Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Six on DVD (Original Release)

The second-to-last season of Star Trek: The Next Generation was what taught me how biased the Emmy Awards were against syndicated science-fiction shows. This season contained some of the best performances by the regular cast during the series; performances that would have garnered award nominations for any other network series. Here there were none. TheContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Six on DVD (Original Release)”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Descent Part I

Written by Ronald D. Moore, Jeri Taylor, Brannon Braga, and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Alexander Singer As the sixth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation winds down, fans of the series already knew that the seventh season would be the last. It would be the last chance to grow characters in a way that canContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Descent Part I”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Timescape

Written by Brannon Braga and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Adam Nimoy Back before Star Trek: Voyager went into overkill having episodes where some of the regular cast were put into dire circumstances only to have their apparent doom negated in the end, Star Trek: The Next Generation told some terrific stories while that storyline was stillContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Timescape”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Second Chances

Written by Rene Echevarria, Michael A. Medlock, and Brannon BragaDirected by LeVar Burton Just about everyone has a former romantic partner about whom they occasionally wonder if things could have turned out differently. In Second Chances, ship’s counselor Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) gets to re-examine her relationship with Commander Riker (Jonathan Frakes) and wonder aboutContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Second Chances”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Rightful Heir

Written by Ronad D. Moore, James E. Brooks, Brannon Braga, and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Winrich Kolbe The Klingons have so often spoken of the Emperor Kahless, a legendary figure who’s mythic status probably was more embellishment than fact. However, they hold him in such high regard because of the legends surrounding him, he has becomeContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Rightful Heir”

Star Trek:The Next Generation – Suspicions

Written by Joe Menosky, Naren Shankar, Brannon Braga, and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Cliff Bole There’s sort of an unwritten rule in many series, but in science fiction ensemble series in particular, that each season every character has to have at least one episode which focuses on them. Generally this gives the characters a chance toContinue reading “Star Trek:The Next Generation – Suspicions”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Frame of Mind

Written by Brannon Braga and Rene EchevarriaDirected by James L. Conway As the seasons wore on, there was a big danger of the characters beginning to stagnate. For a while it seemed as if the character of Commander Riker was in danger of this. He seemed to be falling into a sort of malaise priorContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Frame of Mind”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Chase

Written by Joe Menosky, Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Jonathan Frakes Rarely during the run of any of the Star Trek series was there an episode that completely pandered to the fan base. In the case of The Chase, it does just that. Specifically, it panders to those people who postedContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Chase”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Lessons

Written by Ronald Wilkerson, Jean Louise Matthias, Brannon Braga, and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Robert Wiemer In the original Star Trek series, it didn’t seem as if Captain Kirk had any scruples about relationships. He’s pretty much chase anything that moved, wore short skirts, and had big… planets. Quite often he was seen giving completely indiscreetContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Lessons”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Starship Mine

Written by Morgan Gendel, Brannon Braga, and Rene EchevarriaDirected by Cliff Bole Starship Mine is an episode which seems to incorporate the story from the first-season episode 110010001 with the action-hero-like qualities we see from Patrick Stewart as Captain Picard in the film Star Trek: First Contact. The Enterprise is about to be subjected toContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Starship Mine”