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Old November 6 2005, 06:21 AM   #91
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

There are so many good episodes I'd have a tough time squeezing them into a top 50, but the top 10 I am fairly sure of:


1. Best of Both Worlds I and II
2. The Chase
3.Yesterday's Enterprise
4. Darmok
5. The Inner Light
6. The Survivors
7. The Wounded
8. Q Who
9. Where No One Has Gone Before
10. All Good Things..

In particular, The Chase has moved up the list over the years. It gets better all the time despite the TOS-style production design misfire at the end. Its one of the touchstone episodes of all of ST, encompassing everything Gene wanted for ST. It also would make the BEST springboard for a future ST movie, since the events in the ep were so monumental to evolution in the galaxy. It even inspired me to write a movie synopsis, and I am by no means a fanfic enthusiast.

Other episodes of major note to me:

Measure of a Man
Birthright Part 1
The Defector
The Enemy
The Hunted
The Drumhead

ah damn, and many more.

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Old November 7 2005, 05:15 AM   #92
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I grew up watching TOS re-runs and TOS cartoon re-runs and the movies when I was young but I really got into Trek when TNG started. I watched the show off and on but became obessed during seasons 6 and 7. I was in high school at the time and always hid my geekiness. I was always trying to be with the popular crowd. But I had one friend that also watched TNG. Every week we would watch TNG and then call each other during commercial breaks and after the show was over and discuss the show! It was totally geeky but we had so much fun debating the details. Those were definitely the good old days. I remember seeing Star Trek VI and because of it decided to start making my own scifi movies with friends. We went on to make close to 30 short films over the next 4 years. I even went to college and studied filmmaking for 3 years but ended up dropping out and working in the computer industry. Growing up on the second generation of Star Trek was awesome. After college I lost interest in Star Trek somewhat. But about 2 years ago I started renting the TNG series from Netflix and re-discovered my love of Trek! I then rented all of DS9 and watched all 7 seasons! And I had never seen a single episode of DS9. Voyager was okay but I only saw the first season when it aired in 1995. TNG is still my favorite. DS9 is very close though. Anyway, that's my Trek history.

I really want to go to conventions but the money is tight and they never seem to be in my area (northwest indiana). There is Starbase Indy in Indianapolis and a few Chicago ones. I just need to make time for them. Take care.

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Old November 11 2005, 05:25 AM   #93
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college student 26 attemting to get into law school. TNG ws the trek that got me hooked, the positive side of what humanity can be in the future, the stories, the characters I m a die-hard TNG fan. It currently the only trek series i have all the seasons on dvd, including the movies
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Old November 11 2005, 06:11 AM   #94
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Well, I'm not one to dole out my real name, but you can call me star for short since my username is a mouthful. I'm 29 years old (and pleasantly surprised at all the younger TNG fans! The show's aging badly? HA!).

I watched the show from beginning to end. Picard is my favorite character. I love the utopian ideals of the show. I know many people critizise that aspect, but for me trek was always about a hope for a better future. *shrug*

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Old November 13 2005, 04:26 PM   #95
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Hey everyone. I'm a longtime Trek BBS poster but I haven't really posted in TNG forum for some reason. Perhaps it's because for so long there was Voyager and [/i]Enterprise[/i] to keep me company that TNG seemed (don't gasp!) somewhat old.

But really I owe everything to TNG. It introduced me to the wonderful concept of Star Trek and formed my adolescent existance a great deal. I didn't begin to faithfully watch the show, strangely, until around mid-1994 when the show had been cancelled. I was in my pre-teen stages and my mother was dating this guy who was a big Trekkie. He then introduced me to TNG and crazily enough I began to love it. He had all of the episodes on tape so I watched those and then some when TNG began re-airing episodes during the subsequent years of 1995 and so forth.

Back then there were more younger Trekkies then there are now. Through liking TNG I meet a friend (who I am still in contact with) my age that loved Star Trek as much as I and he introduced me to DS9. I collected every piecce of memorabilia that crossed my path. I saw my first Trek film in the theater, First Contact, on opening day and thought it was incredible. When VOY aired I watched that (but didn't faithfully follow the show until it was in its fourth season) but still had a place in my heart for TNG.

When Insurrection came out it was like a special day, clearing activities off my schedule to catch the first showing. Same for Nemesis, although I was slightly disappointed with that (even more so since it's undoubtedly the last TNG movie ever).

But since this is a TNG forum I'll keep it TNG-related. I still watch the show from time to time and every year my friends and family get me a new season on DVD. It is, without a doubt, my favorite Star Trek televised incarnation and the most influential piece of pop culture in my life.

My favorite TNG character is Captain Picard, who I looked up to growing up. Data is my second favorite, and his continuous search for his humanity always intrigued me and kept me fascinated about his character. I also loved Picard's platonic relationship with Dr. Crusher and the ongoing mystery of Riker & Troi on whether or not they would ever truly hook up (Troi's relationship with Worf? It's blasphemy I tell you!).

That's about it. Of course there are tons more to discuss but I'll just leave it at that for an introductory post.
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Old November 16 2005, 10:26 PM   #96
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I'm a little late to the party, but since this is the series forum in which I post the most I really ought to say hello.

I'm Joe - or StolenThunder pretty much everywhere I go on the Internet. I'm twenty years old and English, but living in Scotland where I'm at university reading medicine.

I've been around these parts for more than four years now and I'll have been a moderator (for the GTD forum exclusively, no less!) for three come January. The major topics are cyclic but there's been more than enough fun, clever and novel discussion to keep me a member and an active one for a long time. I'm not as noticed as I have been in the past (polite way of saying I posted a lot) but I enjoy the forums I frequent.

TNG has always been my favourite series though I was late for the party: only catching it as series seven aired on the BBC. The mid-nineties was a golden age for repeated and new Star Trek and other SF&F so I saw a whole lot of TOS, TNG and DS9 in a short space of time (on a B&W TV no less!) as well as a whole lot of duff sci-fi: Buck Rodgers, Space Precinct 88, Space: 1999, Battlestar Galactica, BSG 80 and so on and so forth.

I've gradually lost interest in most cult TV because I don't consider much of it particularly good (notable exceptions being Firefly, Buffy, Angel), however my love for Star Trek hasn't changed. There's definitely been a downturn of late: I was very disappointed in Enterprise and Nemesis gets a little bit worse every time I watch it; but I can rewatch an episode of TOS, TNG, DS9 or Voyager any time I wish without anything getting stale.

Hm. Witter witter witter. I'll stop.



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Old November 17 2005, 01:49 PM   #97
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I'm 28, my name is Jon and i'm from the good ol' United of Kindoms. This is the place with all the history - castles etc.

Got into TOS as a nipper (Devil in the dark scared the hell out of me - also that episode where they all get turned into cubes and the yeoman gets crushed!)

Fell head over heels with Next Gen - to the point where i slowly assimilated the entire blank VHS collection in my house with Next Gen taped off BBC2. Nobody was allowed to tape anything else. I went mad when my mum taped Coronation street over the start of Star trek III - just after the bit where kirk enter spocks quarters and finds McCoy. She tried to blame it on the dog (it was a well trained dog but it couldnt use the VCR)...

I'll watch any episode of TNG, any time any place any where. Although I will go on record that although Next Gen is my favourite series overall - I think DS9 was the best Star Trek series out of the five (if you get what i mean).

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Old November 18 2005, 01:54 PM   #98
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Okay My turn!
I'm a twenty three year old Norwegian, I work for a municipal as an IT consultent for end user equipment, which basicly means I make sure the computers themselves work and don't really have much to do with the network unless there is a large workload there.
I have a cute lil' son called Markus, he's a year and three months now.... a lovely being filled with love, who has made all the warnings of parenthood false
Oh, and then there's the wife but let's not get into that ...hehe...

I started watching TNG back when it was on TVNorge but it only ran for three seasons so in other words it stopped when it was getting good!
I spent most of my youth running around in an ADHD daze which involved a lot of... let's just say illegal activity but now'a days I'm a happy family man, completely assimilated into society....oh wait, no I'm not!
so, anyho, HI!

Spider1: That's my list too!! but I have to say it looks really cramped at you work with all the wires and stuff
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Old November 19 2005, 05:46 AM   #99
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Well hello all of you. I'm 20 years old. Yes that does mean that I was 2 when TNG first aired. I wont lie to you and tell you that its my favorite because the one that truly got me hooked on Star Trek was Voyager. I was raised on that and Deep Space 9. As for my favorite people from TNG, obviously Tasha, because you cant help but love her. Too bad she had to die. I like Captain Picard as well. I've always liked Whoopi Goldberg, so Guinan gets and honorable mention. I guess that it.
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Old November 19 2005, 06:13 AM   #100
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Hi everyone! I’m 27 bookkeeper on railway org. I live in Ukraine. Here and in Russia we can see Star Trek not so often as we wish, so we try to collect it anyway it’s possible. At 2002 one of our TV channels show us TNG, only two seasons. Before that event I saw ST movies and read some ST books. I was found of Mr. Spock, but when I saw #1 Riker, I understand, that something changes in my life. Especially after Shades of Grey. That happens, that I saw it in shorter version, so I just saw Riker’s behavior and his struggle with death (angry emotions mostly). It impress me so much, help me to realize many things. . .
From that time I was 100% Riker’s fan (after Last Outpost I notice him, but not so much to fond of).
By now I have and saw all TNG and all other ST series, but still love Riker and feel deep respect to Jonathan Frakes. I even make my own site to tell everybody of him on Russian.

About TNG. I like it more from the others series ‘cos relationships onboard and between different nations are look adorable and I think that it’s the world I want to live in…
Lots of social calls, as they say, and I like it (friendship, loyalty, humanism). I also like balance between characters, their development. Picard are the great captain and Will the best # 1!!!

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Old November 22 2005, 04:06 AM   #101
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Hello everyone, my name is Richie and I'm a Trekaholic. I'm 36 and grew up watching TOS every Sunday afternoon. Oddly enough it was my father who would watch it while falling to sleep on the couch. I was fascinated by the pastel colours, shinny objects and blinking lights the sets had to offer.

On to TNG. I remembered seeing the first promo for the show in TV guide thinking "what's with the bald guy?" In actuality, I didn't care for TNG all that much in the first few seasons. I couldn't relate to the characters. I think I compared it too much to TOS and it didn't feel like Trek at all to me. Perhaps I even regarded it as stupid even. I thought Worf looked like a werewolf, Geordi looked like he was peering through an air filter and Data looked as though he suffered from jaundice. So, I pretty much gave up on the show about 5 eps into the first season, never to return until late season 3. It recaptured my interest when a friend of mine loaned me Encounter At Farpoint VHS tapes in 1990. Now think about it…back in the day, you didn't see TV series on tapes unless you recorded it yourself. Not like it is today where you can buy seasons of everything on DVD.

Anyway, I really took interest in the show after viewing EAF a few times, which led me back into the series around the end of season 3 in both new and repeat episodes. I became a hardcore fan in 1995. It was the movie Generations that did it. Here’s why. I had suffered a horrible ordeal that just tore my soul to pieces. I hate to admit it, but I was devastated. I made a stupid attempt on my own life and was completely lost. My brother had purchased Generations through some video club membership but he wasn’t really into it, so he gave me the tape. That movie alone got me through some really tough lonely nights as I tried to recover emotionally. I believe I fell asleep to it every night for a good 6 months. There was something about it that movie that pulled me away from it al and gave me a safe place to hide. To this day, I get a feeling of peace whenever I watch it. Especially the part where they do the flyby of Scotty, Chekov and Capt. Harriman standing on deck 15 looking out into space from the torn bulkhead. God that scene made it feel like Trek was real and not just a fictional concept.

So, as you can see, TNG is family to me.

Here I am two months ago playing a show at a local club.

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Old November 22 2005, 08:43 AM   #102
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

I'll be brief:

Yep. TNG fan. Stayed my favorite series. Read the books. Liked the books. Wesley would have been a better character if his lines hadn't sucked. Worf and Troi as a couple is simply wrong on so many levels.

I think that sums it up
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Old November 25 2005, 04:11 AM   #103
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TNG aging badly? Never! It's like fine wine. As it ages, it gets better.

I'm Louie. I'm 30 years and am avid ST fan. (No Star Trek reboot!) I am a line technician with a major communications company due in part to my fascination with technology. ST did play a part in that fascination.

My favorite TNG characters are Geordi and Tasha Yar. Had Denise Crosby chosen a better career path, she would have excelled. She still looks great, too.

Favorite episode is "The Inner Light". Character driven episodes of Trek were my fav's.

Uh...well...that's it.
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Old December 5 2005, 07:54 PM   #104
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Hello guy here.

I'm a big TNG fan, and have been a Trek fan ever Farpoint. I'm also a big fan of Data, and just the overall camraderie of the crew. Other Trek series are OK, but truth be told, TNG comes first for me.
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Old December 6 2005, 09:27 AM   #105
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Posted by Federation Puppet:
Hello everyone, my name is Richie and I'm a Trekaholic.

Here I am two months ago playing a show at a local club.

nice guitar!!

hello everybody *waves*
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