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Gambit, Part II 

Riker and Picard must find out why this intergalactic gang is looting archaeological sites.


Alexander Singer


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Ronald D. Moore (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
Richard Lynch ... Baran
Robin Curtis ... Tallera
Julie Caitlin Brown ... Vekor (as Caitlin Brown)
Cameron Thor ... Narik
James Worthy ... Koral
Sabrina Le Beauf ... Ensign Giusti
Martin Goslins Martin Goslins ... Satok


The officers' ploy has succeeded: Riker won intergalactic piracy captain Baran's confidence while sparing the Enterprise. Picard works out the stolen archaeological artifacts are not Romulan but pre-logical Vulcan. This is confirmed by the only pirate who guessed their game, an undercover agent who must prevent them being used as a terrible weapon. Meanwhile Data is in temporary command, dealing with Worf's initial lack of respect and Klingon Koral's ship, until the pirates beam aboard with a whole series of mainly hidden agendas and deceptions Data's crew also plays into. Written by KGF Vissers

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The episode's Vulcan subplot was based on one of Spock's admissions that a Vulcan could kill for a logical reason. Story editor Naren Shankar, commented: "We went for people who very logically felt that Vulcan's problems were linked to contamination by illogical people, so in a logical sense you say "Get rid of them..." a very logical way to arrive at racism." See more »


At around 12:22, obvious makeup line on Commander Data's face. The back and bottom of his neck and the area of his head behind his ears either don't have makeup applied, or just have the makeup base and not the golden, sparkly makeup that the rest of Data's face usually has. See more »


[Galen alias Picard has instigated a mutiny]
Baran: [to his crew] He's plotted this all along. Opposed me at every turn. Endangered all of us by refusing to follow his orders.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: To follow *your* orders - the orders of a small man trying to fill a role too big for him!
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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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More than profit
10 October 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The second part of this story has both Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes on board Richard Lynch's ship of smugglers. But this group who have been looking for ancient artifacts has more than profit in mind. In fact Robin Curtis who is a Vulcan has an agenda all her own.

It is the Vulcan home world that they are bound with the Enterprise under Data in command. Riker is a prisoner and Picard is incognito as an archaeological expert .

A couple of nice twists in one of TNG's best stories.

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16 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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