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

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Old February 10 2015, 05:48 AM   #886
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

Greeting all around, folks, I'm Lou. Huge fan of the original series via 70s and early 80s reruns. I certainly have numerous memories of that outstanding show as well as favorite episodes, but The Next Generation really 'did it' for me. I was around 14 when the series hit the air and was hooked from the start. There are many episodes that I'd love to see again though have long since forgotten their titles. I'm also a massive fan of the 'First Contact' film, to the point where the opening music will often really touch me. Through my admiration and enjoyment of the many characters, my wife has become a fan, as well. She is constantly after me to track down the DVD seasons and whenever I watch an episode she'll be there with the "OH! Is this the one where so-and so shows up and so-and-so happens??" comments.
On a side mention, I found a nice stack of ST cards at a GoodWill the other day and I'm having a blast going through them; ahhhhhh, priceless memories for a mere .50. (It appears the cards are from two different sets, TNG and TOS, and they were made in 1991.)

Thanks for having me - lets all have a toast to the Great Bird of the Galaxy!
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Old February 10 2015, 09:44 PM   #887
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

I'm 25 and also grew up watching TNG. As a kid, I was all about R/T. I remember waiting for Imzadi to come out in hardback. A month or so ago, I found the very first fanfiction I wrote ever at my father's house. I was eleven or so and I'd written it with my best friend. Apparently my P/C inclinations were so ingrained that I didn't even think twice about it--in the fic, P/C were married and had a kid. I didn't even remember this until I read over again. o_O

Overall, I just like TNG. I was upset when it was over, mourned, and moved to The X-Files.

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What a wonderful story from out of our past.

Back in the day I wasn't even going to watch the Star Trek 'pretender'. "NOT GONNA BE STAR TREK" was my mantra.

But my friends all gathered to watch it. I watched it with them.

By the time the first commercial started ... I had transitioned.

Seriously, it took just that long. Picard arriving from the shadows is probably around the time I felt the Hook. LOL

Devoted seven year follower.
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Old March 2 2015, 07:18 PM   #888
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TNG fan here, 35 been a fan since I was a kid. I've been tempted for the past 20 years to buy the DVD Set, but unwilling to spend $100 per season. But thanks to Netflix, I've been able to watch the series all over again. I also finally got to watch the other incarnations and still think TNG is the best (or maybe second best to DS9). Still watching Enterprise, the first couple of seasons are pretty bad compared to the rest so it's taking me a while to get caught up.

As far as TNG goes, Data has always been my favorite character. I still don't understand all the hate for Wesley. Pulaski on the other hand, I can't stand. Q and the Borg were my favourite enemies. Loved any episode that had either of these 2.
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Old March 9 2015, 06:19 PM   #889
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TNG holds a special place in my heart. It started while I was in my early 20s and though I loved TOS, there was just something about Picard and crew that seemed truly uplifting. -As if the human race would actually aspire to a higher level of consciousness. Picard seemed more like a ship's father than a captain. The success of this show actually singlehandedly kept ST alive as the original crew was aging and the movie scripts were getting worse. TOS was the one that began it all but it was TNG who kept the ball in play.
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Old March 19 2015, 02:16 AM   #890
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Hello. TNG is the very first Star Trek that I watched, and it turned me into a Star Trek fan. It also helped me get through my awkward teenage years, so I'll always be grateful towards the show. IMHO, this show, along with TOS, constitutes the core of the Star Trek universe.
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Old May 3 2015, 08:24 PM   #891
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Hi! I've come over from the Voyager/TOS forums. Completely new to TNG. Well I've seen one episode but don't remember what it's called and I do know the characters. So maybe I'm not 100% new... It will be interesting to see Wil Wheaton playing Wesley instead of himself on The Big Bang Theory. Really excited to see more of Q!
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Old May 3 2015, 11:21 PM   #892
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

Welcome to all the newbies!
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Old May 8 2015, 03:56 AM   #893
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I watched the pilot last weekend and was bored out of my mind! But seeing as you can't judge a series based on one episode, I watched seven more, from seasons 3, 4, 5, and 6. The episodes definitely improved but I'm just not into any of the characters, they all seem really bland. Data has his moments though. It's weird, I like the stories but not the characters. So I'm going to watch DS9 and then maybe I'll give TNG another try.
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Old May 8 2015, 04:11 AM   #894
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

The saving graces of "Encounter at Farpoint" were Q's Postatomic Horror trial setting, Riker's arrival on the Enterprise-D and, of course, seeing 137-year-old Admiral McCoy. It's a bit of a sloppy launch for the series but it does have its great moments.
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Old May 8 2015, 04:30 AM   #895
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Yes about Q and definitely McCoy! I didn't know that was him until after his scene. Talk about being slow! I should have realized who he was when he mentioned Vulcans. How the heck did he live that long!? Like I said, I've enjoyed the couple episodes that I've seen so far. I just kind of want to watch DS9 more but will continue with TNG after. Maybe then the crew will grow on me.
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Old May 9 2015, 10:14 PM   #896
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

Janeway's Girl wrote: View Post
Like I said, I've enjoyed the couple episodes that I've seen so far. I just kind of want to watch DS9 more but will continue with TNG after. Maybe then the crew will grow on me.
Just realize there will be lots of events and characters in DS9 that were introduced in TNG, so you'll be confused now and then.

BTW, I'm 37 and I think TNG's Yesterday's Enterprise is what made me a lifelong Trekfan. Don't get me wrong, I was already enjoying the first two seasons and TOS reruns, but that particular episode made such an impression on me.
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Old May 10 2015, 01:03 AM   #897
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

I already know who O'Brien and Keiko are, and obviously Worf. Best Of Both World's was one of the episodes I watched so I understood Sisko's dislike of Picard. As for everything else, I'm no stranger to confusion. I watched the TOS movies before the show so I had no idea who Khan was or his beef with Kirk. I'll muddle through.

Regarding TNG, I liked all the episodes with the TOS cast and I Borg.
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Old May 10 2015, 02:05 AM   #898
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

It's time for some sarcasm.

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End sarcasm now.

Sorry, just needed to vent some plasma from the nacelles, er, express some sarcasm.
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Old May 17 2015, 01:23 AM   #899
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Hey, I've been a TNG and somewhat of a TOS fan since February, but I use to watch ST often when I was a kid. Oddly enough, I can't remember which series it was. I've always been a fan of astronomy in school, it would be one of my top dream careers besides being a cartoonist. I enjoy simple cartoon programs so my mind is that of a whimsical child I guess. My favorite TNG character is Data followed closely by the captain himself.
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