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Unification II 

On Romulus, Picard finds Spock, as well as an underground peace movement, a double agent, a bold ulterior motive against the Federation, and a familiar foe.


Cliff Bole


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Michael Piller (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »

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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. Commander Data
Leonard Nimoy ... Spock
Stephen Root ... Captain K'Vada
Malachi Throne ... Senator Pardek
Norman Large ... Proconsul Neral
Daniel Roebuck ... Jaron
Billy Bastiani ... Omag (as William Bastiani)
Susan Fallender Susan Fallender ... Romulan
Denise Crosby ... Sela


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. As Vulcan-human half-blood Spock and android Data exchange views on the virtues of emotional and cool logical qualities, Commander Riker's investigation into a 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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9 November 1991 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The "Unification" title has a double meaning. In the in-universe story, it refers to the attempted unification of the long-separated Vulcan and Romulan cultures. In a meta-sense, however, the title also refers to the long-awaited appearance of one of the "original series" crew as a significant player in the "next generation" era. Although DeForest Kelley (Dr. McCoy) had previously appeared in the pilot Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint (1987), this was only a cameo, under heavy makeup, and he was not referred to by name, but only as "Admiral". James Doohan ("Scotty") would later appear in the season six episode Star Trek: The Next Generation: Relics (1992). See more »


As Data, Spock and Picard head to the underground tunnels to make their escape, a film crewman's reflection can be seen in the green crystal on the table. See more »


[repeated line]
Romulans: Jolan tru!
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Referenced in Star Trek: Enterprise: Kir'Shara (2004) See more »


Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Hope Without Crosby
1 September 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is a continuation of the efforts of the Federation to capture Spock and bring him back. He is on Romulus leading a group of peace-seeking rebels. He has been joined by Data and Picard. Spock wishes to play by the rules, but Sera (the daughter of Tasha Yar and a Romulan commander, played by Denise Crosby) has other ideas. Instead of a peace mission going to Vulcan, the Romulans have loaded three ships with warriors to attack Vulcan and start a conflict. To make this a surprise attack they are going to force Spock to make a statement that the Romulans are heading for Vulcan to arrange a peace agreement. Sera tries all she can to force this, but Spock will have none of it, and they are forced to use a hologram. The crew uses great ingenuity from here on. The great stoic Spock hadn't aged so much at this time. Today, Leonard Nimoy seems so old and his voice has betrayed him. There is an incident where we see just how awful the Romulans are (I said in a previous review that they are much like the Soviet Union). Certainly a worthy episode.

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