to stop him. The Cardassians are cautious and their captain, Gul Macet, doesn't quite believe Picard will hunt down one of his own. Picard for his part will do his duty but finds it hard to believe that a Starship captain would attack without reason. Chief O'Brien served with Maxwell and knows that his family was killed many years before in a Cardassian attack. He also knows that Maxwell is a very able captain who would not seek revenge. When Maxwell destroys a Cardassian cargo ship, Picard realizes he must be stopped before there is all-out war. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

26 January 1991 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Captain Maxwell is joking with O'Brien about getting his silver tongue from "kissing the stone". This is a reference to the Blarney Stone in Co. Cork, Ireland, which is said to give whoever kisses it great eloquence and skill at flattery. See more »

Goofs

When Captain Picard orders Worf to continue firing phasers, you hear the sound of photon torpedoes being fired instead. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Benjamin Maxwell: [about Starfleet bureaucrats] They don't know what's going on out here. But you should, Picard. You know what it's like to be under fire.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: You weren't under fire.
Capt. Benjamin Maxwell: Lives were at stake!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Whose lives?
Capt. Benjamin Maxwell: We had to act now!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Why?
Capt. Benjamin Maxwell: [looks around] Smells musty in here - like a bureaucrat's office.
See more »

Connections

References Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Here Come the Kardassians
24 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an episode that gets at the real dirt of entrenched enemies. It must have been hard for war veterans of World War II to embrace the Japanese after the conflict ended. In this one we are introduced, for the first time, to the Kardassians. They have formed an alliance with the Federation but are now seeking retribution for the actions of a rogue Starfleet Captain. A supposed, Kardassian "scientific" outpost has been obliterated by a Federation starship. Picard has orders to investigate and to solve it by peaceful means. This, of course, ties his hands but in the meantime, the same vessel destroys two other Kardassian crafts. The Captain is intercepted and ordered to bring his ship in and surrender himself to his superiors. At first he acquiesces, but soon alters course and heads for another Kardassian supply ship. Now, Picard must negotiate or open fire on a ship like his own. As a show of good faith, the Kardassian captain and two of his aides have had a limited run of the ship. They are at odds with the crew and acting victimized. I believe that Patrick Steward as Jean-Luc Picard gives his best performance in this episode. It is about balancing the threat of reprisal versus the future of the bond between these two entities. Later, in other Star Trek incarnations, we come to know the Kardassians quite well and know them to be anything but trustworthy. They have a certain charm that the Romulans don't have that allows them to slime their way into situations that benefit them.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Five Simple Reasons Why the TNG Movies Sucked simeetgandhi-46-209435
What medium do you use to view movies/TV shows? Wasteland_Vault_Boy
They should never have brought Spock back from the dead Wasteland_Vault_Boy
Hahaha! What an insult to French people! Oralee_Man
How many lights ISIS? bravesphilip
Has anyone heard that Michael Dorn is trying to make a another ST show? pepsi_santana_allstars3
Discuss The Wounded (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?