Monday, December 31, 2012

Star Trek TNG: Episode 82 - Reunion

Ahh yes, the Worf baby daddy episode. It seems that Worf had knocked up his ex-girlfriend and split (how typical ... Klingon) ... now she's back with a little creepy surprise. Alexander. The grossest thing i've ever seen (since the movie "87 and still Bangin" that is). Why must all Klingons have the hair stylings of Vincent Schiavelli? This episode was actually really good. It had some good Klingon drama and brawling. After Worf's nemesis kills his GF, Worf retaliates and attacks the Riker walks in just as Work has his blade raised for the death I was 100% sure that he was going to stop an inch from his face or something ... but no, he kills the son of a bitch. Worf then ships his kid off to live with his parents....lmfao.

ST TNG: 81 down 98 to go

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Star Trek TNG: Episode 81 - Legacy

With episode 80, TNG had officially passed the TOS series run of 79. Next Gen writers paid homage to TOS with a mention of the planet Camus, which had been the planet from Turnabout Intruder. Also, they created a rather boring episode. I'm tired of hearing about Tasha Yar, and I'm tired of episodes with planets in some kind of civil war. This episode has Tasha Yar's sister ... who I swore was Linda Hamilton. But it was Beth Troissant. She also looks like an 80's female standup comic. I'm assuming that Data also has sex with her.

This episode the classic 7th Heaven actor Christopher Michael in it .... not to be confused with my dad's band from the 70's The Christopher Michael Band (no joke, this is the real deal)

ST TNG: 80 down 99 to go

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Star Trek TNG: Episode 80 - Remember Me

Bev Crusher gets stuck in an alternate universe ... that starts collapsing on itself. Pretty interesting I guess. It all starts when Wesley is doing some kind of force field experiment or something. Jordi keeps ordering him to stop because the ship can't move until he's done ... yet he keeps yelling at Jordi. Weird way to treat a superior officer. Anyway, Dr. Crusher gets stuck in this field bubble and sent on to an alternate Enterprise were everything is slightly different. Bev thinks that there is something wrong with the ship ... but eventually realizes that there is something wrong with her. This episode is very Twilight Zone

Then ... The Traveler shows up and fixes everything. He is played by Brookline MA's own Eric Menyuk, for all of you who don't know who he is .... check out this awesome resume...

Matlock as Al White /(3 episodes, 1987–1994)
Melrose Place as Physician (1 episode, 1993)
Married... with Children as Black Bob /(2 episodes, 1990–1993)
Night Court as Pizza Guy (1 episode, 1991)
Jake and the Fatman (2 episodes, 1990)
thirtysomething as Man #4 (1 episode, 1990)
Falcon Crest as Dr. Peters (1 episode, 1989)
L.A. Law as Roland Burnet (2 episodes, 1987–1989)
Cheers as Larry the Mailman (1 episode, 1988)
Hill Street Blues as Carney (1 episode, 1987)

umm. yeah

ST TNG: 79 down 100 to go

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Star Trek TNG: Episode 79 - Suddenly Human

Blah. Can't win them all I guess. At least Chad Allen was good in it. He plays this kid Jono that is a human with Talarian parents. Picard thinks he may have basically been kidnapped and tries to get the boy to go back to Earth. The only good thing about this one was that Jono actually ends up staying with the Talarians and not going back to Earth  .......  and he also stabs Picard in the neck. Not a bad twist.

Also, Chad Allen is gay and was in the show My Two Dads ... ironic?

ST TNG: 78 down 101 to go

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Star Trek TNG: Episode 78 - Brothers

Yet another great Brent Spiner performance. (By the way, that last episode "Family" is the only TNG episode that does not contain Data). The episode starts off with two young brothers, the older one plays a trick on the other and nearly kills him. As Data is bringing the elder brother back to his quarters ... Data stars acting very strange. Next thing you know, Data hijacks the Enterprise. This entire sequence is just awesome as Data trumps every possible move to thwart his take-over.

I totally forgot about this one, so I was wondering the entire time ... what the hell is Data up to! He ends up beaming down to a planet were he is greeted by his father, Noonien Soong. He has been called home in order to get an "emotional chip" installed. Unfortunately Lore shows up and ruins everything.

Here's the thing with Data. He doesn't need an emotional chip. In fact, he already seems to have emotions. Sure he can't love and cry but is he not the most compassionate crew member?? He seems to care more about other people than most humans would.

ST TNG: 77 down 102 to go

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Star Trek TNG: Episode 77 - Family

"While the Enterprise is going under repairs at Earth, Captain Picard visits his brother's family in France, Lt. Worf's adoptive human parents come to see him aboard the ship and Dr. Crusher gives her son Wesley a personal holo-recording left by his late father shortly after the boy's birth."

So I completely expected to hate this episode, but damn it was really good. It has nothing to do with Star Trek and everything to do with a cheap Lifetime movie. Yet, it was so well done and the acting was wonderful. It's basically about Picard, Worf and Dr. Crusher dealing with family issues. Trust me though, it was watchable. In one scene Picard and his brother mud wrestle and then hug. I nearly vomited.

ST TNG: 76 down 103 to go

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Star Trek TNG: Episode 76 - The Best of Both Worlds II

Season 4 begins. The Best of Both Worlds part II. I can't get the Hannah Montana theme song out of my head.

Although this episode was pretty awesome, I have a huge gripe about how easily the Borg had been defeated. I mean they just basically beam aboard the ship and take back Picard without any trouble. Then they issue a command that in essence causes the Borg ship to destroy itself. Then they somehow turn Picard back to a full human. All within the last half hour. Too easy.

ST TNG: 75 down 104 to go

Monday, December 10, 2012

Star Trek TNG: Episode 75 - The Best of Both Worlds

Season three certainly ends with a bang. Or shall I say with a Borg. That joke didn't work at all. This two part episode has to be one of the greatest in Star Trek history. It basically starts with the Enterprise finding a decimated outpost, Picard realizes that only group can achieve this type destruction....the white man. They soon encounter the Borg rubix cube.

At first they manage to evade the Borg but soon they are overtaken by the Borg and trapped in a tractor beam, also by the Borg.  For some reason they have a Borg expert on the ship named Shelby, she is cute but adds nothing to this episode. Just to be clear ... she is not a Borg. Not only that, it was only a season ago in which Q transports the Enterprise a million light years away and introduces them to the Borg. How the hell do they suddenly have an expert?? A Borg expert that

Regardless ... the Borg kidnap Picard. Riker takes command of the ship and sends an away team onto the Borg cube. They don't locate Picard but they do manage to sabotage the Borg ship. As they return back to the Enterprise they see Picard on the view screen ... he is now a Borg. Named Locutus. Locutus of Borg. (How un-tough is that name???) And how annoyed are you by the word "Borg".

ST TNG: 74 down 105 to go

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Star Trek TNG: Episode 74 - Transfigurations

Not much too say on this one. It was good I guess. The plot involves a traveler with amnesia that they name John Doe, he has great powers and they find out he is also an escaped convict. He kills Worf ... and the brings him back to life. If all of this sounds familiar, well that is because it is about 5 different former Star Trek plots rolled into one. It touches upon the idea of the next step in human evolution, a super intelligent energy form. How fucking boring of a life is that. Anyway, John Doe was played by longtime All My Children vet Mark LaMura.

ST TNG: 73 down 106 to go