6.4/10
1,907
17 user 7 critic

Journey's End 

After the Federation grants access by the Cardassians to a planet already inhabited by Native American Indians, Picard has the daunting task of relocating them.

Director:

Corey Allen

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), Ronald D. Moore | 4 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

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
Wil Wheaton ... Wesley Crusher
Tom Jackson ... Lakanta
Natalija Nogulich ... Adm. Alynna Nechayev
Ned Romero ... Anthwara
George Aguilar ... Wakasa
Richard Poe ... Gul Evek
Eric Menyuk ... The Traveler
Doug Wert ... Jack Crusher
Edit

Storyline

Wesley is on leave from Starfleet Academy, but gloomy, moody and even rude. The Federation has concluded a peace treaty with the Cardassians, which reassigns several planets, including one where a tribe of Native Americans relocated twenty years ago. Picard grudgingly accepts the assignment to relocate the colonists, who refuse to be uprooted a second time in two centuries. Their chief even claims that Picard is there to acquit his ancestor's part in a slaughter of his tribe 23 generations ago. The Cardassians arrive six weeks early for a 'legal' survey of the colony, stirring resistance. This is fueled by Wesley, who accepted an invitation from a Native American, who claims to have seen him during his vision quest, to undertake his own. It leads to Wesley's late dad, telling him that it's time to take a different path from his. Picard tries to get through to Cardassian commander Gul Evek. Wesley makes a major discovery and choice. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This episode lays the groundwork for the DMZ, contested territories between the Federation and the Cardassian Empire. People being forced from their homes would lead to the formation of the Maquis, a recurring plot thread in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995). See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, Picard refers to Admiral Nechayev as "Fleet Admiral." However, her insignia only has 3 pips encased in the square, which is the rank of Vice Admiral. See more »

Quotes

Anthwara: [referring to Dorvan V] It has taken us two centuries to find this place. We do not want to spend another two hundred years searching for what we already have.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Star Trek: Nemesis Review (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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

User Reviews

 
Spoiled White Twenty Something to Lead Native American Culture
17 October 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

By this time in the series, the pensive Wesley Crusher has become a non-player. All his successes as a Wunderkind were intriguing, mostly because of his baby face and Gee-wiz excitement over having so much power. This is a simplistic story of a group of Indian colonists who are about to be removed from their planet after treaty in the Federation. Wow, what a coincidence. This is not to diminish the plight of Native Americans; it's just the ridiculous contrivances of this. These people are resisting the treaty and are about to be put out on some remote planet (perhaps the planet of northern Oklahoma) without their permission. They are willing to take the chance of sitting in the middle of the Kardassian empire, but Picard has been given the job (against his wishes) of resettling. All that is enough to make this a weak episode, but for some reason, the recalcitrant version of Wesley Crusher, beset with ennui, has been chosen as their spiritual leader. He has been picked by the tribal master to go on a vision quest. Anyway, it really doesn't wash.


18 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed