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Old 08-24-2009, 01:21 AM
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Out of nowhere last night we watched TNG's Offspring ...it is still my favorite TNG episode, and.....and...yes...I still cry at the end. Okay, I don't bawl (and if I did would I admit it here) but...man...that is what star trek, to me, is about.

It isn't about phasers or photon torpedos. Star Trek, at its best, makes you think about life and death, or other issues, and doesn't do it with a hammer on the head. This is one the episodes I really like Picard because he shows some fricking balls for once, when that Admiral wants to take Lal.

Oh well..I will file that episode away and watch again someday in the future. Now, to even out the great feelings, I will slide Shades of Gray into my DVD player and be brought back to reality!!!
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:49 AM
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...which is why the next movie shouldn't be about galactic conflicts, but personal dilemmas.
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:14 AM
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Agreed with both of the above. One of the very best moments of acting in the whole of The Next Generation happens in that episode - it's so subtle and brief you could easily miss it, but it's plain as day when you know what you're looking at. Right at the very end, when Data's taking his station on the bridge after Lal's death. The look on his face and in his eyes - it's laden with emotion in every way, but at the same time he's still playing the same 'emotionless' android.
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:28 PM
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Must have looked so simple on paper 'Data creates child, return to issues raised in measure of a man, child dies', but is such a good episode, I find Offspring and Reunion gets the frog in my throat.

Will have to watch the last scene again, and see what BigD has descirbed.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:09 PM
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I agree, that's one of the best episodes of the entire franchise and it's precisely because it's about feelings.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:06 AM
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It's a very good episode. Like many episodes, it beats the films.
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:03 PM
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This episode is one of my favorite TNGs, and it gave us the best facepalm ever.

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I watched for the 3rd time, lol.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:09 AM
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Yes, it is one of those episodes that gets to me every time... That and "The Inner Light". When Kamin looses his wife and then at the very end when Picard plays the flute in his quarters... *snif*
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:09 PM
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Yes, that is also a great tear jerker....indeed, TNG got the waterworks going more than any of the other series (and, heck....there were births and deaths in all...sometimes simultaneously).
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