Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Seven on DVD

That the seventh season would be the final season of Star Trek: The Next Generation was well-known in advance. At the time, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was also on the air. Fans could look forward to a movie following this season featuring the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast as well as a newContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Seven on DVD”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – All Good Things…

Written by Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Winrich Kolbe When Gene Roddenberry first created his vision of the future, he saw it as a sort of idyllic paradise where humanity had learned to get along and wars were essentially a thing of the past. Of course, that would haveContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – All Good Things…”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Preemptive Strike

Written by Rene Echevarria and Naren ShankarDirected by Patrick Stewart It was somewhat surprising that the second to last episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation focused not on a series regular, but on a character seen earlier in the series run who disappeared. The Bajoran Ro Laren was a unique Starfleet officer who hadContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Preemptive Strike”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Emergence

Written by Joe Menosky, Brannon Braga, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Cliff Bole After a series of episodes that were somewhat disappointing during the seventh and final season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, it was nice to see the stories become more intriguing and back to the quality I was used to forContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Emergence”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Genesis

Written by Brannon Braga, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Gates McFadden This is just one of those episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation that sticks in my head. When I’ve thought of it in the past, it’s usually in the frame of mind of “hideously bad episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.Continue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Genesis”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Eye of the Beholder

Written by Rene Echevarria, Brannon Braga, and Naren ShankarDirected by Cliff Bole For most of the run of Star Trek: The Next Generation, it seemed like the writers didn’t know what to do with the character of Deanna Troi (portrayed by Marina Sirtis). They gave her a good background of a romance with Commander RikerContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Eye of the Beholder”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Masks

Written by Joe Menosky, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Robert Wiemer This is one of those episodes that produces two reactions in me. The first is “What were they thinking?” The second is that it was a good idea for Star Trek: The Next Generation to end it’s series run after the seventh season.Continue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Masks”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Thine Own Self

Written by Ronald D. Moore, Christopher Hatton, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Winrich Kolbe For a while, the writers of Star Trek: The Next Generation seemed immune from the sort of pressure other writers had, such as featuring certain characters more prominently than others. This was a problem in The Original Series where rumorContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Thine Own Self”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Parallels

Written by Brannon Braga, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Robert Wiemer When Star Trek: The Next Generation was good, it was very, very good. Parallels was one of those episodes that really showed all the potential it had as it came together perfectly. Good script, great acting, and a good mystery revealed at aContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Parallels”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Inheritance

Written by Dan Koeppel, Rene Echevarria, and Naren ShankarDirected by Robert Scheerer In Inheritance, the Enterprise travels to the planet Atrea IV which is on the brink of a natural disaster. Their mission is to coordinate with the planet’s scientists to try to avert it. One of the scientists, Dr. Julianna Tainer (portrayed by FionnulaContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Inheritance”