Ensign Ro Laren was introduced in season 5 of The Next Generation and was a recurring role until the end of the series. She came on in part to replace Wesley Crusher at the conn station, but also to be at odds with the main characters. Her character definitely pushed the envelope with each of the main characters and she proves to be an irreplaceable character.
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez and Amy Nelson with special guest Justin Oser discuss Ensign Ro's character and personality within the Enterprise-D. We highlight each episode she appears in and how she interacts with the crew. By looking at the span of episodes over a three year period, we recognize her character's growth and development and how she adds a richness to the series.
First Impressions (00:03:00)
Ensign Ro (00:09:05)
Power Play (00:34:04)
Cause and Effect (00:41:59)
The Next Phase (00:48:02)
Pre-Emptive Strike (01:02:00)
Final Thoughts (01:11:35)
Amy Nelson and Richard Marquez
Richard Marquez (Editor) Lee Hutchison (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E. Hueter (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Section 31 in TNG. Discussion on what Section 31 might looked like on The Next Generation.
Death in TNG. Discussion of how death is shown and what impact that it has on The Next Generation.
The Lost Episodes, Part 6. Discussion on three never-produced episodes of The Next Generation.
"Masks." Discussion on the episode "Masks" that we think you'll enjoy, whether or not you're a fan of the episode.
Troi's Dishonor. Discussion on Counselor Troi's assaults and how they were portrayed on The Next Generation.
Durinda Wood Interview. Interview with TNG season 2 costume designer Durinda Wood.
Best and Worst Will Riker Moments. Amy, Justin, and guest Wes Huntington list their choices for best and worst Riker moments.
Favorite Character Moments from Nemesis. Each host lists their three favorite character moments from Nemesis.
The Lost Episodes, Part 5. Discussion on the never-produced episode of The Next Generation called "Blood and Fire."
Weapons of TNG, Part 2. Discussion on ship weapons, both Federation and non-Federation.