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omegaman 09-25-2012 12:23 PM

The Best and Worst of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Sci-Fi Optimism
 
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/...on-best-worst/

Captain Tom Coughlin 09-25-2012 01:46 PM

I agree with most of that, but I do like "The Schizoid Man" episode more than they seem to.

horatio 09-25-2012 02:39 PM

Doing anything to get laid and being able to rationalize it as respecting another culture.


kevin 09-26-2012 11:35 AM

I'd agree with most of their good and bad picks. Never was a fan of 'Phantasms' or 'A Fistful of Data's' myself, but 'Aquiel' is definitely one of the worst ever TNG's. I also quite like 'The Schizoid Man' to this day. I used to like it when Spiner could play Data with some menace.

Roysten 09-27-2012 05:00 AM

Interesting how it's mostly season 1 episodes that are looked on badly.

Ethics was poor, Force of Nature was poor... which are both 'philosophical' episodes.

Am pleased Frame of Mind got a mention, has always been a personal favourite.

kevin 09-27-2012 05:58 AM

Oh, season 1 always gets a bad wrap.

I dunno, sometimes it feels like it's the easiest season of TNG to rip on while ignoring plenty of equally good 'bad' candidates over the final two years of the show.

Roysten 09-27-2012 01:04 PM

Season 7 certainly has a fair number of duds. I've always liked series 6 though, I thought the only dud was Aquiel, there's a good number of really great episodes to more then balance out the few mediocre ones like man of the People and Rightful Heir.

kevin 09-28-2012 10:52 PM

There are more S6 episodes that I like than S7 I think, because for me S7 wasn't that strong at all but I feel that S5 was the last season of the show to be broadly and consistently stronger on average. I think it was one of the peak seasons around that general peak of S3 - S5 that TNG had.

But on balance I would always take the first two years over the final two for the most part.


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