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)
The Power of Words in TNG. Each participant talk about their favorite uses of words, language, and communication on The Next Generation.
Undercover Missions in TNG. Each of the participants discuss various undercover missions in TNG.
TNG Episodes In The Alternate Realities Collective. Part 2 of a crossover with Standard Orbit on episodes with alternate realities - we discuss"Yesterday's Enterprise," "The Inner Light," "Frame of Mind," and "Parallels!"
The Villains of TNG. Each host lists their three favorite villains in The Next Generation.
Science in TNG, Part 3. Discussion on the science in TNG season 6.
Trek.fm Host Roundtable Discussion. We share our STLV roundtable discussion where we discuss our convention likes, dislikes and experiences!
Kurn. Each of the participants discuss the journey of Worf’s brother Kurn through his appearances in The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine.
Deleted Scenes, Part 2. Deleted scenes from The Next Generation season 3 episode "Evolution" are discussed.
Favorite Star Trek Memorabilia. The hosts talk about their three favorite pieces of Star Trek memorabilia.
The Lost Episodes, Part 8. Discussion on a never-produced season 1 episode of The Next Generation and a never-produced version of Generations.