Chaos On The Bridge is a documentary written, directed and narrated by William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk. This hour-long documentary is about the turbulent first years of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Documentaries are a minor component of my on-going pursuit of entertainment, but I was directed to this one by Matt Mira and […]
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This is it. The end of a long, long road. As I’ve written before, this was my second trip through TNG, although it was the first time I’ve watched it from beginning to end in order. Without shame or qualification, I’m going to say that I love this series, and this rewatch has only reinforced […]
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This is a review of the two-part TNG series finale. A review of the entire seventh season will follow shortly. In these episodes, Jean-Luc Picard—who will always be the heart of the series—finds himself hopping back-and-forth in time. There are three distinct timelines. There is the present-day timeline; there’s a future timeline, around twenty-five years […]
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I was late joining the TNG bandwagon way back in the day. I believe I’ve mentioned this before. But, by the time Season 6 rolled around, I was caught up on the show, including most of the ones I had missed, and watched every episode as it aired each week. I was a fan. It […]
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If you recognize the image that I posted above this article, you already know some of the reason I like this TNG two-parter so much. Type in “There are four lights” in your search engine, and you’ll discover a treasure trove of memes and merchandise tie-ins related to this story. The plot of the story […]
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You know, we’ve got to talk about the classic Trek episodes. “Relics” is one of these, earning a spot on my All-Time Best Trek list. The episode was written by Ronald D. Moore, who continues to make a name for himself in television and was the driving force behind the Battlestar Galactica reboot a few […]
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I’ve gained some ground since April 15, 2018, when I reached the halfway mark on this Boldly Going project. I’ve watched 111 additional episodes of Trek series, including 19 of TOS. This is an average of a little more than one episode per day. Since I’ve just finished watching seasons five of TNG, DS9 and […]
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It’s no surprise that TNG Ep. 5.25 “Inner Light” won the 1993 Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation. The episode is in good company. The same award was won by “The Menagerie, Parts I & II,” “The City on the Edge of Forever,” and, later, by the TNG finale “All Good Things . . .” It’s […]
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I’m not going to check the stats sheets to see if this is true. But, it feels like every time TNG disappoints me with a weak episode—such as Episode 5.17 “The Outcast”—they follow it up with one that I absolutely love. How’s that for a lead? Nothing buried there. I love Episode 5.18 “Cause and […]
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I felt compelled to write about “The Outcast” because, in my opinion, it was the first real TNG stumble since Season Four’s “The Loss.” That was a good run of 32 episodes. As of the time of this review, it’s the only fifth season episode that I’ve given less than 3 stars. I almost didn’t […]
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