Thursday, March 28, 2013

Star Trek TNG: Episode 96 - The Drumhead

This episode was directed by Johnathan Frakes. It was pretty good, not great. When a Klingon saboteur is discovered on the ship, it sets in motion a witch hunt. A poor engineer ends up on trial accused of sabotage by a crazed old woman Admiral (who overacts like fucking crazy may I add).

The coolest thing about this episode is the way that the Klingon saboteur transported the stolen data. He used a modified syringe, entered the data into it, the data was then held in cells which were then injected into the body. Exactly how the data gets extracted I have no idea ... but I'm guessing semen.

ST TNG: 95 down 84 to go

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Star Trek TNG: Episode 95 - Qpid

For an episode that makes no sense and is a giant Robin Hood parody, I actually liked it. It was very well done. Although I still don't understand why Q continuously wastes his timer with insignificant things such as playing dress up with Picard and crew.

Q is always fun, so I can't complain too much. But, is it necessary for the all powerful Q to use his magnificance in order to tests Picard's love for some woman. The crazy part is that at the end, after Picard saves her life, she ends up leaving with Q! Now thats a playa.

ST TNG: 94 down 85 to go

Monday, March 18, 2013

Star Trek TNG: Episode 94 - The Nth Degree

"After an encounter with an alien probe Barclay experiences great leaps in confidence and intelligence."

Finally! Some good pop culture in TNG. The episode begins with Dr. Crusher and Lt. Barclay performing a skit from the movie Roxanne starring Steve Martin and it is .... what? .... Cyrano who? ... Cyrano de Bergerac! Oh hell.

Don't they have Playstation or XBox on this ship.

Remember that episode about that shy Lt. named Barcaly? Yeah I sort of did to. Well, he's back ... for some reason. Now he gets taken over by a super smart being and becomes, well .. super smart. At least this episode had some good guest stars, including Albert Einstein, the daughter of Gen. Bernard Trainer, some guy that was in The Last Star Fighter and the dude that did the voice of Captain Planet .... the power is yours!

ST TNG: 93 down 86 to go

Friday, March 15, 2013

Star Trek TNG: Episode 93 - Identity Crisis

"Geordi transforms into an alien creature with strong instinct to return to its planet of origin."

The concept for this one is pretty interesting, but I'm just a bit Geordi'd out right now. Again we have to watch as he is "just friends" with another woman. Him and the lady are the only two members left from a 5-man away mission back when he served on the Victory. The other three have gone crazy or something. I don't know. What has happened is that they a have been infected by alien hosts. These hosts are changing their DNA and turning them into ... aliens.

There is a scene in which Geordi reenacts the away mission on the holodeck. He tries to figure out what happened that day. One by one he has the computer eliminate each person until there is only him and um the camera man?? left (I'll get to that). He notices there are three shadows on the wall, even though there are only two people. I must say, this actually freaked me out for some reason.

OK, now this is sort of stupid. Evidently away missions have a camera man. Like seriously, they have a guy that follows the team around and films??? I get that they would want to document everything but they haven't figured out a better way? It's depressing to know that even in the future we will still have reality tv.

Oh, and this episode has a guest spot from the then current Miss Universe, she plays an ensign.

ST TNG: 92 down 87 to go

Friday, March 01, 2013

Star Trek TNG: Episode 92 - Night Terrors

Can take or leave it. The Enterprise discover a Betazoid ship in which everyone has killed themselves/each other. Except for one guy who is in a catatonic state. Soon everyone on the Enterprise is getting irritated with each other ... turns out this is do some kind of sleep deprivation being caused by god knows what. Not a great episode. Deanna Troi's dream sequences are so badly directed with terrible special effects. The effects in that silent film of a giant moon face, in which a rocket hits it's eyeball. Whatever. And also this episode has Brian Tochi in it.

ST TNG: 91 down 88 to go