RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 140,140
Posts: 5,433,877
Members: 24,935
Currently online: 496
Newest member: Uhura's legs

TrekToday headlines

Pine In New Skit
By: T'Bonz on Oct 21

Stewart In Holiday Film
By: T'Bonz on Oct 21

The Red Shirt Diaries #8
By: T'Bonz on Oct 20

IDW Publishing January Comics
By: T'Bonz on Oct 20

Retro Review: Chrysalis
By: Michelle on Oct 18

The Next Generation Season Seven Blu-ray Details
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

CBS Launches Streaming Service
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

Yelchin In New Indie Thriller
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

Saldana In The Book of Life
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

Cracked’s New Sci-Fi Satire
By: T'Bonz on Oct 16


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek TV Series > The Next Generation

The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 22 2013, 08:01 PM   #16
billcosby
Commodore
 
billcosby's Avatar
 
Location: billcosby
Re: Best and worst TNG seasons according to IMDB episode scores

Sounds accurate... Tapestry is a hell of a lot of fun, perhaps the best TNG: Q outing. Great rewatch value... and I must have seen it at least 50+ times by now!
__________________
My 1st Edition TrekCCG virtual expansion: http://billcosbytrekccg.blogspot.com/

billcosby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 24 2013, 12:38 AM   #17
Mojochi
Commodore
 
Mojochi's Avatar
 
Re: Best and worst TNG seasons according to IMDB episode scores

I'd say that maybe season 6 beat out 3, 4, & 5 mostly because it's one of the more widely recognized seasons. The show was at the height of its popularity about then

I tend to feel 3 & 4 were full of the best productions they ever did. I rank then best to worst as 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2, 1, but that's not to say that I particularly hate any of the seasons
Mojochi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 24 2013, 07:31 PM   #18
Shon T'Hara
Lieutenant Commander
 
Shon T'Hara's Avatar
 
Re: Best and worst TNG seasons according to IMDB episode scores

I don't consider Shades of Grey a real episode, so I'd knock it off the list and put Sub Rosa in it's rightful position in last place.
__________________
My blog | Goodreads
What will the producers of Star Trek: Voyager do now that Tupac is dead?
-Lucy A. Snyder
Shon T'Hara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 24 2013, 09:30 PM   #19
jimbotron
Fleet Captain
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
Re: Best and worst TNG seasons according to IMDB episode scores

Shon T'Hara wrote: View Post
I don't consider Shades of Grey a real episode, so I'd knock it off the list and put Sub Rosa in it's rightful position in last place.
Sub Rosa is so cheesy at least I can laugh at it. "DINNAE LIGHT DAT CANDLE!" I consider The Outrageous Okona the worst episode because nothing about it is redeeming.

Painfully dull guest lead, and the humor was appalling.
jimbotron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 24 2013, 10:32 PM   #20
billcosby
Commodore
 
billcosby's Avatar
 
Location: billcosby
Re: Best and worst TNG seasons according to IMDB episode scores

I agree The Outrageous Okona is stupid, bit at least it's not a clip show.
__________________
My 1st Edition TrekCCG virtual expansion: http://billcosbytrekccg.blogspot.com/

billcosby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 25 2013, 03:44 AM   #21
JirinPanthosa
Commodore
 
Re: Best and worst TNG seasons according to IMDB episode scores

Tapestry is my favorite Trek episode ever.
JirinPanthosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 26 2013, 02:11 PM   #22
Trek Survivor
Captain
 
Location: UK
Re: Best and worst TNG seasons according to IMDB episode scores

Shon T'Hara wrote: View Post
I don't consider Shades of Grey a real episode, so I'd knock it off the list and put Sub Rosa in it's rightful position in last place.
I've heard this before and it irritates me - of course "Shades of Gray" is a 'real' episode. The "flashback"/clip show seems a common enough fallback in American TV series - good grief, "The Simpsons" have had about eight! "Friends" had several, "Frasier" too, even "The A-Team" (the season 2 finale, coincidentally enough).

Now, you might not like "Shades of Gray" (given the requirement of a clip show, I thought the framing story was quite innovative; much better than a standard "Character X is thinking about leaving and the rest of the characters remember all the good times..." affair) - and you are entitled to dislike like it. But not count it as a "real" episode? It's a real episode; it's got a production number; it has a writer, and a cast, and a spot on the video/DVD sets and it runs for about 43 minutes.

It's a real episode.
__________________
Want an awesome read? Check out "Showdown: A Darker Evil Rising" on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Showdown-Darke...er+evil+rising
Trek Survivor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 26 2013, 03:31 PM   #23
Lance
Commodore
 
Lance's Avatar
 
Location: The Enterprise's Restroom
Re: Best and worst TNG seasons according to IMDB episode scores

I consider 'Shades Of Grey' a real episode. But that doesn't mean I waste my time watching it whenever I watch season two. It's straight from 'Peak Performance' onto season 3 for me.

(Having said that, I do admit I think the linking plot for 'Shades Of Grey' is actually okay, and it's got some cute moments between Will and Deanna. But are they worth watching through a clip show? Nah.)
Lance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 27 2013, 05:15 PM   #24
JirinPanthosa
Commodore
 
Re: Best and worst TNG seasons according to IMDB episode scores

Shades of Grey is a real episode. A really, really horrible episode resulted from a writer's strike shortened season and the creative death of the original writing staff.

It's true clip shows are common in television but you generally expect Star Trek to be held to a higher creative standard than Full House.

And heck, Stargate's clip shows weren't great but at least they managed amusing and/or useful stories around them. Their first clip show was used as a plot connector between the first great episode of the show and the season finale and introduced Senator Kinsey, one of the show's best villains. Then that later one with the guy who could see through O'Neall's eyes was stupid, but at least a little funny.

And I'm not sure what's innovative about "COMMANDER RIKER IS SICK! When he has good memories he dies more and when he has bad memories he bounces back." They didn't even bother with technobabble there, it was just kind of "Wow magic".
JirinPanthosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 27 2013, 09:48 PM   #25
Lance
Commodore
 
Lance's Avatar
 
Location: The Enterprise's Restroom
Re: Best and worst TNG seasons according to IMDB episode scores

^ When it came to Voyager doing a few clip-shows, they were generally much cleverer in how they masked the fact. The episode 'The Voyager Conspiracy' for example was conceived as a clipshow of sorts, although the reused clips in question are all special effects shots used to illustrate Seven of Nine's points about inconsistencies in Voyager's journey so far.
Lance is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.