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Seeing TNG for the First Time

GoldPressedBaylatinum

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Report this May. 21 2012, 4:23 pm

Code of Honor: Fair

A mission of mercy is jeopardized when a planetary ruler decides he wants Tasha Yar as his wife.

This episode was somewhat intriguing to me. I reminded me of the episode “The House of Quark” in DS9. I always enjoy first contacts. I really don’t have much of a opinion of this episode, I don’t think it was bad, and it wasn’t that great. I think that Tasha stood out more as a strong woman of Star Trek. She almost reminded me of Jadzia Dax in a way. All around it wasn’t a great plot in my opinion, but it contributed to the advancement of characters.

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Report this May. 23 2012, 5:41 am

I did not like Code of Honor.  I thought the idea of allowing Yar to fight to the death was a stretch.  I can't remember much more about this episode.


Jim

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Report this May. 23 2012, 9:25 am

The Last Outpost: In the middle of fair and bad.

In pursuit of Ferengi marauders, the Enterprise and its quarry become trapped by a mysterious planet that is draining both ships' energies.

Ok, this was an interesting one. I had mixed feelings about this. My favorite Star Trek species is Ferengi's, so I was very excited to see that this episode involved them. My excitement soon turned into disappointment as the show continued. It was weird to see what the Ferengi were like before Quark, Rom, Brunt, the Nagus etc. I think that Ferengi’s were originally created to be an enemy of the Federation. But in my opinion DS9 portrays Ferengi’s the way that they should be. They are not exactly enemies and not always allies, and they live to their own rules (The Rules of Acquisition).

I did not agree with the way they were portrayed in this episode. Although it did express their love of money (Latinum). All around I did enjoy the Ferengi aspects, but not the whole “guardian of the Tkon Empire” stuff. I want to state once again that this is just my opinion and everyone has the right to their own.

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Report this May. 23 2012, 9:43 am

Baylatinum,


No need to apologize for having your opinion.  That is why we are here.  I do know some people take it very badly if you review an episode poorly that they love...their problem.  As long as you love the Inner Light then we are good.  :-)


I agree with you on this episode.  It started off ok but the ending was disappointing.  It felt a little like That Which Survives from TOS.  Yes, the Ferengi were more like an enemy rather than a neutral party.


Jim

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Report this May. 24 2012, 2:01 pm

Where No One Has Gone Before: Good/Fair

When a specialist in propulsion makes modifications to the Enterprise's warp drive that send it 2.7 million light years out of the galaxy, then an impossibly unreturnable 1 billion light years in the other direction, it is his assistant, a mysterious alien, and Wesley Crusher that must bring it back home.

Ok, I quite enjoyed this one. Probably my favorite so far. Of course I had to remind myself that this was made in the 80’s, so the production quality isn't always going to meet my expectations, which is my problem. I also enjoyed their decision of casting Stanley Kamel, I have enjoyed him in other shows and I think he did a good job of portraying the arrogant and loud man Kosinski was. All around the plot of this episode was good. Although I would have enjoyed some more information of what is going on, i’m not very good on picking up what the current situation is through “techno-babble”, which is once again my problem. So, this episode was probably the best so far in my opinion. Which I may be saying a lot since this is only fifth episode and fifth review.

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Report this May. 24 2012, 3:24 pm

Compared to Enterprise and Voyager TNG is relatively light on technobabble.


Certainly they don't have the tendency to base entire plots on it so much as the aforementioned shows did.


I really never cared for this episode, but... yeah Wesley plots were never my favorite. Wesley using the Force or whatever gets silly at best.


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Report this May. 24 2012, 7:11 pm

I liked this episode and would have rated it Good.  My favorite scene was Picard in the corridor with his mother (grandmother)?  It was so surreal and the background music set a brilliant mood.


As a side note, the TOS episode called Where No Man Has Gone Before was one of the best TOS episodes.  It had a great mood and setting making you feel how remote and secluded they were.


Jim

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Report this May. 25 2012, 3:28 pm

You might as well rate most of season 2 as Bad, as someone took a really wrong turn story-arc wise after season 1, which was also kind of bad, but not like the following season. You almost wish Captain Picard woke up in the first episode of season 3 realizing Dr. Polaski was all just a dream. While there is much to make fun of, season 3-7 is the real meat of the series.


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Report this May. 25 2012, 3:33 pm

nice tri fatso


take a look atYou might as well rate mYou might as well rate most of season 2 as Bad, as someone took a really wrong turn story-arc wise after season 1, which was also kind of bad, but not like the following season. You almost wish Captain Picard woke up in the first episode of season 3 realizing Dr. Polaski was all just a dream. While there is much to make fun of, season 3-7 is the real meat of the seriesost of season 2 as Bad, as someone took a really wrong turn story-arc wise after season 1, which was also kind of bad, but not like the following season. You almost wish Captain Picard woke up in the first episode of season 3 reYou might as well rate most of season 2 as Bad, as someone took a really wrong turn story-arc wise after season 1, which was also kind of bad, but not like the following season. You almost wish Captain Picard woke up in the first episode of season 3 realizing Dr. Polaski was all just a dream. While there is much to make fun of, season 3-7 is the real meat of the seriesalizing Dr. Polaski was all just a dream. While there is much to make fun of, season 3-7 is the real meat of the series

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Report this May. 25 2012, 3:44 pm

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Ur not Wurf. Ur wearin cheep suit.


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Report this May. 25 2012, 8:42 pm

Lonely Among Us: Fair

While transporting delegates, Picard and his crew are enveloped by a cloud that seizes control of their minds and alters their behavior.

I don’t have much to say regarding this episode. I feel that the whole “another being taking over your body” aspect is old hat, and used way too much in all forms of television. Despite that it did keep me entertained. Therefore, i’m rating it fair rather than bad. Sorry this is such a short review, I just didn’t form much of an opinion about this episode.

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Report this May. 25 2012, 10:23 pm

That one... I actually found the B plot between the Anticans and Selay more interesting than the main plot.


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Report this May. 26 2012, 7:27 am

Baylatinum,


No need to comment more on this episode.  Frankly, I don't remember it that well.  However, I am EXACTLY like you in that I never seem to enjoy the episodes involving "possession".


Jim

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Report this May. 26 2012, 10:16 am

Justice: Hilarious but not that good.

The Enterprise takes short leave on a pleasurable and peaceful planet. However, things quickly turn ugly when Wesley Crusher is sentenced to death for a seemingly slight rules violation, a matter made more complicated when the Prime Directive is in effect.

Well this is one i’m definitely going to enjoy reviewing. If I could change one thing about this episode it would be to switch the role of Wesley with someone else. I think that the base of it was great, by base I mean the whole “someone unjustly summoned to execution”. I enjoyed seeing Picard try to wiggle around the prime directive. Like I said, this episode would have been much better in my opinion if it was someone else, rather than Wesley. Wil Wheaton’s acting was terrible I think. It’s an episode like this that really makes you realize how one man's bad acting can ruin the rest of the show.


I wanted to start writing replies to the comments left on my previous reviews. I really enjoy hearing everyone’s input and want to join in myself.

@RStar17: I very much agree, I believe that the B plot was much better, and I mostly focused my attention on it.

@enhancesys: I’m glad i’m not the only one, like I said, I think it’s used way too much. Almost to the point where you can see what’s coming. I believe DS9 conquered the stereotypical idea in “The Assignment”. I feel that way because in that episode she made it known that she was not the real Keiko, when they switch it up like that it can make the episode feel more fresh and not the same old plot everyone knows of.

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Report this May. 27 2012, 8:20 am

Justice...I kind of liked this episode.  Mostly because of all of the half-naked people.  It caught my wife's eye so she actually saw an episode with me.  She hates Star Trek.


You would think absolutists would be absolutist in communciating their laws AND punishments.  It was the core of what they stood for.


I thought Picard's speech at the end to appeal to the "gods" was not very good.  It was a lesson in absolutism that kind of fell flat.


Jim

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