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Star Trek: TNG Reviewed From Start to Finish

jeanluckirk737

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Report this Jul. 01 2012, 9:56 am

I hate season 1 so much, it's just so bland and wooden. It's the worst season in all of Trekdom.


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Spouter

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Report this Jul. 28 2012, 1:03 am

Season 4, and things get a lot better.


THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS PART 2


The second part is just as expected, and as good as the first.


FAMILY


This episode nicely carries on from the first, and there is some fun to be had seeing Worf meeting his Human foster parents, not to mention Picard meeting his arrogant Brother in France, where they end up rolling in the mud.

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Report this Jul. 28 2012, 1:05 am

Quote: jeanluckirk737 @ Jul. 01 2012, 9:56 am

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>I hate season 1 so much, it's just so bland and wooden. It's the worst season in all of Trekdom.

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I almost agree, but season 2 is worse.

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Report this Jul. 29 2012, 4:52 pm

our reviews are almost totally opposite. 


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Report this Aug. 09 2012, 3:26 am

Quote: wissa @ Jul. 29 2012, 4:52 pm

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> our reviews are almost totally opposite. 

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Business as usual


BROTHERS


This story, like most of those revolving around Data, isnt very interesting, but its unusual to see Brent Spiner carrying a lot of it himself, as he plays the 3 main parts.


SUDDENLY HUMAN


Really dull this one, the only interesting bit is where the Jono character stabs Picard which is unexpected. Apart from that, its just the usual boring sort of `father/son bonding' nonsense.

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Report this Aug. 15 2012, 5:42 am

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>What did you think of that one when they find that shuttle with a Picard double from the future when the Enterprise is destroyed in some kind of whirlpool of time except for Picard and the shutlle and found by the Enterprise a few hours later, or is it before...That was a cool one!

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`Time Squared', yes, one of the few really excellent eps from season 2. Good luck with your review thread, by the way, im following it with interest.


REMEMBER ME


Finally, TNG properly gets its act together, and starts to deliver consistently interesting stories, rather than occasional gems among the dross. This is a very interesting situation, as people on the ship begin to vanish and only Beverly can remember them after theyve gone. The solution involves the alien traveller from season 1, and theres a nice explanantion for whats been happening.


LEGACY


Ironically, this episode represents a drop back to the type of tedious stuff the previous 3 seasons often gave us. The mission is totally boring and the only spark of interest is that it features Tasha's sister, who takes a shine to Data.


REUNION


This episode is a sequel to season 3's `Sins of the Fathers', and isnt very interesting, apart from the fact that we meet Worf's miserable little shit of a son Alexander, and that K'Ehyrle gets killed which causes Worf to take up his Batt'leth and seek vengeance. Theres a great bit where Picard catches Worf just as he's killed the villain!


FuTURE IMPERFECT


Excellent, as Riker is knocked out on an away mission, and wakes up in the future where Picard is an Admiral (with santa claus beard!), Riker is Captain, and the Enterprise has made peace with the Romulans. But is this really the future, or a Romulan trick? Actually, it turns out to be neither with a nice twist at the end. People in the 23rd century seem to have evolved better memories, as Riker does well to remember Minuet who he met only briefly way back in season 1.

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Report this Aug. 15 2012, 8:22 pm

i just finished reading the first 13 episode reviews and the only thing that I disagree with you on, Spouter, is Lawxana Troi.


I love Majel Barrett-Roddenberry's Lawxana. She is probably one of my favourite characters.


Can't wait to read more!


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Spouter

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Report this Aug. 19 2012, 4:00 am

Thanks for commenting, glad youre enjoying them  I think Llwaxana Troi improved over time.


FINAL MISSION


It shows how much the series had improved by this point that fans actually missed Wesley after he left, this being his send-off. Its a great episode, with a good guest star performance from Nick Tate (Space:1999), and some very good location filming. Nice gory moment when Tate's character is killed.


THE LOSS


Another very enjoyable one, though it's surprising that Riker and company are so forgiving of Deanna as, after lossing her empathic abilities, she becomes a real bitch with everyone.

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Report this Sep. 04 2012, 4:31 am

DATA'S DAY


Nice touch of continuity to have Data composing a letter to Maddox, from season 2's dire `Measure of a Man' - they seem to have become pen-friends at least. The rest of the episode is ok, but its all the stuff with the Vulcan T'Pel that is the most interesting, rather than all the learning to dance/build-up to O'Brien's wedding business.

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Report this Sep. 17 2012, 4:14 am

THE WOUNDED


A very good episode, introducing the Cardassians, and a nice sort of showcase for Chief O'Brien. I wonder what Gene Roddenbery thought of the derogatory references to them as `Bloody Cardies!'? The whole Spock-McCoy feud in TOS is strange too, as it borders on racism, and its odd that the Humanist and forward-thinking Roddenberry allowed such in his show. This ep marks the only apppearance of a Cardassian with facial hair.

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Report this Sep. 26 2012, 8:13 pm

Quote: Spouter @ May. 02 2012, 4:52 am

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>HOLLOW PURSUITS

>One of season 3's best, though i think Dwight Schultz's performance is a bit `off' - people who are genuinely nervous and ill-at-ease do not behave the way Barclay does, and its a typical piece of tv `cod' acting as Barclay stutters and fumbles his words. Theres a great laugh, when Picard forgets himself and refers to Barclay as `Broccoli'. Wesley and the Engineering crew come over badly - if someone is nervous and feels left out, its all too easy to just laugh at them instead of making them feel wanted.

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The Goddess of Empathy was pretty funny too. Dat Dress

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Report this Oct. 01 2012, 4:45 am

Yep, i agree


DEVIL'S DUE


This story was originally intended for the aborted (Thank God, it would have been awful!) `Star Trek Phase 2' series in the 70s. Its a good episode, nothing outstanding but good. Ardra reminds me of a female Q. I like the bit where she changes into a Klingon `Devil'.


CLUES


This is a clever one, submitted on spec by a Postman! The teaser is, like many of the teasers in the series, very well-done as Data turns round to find everyone else on the Bridge is unconcious. I like the way the plot unfolds, with Data having to go through the whole `procedure' again, or as Picard put it: `Lets make sure we dont make the same mistake once!'

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Report this Oct. 18 2012, 5:52 am

Hi there, sorry your thread on TNG has finished prematurely. Ill check out your film reviews.

NIGHT TERRORS


This ep has the reputation of a turkey among fans - i cant imagine why, as it it thoroughly excellent! The basic idea is very imaginative, with a trapped alien vessel and it's crew's attempts to communicate with the Enterprise crew rendering them unable to dream, and thus, slowly driving them insane! There are lots of interesting scenes, and its one of the stories that makes a starship seem a lonely scary place to be.


IDENTITY CRISIS


Excellent again, with Geordi starting to transform into an alien creature. The makeup for the aliens is very good (not just a guy with a bumpy head here!), and Geordi's usage of the Holodeck to recreate the planet where the trouble started is very good, enabling him to determine how he was `infected' in the first place.

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Report this Dec. 16 2012, 3:41 am

THE NTH DEGREE


This is ok, despite Dwight Schultz's `cod' performance. Nervous people are never like they are depicted on tv/in films. The idea is an old-hat one, but well done. I like the idea that the Cytherians are similar to the Federation, exploring space and making contact in their own way.


QPID


This is far better than `Captain's Holiday', which introduced Vash. There are some good jokes - Worf smashing the lyre, and his `merry man' line - and the bit where, during Picard's lecture the crew start to change clothes, thanks to Q. Vash looks very sexy in black tights on the Bridge.


 

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Report this Dec. 31 2012, 3:43 am

Nice job - we seem to agree on alot so far.  There is, however, one advantage that season one had over the others; the "cosmic cheerleader" uniforms that we never see again!  

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