Re: Essential TNG?
"The Pegasus" is a great one (watching it a second time you understand Riker's uneasyness about the whole business) but since morally I regard this almost as a sequel to "The First Duty", that one should always come first.
"The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth, whether it's scientific truth or historical truth or personal truth! It is the guiding principle on which Starfleet is based! Jean-Luc Picard