Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Measure of a Man

Written by Melinda M. Snodgrass, Leonard Mlodinow, and Scott RubensteinDirected by Robert Scheerer This episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation is most definitely one of the best of the series. When viewing a listing of the top ten lists fans devise for the series, it is inevitable that The Measure of a Man appearsContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Measure of a Man”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Matter of Honor

Written by Burton Armus, Wanda M. Haight, Gregory Amos, Leonard Mlodinow, and Scott RubensteinDirected by Rob Bowman The Enterprise journeys to Starbase 179 where it will receive a Benzite Officer as part of the Federation’s “Officer Exchange Program.” Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) cleverly manages to get Commander Riker (Jonathan Frakes) to volunteer to exchange intoContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Matter of Honor”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Unnatural Selection

Written by John Mason, Mike Gray, Leonard Mlodinow, and Scott RubensteinDirected by Paul Lynch All of the controversy surrounding cloning, embryo research, and the like gives this episode more impact now than it did when it first aired. The Enterprise receives a distress call from a Federation supply ship, the U.S.S. Lantree. The entire crewContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Unnatural Selection”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Loud As A Whisper

Written by Jacqueline Zambrano, Leonard Mlodinow, and Scott RubensteinDirected by Larry Shaw The Enterprise is called on to transport the great mediator, Riva, (portrayed by Howie Seago) from his home planet to Solais V, where a war had been going on for more than 15 centuries. Right from the beginning, the script is almost schizophrenicContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Loud As A Whisper”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Schizoid Man

Written by Tracy Torme, Richard Manning, Hans Beimler, Leonard Mlodinow, and Scott RubensteinDirected by Les Landau The Enterprise receives a distress call from a place known only as Graves World. This is a planet where a reknown scientist has lived in seclusion for many years. Another crisis appears, so Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) makes theContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Schizoid Man”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Outrageous Okona

Written by Burton Armus, Les Menchen, Lance Dickson, David Landsberg, Leonard Mlodinow, and Scott RubensteinDirected by Robert Becker This is one DVD that could have Star-Studded Celebrity Cast splashed all across the front of it. To be fair, Whoopi Goldberg was already a recurring cast-member as Guinan. However, the then-well-known Joe Piscopo guest stars hereContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Outrageous Okona”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Elementary, Dear Data

Written by Brian Alan LaneDirected by Rob Bowman There’s no story arc for the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but the theme running through the episodes seem to be defining what exactly life is. The first was The Child where we had everyone debating Counselor Troi’s pregnancy without her input and theContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Elementary, Dear Data”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Where Silence Has Lease

Written by Jack B. SowardsDirected by Winrich Kolbe This episode starts out so good. We get to see the Klingon Worf (Michael Dorn) and Commander Riker (Jonathan Frakes) in the holodeck together. Worf has invited Riker to enjoy his daily “Klingon calisthenics”. It is a sort of ritual and this gives the viewer the feelingContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Where Silence Has Lease”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Child

Written by Jaron Summers, Jon Povill, and Maurice HurleyDirected by Rob Bowman As the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation begins, we are faced with a sea of changes. The most notable of which is the exile of Dr. Crusher (Gates McFadden) to Head of Starfleet Medical. Her replacement is Dr. Kate PulaskiContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Child”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Neutral Zone

Written by Maurice Hurley, Deborah McIntyre, Mona Clee, Hannah Louise Shearer, Tracy Torme, Hans Beimler, and Richard ManningDirected by James L. Conway Our mission is to go forward… an it’s just begun… As the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation comes to a close, it almost seems as if the actors have finallyContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Neutral Zone”