Star Trek – The Next Generation: The Battle

Written by Herbert Wright, Larry Forrester, and Tracy TormeDirected by Rob Bowman Here is an episode that I find supports a familiar axiom many Trekkers have: a bad Star Trek episode is still better than almost anything else. There were so many conflicts in the storyline of this episode, and yet the episode works tremendouslyContinue reading “Star Trek – The Next Generation: The Battle”

Disneynature’s Elephant – Meghan Markle Narrates Elephant Migration

For many of us, our understanding of African animals begins and ends at the zoo, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Some are lucky to have seen them in their natural habitat, but by and far most of our knowledge is limited to the signboards at the zoo. Disneynature’s Elephant tracks a family of elephants as theyContinue reading “Disneynature’s Elephant – Meghan Markle Narrates Elephant Migration”

Star Trek – The Next Generation: Justice

Written by Worley Thorne, Ralph Wills, and Tracy TormeDirected by James L. Conway A good Star Trek episode, in my opinion, is one that makes you think; one that makes you ask questions; while at the same time entertaining you. Sure, that’s a higher standard than we’ve come to expect from most other television programs,Continue reading “Star Trek – The Next Generation: Justice”

Star Trek – The Next Generation: Lonely Among Us

Written by D.C. Fontana, Michael Halperin, and Tracy TormeDirected by Cliff Bole This extremely well-written Star Trek: The Next Generation first-season episode really made me pause and think about so much. Lonely Among Us starts out in one direction as the Enterprise is transporting two warring alien species to mediate their dispute at a placeContinue reading “Star Trek – The Next Generation: Lonely Among Us”

Star Trek – The Next Generation: The Last Outpost

Written by Herbert Wright, Richard Krzemien, and Tracy TormeDirected by Richard Colla The most wonderful thing about the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Last Outpost is that it introduces us to a race which will be featured not only later on in this series, but very prominently in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.Continue reading “Star Trek – The Next Generation: The Last Outpost”

Star Trek – The Next Generation: Where No One Has Gone Before

Written by Diane Duane, Michael Reaves, Johnny Dawkins, and Tracy TormeDirected by Rob Bowman When looking at the credits for this first-season episode, I immediately realized why it worked so much better than others I’d watched. One of the co-writers on this story is Diane Duane, who has written some of the best Star TrekContinue reading “Star Trek – The Next Generation: Where No One Has Gone Before”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Haven

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Star Trek: The Next Generation – Code of Honor

Written by Katharyn Powers, Michael Baron, Johnny Dawkins, and Tracy TormeDirected by Russ Mayberry Code of Honor is a Star Trek episode so predictable, I knew the outcome before the opening credits had finished. The episode intends to ask us to examine what is truly “honorable”, but falls short in that area. The Enterprise comesContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Code of Honor”

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Naked Now

Written by D.C. Fontana, John D.F. Black, Johnny Dawkins, and Tracy TormeDirected by Paul Lynch Star Trek fans will definitely feel that this plot has been trotted out before – and it has. The Original Series episode The Naked Time (first aired in September 29, 1966) is referred to here by Commander Riker (Jonathan Frakes).Continue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Naked Now”

Star Trek The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint

Written by Gene Roddenberry, D.C. Fontana, and Tracy TormeDirected by Corey Allen The first television episode of Star Trek since the original series was canceled was something I had anxiously waited for and was eager to see. Unfortunately after watching this, I didn’t revisit the series for another two years until a friend had toldContinue reading “Star Trek The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint”