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

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Old August 4 2014, 07:31 PM   #16
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Re: New to TNG

I do concede that I always watch every episode of a series, even when people suggest I skip stuff, so that's a fair point - if you watch S1/S2, you can at least debate the quality of them down the line.
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Old August 9 2014, 11:12 AM   #17
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Re: New to TNG

Wow! I posted as a newbie on the TNG section earlier. I am watching TNG much for the first time. Already have VHS copies of "The Best of Both Worlds" and maybe seen it at least twice. Saw other shows from time to time. Watching TNG on Netflix right now. Much for first time. Read around 200 Star Trek novels and most of the TNG novels. Have the TOS and TAS and ENT dvds. Have much to do. But I only recently watched "Haven" for the first time and will continue gradually. Good to know that it gets better later.
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Old August 9 2014, 11:47 AM   #18
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Re: New to TNG

It's probably important to keep in mind we're only seeing the more interesting moments and missions that the Enterprise had, there's probably countless, mundane, missions and explorations the ship goes on that the underlings on the ship get to be a party too especially if their field of expertise happens to be relevant.

But for the series, we see those missions or cases where the experience and talents of our main characters was needed.
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Old August 9 2014, 01:32 PM   #19
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Re: New to TNG

Welcome. Be careful browsing around here as people don't bother to warn about spoilers as the show ended 20 years ago.

But have fun
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Old August 12 2014, 07:33 AM   #20
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Wow! I posted as a newbie on the TNG section earlier. I am watching TNG much for the first time. Already have VHS copies of "The Best of Both Worlds" and maybe seen it at least twice. Saw other shows from time to time. Watching TNG on Netflix right now. Much for first time. Read around 200 Star Trek novels and most of the TNG novels. Have the TOS and TAS and ENT dvds. Have much to do. But I only recently watched "Haven" for the first time and will continue gradually. Good to know that it gets better later.
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Old August 12 2014, 07:51 AM   #21
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Re: New to TNG

Via listentoamovie.com, I'm currently listening to an episode I've seen several times since it originally aired: "Q Who" from the middle of season 2. In the fullness of time I've grown to consider this the best episode of the first two seasons, and not just because it's the harbinger of "The Best of Both Worlds" or because John De Lancie is given many of his best-ever lines as Q. It also doesn't include a role for the ship's chief medical officer, which is nice for those who don't enjoy the Pulaski character even if otherwise they're fans of Diana Muldaur (as I am). Some of the best music of the series, too.
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Old August 14 2014, 06:12 PM   #22
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Season 2 is very underrated. Lots of good episodes.

It also lays the foundations of some great TNG story arcs.
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Old August 14 2014, 10:50 PM   #23
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New to Star Trek? Luck you. I wish I could, again, watch the all the series' for the first time.
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Old August 14 2014, 11:56 PM   #24
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Haha, love those old VHS sets where you have to pay $20 for two episodes.

There are some people out there who actually paid somewhere around $1600 for the whole series. Me, I just taped them off the TV.
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Old August 28 2014, 06:55 PM   #25
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I'd reiterate what others have said about sticking with the early seasons. I joined TNG in season 4, so when I originally went back to the older episodes, I hated them. I thought they were cheap, overly-dramatic and the characterisations all over the place. That was pretty much my view for years afterwards.

However, I've just completed a marathon of season 1 this week, and I've found that there is much to enjoy here.
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