Just watched Season 1 for the first time.

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by neilisyours, May 10, 2013.

  1. GameOn

    GameOn Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 27, 2012
    The main difference is that Michael Piller took over as show runner in season 3 with a greater focus on characters and started the open submission policy allowing anyone to submit a scrip. Before that the writing room was a revolving door because people couldn't work within the limitations set by Gene Roddenberry.

    The shows writing became much better overall with a lot of great episodes and the season ended with the shows first and best cliffhanger episode "The Best of Both World". Visually the show also looked better because they finally get rid of the spandex uniforms and replaced them with wool uniforms with a collar.
    Last edited: May 12, 2013
  2. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012
    I would have said, skip seasons 1 and 2 except for Q Who and go right to season 3.

    But you've already seen season 1, so just watch them in order.

    Just remember one thing: DS9 is the series you watch next. You watch Voyager and/or Enterprise AFTER you've seen all of DS9.
  3. Third Nacelle

    Third Nacelle Captain Captain

    Apr 4, 2013
    The Denorios Belt
    ^There are more non-skippable episodes in seasons 1 and 2 than just that!

    I'd rate Datalore, 11001001, Symbiosis, The Neutral Zone, The Child, Unnatural Selection, The Measure of a Man, Time Squared, Pen Pals, The Emissary all at 7.0 or higher.

    And if I had to recommend just one, Measure of a Man would come before Q Who.
  4. Obiwansolo18

    Obiwansolo18 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Jan 10, 2013
    If you loved season one every season after is gonna blow your mind cause series gets so much better. I would have to agree that next series to watch ds9 next its sexond only to tng
  5. Tiberius

    Tiberius Commodore Commodore

    Sep 28, 2005
    I recently finished a marathon of EVERY episode of Trek in viewing order. See the link in my signature for the order I suggest.
  6. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 18, 2007
    Both of these. So much was still up in the air in S1 & S2. Not to say those seasons are a waste, but the consistency really found a rhythm by S3. The characters fell into place, & the stories were able to blossom. The whole comfort level seemed to gel with the cast, writers, & producers
  7. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon * Not Really Savage Moderator

    Apr 27, 2001
    Ottawa, ON
    I envy you!

    Still, I just rewatched Season 1 on Blu-Ray and it's easily been over a decade since I had seen most of these episodes so it was almost as good as watching them for the first time. In fact I finally watched the one episode of TNG I had never seen just a few weeks ago. Overall I enjoyed the first season a lot more than I thought I would. I will totally watch it again some day soon.
  8. pirates_dc

    pirates_dc Ensign Red Shirt

    May 16, 2013
    I hate to go against the grain, but I think that if you really wanted to skip episodes you would be fine. It is a great series and every episode is awesome, but truthfully the only ones you need to watch in order are the 2 parters. Of course you may miss the introduction of a few charecters, but they usually do a good job explaining who reoccuring charecters are. Anyways, welcome to the trek universe, it is a truly inpirational franchise that will make you envy those who will one day be able to truly travel the cosmos
  9. I am not Spock

    I am not Spock Commodore Commodore

    Dec 2, 2001
    Enjoy TNG. I wish I could see it for the first time again. I'm getting into it again on Blu ray, after not seeing TNG for quite a long time, and really enjoying the stories.

    The show really improves as it goes on. If you like season one, you should love it when it kicks into its stride in about season three.