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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%
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Old July 14 2014, 10:16 AM   #1
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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!

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Old July 14 2014, 10:26 AM   #2
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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!
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Old July 14 2014, 06:57 PM   #3
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My only this is keep the Deaths a secret!
But this is great!
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Old July 14 2014, 09:37 PM   #4
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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.
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Old July 14 2014, 09:40 PM   #5
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CODE OF HONOR: Racist and stupid. Trust us, skip this one.
ANGEL ONE: Just like Code of Honor, except replace racist with sexist.
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Old July 14 2014, 09:44 PM   #6
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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!
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Old July 14 2014, 10:19 PM   #7
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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!
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Old July 20 2014, 01:27 AM   #8
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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.











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Old July 20 2014, 02:34 AM   #9
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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.
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Old July 24 2014, 04:50 AM   #10
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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)

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Old July 24 2014, 02:58 PM   #11
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Some wonderful effort, you've invested. Thanks a lot!
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