Greg Cox wrote:
I nearly cheered when that space monster lunged out of the ice; when was the last time TREK indulged in some gratuitous space-monster action just for the sheer fun of it?
Nemesis. The Remans.
I confess I barely remember Nemesis.
I saw it once when it opened, and maybe a few snippets on cable now and then, but that's about it.
Whereas I've already seen the new movie three or four times, and am tempted to pop the DVD back into the machine now.
But, yes, TNG definitely had a substantial audience during its prime. And Picard was a fine captain, although I personally find Kirk more fun to write.
(On the other hand, my bestselling Trek book was a Picard novel, so go figure!)