Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Star Trek TNG: Episode 66 - Sins of the Father

"Worf goes on trial to prove his father's innocence after the Klingon High Council declares that Worf's father is a traitor, and worked with the Romulans all along. "

This is one of the most loved TNG episodes, rated number 7 in Entertainement Weekly's TNG top 10. And, I didn't like it. It was boring. I usually like the Klingons, but they were just irritating in this one. The only good thing about it was the solid performance from Tony Todd ... who's been in tons of good movies, like Candyman, Wishmaster and Beastmaster III.

ST TNG: 65 down 114 to go

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Star Trek TNG: Episode 65 - The Offspring

"The android Data creates a "child" of his own named Lal and tries to raise her, while Picard takes on StarFleet research to keep them from taking her away."

If "Yesterday's Enterprise" was brilliant, then this episode is beyond brilliant. The Offspring is wonderfully writen episode that was directed by Jonathan Frakes. Also, I was insanely attracted to Lal.

In addition to this, The Offspring was a popular 90's California punk band with such hits as Self Esteem and Come Out and Play.

ST TNG: 64 down 115 to go

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Star Trek TNG: Episode 64 - Yesterday's Enterprise

"In the plot, the crew of the USS Enterprise-D must decide whether to send the time-travelling Enterprise-C back through a temporal rift to its certain destruction in order to protect the timeline."

This episode was so good that I can't even find a joke for it, or a reason to trash. Except maybe the addition of Tasha Yar was interesting but unnecesary. Picard decides to send the Enterprise back to it's proper time to be destroyed, thus creating peace. Or something. The thing is, are you telling me that every single person on the Enterprise o'the Past was cool with going back to their inevidetable death? Really?

ST TNG: 63 down 116 to go

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Star Trek TNG: Episode 63 - A Matter of Perspective

"Riker is accused of murder, and the holodeck is used to reconstruct the events from different perspectives. "

I thought this episode was going to suck. It's just such a typical plot. But you know ... it was good. Riker was accused of murdering this woman's husband after being caught in a compromising situation with her ... also he's accused of rape??? The ending is pretty obvious, he gets off ... then after that he gets acquitted. Get it??!?! Whatever. This episode has the lovely Gina Hecht in it, she was in two of my favorite movies, "Night Shift" and "St. Elmos' Fire". They should have an episode in which Riker and Picard open a whore house in a morgue.

ST TNG: 62 down 117 to go

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Star Trek TNG: Episode 62 - Deja Q

This may be my favorite Q episode. Q loses his powers and decides to live as a human on the Enterprise. It's great to see Q trying to figure out the intricacies of being human. I assume he never took a crap before and that kind of stuff. Also Guinan stabs him with a fork. ALSO Corbin Bernsen is in this episode. ALLLSSOOOO .... that's all i got.

Random Fact (per Wikipedia): "Corbin Bernsen has one of the biggest snow globe collections in the world, with almost 7,000 snowglobes"

ST TNG: 61 down 118 to go

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Star Trek TNG: Episode 61 - The High Ground

"Dr. Crusher taken hostage by terrorists who hope Federation involvement will help them win concessions for their cause."

Not a bad depiction of terrorism. Though, I'm getting tired of these episodes in which a "good looking" rogue catches the attention of a female crew member. Dr. Crusher is very good in this episode as the hostage that refuses to talk. The cool thing about this episode is that it was banned in Ireland or something. This is because Data mentions that Ireland eventually unites after a very successful terrorist campaign. What a weird stance for the Star Trek creatures to take???

ST TNG: 60 down 119 to go

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Star Trek TNG: Episode 60 - The Hunted

Damn, every episode really is named The "something". An interesting plot in this one. This government created these super soldiers, they had previously been regular people but have since been modified. When not using them for war purposes, they keep them in prison for safe keeping ... i guess. Long story short, they all escape and attack the government. Picard does a very Kirk like move and just lets it happen. Not his problem. I'm not sure I buy that this actor playing Roga Danar is tough ... he looks like a soap star. Hmm just looked him up, evidently he was on a CBS show called Love Monkey.

ST TNG: 59 down 120 to go