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Old 09-25-2012, 12:23 PM
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I agree with most of that, but I do like "The Schizoid Man" episode more than they seem to.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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