Search
Mobile Site Caption Comp Monthly Poll Sudden Death Book Reviews Game Reviews Colour Key Statistics Cookie Usage
Federation Ships Other Ships A-K Fleets Weaponry Species Standard People Timelines Calculators Photo Galleries Temporal
Space Stations Other Ships L-Z Design Lineage Size Charts Battles Alternate People Science / Tech Styling Maps / Politics Temporal Ships
Articles Reviews Lists Recreation Search Site Guide What's New eMail Author Links / Awards Shops Forum

Battles

Introduction
Enterprise
Attack
Azati
Prime
Sphere
Bashing
Saving
Earth
Vulcan
Civil War
Romulan
Marauder
Empire
in Crisis
Romulan
Attack
The Deadly
Years
The Doomsday
Machine
The M-5
Debacle
The Wrath
of Khan
Khitomer
Crisis
The Battle
of Minos
Wolf
359
Klingon
Civil War
The
Odyssey
Death of a
Caretaker
A Flagship
Battle
The Omarion
Nebula
Deep
Space Nine
Shattered
Mirror
Kazon
Attack
The
Swarm
Borg /
8472 War
Sector
001
The
Dominion War
The Valley
of Death
The Chin'toka
Invasion

AR-558
Righteous
Insurrection
The Chin'koka
Retreat
Advance on
Cardassia
Vaadwaur
Battle
Workforce
Incident
Reman
Nemesis
PreviousNextTimeline
ReviewImagesDatapoints

Second Chances

Series : The Next Generation Rating : 4
Disc No : 6.5 Episode : 149
First Aired : 24 May 1993 Stardate : 46915.2
Director : LeVar Burton Year : 2369
Writers : Michael A. Medlock Season : 6
Guest Cast :
Dr. Mae Jemison as Lieutenant Palmer
Jonathan Frakes as Lieutenant William Thomas Riker
Tracee Lee Cocco as Lieutenant Jae
Guest Reviews :
Rating : 4.0000 for 2 reviewsView existing reviewsAdd your own review
YATI : Surely Lieutenant Riker should get the same promotion as Commander Riker did for his actions on Nervala IV. They were both the same person then, after all.
Great Moment : The special effects shots showing the two Rikers together are superb - especially the scene in which one Riker puts a trombone down and then the other picks it up in the same shot.
Body Count : Zero.
Factoid : The original intent of the writing staff was, amazingly, to kill Commander Riker and move Data up to first officer, permanently keeping the duplicate Riker as a much more career-hungry younger self still in love with Troi! When Berman and Piller refused to allow this it was decided to kill off the younger Riker, but Piller suggested a more surprising ending would be to allow both to live.
Quote : "It pulses unendingly all through the night..." - Riker's poem. I fall about laughing whenever I hear this line!

Plotline

Riker must confront a duplicate of himself accidentally created and stranded on a barren planet eight years ago.

Analysis

Another good performance by Frakes makes this one an interesting episode.


Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 1,768 Last updated : 5 Aug 2014