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Old January 7 2007, 11:43 PM   #286
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

Hi all, I'm cueball, from Belgium. 21 years of age and TNG fan for as long as i can remember. With the new star trek movie coming up, i decided to register myself here, to keep myself up to date on the latest news and rumours on Star Trek. See you around.
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Old January 8 2007, 06:20 PM   #287
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I'm Alex, 18 years old and from Michigan, Ive been watching TNG since I was in the womb (I still have TNG episodes on tape that I recorded when I was like five). I like the whole cast but I would have to say Picard is my favorite, Data and Crusher a close second.
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Old January 8 2007, 07:07 PM   #288
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Hi, my name is Can. I am 24 year old , male , living in Istanbul , Turkey. Watched TNG first time in 1990 since then caught some episodes here and there. TNG is the first series that introduced me to sci-fi.
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Old January 8 2007, 08:25 PM   #289
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Quite an international flavour to this board: representatives of Canada, Belgium, America and Turkey all signing up in quick succession! I hope that you all enjoy your stay.
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Old January 10 2007, 07:19 AM   #290
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Okay, so I got through about half of this thread before realising that it's almost midnight and I have to work at 8am. Thus, I gave up reading the rest and decided to just post, though usually I try to read the whole thing beforehand. I'll get around to it later.

Anyway, I'm Lori (yeah, I'm a girl, regardless of my handle. I'm just a book nerd as well.), I'm 25, live in central Iowa, just recently started a job which is not a career, and I'm completely unapologetic about my crazy ignorance concerning the entire ST universe. I watched a few episodes of I can't even remember which incarnation when I was in early high school, I believe, but then it was moved to a midnight time slot, and my mom wouldn't let me stay up watching tv til 1am on a school night. Then I watched a few episodes of Voyager when I was in college because one of my friends watched it religiously. But I never really started watching it until I was unemployed for, well, three weeks the first time, then about a month the second time (within about three months. had a seasonal job in between), in late 2006. And I discovered that Spike showed what was the only decent thing on daytime tv; ST reruns. I fully fell in love with TNG. DS9 I never knew what was going on because I came in in the middle of it all, and it was only on for an hour, whereas TNG was on for three. I've never seen an episode of Enterprise, and Voyager's all right...it's entertaining at least. I'm not a fan of most of the crew though. I've only seen about five episodes of TOS, rerun on TVLand (though I did see what I'm pretty sure was one of the most hilarious moments on television...a midget riding Shatner, and everyone trying to act all serious about it).

Back to TNG. I only know a few episode titles, and I haven't even seen them all, so I can't tell you which is my favorite. I can tell you that I'm crazy infatuated with Data, and (not-so-secretly and illogically) jealous of Tasha. I love to watch him interact with Spot and the other crew members, and it would just be so great to date someone who knows basically everything, doesn't have all those messy feelings to get in the way, and uh, other things that I'll be tactful and won't get into. I rented Nemesis last week, and almost cried at the end. I couldn't believe they killed him off.

But other than my Data love, I just love how the whole crew interacts with each other. I don't have any particular animosity toward any of the characters, though I did always find it strange how permissive they were with Wes, boy genius or no. I haven't rooted for any of the characters to get together, though jealousy or not, I was cheering when Data got some (as I was in Voyager when the Beowulf chick came onto the Doctor. Apparently I just like it when people show physical affection toward the almost-human). I'm also not particularly interested in the technical stuff (don't get me wrong, it'd be awesome to have all of that, but I've never been much of a techie)...okay, this is all so very newbie sounding, and I'm sure you're all groaning and telling me I have so much growing up to do, but I get the feeling with this show that I got when I first started watching the X Files and Firefly and Carnivale...which means I'm going to stick with it and learn more and some day, maybe, if I have money, get the dvds. Though I'm moving in next lease period with a girl who has nearly everything on DVD (and is way more in love with Data than I am), so I'll probably put it off til after we're no longer roommates.

Also, I tend to make really long pointless rambling posts. So I will apologise for that now, and never again.

I'm sure there's stuff I forgot to say here, but yeah, that's the general intro of me. I'm kind of a mess. With everything. But I'm having a damn lot of fun being a mess.
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Old January 11 2007, 10:13 PM   #291
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yarrgh where be my bottle of rum?
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Old January 11 2007, 10:31 PM   #292
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I respect the original series but Totally loved TNG and think it raised the bar with the high quality of acting, writing, directing and skilled actors for what started out as what could have been an ordinary tv show

Amazing people who who have all grown to love like
Patrick Stewart
LeVar Burton
Denise Crosby
Colm Meaney
Marina Sirtis...
...the list goes on, as well as a huge list of some totally amazing guest stars
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Old January 13 2007, 09:08 AM   #293
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Im john and im from brooklyn ny, ive been watching TNG since 1990, the first star trek i ever saw was "The best of both worlds " so you can see why from then on i was hooked> Ive since grown to love the other treks but tng will always be my fav. Im a huge fan of Picard ( to me Jean-Luc is the quintessential 24th century man: educated in a broad array of subjects, compassionate, curious. tolerant...these things go to the core of what Trek is all about) and I love seeing Data evolve and become more human. I love all the Tng characters though, Riker looks great at Picard's side, Worf had such a great character arc, Geordi is impossible not to like, I had a huge crush on beverly when i was 16 and yes i like wesley crusher too.
My to 15 Favorite episodes could be:
TBOBW
Family
Brothers ( three consecutive!)
Darmok
The Chase
Datas Day
Tapestry
Pegasus
Q who
Reunion
In theory
Drumhead
Offspring
Unification
Thine own self
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Old January 21 2007, 06:16 AM   #294
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Hello peoples..

I have not been a TNG fan, in fact prior to ENT it was my least favorite Trek incarnation. I began watching TOS as a teenager in pre-TNG days. I have been a DS9 and VOY fan for a long time but the recent introduction of TNG dvd's in the cheaper format has led to me buying each season and watching them after many years. I was thrilled watching season 7 (I am buying them as they go on sale, not in order, lol) because while some I vaguely remembered others I had clearly not seen. NEW TREK, it's been a long time.. very exciting. So since this is the only Trek I'm watching currently I think I will be hanging around this forum.

It is good to see the roots of political developments shown in later series in TNG. Watching it after being so immersed in DS9 and VOY makes me appreciate the way the writers used so many threads from TNG and expanded on them.

My favorite character was always Ro Laren. I am a Maquis sympathizer. OH how I wish we'd seen Ro Laren in the place of Kira for DS9.
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Old January 26 2007, 10:44 AM   #295
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I'm Imran and I reside in Singapore, Asia. I have been a TNG fan since I was 10yrs old.. Didn't know Star Trek until I saw TNG (no pun intended to the classic series). Its just than TNG was the Star Trek that I was introduced too when I came into this world.. My first episode I believe was Skin Of Evil... Been hooked ever since and have the entire series on DVD of course... Sad that Data died in Nemesis..
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Old January 27 2007, 07:48 PM   #296
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I love the characters. I particularly enjoy the episodes with Worf and his family history with the Klingon's-- his fight for honor with Picard. Guinan is one of my favorite guest stars for her mysticism-- I find the species interesting and would love to see them developed. "Q" I like a lot more in the later episodes, particularly in "Tapestry"-- one of my favorite TNG episodes. Just a few random points that I like, I recently bought all seven seasons and I've started at the beginning again-- loving every second of it
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Old January 30 2007, 06:31 AM   #297
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I'm a 33 year old fan of Star Trek who like a lot of kids my age, grew up with daily reruns of TOS on around dinnertime. I even recall that there was a period of time when they would play two episodes back to back.

I also recall all of the buildup when TNG was announced and all that was being discussed about the show back then. I remember the premiere and I did stick with the show for the first year. By the second my interest began to wane, and by the time the third season came around I was at the age when television was just not all that interesting to me. In retrospect, I wish I had stuck around for the third year because I know I would've gone out of my way to at least set the vcr.

I do recall getting back into the show in the final year, and then that is when I began to go back and check out all that I had missed.

I also have to note that over the years it seems to be en vouge to rip into TNG, and to some they seem to dismiss the show entirely. There's a lot of great material in this show, a lot which has not dated.

Some of my favorites:

"Where No One Has Gone Before"

"Heart of Glory" (I actually watched this not too long ago and I remember feeling like this is an overlooked episode from the first year)

"A Matter of Honor"

"The Measure of a Man"

"Q Who?" (I still find this episode kind of unnerving)

Pretty much all the episodes from Season 3 all the way to the end starting with "The Enemy". (exception being "Menage a Troi") Way too much to note here. There seems to be a nice blend of thoughtful episodes with a smattering of humor. I think this is the richest time in TNG's history.

"Family" (such an unusual episode for TNG, but I am glad that they did it)

"First Contact"

"The Nth Degree"

"Darmok" (a lot has been said about this episode but I still enjoy this just as much as the first time I saw it)

"Ethics" (great argument on either side - nice one to discuss with another friend)

"The Inner Light" (might be the most emotionally moving of all of the TNG episodes - I also like the fact that there's a really nice scifi premise behind it too)

"Chain of Command" one and two.

"Tapestry"

"Lessons" (I happen to find this one of the most believable romances that Star Trek has ever done)

"All Good Things" (great finale)
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Old January 30 2007, 08:21 AM   #298
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Jonesy said:
"Heart of Glory" (I actually watched this not too long ago and I remember feeling like this is an overlooked episode from the first year)
I agree that this episode does seem to get overlooked. For me it's the first really stand-out TNG episode and it's difficult to explain the significance or impact of watching it on its first run after years and years of seeing the Klingons as only the bad guys.
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Old February 1 2007, 06:03 AM   #299
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WillsBabe said:
Jonesy said:
"Heart of Glory" (I actually watched this not too long ago and I remember feeling like this is an overlooked episode from the first year)
I agree that this episode does seem to get overlooked. For me it's the first really stand-out TNG episode and it's difficult to explain the significance or impact of watching it on its first run after years and years of seeing the Klingons as only the bad guys.
I like this one because it drives its points home pretty well - and Worf has a genuine dilema on his hands with the two Klingons. Plus, the death cry is actually pretty powerfully showcased here. I do remember watching this first run, and I do remember as a fan still getting use to having a Klingon on the bridge.
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Old February 1 2007, 06:19 AM   #300
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Data is my top favorite character. Riker is close behind and Q is the best! John Delancie rocks!
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