Star Trek: The Next Generation Second Season on DVD

The original release of Star Trek: The next Generation on DVD took place in 2002. They were released on season at a time and I anxiously awaited their arrival every few months. For some reason, this collection was $5 more expensive. Maybe Paramount actually figured out that this was when the episodes started getting good,Continue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation Second Season on DVD”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Shades of Gray

Written by Maurice Hurley, Richard Manning, Hans Beimler, and Melinda M. SnodgrassDirected by Rob Bowman As the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation draws to a close, we find Commander Riker (Jonathan Frakes) and Geordi LaForge (LeVar Burton) investigating a previously unexplored planet when suddenly Riker is bitten on the leg by somethingContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Shades of Gray”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Peak Performance

Written by David Kemper and Melinda M. SnodgrassDirected by Robert Scheerer There can be debate about whether or not the first encounter the Federation has with The Borg – an alien race of humanoid and mechanics melded together – was actually in the previous second season episode Q-Who or not. At the time of thatContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Peak Performance”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Emissary

Written by Richard Manning, Hans Beimler, Thomas H. Calder, and Melinda M. SnodgrassDirected by Cliff Bole Any episode that focuses on the Klingons is one that I am probably going to enjoy. Such is the case with The Emissary. The Enterprise is covertly ordered to a remote area of space where it encounters a smallContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Emissary”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Manhunt

Written by Tracy Torme, Hans Beimler, Richard Manning, and Melinda M. SnodgrassDirected by Rob Bwman In the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, we were introduced to Lwaxana Troi, the overbearing, outspoken mother of the ship’s counselor, Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis). Since the character of Lwaxana is portrayed my Majel Barrett Roddenberry –Continue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Manhunt”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Up The Long Ladder

Written by Melinda M. SnodgrassDirected by Winrich Kolbe This is one of those episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation that sort of leaves me scratching my head. I enjoyed it, but I really shouldn’t have. There are so many negatives to the episode. The Enterprise responds to a distress call from the Ficus SectorContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Up The Long Ladder”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Samaritan Snare

Written by Robert McCullough and Melinda M. SnodgrassDirected by Les Landau This is a meaningful episode on two accounts. On one hand, we have a situation where we learn how wrong it is to make a judgment about someone based on appearances and demeanor. On the other, we learn a great deal about Captain PicardContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Samaritan Snare”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Pen Pals

Written by Melinda M. Snodgrass and Hannah Louise ShearerDirected by Winrich Kolbe The Enterprise journeys to the Selcundi Drema system to observe dangerous geological activity on many of the planets of the system. Unbeknownst to the rest of the crew, the android Data (Brent Spiner) intercepts a transmission by a young girl living on aContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Pen Pals”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Q Who?

Written by Maurice Hurley and Melinda M. SnodgrassDirected by Rob Bowman One thing the writers of Star Trek: The Next Generation managed to do right from the beginning of the series was create a rich, diverse cast of recurring characters. In this episode, we get to see the interaction of two of them: Guinan, theContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Q Who?”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Icarus Factor

Written by David Assael, Robert McCullough, and Melinda M. SnodgrassDirected by Robert Iscove One thing I love about Star Trek: The Next Generation which seems to begin here – about mid-way through the second season – is how one or two lines in one episode can foreshadow the plot of a future episode. In thisContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Icarus Factor”