Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Three on DVD

This review was a salute to the cliches of television, specifically science-fiction. Seven DVDs worth of pleasure arrived on my doorstep a few days ago. That’s seven DVDs worth of the best outer-space cliches around. What I am talking about is the entire third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation burned onto seven DVDs,Continue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Three on DVD”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds Part I

Written by Michael Piller and Ronald D. MooreDirected by Cliff Bole This was the first real season-ending cliff-hanger for Star Trek: The Next Generation, and in my opinion, it’s the best one they ever did. Though I have two episodes which I would put ahead of it as my favorite episodes of this show, thisContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds Part I”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Transfigurations

Written by Rene Echevarria and Ronald D. MooreDirected by Tom Benko This particular episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation strikes me as one where the writers started off the story with one particular intention, then chickened out near the end and changed the story. Can you imagine Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) put inContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Transfigurations”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Menage a Troi

Written by Fred Bronson, Susan Sackett, and Ronald D. MooreDirected by Robert Legato Every now and then, just when you think Star Trek: The Next Generation is taking itself way too seriously, along comes a fun episode chock full of humor in an outrageous setting. In this case, the main story has to do withContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Menage a Troi”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Sarek

Written by Peter S. Beagle, Marc Cushman, Jake Jacobs, and Ronald D. MooreDirected by Les Landay In the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Encounter at Farpoint, fans were given a brief scene between an aged Admiral McCoy (DeForest Kelley), and the android Data (Brent Spiner). It made for a whimsical “passing ofContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Sarek”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Most Toys

Written by Shari Goodhartz and Ronald D. MooreDirected by Timothy Bond The Enterprise has been assigned to secure a supply of hytritium to neutralize deadly water contamination at a Federation colony. Unbeknownst to the crew, Kivas Fajo (portrayed by Saul Rubinek) has an ulterior motive for selling the hytritium to the ship. Fajo is aContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Most Toys”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Hollow Pursuits

Written by Sally caves & Ronald D. MooreDirected by Cliff Bole One complaint many people had about the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe was that it was too perfect. There rarely were characters who appeared out of shape (probably had something to do with the uniforms) and those that were usually seemed to beContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Hollow Pursuits”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Tin Man

Written by Dennis Bailey, David Bischoff, and Ronald D. MooreDirected by Robert Scheerer The problem with many of the poorer episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation is that they suffer from schizophrenia; the episodes do not know which direction to take or they change direction and/or tone midway through the story. Such is theContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Tin Man”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Captain’s Holiday

Written by Ira Steven Behr and Ronald D. MooreDirected by Chip Chalmers One of the biggest problems I have seen with the string of Star Trek: The Next Generation movies is that they seem to feature only two of the characters from the series, Captain Picard and the android Data, rather than the entire ensembleContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Captain’s Holiday”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Allegiances

Written by Richard Manning, Hans Beimler, and Ronald D. MooreDirected by Winrich Kolbe I suppose it was bound to happen – after a string of really great episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, sooner or later a dud would get thrown in there. This is the dud. While in between missions, Captain Picard (PatrickContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Allegiances”