Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Gold Grizzly, Oct 31, 2005.
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Hi! If anyone ever checks this I'm Bob, and I only recently started looking at this site. I definitely feel that TNG is the best of the spin offs. Patrick Stewart is a phenomenal actor so he's great to watch. Some of favourite characters though are Data, Riker and Dr. Crusher. I always felt Wil Wheaton took too much heat from fans. They seemed to hate the fact that Wesley, a kid, helped save the day several times even though it was made clear that he was a child prodigy with a genius level IQ. The one I really miss is Tasha Yar. She was gorgeous. Worf I liked in combat episodes or when he's struggling to recover his family's honour. However, outside of those shows they didn't seem to know what to do with him, so he became the comic relief character. Although he was great at it! Especially in Qpid, Fistful of Datas and Cost of Living.
Among my the episodes I love the most, Parallels, Yesterday's Enterprise, Conundrum, Realm of Fear and Redemption part I and II stand out. As well as The Hunted and Gambit parts I and II.
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Riker is my favorite by far. I've tried many times to grow that kind of beard but it comes in patchy.
I've started watching TNG relatively recently, and I love it. My favorite character is definitely Data. I really like watching him grow and change. Another thing I like about Data is that he puts humanity in perspective when he attempts to understand it.
I also don't mind Wesley Crusher. I have never found him to be too annoying.
I also like Worf and how Klingons are portrayed in TNG. The episode "A Matter of Honor" is pretty cool to me in that it displays Klingon culture in a presentable way, rather than simply barbaric.
I am on season 4 at the moment, and really enjoying it.
The name is Steven, I'm an aspiring Chef living in Los Angeles. Love TNG and watched every episode probably two or three times. I'm 25 so maybe I'm a little out of my element age-wise since I don't see too many other trekkies my age but oh well. DS9 is good (after S2 IMO) and VOY could have been wrapped up a lot sooner.
Yup. Got my own synthehol on 10 forward (but Guinan's got me hooked up)! TNG yes!
I started when S4 was first broadcast in the UK, and loved it from the get-go. I'm not sure why I resisted tuning in before this, but a friend convinced me to watch.
I feel its the best of the Trek shows, not necessarily because of the stories (though there are some excellent hours of television in the 7 year run), but for me, at that time in my life, it felt like the Ent-D was somewhere I could belong, somewhere I wanted to be, and I liked spending time with a group of people who were friends, professionals, and excellent at what they did.
My head tells my that DS9 is the "better" show, but my heart will always belong to TNG.
Hello everyone! I started out as a TNG fan back when it was airing on TV, from elementary school until high school. I spent my teens obsessing over it.
I was always a science geek (studied astronomy in university), so my favourite character was and still is Data. However, I found myself a fan of Patrick Stewart as Picard. I was never really a fan of Troi, though. I've met Marina Sirtis and Michael Dorn (as well as James Doohan, who did appear in an episode). My goal now is to actually speak to Wil Wheaton, since he's a big geek and from the same generation as me. I'm a bit younger than him. I'm 39.
I lived in Japan for 11 years until earlier this year, so I'm getting back into Star Trek. Japan is rather devoid of Trek.
Hello everyone, Ive been a Star Trek fan all my life. Ive been watching TNG since I can remember, and from there I branched out into the other series. My favorite character is Geord Laforge, with Data being a close second....but I also love Tasha Yar, Dr. Crusher, and Captain Picard....and like most people, I don't really like Wesley or Dr. Pulaski lol. Starship Mine is my favorite episode, ever since I first saw it, though it wasnt the first episode I saw, but its the first one that stands out in my mind...I think its probably the most underrated episode in TNG.
Well, I'd been a fan of TOS growing up, so when TNG started it's first airing on the Beeb, I tuned in. Unfortunately I lost interest several weeks in. I came back mid-season 3 and started to enjoy it again. (I have since seen all the episodes as I have it on dvd). I think I came back in around Tin Man?
One of my favorite parts from TNG because it was so poorly done.
Jean-Luc is my surrogate Dad. I say that in all seriousness. He taught me tolerance, the importance of education and personal integrity. I had a family but they skipped those topics
I'm an 32 year old chartered accountant and still remember watching Farpoint the first time it was shown on BBC2 all those years ago. TNG always is the benchmark for me!
Weird, I just noticed it didn't have the little avatar next to the OP (Gold Grizzly)'s avatar showing that I had posted ten years ago. It should have it now.
October 10th, 1987 (WPIX NY affiliate). That day changed my life (Only a slight exaggeration). I remember at some point in the previous weeks or months People magazine did a feature on the new Trek show. I had heard nothing up to that point (way before internet, didn't attend conventions, and I didn't have a Starlog subscription). I liked TOS but Space:1999 was on at a key young age and the production values made Trek look dated and Kirk was reckless compared to John Koenig. Then along comes Jean-Luc and everything changed. Never missed an episode which was hard in the first 2 seasons because I could not yet afford a VCR and I was at the age when you go out on Saturday night (season 1 was on Sunday at 8pm, but then it stayed on Sat at 7pm till the 6th season when it moved to a Thursday TNG/DS9 back to back. Non-Trek friends were less than thrilled waiting on me to watch the new episode each week in those early season. In season 3 I got a vcr and from that point till the end it was recorded weekly. I later filled out the first 2 seasons with that terrible mail order VHS run that came out around the beginning of S4. I still remember calling after midnight to order. You got 1 or 2 tapes per month (2 eps per tape) at $19.95USD per tape.
What I liked specifically at the time besides the high production values, was more realistic characters. There were no "big 3" going down to the planet each week. Picard used diplomacy and didn't violate the prime directive (much). I remember being worried about cancelation a lot the first 2 years. 1 million+ per production episode, and running in syndication seemed doomed to fail. Season 3 ramped up the story quality and I started to read it was doing well in the ratings so I could relax. I still remember TV guide's full page ad for Best of Both Worlds Part 2. The headline read "Save Earth from Picard!" and it had a grayscale photo of Picard as Locutus. I was in Trek heaven.
Welcome to all the newbies. The 29th anniversary is a good time to pop in.
I watched 3 STNG episodes last night..from season 2 , which is actually my least favorite season, however, they remind me of events that were happening in my life at that time.
Time Squared. I don't know why I like this one so much. My brain tells me it would have worked better as a Q tie-in but where some ST episodes tend to have good ideas and execute them poorly, this episode had an ok idea and executed it really well!
Loud as a Whisper. One of the oddest teasers in ST history. The teaser ends with a very well appointed empty room..cut to credits. There's an air of mystery for a peace negotiator! My thought process was...he negotiated the Klingon peace deal but he's really a double agent? Why all the ominous music and big reveal? Despite this, kudos to STNG for making rock stars out of peace negotiators.
Unnatural Selection. Pulaski's best episode. I still disagree with ST's general stance that genetic tinkering is a bad idea, but the story was a good one.
I've recently made the jump and started watching TNG. It's weird, my fist Trek experience is First Contact and as a kid I loved Nemesis (I've been a Tom Hardy fan since I watched that movie, sue me), but I could never get into TNG.
The first 2 seasons are almost surreal, but the characters hit their stride by S3. Keep going, it will slowly become more familiar. TV Picard blows movie action hero Picard away IMHO, although First Contact was the best translation. If you get into TNG, you might like Nemesis less, but I like Tom Hardy too.
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