Steve Mollmann wrote:
I always like how the very best episodes of tNG
have nothing to do with the premise of tNG
Absolutely true. When the show stays away from quantum signatures and sticks to the universals, it's at its best.
Nah. I'd say it's an even spread between the episodes based around its premise and the universals. On the one hand, Best of Both Worlds, All Good Things, Chain of Command, and Yesterday's Enterprise very much have to do with the scenario around which the show is based. At the same time, Frame of Mind, Tapestry, and The Inner Light needn't be TNG stories. TNG was just a great show I think.