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Star Trek: TNG Reviewed From Start to Finish

aprilgt555

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Report this Jan. 07 2013, 8:56 am

I can't believe you don't care much for season 3. I think it is when the show really starts to turn around and become awesome. And I think that Sins of the Father and Transfigurations are 2 of the best episodes in the season. =/ But thanks for posting these. It's always nice to get someone else's opinion of the show.

Spouter

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Report this Jan. 27 2013, 3:12 am

Thanks for the comments folks, all opinions welcome.


FIRST CONTACT


A superb episode this one, it came close to being banned here in the UK, as the BBC were concerned about what they described as Riker having sex with an alien nurse! The Malcorans are another boring-looking race with bumpy foreheads, but the story is interesting, and the ending unusual. I like the idea of these aliens thinking they are alone in the galaxy.


GALAXY'S CHILD


This story is excellent too, which is surprising as its a fairly formulaic sort of tale, which would be copied in Voyager's `The Cloud'. The idea of the Enterprise killing this giant space-grazing creature, and then finding it was pregnant, is very interesting. But more than that, all the stuff with Leah Brahms stands out - her dislike of Geordi's modifications to the engines, and her reaction to seeing that he created a hologram of her - imagine how embarrassing that would be in real life!

jeanluckirk737

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Report this Feb. 09 2013, 2:53 am

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Uh...Balance of Terror is one of THE greatest episodes of Star Trek...ever.


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All opinions are SUBJECTIVE. However, I do agree with you.


"Who am I to argue with the captain of the Enterprise?"- Kirk to Picard. 2371.

jeanluckirk737

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Report this Feb. 09 2013, 2:58 am

Quote: Spouter @ Jan. 27 2013, 3:12 am

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>FIRST CONTACT

>A superb episode this one, it came close to being banned here in the UK, as the BBC were concerned about what they described as Riker having sex with an alien nurse! The Malcorans are another boring-looking race with bumpy foreheads, but the story is interesting, and the ending unusual. I like the idea of these aliens thinking they are alone in the galaxy.

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On the subject of censorship in the UK with Star Trek- The DS9 epsiode "TO THE DEATH" was censored for a 15 rating. Imagine a Star Trek DVD with 18 on the box!


I do believe it should be rated 12 though- uncut.



"Who am I to argue with the captain of the Enterprise?"- Kirk to Picard. 2371.

Spouter

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Report this Feb. 28 2013, 2:19 am

I havent been on here for a while but im back


THE DRUMHEAD


This is an excellent one, about a power-mad, paranoid woman, Nora Satie, who comes on board the Enterprise to investigate a possible breach of security and ends up suspecting everyone of being in some sort of conspiracy against the Federation. Worf is suckered into siding with her for a time, only to realise that she (and her useless assistant) didnt trust him either. A great ending, in which Picard goads her into showing her real nature, in front of the entire board at the hearing.

ABfield

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Report this Apr. 14 2013, 11:38 am

Thanks for posting these summaries. It's intriguing to see your observations on an American TV show from a British point of view. As a Canadian with British parents, who has lived in the UK 2 years in the 80's and 3 years in the late 90's I've heard criticism of US TV being too sentimental. 


Star Trek TNG did suffer a few missteps in eliciting an emotional response. I am aware that any attempt of a TV show to go for an emotional feeling (other than humor or anger) is met with suspicion by UK audiences. Often its why UK soaps and serials often decend into shouting matches.


IMO the episodes where TNG got it right, that connected with me on an emotional level where:


- Skin of Evil: Seeing Data "grieve" Tasha Yar as he acknowledged their sexual connection brought forth his "humamity".


- Disaster: Piccard stuck in an elevator with kids= character development. Seeing Worf muttering about orderly deliveries in front of a birthing Keiko was gut busting funny.


- Yesterday's Enterprise: The intentional sacrifice of Tasha Yar, who didn't want her death to be meaningless brought forth feelings I haven't had watching a TV show since the incredible season 3 ending of Lost "Through the Looking Glass 1 & 2".

2takesfrakes

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Report this Apr. 14 2013, 6:42 pm

This is what I like to see! Fans of
The Next Generation really sinking
their teeth into this series! Indeed ...
TNG has MUCH to offer. Not the least
of which is the simple fact that it's got
Gene Roddenberry's stamp all over it!
So, go on and suck the marrow out of
these 7 seasons of STAR TREK! You'll
not find a more true version of Gene's
BOLD vision of The Future ... I love it!


Spouter

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Report this May. 09 2013, 2:45 am

Thanks for commenting as ever folks, much appreciated I havent been on here as much due to illness/bereavement in the family, but i should be posting more often from now on - next time, ill conclude the season 4 eps, and into season 5, a season that was much criticised here in the UK for having too many stories revolving around children.

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