Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 5, Episode 8

Unification II (9 Nov. 1991)

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Picard is found on Romulus by senator Pardek, who brings him to ambassador Spock, who explains his secret 'cowboy diplomacy' is about the off chance of a Vulcan-Romulan reunification thanks... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Picard is found on Romulus by senator Pardek, who brings him to ambassador Spock, who explains his secret 'cowboy diplomacy' is about the off chance of a Vulcan-Romulan reunification thanks to an old, recently significantly grown philosophically friendly Romulan underground party, which includes the rising new proconsul Neral, who claims the Romulan senate itself can no longer resist the people's outcry for peace, but is actually in league with Sela. Klingon captain K'Vada isn't amused when Data claims he may be able to crack the Romulan encryption log. Vulcan-human half-blood Spock and android Data exchange views on the virtues of emotional and cool logical qualities. Meanwhile commander Riker's Ferengi investigation for the stolen Vulcan ship continues, starting with the mundane wife of the smuggler who died while pursued and finds a Barolian ship was involved. Spock and Picard fear rightly it all ties together in a Romulan war plot... Written by KGF Vissers

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First discussion of Klingon Opera in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). See more »


Boom operator William Gocke 's reflection appears in a glass pyramid on Neral's desk, at the end of the episode. See more »


Ambassador Spock: In your own way, you are as stubborn as another Captain of the Enterprise I once knew.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Then I'm in good company, sir.
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Referenced in Star Trek Logs: An MTV Big Picture Special Edition (1991) See more »


Star Trek/Main Theme
Written by Alexander Courage, Fred Steiner
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Continued unification with the Original Series.
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ST:TNG:107 - "Unification, Part I" (Stardate: 45245.8) - this is the 8th episode of the 5th season of Star Trek: The Next Generation (as a NOTE, this is the 107th episode to go into production, whereas "Unification, Part I" was the 108th episode to go into production).

This is a pivotal 2-part episode, which aired in November 1991, coming at the time of Star Trek's 25th anniversary and tying it into Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (which was released a month after this episode in December). It also occurred at the time of Gene Roddenberry's death (he died in October 1991.

It concerns Spock (played by Leonard Nimoy), now an ambassador, who has seemingly defected over to the Romulan side. Picard and Data, aboard a cloaked Klingon ship, head to Romulus to figure out why he defected. Once there, they meet Spock who explains his true intentions of Unification between the Romulans and Vulcans, a goal shared by some on Romulus, including seemingly his old friend Romulan Senator Pardek (whom he met at the Khitomer conference in Star Trek VI).

Meanwhile Riker in command of the Enterprise continues his investigation of a theft of a Vulcan Vessel, which in the end leads him to Galorndon Core (from the 3rd season episode "The Enemy"), a planet the Romulans again have interest in.

Suffice it to say, things are not what they seem in this concluding second part of the historic "Unification" episode, to be cherished by fans and non-fans alike.

Trivia note: the Romulan Imperial Senate is seen (just like in Star Trek: Nemesis). We hear Klingon opera. Spocks recounts how he involved Kirk in the Star Trek VI mission, how he's taken part in "cowboy diplomacy" before. The Ferengi are seen again here (a fat one this time), and we also see Denise Crosby as Romulan Commander Sela again. And finally, Data and Spock learn from each other (Spock about Data's quest to be more human, and Data about the Vulcan Nerve Pinch!).

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