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Unification I 

Picard and Data follow Spock into Romulan space on a dangerous mission.

Director:

Les Landau

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), Jeri Taylor (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Leonard Nimoy ... Spock
Joanna Miles ... Perrin
Stephen Root ... Capt. K'Vada
Graham Jarvis ... Klim Dokachin
Malachi Throne ... Senator Pardek
Norman Large ... Proconsul Neral
Daniel Roebuck ... Jaron
Erick Avari ... B'iJik
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Storyline

The Enterprise's mission is aborted to return to a starbase where Admiral Brackett charges them with investigating the disappearance and possible defection to the ever-scheming Romulans of dying Federation ambassador Sarek's son Spock, who didn't say goodbye to his parents but took all his personal belongings after a public row with Sarek over the Cardassian war. A visit from Picard makes them realize the key must be Romulan senator Pardek, with whom Spock maintains years-long personal contacts, against Sarek's will. Meanwhile Klingon leader Gowron is writing the Federation's help in the civil war out of official history, so Picard resorts to suggestions to get him to provide a cloaked ship, reluctantly piloted by Captain K'Vada, for this mission, with Data, both prepared to impersonate Romulans on Romulus. Meanwhile Commander William T. Riker and Troi find examining the disappearance of a Federation ship to and from the Ferengi most dangerous. Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

2 November 1991 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Since this episode was broadcast in November 1991, the month before the release of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), it could be considered promotion for the motion picture. Spock's dialogue mentioning the movie's overtures of peace with the Klingons and incident at Camp Khitomer, but not the outcomes of either, would support this. See more »

Goofs

When Picard meets Perrin on the Enterprise, he gives her a cup of mint tea that is filled up to a marked line on the mug. She paces away, then turns, and her tea is down a full inch without her drinking any. It is possible, however, that she drinks the tea when the camera is not on her and while Picard is speaking. See more »

Quotes

Perrin: Sarek... You will listen!
Sarek: Go from me!
Perrin: Picard is here.
Sarek: No more chaos! No more.
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Connections

References Star Trek: The Animated Series: Yesteryear (1973) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Pretty good...and a bit better than part 2
22 November 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The Federation is alarmed. Ambassador Spock (Leonard Nimoy) has disappeared and is reported on Romulus. Is he defecting or is this some sort of personal peace mission? The Enterprise is given the assignment to figure it all out and save the day. Riker and the ship go in search of clues through the galaxy while the Captain and Data disguise themselves as Romulans and land on the planet with some help from the Klingons.

You only see Spock at the very, very end of the show. But it's worth seeing because you get a final look at his father, Sarek. He's dying and Picard makes a pilgrimage there to talk to him about his missing son. It's all very interesting and I generally enjoy the Romulan episodes. Too bad part 2 is messed up by a special guest star...one I never particularly enjoyed.


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