Top 10 TNG Episodes

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Arpy, Jan 26, 2022.

  1. STEPhon IT

    STEPhon IT Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 27, 2010
    Sunny California
    Me neither, sadly he brought that aspect into those dreadful movies. His version of Data in the movies annoyed me dearly.

    It would've been nice to get a "Like":biggrin:
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  2. Vger23

    Vger23 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 19, 2014
    Enterprise bowling alley

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  3. Summer Solstice

    Summer Solstice Captain Captain

    Feb 19, 2022
    The Dauphin is good. I might be in the minority but I quite like most of the Wesley episodes. When the Coming of Age, Bough Breaks, Evolution, The Game, The First Duty are all good.
  4. Summer Solstice

    Summer Solstice Captain Captain

    Feb 19, 2022
    I can't edit my last post but it should read When the Bough Breaks, Coming of Age, etc
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  5. STEPhon IT

    STEPhon IT Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 27, 2010
    Sunny California
    I love the Wesley episodes, I grew up watching the character grow up and in retrospect I believe the producers made an effort by developing changes with him and he became an extraordinary individual. The Game was one of my favorite Wes episodes it was like Invasion of the Body Snatchers on Star Trek. Good stuff.
  6. Trekker09

    Trekker09 Captain Captain

    Sep 17, 2009
    VIrginia, US
    No one else likes "The Price”-- ? I enjoy the romance episodes. The sexual attraction is convincing, the ethical questions between Troi and Devinoni Raal are intricate and complex.
    The Perfect Mate -- another very sensual one no one likes? Famke Janssen with Picard – how far did they go
    Captain’s Holiday – perfect adventure for Picard’s wannabe archeologist side
    11001001- loved Minuet speaking French
    The Outcast –sad but brilliant oblique exploration of a gay relationship
    Emissary – the intense holodeck encounter with Worf
    Family – Picard’s fight/reconciliation with his bro is so satisfying, even if they look totally unrelated
    Disaster – fun watching Picard learn how to talk to kids
    Next Phase
    Starship Mine
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  7. Disco

    Disco Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 24, 2014
    All good episodes. I remember thinking how awesome it was K'Ehleyr arriving by probe was in the Emissary. Family was a key character development episode for Picard.
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  8. Crazy 4 Xmas Lights

    Crazy 4 Xmas Lights Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 7, 2020
    Kanto, Poké-World
    When the Bough Breaks was actually a decent presentation of Wesley because of how grounded he was. He didn't have dizzying time-bending ship-saving power... he was a kid who wanted to go home, and get his friends home. And he came up with a practical way to do it. I don't think it would have worked with a people who were utterly desperate to preserve their own existence, but it was an action that made sense, and that a smart kid could come up with.

    That episode was pretty third-rate (tweaking the ending would have moved it up to second), but that wasn't on Wes.
  9. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012
    When the Bough Breaks is an all around bad episode but I will agree it brings out the best in Wesley, organizing protest against kidnapping.

    My top ten:
    All Good Things
    Q Who
    Best of Both Worlds
    Chain of Command
    Frame of Mind
    Deja Q
    The Pegasus
  10. JN2849

    JN2849 Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jun 14, 2016
    Ditto for me on Sarek. Mark Lenard was such an amazing actor. It’s a shame we didn’t get to see more of him on Star Trek.
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  11. NigellaDeanna20

    NigellaDeanna20 Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 10, 2015
    Greystones, Ireland
    For me it's as follows, 1). The best if both worlds 2) Yesterday's Enterprise 3) Relics 4) Family 5) Clues 6) Disaster 7) The Wounded 8) Timescape 9) The Pegasus 10) All Good Things +a perfect way to wrap up the series even though I hated it at the time). There's just too many great eps here to choose from
  12. Annorax849

    Annorax849 Commander Red Shirt

    May 22, 2014
    1. Best of Both Worlds, pt. 1
    2. Best of Both Worlds, pt. 2
    3. All Good Things...
    4. Yesterday's Enterprise
    5. Parallels
    6. Inner Light
    7. Q Who
    8. The Chase
    9. Redemption, pt. 1
    10. Redemption, pt. 2
  13. Annorax849

    Annorax849 Commander Red Shirt

    May 22, 2014
    Not my favorite, but it was actually an extremely significant episode since it introduced the quadrants
  14. dupersuper

    dupersuper Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 24, 2020
    I liked it fine, but it's nowhere near my top ten.
  15. gweeps

    gweeps Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 30, 2022
    Ontario, Canada
    Can't think of ten right now, but here's a few:

    Cause and Effect (one of the best time paradox episodes)
    Power Play (cousins to aliens from ENT's 'The Crossing'?)
    Q Who (best Borg episode)
    Tapestry (Best Q episode)
    The Survivors (very sympathetic)
    Where Silence Has Lease (creepy)
    Yesterday's Enterprise (one of the best 'what if?' episodes)
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  16. at Quark's

    at Quark's Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 15, 2012
    Let's see which episodes pop up in my head. Not going to think too long about this.

    Darmok- if I had to pick a single episode that 'showcases' the values and feel of TNG, this would be it. Trying to build a bridge to other cultures, using reasoning to find the key. Realising you carry your own culture with you and that it has shaped you as well.
    Best of Both Worlds - pivotal episode that changed the game of Star trek for the next 15 years or so
    All good things- Awesome finale that in lots of ways illustrates how far the show had come and how characters had changed from early S1

    A few that probably would end up in my top 10 but which I'm not entirely certain about
    Measure of a man - Good episode, but ponderous; takes itself far too seriously in retrospect (and that's disregarding the obvious plotholes to make this setting possible in the first place)
    The Inner Light - Great episode, but I'm not really sure what it has to do with Star Trek as such (except perhaps for the 'connecting with lost civlizations' part)

    Beyond that, there's a stiff competition of a rather long list of 'very good' episodes that I can't all put in my top 10.
  17. Sonny Clemonds

    Sonny Clemonds Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2003
    Where the Bear Sits
    This is one of those I didn't like back in the day and has grown on me over the years. I think Famke is striking and I like her acting in this one.

    Is it right to say this one is generally considered by the fanbase to be in the bottom half of episodes? I agree with you that its higher, but I'm not sure how many we have coming with us on that trip.

    This was the last episode I saw for the first time. It was a Saturday I missed during the original run and despite watching thousands of TNG reruns over the years, just always missed this one. Until Netflix. Yeah, I got to see three TNG eps for the first time Streaming on Netflix. It was a relatively few years ago and it was sad knowing I was watching a "new" TNG episode for the last time ever.

    This one should get more love than it does. A many lot more.

    Yeah, all about the mood on this one. It was super creepy as a kid.
    Haskell's death is Emmy-level shit. That death was hardcore legit. Hell, do they give a Nobel in death scenes? Can the Academy give him a Deathtime Achievement Award?
  18. Crazy 4 Xmas Lights

    Crazy 4 Xmas Lights Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 7, 2020
    Kanto, Poké-World
    How to fix this one...
    1. Replace Picard with Worf.
    2. Triple the number of terrorists.
    3. Don't bother with the crisis at the party. Just have a few more Data/Hutch bits.

    Awww... well, at least it was "Frame of Mind", which I think was pretty good. Hope you liked it.

    Yeah, i was freaked out by this one in a big way.
  19. Lynx

    Lynx Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2001
    Lynx Empire
    Wow, this was difficult! :sigh:

    So many good episodes to choose from. I had to pick 10 episodes from each season and then start to narrowing it down.

    I decided to make it Top 20 since I just couldn't wipe out certain episodes from the list. I did choose the episodes which I for different reasons have watched most during the years.

    1 Darmok
    2 Conundrum
    3 Chain Of Command (part 1 and 2)
    4 Ensign Ro
    5 The Most Toys
    6 Tapestry
    7 The Inner Light
    8 The Ninth Degree
    9 Transfigurations
    10 The Vengeance Factor
    11 Cause And Effect
    12 The Game
    13 Datalore
    14 The Pegasus
    15 Starship Mine
    16 The Hunted
    17 The High Ground
    18 Preemptive Strike
    19 The First Duty
    20 Masks
  20. Santa Landru

    Santa Landru Commodore Commodore

    Apr 20, 2017
    Whenever I watch that episode these days, I skip over all of the Ral/Troi kissy kissy and get to the good stuff.

    Of course, it doesn't help that every time I see Ral I can only think of Lloyd Braun :guffaw: