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

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Old November 1 2005, 08:07 PM   #31
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

Well, I'm 31 which still felt pretty young until I read this thread

I got into TNG once they've finished making it while researching a university project (about Cult TV). One of the first episodes I watched was "Attached" and I became a P/Cer that day and still am. I then went back to the start of the series and watched all the eps in the space of a few months and started going to conventions. Favourite character: Picard. As well as being sex on legs he's also the sort of person you aspire to be like. I certainly think getting into TNG made me a more tolerant person. Closely followed by Crusher. Whilst I have enjoyed all the Treks to some extent TNG for me has that chemistry and feeling of family which has yet to be replicated.

I enjoyed the movies but don't consider them TNG in the same way as the series. For me AGT was the finale to Next Gen and about as good as you could wish for.

Living in the UK I've had the opportunity to see Patrick Stewart on stage 5 times over the last few years and am looking forward to seeing him do Shakespeare next year - something I've wanted to see since I first got into TNG.
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Old November 1 2005, 08:18 PM   #32
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Posted by mackillian:
I should add that I'd follow Picard anywhere
As would I. Picard fits my ideals of a good leader and I could easily follow him. Which is odd, when I think about it, because I have a streak of problems with authority. But this streak never really pops up with good, fair leaders. Only with bad ones.

Good thing I was only in ROTC for six months.
When I became tech support manager for my old job, I realized one day that I was using Captain Picards command style. To this day it was run most efficently during my two years running it. My people would do anything I asked and in return they got respect and recognition.

A few years after that I heard there is actually a book out about Picards command style. Never looked for it though.
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Old November 1 2005, 08:20 PM   #33
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

I'm 18 years old, which means I was born about the time Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered on television. My mom is/was a big Star Trek fan, and watched it faithfully every night. I was aware of the series very early on-- I remember reading of Gene Rodenberry's passing in the newspaper to this day. Re-visiting the series on DVD was a great joy, and I loved almost every minute of it (Shades of Grey was pretty bad, IMHO).

In real life I'm a cinema major just starting this year at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. I too like posting disturbing photos, but that one of Picard and Q makes anything I've got pale in comparison.
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Old November 1 2005, 08:26 PM   #34
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TNG was my real introduction to Trek. My father had introduced me to the original but I never seriously watched Trek until TNG. I was born in '76 so really, TNG is the first new Trek that appealed to me. It is still my absolute favorite. I've seen every hour of Trek ever produced but I've watched every episode of TNG AT LEAST 10 times each.
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Old November 1 2005, 08:52 PM   #35
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I couldn’t believe that first episode with the effeminate looking Captain
Back it up. What?
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Old November 1 2005, 08:52 PM   #36
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Watched TNG first run. In my 30s. I'll always be a TNG fan. Great writing. Great characters. You felt like one of the crew and you felt the characters cared about each other. Many classic episodes. Quality stuff.
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Old November 1 2005, 09:34 PM   #37
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I'm 24, currently two and a half quarters away from a BS in accounting, and grew up watching TNG vociferously. My Dad is a trekkie, and starting with The Big Goodbye he taped all the episodes (mostly first-run), so whenever I went to visit him all we'd do is watch hour after hour of Star Trek together. Or by myself until the wee hours of the night .

My favorite characters during TNG's run were Tasha Yar and Ensign Ro, but about ten years ago I was looking back at my favorite episodes, and I realized that Riker has a strong presence in each and every episode I love, so I realized that Riker has been my subconcious favorite all along! I also had a little girl crush on Wesley, and then I got a little older and hated him, and now I'm 24 and have a little girl crush on him again, but I'm old enough now to not take it seriously. I loved Beverly's red hair, and was disappointed that it has gotten blonder and blonder but oh well, she still looks good! I never realized what an impression Picard left on me until watching post-TNG Star Trek. I enjoy a lot of DS9, VOY, ENT, and the movies but I really miss the efforts to solve problems without violence.

I haven't gotten to watch much TNG in quite a while, the last time I visited my Dad and had enough time to watch his Star Trek tapes was in 1998, and I used that time to catch up on DS9 and Voyager. So I think the last time I saw a lot of the episodes was in 1996, but I feel like I know the episodes well, having seen them so much. I miss them, and I'm trying (and failing) to save up to get the DVDs and a DVD player. I have seasons 4 and 5, but I can't decide which season to get next because I love them all so much.
No syndication available for me; I don't have cable, don't get reception, and only use it for tapes, dvds, and videogames.
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Old November 1 2005, 09:48 PM   #38
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Thanks for all of the responses guys! This is a quite a lot more than I was expecting as an initial response.
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Old November 1 2005, 10:03 PM   #39
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

I'm 18 years old, which means I was born about the time Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered on television.
Holy crap that makes me feel old, and I'n only 25.

The thing I notice reading this thread is that most of the people here are in the early to mid twenties and grew up on TNG. I wonder if we did a similar DS9 thread if everyone would be 5 years younger?

The other thing I didn't mention in my thread was I liked how the shippiness was handled best in TNG. There was the R/T backstory, and P/C tension that mostly flew under the radar. The P/C and Worf/Troi stuff came along in S7, but mostly this element was understated. As opposed to the later series, where you had regulars pawing each other all over the place.
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Old November 1 2005, 10:06 PM   #40
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I agree with that, I like that the relationships can be either addressed or ignored, depending on the episode.

I'm 27, by the way.
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Old November 1 2005, 10:13 PM   #41
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

Posted by Gold Grizzly:
Thanks for all of the responses guys! This is a quite a lot more than I was expecting as an initial response.
What were you expective with a thread title of "Please Identify yourselves."
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Old November 1 2005, 10:14 PM   #42
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Hi, 23 Computer Science graduate and also grew up on TNG. I also dressed up as a Star Trek character (red uniform, of course) back in elementary school for Halloween. Strangely enough one of my most vivid childhood memories was watching that episode with Dr. Stubbs(?) and the nanites and what was when I started to regularly watch the show.
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Old November 1 2005, 10:18 PM   #43
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

/\ That would be "Evolution", which maybe sticks in your mind on account of being right near to the beginning of season 3.

Posted by tomalak301:
Posted by Gold Grizzly:
Thanks for all of the responses guys! This is a quite a lot more than I was expecting as an initial response.
What were you expective with a thread title of "Please Identify yourselves."
Well, I guess that I didn't realise just how many different people we have as TNG regulars!
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Old November 1 2005, 10:25 PM   #44
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Holy crap that makes me feel old, and I'n only 25.
Me too, and I'm already freaked out about turning 26 in January.
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Old November 1 2005, 10:41 PM   #45
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

I left out my fave ship, but that goes w/out saying (AGAIN!). P/C P/C P/C

Anyway, do ya'll have names? I know some people use theirs as handles, but not everyone. If you don't want to tell us your first names, that's fine (and I DEFINITELY don't want any last names out there), but surely this many people can't have an objection to it!
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