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Face Of The Enemy 

Deanna awakes to find herself altered to look like a Romulan, immediately unaware she's involved in a cat-and-mouse game as a member of their intelligence agency.


Gabrielle Beaumont


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Naren Shankar (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data
Scott MacDonald ... Sub-Cmdr. N'vek
Carolyn Seymour ... Cmdr. Toreth
Barry Lynch Barry Lynch ... Ensign Stefan DeSeve
Robertson Dean ... Khazara Pilot Palteth
Dennis Cockrum ... Corvallen Freighter Captain
Pamela Winslow Kashani Pamela Winslow Kashani ... Ensign McKnight (as Pamela Winslow)
Majel Barrett ... Computer (voice)


Counselor Deanna Troi's startled to awake and find herself aboard a Romulan ship, having been surgically altered to appear as one. Subcommander N'vek admits he's responsible for having taken the action, while Deanna attended a conference to have her play the part of Major Raqal of the feared intelligence organisation, the Tal Shiar, in order to help prevent an action which could cause chaos on Romulus. Written by KGF Vissers

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Carolyn Seymour played a different Romulan in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Contagion (1989). See more »


It has been well established that a Romulan warship cannot overcome the shields of a Galaxy class star ship with a single shot. It has also been established that there is a moment of vulnerability as a Romulan ship decloaks. As the Enterprise is at red alert, with shields up and weapons ready (both are part of the "red alert" protocol) the result of a Romulan ship decloaking and firing would most likely be the destruction of the Romulan ship. See more »


[first lines]
Counselor Deanna Troi: Computer, lights.
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification II (1991) See more »


Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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TNG's "The Enterprise Incident"
20 April 2016 | by skiopSee all my reviews

Troi wakes up having been surgically altered to look like a Romulan in order to fulfill some secret mission. Meanwhile, a human who defected to the Romulans returns to coordinate the Enterprise's side.

This is a nice spy thriller, reminiscent of TOS's "The Enterprise Incident." Though, this episode isn't as good as that one, it is one of season 6's best episodes.

Troi is the focus here. I know many dislike her character, but I find Troi-centric episodes like this, "The Price", and "The Loss" to be very enjoyable.

Carolyn Seymour returns as a Romulan commander, a role she had in season 2's "Where Silence Has Lease." It's a different character, perhaps to avoid paying royalties.

We perhaps learn more about the Romulans in this episode more than in any other.

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6 February 1993 (USA) See more »

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