RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,604
Posts: 5,425,185
Members: 24,805
Currently online: 521
Newest member: David Ellerman

TrekToday headlines

September Loot Crate Features Trek Surprise
By: T'Bonz on Sep 16

USS Enterprise Miniature Out For Refit
By: T'Bonz on Sep 16

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Comic Crossover
By: T'Bonz on Sep 16

Trek 3 Shooting Next Spring?
By: T'Bonz on Sep 16

Star Trek: Alien Domain Game Announced
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Red Shirt Diaries Episode Three
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Made Out Of Mudd Photonovel
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Takei Has Growth Removed
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Retro Review: Tears of the Prophets
By: Michelle on Sep 12

New Wizkids Attack Wing Ships
By: T'Bonz on Sep 12


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.

View Poll Results: Would you want an episode guide like this for your Blu-rays?
Yes, please do it! 6 100.00%
Nope, not interested. 0 0%
Voters: 6. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 14 2014, 10:16 AM   #1
Maxwell Everett
Commodore
 
Maxwell Everett's Avatar
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
TNG Episode Guides with Loglines?

Curious what the interest would be with these. I know they would be of greater utility to some fans more than others (mainly those who are less familiar with the episode titles). If you'd like me to continue with these (or not), please vote in the poll and if there are a big enough percentage of you out there who want them, I'll do it. Also, if you spot any grammatical or spelling errors, let me know!

__________________
"Shake off all the fears & servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion." -Thomas Jefferson
Maxwell Everett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 14 2014, 10:26 AM   #2
SPCTRE
Weltmeister
 
SPCTRE's Avatar
 
View SPCTRE's Twitter Profile
Re: TNG Episode Guides with Loglines?

These are great. Even as a fan of TNG, I don't know all the episode titles, so I'm all for it!
__________________
"Santa brings presents and happiness, while I bring death and mild irritation."
- Ben "Leeroy Jenkins" Schulz
SPCTRE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 14 2014, 06:57 PM   #3
KaineMorrison
Lieutenant Commander
 
Location: Selden, NY
View KaineMorrison's Twitter Profile
Re: TNG Episode Guides with Loglines?

My only this is keep the Deaths a secret!
But this is great!
KaineMorrison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 14 2014, 09:37 PM   #4
Maxwell Everett
Commodore
 
Maxwell Everett's Avatar
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: TNG Episode Guides with Loglines?

KaineMorrison wrote: View Post
My only this is keep the Deaths a secret!
But this is great!
Thanks! You're referring to "Skin of Evil" I take it? It's interesting, that was one of the few loglines I left completely untouched. I'm using Paramount's original highlight listings from way back in the day when the show first aired -- I'm just editing most of them to make sure they fit on a single line. The longer the title, the more I have to condense. Here's what Paramount originally advertised "Skin of Evil" with:

Highlight listing:
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION –
“Skin Of Evil” – A rescue mission turns to tragedy when one of the Enterprise officers is killed by an evil alien.

Advertising copy:
SAVAGE MURDER SHOCKS CREW!
The line of duty spells death for a Starfleet officer.

TV log listing:
Enterprise officer killed! on STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION.

If you go to cbs.com you'll see that they still use that first synopsis to this day. But if others agree with you and think that it's revealing too much, I'd consider altering it. For instance, I changed the logline for "11001001" because I felt it gave away the Bynars' true motivation for stealing the Enterprise and failed to mention Minuet. Here's what Paramount/CBS has for that one:

Highlight listing:
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION –
“11001001” – The Enterprise is hijacked by an alien species who need the ship’s computer to regenerate the one damaged on their own planet.
__________________
"Shake off all the fears & servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion." -Thomas Jefferson
Maxwell Everett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 14 2014, 09:40 PM   #5
jimbotron
Fleet Captain
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
Re: TNG Episode Guides with Loglines?

CODE OF HONOR: Racist and stupid. Trust us, skip this one.
ANGEL ONE: Just like Code of Honor, except replace racist with sexist.
jimbotron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 14 2014, 09:44 PM   #6
Maxwell Everett
Commodore
 
Maxwell Everett's Avatar
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: TNG Episode Guides with Loglines?

jimbotron wrote: View Post
CODE OF HONOR: Racist and stupid. Trust us, skip this one.
ANGEL ONE: Just like Code of Honor, except replace racist with sexist.
I could make a special one just for you, if you'd like!
__________________
"Shake off all the fears & servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion." -Thomas Jefferson
Maxwell Everett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 14 2014, 10:19 PM   #7
KaineMorrison
Lieutenant Commander
 
Location: Selden, NY
View KaineMorrison's Twitter Profile
Re: TNG Episode Guides with Loglines?

jimbotron wrote: View Post
CODE OF HONOR: Racist and stupid. Trust us, skip this one.
ANGEL ONE: Just like Code of Honor, except replace racist with sexist.
I like these Episodes!
KaineMorrison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 20 2014, 01:27 AM   #8
Maxwell Everett
Commodore
 
Maxwell Everett's Avatar
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: TNG Episode Guides with Loglines?

Okay, I've finished the guides for seasons 1-6 and I need you wonderful people to check my work, looking for spelling, grammar, punctuation and capitalization errors. If after a few days, no one's noticed any glaring mistakes, I'll release these as CMYK Photoshop PDFs ready for printing. I will also be including my original style of light blue and white text over plain stars for those who don't like the colors.











__________________
"Shake off all the fears & servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion." -Thomas Jefferson
Maxwell Everett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 20 2014, 02:34 AM   #9
Maxwell Everett
Commodore
 
Maxwell Everett's Avatar
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: TNG Episode Guides with Loglines?

For those looking, I've already found and corrected four mistakes:
  • In S4, disc six for "Redemption, Part I" I've removed an extra space in "Worf 's"
  • In S6, disc three for "Ship in a Bottle" I've hyphenated "reawakened."
  • In S6, disc one, for "Relics" I fixed "Shpere."
  • In S6, disc three, for "Face of the Enemy" I've made "Intelligence" lowercase.
__________________
"Shake off all the fears & servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion." -Thomas Jefferson

Last edited by Maxwell Everett; July 20 2014 at 09:55 PM. Reason: Found more mistakes
Maxwell Everett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 24 2014, 04:50 AM   #10
Maxwell Everett
Commodore
 
Maxwell Everett's Avatar
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: TNG Episode Guides with Loglines?

Here are my completed episode guides with loglines. They are CMYK, in Photoshop PDF format with embedded text. Each season has three styles to choose from:
  • Episode titles in light blue text against stars to match the previous inserts.
  • Episode titles in Blu-ray set colors, also against stars.
  • Episode titles in Blu-ray set colors with matching nebular background.
I recommend test printing in black & white first on normal paper to make sure you can properly see the logline text as it is very small and some may have difficulty reading.

Size is 48.5 MB:
TNG Episode Guides w/Loglines (S1-S6)

__________________
"Shake off all the fears & servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion." -Thomas Jefferson
Maxwell Everett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 24 2014, 02:58 PM   #11
wtriker1701
Lieutenant
 
wtriker1701's Avatar
 
Location: Platjenwerbe, Germany
Re: TNG Episode Guides with Loglines?

Some wonderful effort, you've invested. Thanks a lot!
wtriker1701 is online now   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 06:05 PM.

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